Re: Adding text labels and such to 3D plots?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg52078] Re: [mg52069] Adding text labels and such to 3D plots?*From*: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>*Date*: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 04:45:16 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200411090637.BAA22845@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 9 Nov 2004, at 15:37, AES/newspost wrote: > *This message was transferred with a trial version of CommuniGate(tm) > Pro* > If I'm reading The Mathematica Book correctly, one adds Text and > similar > added graphic stuff to 3D graphics by positioning this added stuff at > 3D > or "vector" points in 3D space. > > But what if I'd just like to add text labels or other stuff at > (scaled?) > 2D points in the 2D frame within which the 3D graphic is drawn, > entirely > independent of the 3D graphic and its coordinate system? Any simple > way > to do this? > > (Would my favorite graphics command, DisplayTogether[ ], allow > overlaying or superposing a 2D graphic on a 3D graphic? I can try this > for myself, and will, but perhaps someone else already knows the > answer.) > > You can always convert a 3D graphic ot a 2D one: gr = Graphics[Plot3D[x^2 - y^2, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}, DisplayFunction -> Identity]]; Show[gr, Graphics[Text["hello", {0.5, 0.7}]]] and so on. I have no use for DisplayTogether but as you can see Show works as might be expected. Andrzej Kozlowski Chiba, Japan http://www.akikoz.net/~andrzej/ http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/~akoz/

**References**:**Adding text labels and such to 3D plots?***From:*AES/newspost <siegman@stanford.edu>