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Re: 3D Graphics suggestions?
Sensei, You could try <<RealTime3D` plot statement <<Default3D` but it throws away graphics primitives such as color and thickness. You rotate with the mouse and zoom with the mouse by holding down Ctrl. Also you shouldn't overlook SpinShow, which works and is a quick way to rotate an object. Also defining a frame[parameter_]:=... and then using the Animate command is a good way to make animations. Maybe this will not completely serve your purposes but I usually find these simple procedures completely effective. The idea of interactivity is not always that much better than a controlled animation - especially if the viewer is someone else who doesn't know how to control it. You can use the arrow keys to advance one frame at a time. 'p' to pause and restart. 'c' to view in the ForwardBackward mode. If you want to combine various surfaces in 3D, and not just lines, then the DrawGraphics package at my web site has routines for that and the DrawGraphics palette has a button to paste in the commands to select, closeup and start an animation. David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ From: Sensei [mailto:senseiwa at mac.com] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Hi! I'm new to Mathematica (5.2), and I find it really wonderful, even though not always obvious :) My question is simple. I need to plot multiple 3d graphic objects, mainly lines with different color/thickness attributes, allowing some easy manipulation, just zoom and rotations (pan is not necessary). I've found two packages, one is SuperWidgetPackage, the other is MathGL3d. The problem is that none of them seem to work correctly. SuperWidgetPackage can show 3d graphics, but it seems to me attributes do not work. The other one, MathGL3d does not even start when <<'ing the package showing a syntax error (I know, on library.wolfram.com there's writtne ``works with Mathematica 3.x and 4.0'', but I gave it a try...). Can you suggest a simple package for doing these ``interactive'' plots (or redirect me to a more appropriate newsgroup if necessary)? I don't really need anything sophisticated... :) Thanks to anyone! -- Sensei <senseiwa at mac.com> Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. (Isaac Asimov)