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Re: Coordinate readout from Graphics3D?

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  • Subject: [mg88235] Re: Coordinate readout from Graphics3D?
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 06:49:02 -0400 (EDT)
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try selecting the ViewPoint option in the inspector and clicking the 

graphics itself. The Option Inspector should then show e.g. something like:

NCache[{Pi, Rational[1, 2] Pi, 6}, {3.141592653589793, 

1.5707963267948966`, 6}]

giving you the accurate view point.

hope this helps, Daniel

ahallam at wrote:

> On Apr 26, 2:44 am, Steve Gray <stev... at> wrote:

>> I thought I saw somewhere that one could read out coordinates from a

>> Graphics plot, according to the mouse position. I can't find it now,

>> and I don't see how it would work with Graphics3D. But anything would

>> help. Thanks for any info.


>> Steve Gray


> So I have a simpler question.


> I know I can see the options that are set for a particular 3D object

> typing Options[     ] around the object.  This is particularly useful

> when I have rotated the object with the mouse.


> But when I  right click on the object and then use the object

> inspector (ctrl-shift-o) and then choose Formatting, Expression

> Formatting, Graphics3D Box Options, a change viewpoint (which  has

> lots of decimal places) is not completely visible..  Typing Options

> when can use the mouse seems clunky, but not if you cannot view the

> entire set of options.


> Any ideas?


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