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Re: [Mathematica 6] Editing 3D graphics? (Editing tool for 2D only)

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  • Subject: [mg81649] Re: [Mathematica 6] Editing 3D graphics? (Editing tool for 2D only)
  • From: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 04:05:08 -0400 (EDT)
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Nasser Abbasi wrote:
> I really like the 2D graphics editing tool. It allows me to add annotation 
> to plots when it is too hard to code these directly.
> I had a need now to the same but on a 3D plot. It seems the tool only works 
> on 2D (it says on it 2D :)
> So, I was wondering if one know of a way to edit (add annotation) to a 3D 
> plot?

You can add the graphics objects manually (as expressions). 
Alternatively you could convert the 3D plot to a 2D plot and add 2D 

In Mathematica 5.2 it used to be possible to convert a 3D graphics to 2D 
by wrapping the Graphics3D object in Graphics, but this does not seem to 
work any more in Mathematica 6  ...  However, you can still use Inset[] to put 
images of 3D objects in 2D graphics.
See tutorial/InsettingObjectsInGraphics in the Help Browser.


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