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Re: A question on plot3D

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  • 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.
>
>



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