"layering" 2d plots

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg60568] "layering" 2d plots*From*: Curtis Osterhoudt <gardyloo at mail.wsu.edu>*Date*: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 05:20:02 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200507030757.DAA18308@smc.vnet.net> <200507040624.CAA05801@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, all, I have a question about the ability to show 2D graphics in a pseudo 3D way. I have produced a series of 2D plots, each of some system with some parameter changed slightly (this is experimental data. To forestall questions along the lines of "why don't you sample the function in a different way", I'll say that it's not possible yet. In addition, it'd just be nice to see if this -- proposed -- way is possible in practice). Although making an animation with the plots one after another is possible, I think it'd be a bit easier to see what's going on if I could "stack" each plot on top of the others, but with perspective shown. * Can I take a 2D plot, either an imported picture or a Mathematica ArrayPlot or something similar, and show it in "3D", in which the plot looks like a sheet of paper viewed from some oblique angle, foreshortened appropriately? I think this is the sticking point of the whole exercise. * If the answer to the previous question is "yes", then how would I stack several of these atop each other, so that trends along the "stack axis" become apparent? Of course, some space between each "sheet" would have to be given, so that the viewer can look at (most of, depending on degree of overlap of the sheets and viewpoint) each 2D dataset. * Do others have need of a similar method of viewing data? Should I submit a request for such an ability to Wolfram? * Are there (hopefully opensource like gnuplot, but, e.g. Origin is an acceptable answer) plotting routines which already do what I'm trying to achieve? Regards, and thanks, Curtis O. -- PGP Key ID: 0x235FDED1 Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: "layering" 2d plots***From:*Jeff Bryant <jeffb@wolfram.com>

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