is an option for graphics functions that specifies whether arguments supplied to a color function should be scaled to lie between 0 and 1.


  • The usual default setting is ColorFunctionScaling->True.
  • With ColorFunctionScaling->False, original unscaled values are fed to the color function.
  • ColorFunctionScaling->{s1,s2,} takes si to specify whether to scale argument i of the color function.
  • Scaling is done so as to make the minimum and maximum values of all variables lie between 0 and 1.


Basic Examples  (2)

Parameters to ColorFunction are normally scaled to be between 0 and 1:

Use unscaled coordinates:

Introduced in 1999
Updated in 2007