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Re: ShadowPlot3D

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  • Subject: [mg65071] Re: [mg65035] ShadowPlot3D
  • From: gardyloo <gardyloo at>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 05:59:49 -0500 (EST)
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Helen Read wrote:
> 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).
> <<Graphics`Graphics3D`
> 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).
Hi, Helen,

   I reported this to Wolfram Research a while ago; the email I got back
said that it's a minor problem with the default settings in the init.m
file (unfortunately, I don't remember the exact way to change it, but
it's easy). Basically, if you put the option Lighting->False in the
ShadowPlot3D command, things should work as you want.


Curtis Osterhoudt
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