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Re: FullGraphics of Graphics3D

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  • Subject: [mg96774] Re: FullGraphics of Graphics3D
  • From: ragfield <ragfield at>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 05:47:57 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gnqo3n$c9e$>

On Feb 21, 11:33 pm, replicator... at wrote:
> is there a method to convert e.g. a Plot3D result to such a Graphics3D
> object, "in which objects specified by graphics options are given as
> explicit lists of graphics primitives" (taken from FullGraphics). It
> seems so that FullGraphics was deliberately created to handle 2D
> graphics, but not 3D, although the same functionality (represent axes,
> ticks, etc. by explicit primitives) would be useful in 3D as well:
> axes, labels, ticks, frames etc. as primitives in 3D environment.

Try one of the following (which should yield similar results):

g = Graphics3D[...];
ImportString[ExportString[g, "PDF" (*, "AllowRasterization"->False
*)], "PDF"]


(* SetOptions[$FrontEnd, PrintingOptions->
{"VertexColorRenderingMethod"->"RenderFeatures"}] *)
g = Graphics3D[...];
cell = Cell[BoxData[ToBoxes[g, StandardForm]], "Output"];
g2 = ToExpression@
   First@MathLink`CallFrontEnd[ExportPacket[cell, "InputForm"]]

The commented parts may be necessary depending on your current


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