From: William Stein <wstein@gm...>  20071227 03:00:40

On Dec 26, 2007 3:51 PM, mhampton <hamptonio@...> wrote: > The command show(Torus(5, 3, color=(0.7,0.3,0))) worked for me, > although I also had a seperate red square popup. Try the following in sage2.9.1.1 (see http://sage.math.washington.edu/home/was/misc/jmol/ for some screen shots). 1. Start the notebook in insecure mode (since we have some signing issues still with jmol and and the Sage notebook in secure mode): $ sage inotebook or sage: inotebook() 2. Import the new 3d graphics code: import sage.plot.plot3d.all as p (followed by shiftenter). 3. Type p.[tab] to see the available functions. *All* of these will likely work  scenes you create can be rendered using jmol, java3d, or tachyon3d. 4. Here is an example input: S = p.Tetrahedron(color='yellow').scale(5) S += p.Sphere(2, color='red').translate((6,0,0)) S += p.Torus(3,1).translate((0,2,5)) show(S, figsize=6) This will show a tetrahedron embedded in the notebook with a nice white background. If you right click, you'll get a jmol menu that allows you to spin the image, display various stereoscopic views, zoom in and out, and do other things. You can also click and drag to rotate the view around. If you have a scroll wheel, you can scroll over the image to zoom in and out (sometimes this doesn't work for mysterious reasons). 5. You can have multiple embedded 3d figures in the same worksheet, and can do complicated plot3d's, parametric plots etc. I don't like the interface for any of this yet, but it does work somewhat. William  William Stein Associate Professor of Mathematics University of Washington http://wstein.org 