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Re: Re: how draw box with open front

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  • Subject: [mg83834] Re: [mg83825] Re: how draw box with open front
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 04:04:16 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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The box is to have a square box but it should have a different, shorter, 
depth than the length of sides of the back.  I don't know how to do that 
with PolyhedronData["Cube"].  Where, how do I scale the dimensions -- 
without directly editing the individual vertices in the constituent 
polygons resulting from Most[Normal[PolyhedronData["Cube"]][[1, 1]]].

Yves Klett wrote:
> Murray Eisenberg schrieb:
>> In Mathematica 6, what's the best way to draw a convincing box 
>> (rectangular parallelepiped) with an open front?
>> Of course I tried Cuboid, but no matter how I try to treat the faces, it 
>> still looks like the front is solid, too.
> Hi Murray,
> perhaps I am missing something, but why not use a set of Polygons as faces?
> For example:
> Normal[PolyhedronData["Cube"]][[1, 1]]
> Most[%] // Graphics3D
> shows a cube with one face removed in V6.
> Regards,
> Yves

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