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Re: (Newbie) Applying colors to surface plots

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  • Subject: [mg21142] Re: (Newbie) Applying colors to surface plots
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 01:21:43 -0500 (EST)
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I am assuming that you want to give the objects solid colors with no
I wonder if the following will help.

gr1 = ParametricPlot3D[ {x, y , 0, Hue[0]},
    {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, PlotPoints -> 3,
    Lighting -> False]

gr2 = ParametricPlot3D[ {0, x, y, Hue[.7]},
    {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, PlotPoints -> 3,
    Lighting -> False]

Show[gr1, gr2]

If you want to mix such solidly colored objects with ones shaded by
lighting, then that is altogether more difficult.

Allan Hayes
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"Fedder Skovgaard" <mm46a at> wrote in message
news:8320fm$gn0 at
> I would like to apply a given color to a plot such as:
> ParametricPlot3D[sphere[1][a,b]//Evaluate,{a,0,Pi},{b,0,2Pi}]
> I have tried to work with SurfaceColor, but failed to get it to work. It
> seems very cumbersome to apply individual light sources to get an even
> color on the surface. This is even a larger challenge when combining
> several graphics objects and wishing to assign colors to individual
> objects.
> Thanks in advance for any recommadation

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