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Re: Getting the View I want from ListPlot3D and Show

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  • Subject: [mg85802] Re: Getting the View I want from ListPlot3D and Show
  • From: Albert Retey <awnl at arcor.net>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 07:27:13 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fpm71n$2r3$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi,


> I created four 3D lists, and created four ListPlot3D objects(using
> interpolation to get nice smooth surfaces), and then combine them with
> Show.  Each listplot is a difference color, so I can see very nicely
> what's going on.  When I use the option Viewpoint->Top in Show, I can
> see which list has the highest value over the unit square.
> 
> What I would lake is to just export that top view to an EPS file for
> me to discuss in my paper.  The problem is that there are a few
> artifacts of the view that don't look so nice; Where some of the
> surfaces cross there are peaks and valleys, so when viewed from the
> top, the Show object bulges and distorts at the edges that have a bit
> of slope.  Since I've used Viewpoint-Top, I had hoped there would be
> nothing like that, so that all I would see is the color of the
> different regions of the unit square, but apparently that doesn't give
> me a LITERAL top view; it's viewed from some point in 3D space some
> distance from the object, so even viewing from the top doesn't fully
> eliminate the third dimension.
> 
> Is there some other way to either get a more perfect top view, 

I'm not sure whether I complete understood what your problem is, but the 
following might help. It is from the documentation of ViewPoint where 
you can find additional information:

Graphics3D[Cylinder[], ViewPoint -> {0, 0, Infinity}]

hth,

albert


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