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Re: 3D-Plots: Coloring edges (simple)

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  • Subject: [mg26697] Re: 3D-Plots: Coloring edges (simple)
  • From: Bernd Brandt <bernd at>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 00:57:07 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: VU Biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • References: <943dn4$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


To give the Edge one color (the Klein Bottle has red only), you can do:

<< Graphics`
gr = SphericalPlot3D[2, {theta, 0, Pi}, {phi, 0, 2 Pi}]
Show[Insert[gr, EdgeForm[Hue[0.3]], {1, 1}]]

I hope this helps.
I do not know how to make Hue a ColorFunction here where the color
depends on the coordinates.


24stoffel at wrote:

>  I need to color the edges of a 3D-Plot according
>  to a predefined ColorFunction, pretty much the
>  same way as it works for the surface itself,
>  e.g. ColorFunction->(Hue[1-#*0.45]&).
>  How can one apply this function to the edges
>  only because MeshStyle->(Hue[1-#*0.45]&)
>  or so obviously doesn't work. It certainly
>  can be done because one of the color charts
>  in the Mathematica book has a Klein bottle
>  colored like this.
>  Thanks a lot in advance.
>  Stoffel
>  Email: ch_karner at
> Sent via

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