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Change Surface Style

Surface Styles

 Maple provides the following styles for surfaces:
 • Line style displays an approximation of the surface by using transparent polygons (either triangles or rectangles) to represent sections of the surface. The boundaries of the polygons form gridlines on the surface with underlying gridlines visible through the transparent patches.
 • Point style displays the surface by using a series of points created with symbols. The plot will consist of sample points only. To control the appearance of the symbols, see symbols and symbol size.
 • Point Line style is a combination of the Line and Point styles.
 • Surface Wireframe style displays an approximation of the surface by using filled polygons (either triangles or rectangles) to represent sections of the surface. The filled polygons are not transparent, and their boundaries form gridlines on the surface.
 • Surface style displays an approximation of the surface using filled polygons (either triangles or rectangles) to represent sections of the surface.
 • Surface Contour style displays an approximation of the surface using filled polygons (either triangles or rectangles). Contour curves connect points on the surface with an equal x, y, or z value.
 • Contour style displays an approximation of the surface by using a set of contour curves, where each contour curve connects the points on the surface of equal x, y, or z value.
 • Wireframe Opaque style displays an approximation of the surface by using white polygons (either triangles or rectangles) to represent sections of the surface. The filled polygons are not transparent, and their boundaries form gridlines on the surface.

Change an Individual Style

 Change the Style for an individual surface.
 1 Click the plot to select it.
 2 From the Plot menu, select Style. Alternatively, use the context-sensitive options in the Context Panel.
 3 Select the desired style.
 Note: For standard plots, you can also use the style option in the plot3d command.

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