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  • Subject: [mg65035] ShadowPlot3D
  • From: Helen Read <hpr at>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 23:57:54 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

A colleague of mine asked me yesterday about a problem he is having with 
ShadowPlot3D. In short, it does not seem to work correctly. The shadow, 
instead of showing different colors corresponding to different heights 
on the surface, is all one color. This happens with every example I have 
tried, including the one given in the Help Browser (see below).


ShadowPlot3D[Sin[x y], {x, 0, 3}, {y, 0, 3}]

Oddly, this example appears in the Help Browser correctly shadowed, but 
if you execute it the coloration goes away.

We are running Mathematica 5.2, and have also tested this in Mathematica 
5.1. To the best of our recollection, it used to work in previous 
versions (4.2 certainly; not sure about 5.0).

Helen Read
University of Vermont

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