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Re: Re: "layering" 2d plots

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  • Subject: [mg60612] Re: [mg60582] Re: "layering" 2d plots
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 02:08:07 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Unless I minsunderstand the poster's question or the functionality of 
IMSweb's imsExtrudeGraphics, I don't think the latter answer's the former...

I thought imsExtrudeGraphics takes a single 2D graphics and places it in 
a 3D picture or else extrudes it into 3D.

What the poster asked was how to take a whole (finite) series of 2D 
plots and stack them up.  Is it obvious how to use imsExtrudeGraphics to 
accomplish that?

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

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