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Re: Axes in 3D?

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  • Subject: [mg98752] Re: [mg98746] Axes in 3D?
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 03:36:31 -0400 (EDT)
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As of version 7, 3D graphics and plotting commands accept the

Plot3D[Sin[x y], {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}, AxesOrigin -> {0, 0, 0}]

One thing to note about how this works...the axes are always completely
visible, regardless of whether equivalently placed primitives would have
been obscured by objects in the scene.

John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Fri, 17 Apr 2009 04:30:52 -0400 (EDT), Heather Hulett wrote:
> I'm using Mathematica 7.0 and would like to put the axes at the origin in
> a 3D graph instead of showing them on a bounding box.  I have  the 3D-
> Axes.nb  (found on
> but would like a source that can determine the ranges automatically.
> This seems like an obvious option for any 3D plot--especially since
> version 7.0 seems to be very receptive to making things look just
> like students would expect to see them.
> Thanks!
> HHulett

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