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Re: Solid plot

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  • Subject: [mg49198] Re: Solid plot
  • From: "Roger L. Bagula" <rlbtftn at>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 01:42:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <ccb6e8$eqd$> <ccdlkv$sch$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Dear G.L.Narasimham,
It works pretty good.
I tried it with several other
surfaces as well. It doesn't work will with a Steiner
Roman surface but a hyperboloid of one sheet works fine.

Roger L. Bagula wrote:
> Dear G.L.Narasimham.
> As usual you are trying to make Mathematica
> more useful to people interested in geometry
> research.
> I'll try it!
> G.L.Narasimham wrote:
>>I suggest that a single "Solid" command for 3D be made available
>>to users in Mathemtica, if not already in existence.
>>Generally, constants still appearing in 3D parameterizations can be
>>varied to obtain a thickness dimension of a solid.This should be  
>>equivalent to depicting the following 6 individual external surface
>>plots using ParametricPlot3D.
>>The command could be useful in solid modelling in
>>Architecure, Finite Element Method of structural
>>analysis and in faster 3D visualizations of sections of 
>>four dimensional manifolds.The example here shows a radially
>>thickened spherical segment bounded by 6 parameter values.
>>A more real 3D feel object would be obtained by click/drag
>>of mouse, Spinshow etc.  
>>XYZ={w Cos[u]Cos[v],w Cos[u]Sin[v],w Sin[u]}; 
>>Best Regards,

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