Plot3D labeling question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg129315] Plot3D labeling question*From*: George Kamin <gkamin at roadrunner.com>*Date*: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:13:47 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net

Hello Users, I am a novice user compared to most of you, and have run into a problem recently trying to label a graphics object produced by Plot3D[.] or ListPlot3D[.]. The question is simple. Somewhere in the past ten years, I saw a M object labeled with character strings on all three axes that were not the three standard horizontal displays for {xlabel,ylabel,zlabel}. The labels were placed so that the plane of lettering, xlabel and ylabel, appeared to be IN the plane z = 0 with xlabel lying parallel to the x-axis and the ylabel lying parallel to y-axis. Similarly the zlabel appeared to lie in the plane x = 0 and parallel to the z-axis. The important thing to note here is that the plane of the lettering actually appeared to lie in the aforementioned planes. This produces a display that is easier to interpret and simply looks "nicer", "fancier" than the standard inelegant labels produced by PlotLabel or AxesLabel. I would like to use this object for a publication. Does anyone have a script for producing this type of label display from inside Plot3D ?? How do I get the "management" of WR to notice that this would be a nice identifiable standard addition to the next version of M?? Many Thanks for your assistance in solving this issue, George Kamin (gkamin at roadrunner.com)