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RE: Drawing a Glass Cylinder?
aes, I think that Jens-Peer Kuska's MathGL3d package allows for transparency. Another possibility would be to do a cutaway drawing. David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ > From: aes [mailto:siegman at stanford.edu] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > > > I want to make a nice-looking graphic that's essentially a 3D > view of a darker > colored glass rod that's located inside (and visible through) a > thick-walled > transparent glass tube, with the ends of the inner rod protruding > somewhat from > the ends of the tube. (In fact, these are the core and cladding > of an optical > fiber.) > > I can gin up something that's minimally acceptable using > ParametricPlot to draw > cylinders and end walls, but it's very wire-framey and the outer > cylinder is not > transparent; but I want something that's graphically better.. > > Any suggestions? Points on where should I look to learn how to > draw transparent > objects, e.g. glass cylinders with stuff inside them? > > Thanks, AES >