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Re: "layering" 2d plots

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  • Subject: [mg60582] Re: "layering" 2d plots
  • From: Oliver Ruebenkoenig <ruebenko at>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 03:20:14 -0400 (EDT)
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On Tue, 20 Sep 2005, Curtis Osterhoudt wrote:

> 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 you download the package from:

you will find a function called imsExtrudeGraphics which will extrude 2D 
Graphics to 3D Graphics. 

You might want to join the mailing list under:

Hope that helps,


Oliver Ruebenkoenig, <ruebenko at>
   Phone: ++49 +761 203 7385

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