Graphics3D of the official "arbitrary surface"
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg76136] Graphics3D of the official "arbitrary surface"
- From: Hatto von Aquitanien <abbot at AugiaDives.hre>
- Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 05:49:54 -0400 (EDT)
In virtually every math book which deals with multivariable/multi-valued functions, there are diagrams showing an "arbitrary surface". Often there is a vector and/or a curve drawn on that surface. The surface itself is the kind of thing we get from Plot3D or ParametricPlot3D. I know I can coble together a surface from polygons, but seems reasonable that there should be a way of using what's already built in. Is the way to do this simply to use Plot3D or ParametricPlot3D, and pull the graphics data out of the resulting object? I'd like to be able to simply create a surface "in place" rather than having to transform some externally generated object into place. If I want to create the surface directly without using Plot3D, etc., does that mean I have to roll my own from scratch? -- http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ek5w_wtc7-the-smoking-gun-of-911-updated http://911research.wtc7.net http://vehme.blogspot.com Virtus Tutissima Cassis