Re: axis alignment of 3D plots with ListContourPlot3D

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• 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
>

```

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