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Re: Are there Arrow-like objects in 3D

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  • Subject: [mg98432] Re: [mg98380] Are there Arrow-like objects in 3D
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 05:58:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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In Mathematica 7, Arrow, with a list of triples of numbers as arguments, 
does give a 3D arrow thatyou can include in a Graphics3D expression

Alexei Boulbitch wrote:
> Dear community,
> In the 3D graphics one can draw lines. I did not find however, such 
> objects as arrows. Are there operators which would enable one to 
> incorporate an arrow into a 3D graphics object (analogously to Arrow and 
> Arrowheads in 2D)?   To be more concrete, I would like to draw 
> programmatically a sphere together with its radius-vector to show its 
> radius on a sketch, or a cylinder together with an arrow with two heads 
> aside of it to indicate its height and this kind of things.
> More generally, some graphics objects have their "3D versions" (as say, 
> Polygon and Line), but others (such as say, Disk) seem not to have. Is 
> there however, some trick to programmatically combine a 2D graphical 
> object (that has no 3D analog) with a 3D one (say, to draw a disk 
> together with a sphere)?
> I use Math 6/WinXP
> Best, Alexei

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