Re: axis alignment of 3D plots with ListContourPlot3D

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg87949] Re: [mg87886] axis alignment of 3D plots with ListContourPlot3D*From*: "Jess O'Brien" <jesscobrien at gmail.com>*Date*: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 03:24:32 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200804190735.DAA09875@smc.vnet.net>

Hi Jean-Marc and Craig, Thanks for your help. The Viewpoint command did the trick. Being a mathematica newbie I didn't know the Options command to view all options, and thought I was limited to the options you see for each command in the Documentation Centre. Thanks again. Cheers, Jess On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 10:43 PM, W_Craig Carter <ccarter at mit.edu> wrote: > Hello Jess, > This will work, it is not efficient, but fairly straightforward to > modify for you own purposes: > > data = Table[{Sin[RandomReal[{-x, x}]], Cos[RandomReal[{-x, x}]], > Cos[ x]}, {x, 0, 1, .01}]; > > plot = ListPlot3D[data] > > ViewFrom[myplot_, r_, theta_, phi_] := > Show[myplot, > ViewPoint -> r {Cos[theta] Sin[phi], Sin[theta] Sin[phi], Cos[phi]}] > (*here I use spherical coordinates, but the choice is yours) > > ViewFrom[plot, 1.2, Pi/6, Pi/3] > (* > ViewFrom, save an image, ViewFrom, save an image... > You can also program your own "flight trajectory" and "speed" > *) > > > On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 3:35 AM, Jess <jesscobrien at gmail.com> wrote: > > Can anyone tell me how I can manually the view angle of a > > ListContourPlot3D? Mathematica seems to automatically set the view > > angle according to the data distribution. I need to do this because I > > am generating a series of 3D graphics with ListContourPlot3D, which I > > then animate into a AVI movie using the export command. As the > > distribution changes shape significantly in each image, Mathematica > > automaitcally shifts the view angle substantially, which unfortunately > > makes the resulting animation appear to shake as the view angle > > changes. > > > > Cheers, > > Jess > > > > > > > > -- > W. Craig Carter >

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Re: axis alignment of 3D plots with ListContourPlot3D***From:*Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo@lanl.gov>

**References**:**axis alignment of 3D plots with ListContourPlot3D***From:*Jess <jesscobrien@gmail.com>