Re: Convert Graphics3D to Graphics2D. Is it possible?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg103892] Re: [mg103886] Convert Graphics3D to Graphics2D. Is it possible?*From*: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>*Date*: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 08:05:19 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <5195164.1255174135806.JavaMail.root@n11>

Why isn't the regular output suitable for publication? It is a 2D image. You could get higher quality by using the options MaxRecursions first, and then PlotPoints if necessary. The only thing about the plot example you give is that there are too many ticks for the purpose. You could remedy that by using custom ticks. Otherwise, I don't see why ordinary Mathematica graphics output isn't good enough for publication. I think people use it all the time. David Park djmpark at comcast.net http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/ From: Alexey [mailto:lehin.p at gmail.com] Hello, My aim is to produce vector-quality 2D representation of Graphics3D for publication purposes. I would wish to have a general solution but if it is impossible in the new version of Mathematica I should consider only my particular case. My Graphics3D consists of a smooth line representing the solution of a system of differential equations (and axes, of course). So it seems to be a simple case. Is it possible to convert this 3D graphics in 2D format preserving text as text (not converting text in vector lines)? As an suitable example one may use Graphics3D generated by ParametricPlot3D[{Cos[\[Theta]], Sin[\[Theta]], Sqrt[\[Theta]]}, {\[Theta], 0, 6 Pi}]