How to | Create 3D Graphics

3D graphics can be created with a number of powerful Wolfram Language functions. 3D graphics in the Wolfram Language can be rotated and zoomed using a standard mouse or even a joystick or gamepad.

Create a sphere using Graphics3D:

Visualize the equation using Plot3D:

Use ContourPlot3D to make a hyperboloid of one sheet:

Using ParametricPlot3D is another way to make 3D graphics:

Use RevolutionPlot3D to make a 3D graphic by revolving a function curve around the axis:

Use SphericalPlot3D to plot a 3D surface given in spherical coordinates:

Use ListPointPlot3D to make 3D graphics of a set of points on a quadruple helix:

  • The Structure of Graphics
  • Three-Dimensional Graphics Primitives
  • Three-Dimensional Graphics Directives
  • Parametric Plots
  • Editing Wolfram Language Graphics
  • How to: Create Plots
  • How to: Customize Plots and Graphics
  • How to: Import and Export 3D Graphics
  • Plot3D  ContourPlot3D  ListPlot3D  ListPointPlot3D  ListSurfacePlot3D  ListContourPlot3D  RegionPlot3D  RevolutionPlot3D  SphericalPlot3D

  • Graphics Options & Styling
  • 3D Graphics Options
  • Function Visualization
  • Symbolic Graphics Language
  • Gamepad & Device Interface
  • "How to" Topics