Unwrap a nonlinear section cut of a 3d graphics construct?
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- Subject: [mg90031] Unwrap a nonlinear section cut of a 3d graphics construct?
- From: Kraig Warnemuende <kwarnemuende at nthconsultants.com>
- Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 06:13:16 -0400 (EDT)
Hi, This is kind of hard to explain. Instead let me describe what I am trying to do and then ask if anyone can assist me in this job. I am working in Mathematica V6. I have several sets of measured data that consist of 3D elements in an elliptic cylindrical arrangement intersecting a nonlinear surface. I have constructed a 3D graphic that includes these elements generated as 3D primitives and the surface as generated using ListSurfacePlot3D. The 3D graphic is ideal for real-time visualization allowing me to rotate and pan. However, I desire to clearly present the interference of the primitives with the surface, so, I would like to take one or more elliptic section cuts through the arrangement of 3D primitives and the surface and unroll it into a panoramic 2D figure. Unfortunately, I have not been able to discover a means of doing. Can someone help me? Thanks Kraig