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Re: [Q] CountorPlot as part of 3D Plot

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  • Subject: [mg4386] Re: [Q] CountorPlot as part of 3D Plot
  • From: wagner at (Dave Wagner)
  • Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 09:11:36 -0400
  • Organization: University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <4rq7ai$k0u at>,
Harald Berndt  <haraldb at> wrote:
>Gerd Lanfermann wrote:
>> problem: i want to display a 3d plot, of lets say saddle, using
>> Plot3D.
>> I also want to to include a colored contour plot of this saddle  ON THE
>> BOTTOM of the 3D-box, that matches the 3d plot.
> You'll probably need to 
>do some massaging of the 2D objects and render the 
>lines/points/polygons as primitives, say in an Epilog.

Whoa!  The standard package Graphics`Graphics3D` contains a
function called ShadowPlot that does almost exactly what you want
(it puts a density plot on the bottom of the bounding box).
If that's not good enough, it will probably be easier to modify
that code than to start from scratch.

		Dave Wagner
		Principia Consulting
		(303) 786-8371
		dbwagner at


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