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BoxRatios

BoxRatios
is an option for Graphics3D that gives the ratios of side lengths for the bounding box of the three-dimensional picture.
  • BoxRatios->Automatic normally gives box ratios corresponding to the actual coordinate values in the 3D graphic.
Specify the ratios between the bounding box lengths:
Use the actual coordinate values for the ratios:
Specify the ratios between the bounding box lengths:
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Use the actual coordinate values for the ratios:
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Graphics3D uses Automatic by default:
Plot3D, ListPlot3D, and ListPointPlot3D use by default:
ContourPlot3D and ListContourPlot3D use by default:
Others, such as ParametricPlot3D and ListSurfacePlot3D, use Automatic by default:
ReliefPlot determines the appropriate BoxRatios automatically for the shading:
Styles of the edges can be specified by BoxStyle:
By default, ParametricPlot3D may yield a graphic with an extreme box ratio:
Use an explicit BoxRatios to get a reasonable result:
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