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VectorPlot3D and VectorStyle

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  • Subject: [mg95732] VectorPlot3D and VectorStyle
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 21:49:35 -0500 (EST)

In the Help for VectorPlot3D WRI uses the example:

Plot a field with arbitrary three dimensional shapes:

VectorPlot3D[{y, -x, z}, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}, {z, -1, 1}, 

 VectorPoints -> 5, PlotRange -> All, 

 VectorStyle -> {{Graphics3D[Cylinder[{{0, 0, 0}, {1, 0, 0}}, 0.7]], 

    Graphics3D[Cone[{{-0.5, 0, 0}, {1.5, 0, 0}}, 0.7]]}}, 

 VectorScale -> {Automatic, Scaled[0.3]}, VectorColorFunction -> Hue]

But nowhere, as far as I can find, do they explain the syntax for the
VectorStyle option (other than giving two predefined types on the
VectorStyle Help page.) Specially, is it possible to supply an entirely new
graphic for the arrows without any remnant of the original Arrow? And,
especially, is it possible to eliminate the original shaft? (I won't make
any puns.)

David Park

djmpark at comcast.net

 <http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark> http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/  


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