[SciPy-user] 3D plotting

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Tue Feb 21 08:37:29 CST 2006

On Tue, 21 Feb 2006, Robert Cimrman wrote:

> Hi,
> I need to do some simple 3D plots, so I tried the two Cookbook recipes
> (xplt, mplot3d) and failed:
> * xplt: does not work when using a custom installation directory such as
> python setup.py install --root=/home/share/software
> apparently the gistdata directory path is wrong:
> gist.error: failed to create drawing -- Gist work.gs style sheet missing
> * mplot3d: does not work with my version of matplotlib (0.80). I have
> made the changes mentioned in the Cookbook to no avail. (Axes.__init__()
> args apparently changed, as well as some other matplotlib object attributes)
> Any ideas? mplot3d looks great, I would really like to use it!

Have a try with tvtk/MayaVi2, see
for some examples.

If anythin is not clear, please let me know - it is very fresh
and work in progress.



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