Re: A question on plot3D

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg111287] Re: A question on plot3D*From*: Alexei Boulbitch <alexei.boulbitch at iee.lu>*Date*: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:38:20 -0400 (EDT)

Hi, Kamil, In addition to this tip (see below) I often use a combination of several graphs in one, of coarse if the graphics distribution on the image area allows it. This gives me enormous gain in terms of the journal space. Here Inset may make a great job. Below I give the example taken from the response of J. Batista. It is not the best example for combination, since on the plane of the image there is almost no free space. The commands are however, the same: Plot3D[Im[ArcSin[(x + I y)^4]], {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, Mesh -> None, PlotStyle -> Directive[Yellow, Specularity[White, 20], Opacity[0.8]], ExclusionsStyle -> {None, Red}, Axes -> False, Boxed -> False, Epilog -> Inset[Framed[Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, \[Pi]}]], Scaled[{0.27, 0.25}]]] or like this one: Show[{Plot3D[Im[ArcSin[(x + I y)^4]], {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, Mesh -> None, PlotStyle -> Directive[Yellow, Specularity[White, 20], Opacity[0.8]], ExclusionsStyle -> {None, Red}, Axes -> False, Boxed -> False, Epilog -> Inset[Framed[ Plot3D[Sin[x*y], {x, 0, \[Pi]}, {y, 0, \[Pi]}, Axes -> False, Boxed -> False]], Scaled[{0.27, 0.29}]]], Graphics3D[Text[Style["a", 30], Scaled[{0.05, 0.05, 0.5}]]]}] Then you describe the inset in details in the figure caption, something like "Inset a) shows....". Have success, Alexei Here is a possible solution. You need to append the options Axes -> False, Boxed -> False to your plot command line. For example: try the following (note: the original Plot3D command comes from the Mathematica 7 documentation, while I appended the two above options to illustrate removal of the frame): Plot3D[Im[ArcSin[(x + I y)^4]], {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, Mesh -> None, PlotStyle -> Directive[Yellow, Specularity[White, 20], Opacity[0.8]], ExclusionsStyle -> {None, Red}, Axes -> False, Boxed -> False] Regards, J. Batista On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 7:14 AM, Kamil <meetkamil at gmail.com> wrote: > Good day Group, > > Is there a way to remove frame from a 3D plot in mathematica? I am > writing a Journal paper in which I have about 8 3D plots from > mathematica and they seem to be taking so much space. Any help on ways > to make mathematica's 3D plot consume less space will be appreciated. > > Thanks you all in advance. > > -- Alexei Boulbitch, Dr. habil. Senior Scientist Material Development IEE S.A. ZAE Weiergewan 11, rue Edmond Reuter L-5326 CONTERN Luxembourg Tel: +352 2454 2566 Fax: +352 2454 3566 Mobile: +49 (0) 151 52 40 66 44 e-mail: alexei.boulbitch at iee.lu www.iee.lu -- This e-mail may contain trade secrets or privileged, undisclosed or otherwise confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient and have received this e-mail in error, you are hereby notified that any review, copying or distribution of it is strictly prohibited. Please inform us immediately and destroy the original transmittal from your system. Thank you for your co-operation.