On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 3:10 PM, <copyrights@gmx.de> wrote:
Hallo Ben Root,

I put together some snippets

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from matplotlib.patches import Circle
import mpl_toolkits.mplot3d.art3d as art3d
from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import Axes3D
import numpy
import matplotlib

step = 0.04
maxval = 1.0

fig = plt.figure()
ax = Axes3D(fig,aspect='equal')

ri = 0.625
rj = 1.25
l = 5

r = numpy.linspace(rj,rj,6)
r[0]= numpy.zeros(r[0].shape)
r[1] *= ri/rj
r[5] *= ri/rj
r[3]= numpy.zeros(r[3].shape)

p = numpy.linspace(0,2*numpy.pi,50)
R,P = numpy.meshgrid(r,p)

X,Y = R*numpy.cos(P),R*numpy.sin(P)

for i in range(50):
Z = numpy.array(tmp)
ax.plot_surface(X, Z,Y, rstride=1, cstride=1, color="b")

art3d.patch_2d_to_3d(p, z=l, zdir="y")

art3d.patch_2d_to_3d(p, z=0, zdir="y")

ax.set_ylim3d(-0.5, l+.5)
ax.set_xlim3d(-l*0.5-0.5, l*0.5+0.5)
ax.set_zlim3d(-l*0.5-0.5, l*0.5+0.5)



Am 27.07.2010 21:36, schrieb Benjamin Root:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 2:25 PM, <copyrights@gmx.de
> <mailto:copyrights@gmx.de>> wrote:
>     Hallo,
>     I got a depth problem with Axes3D. I made a plot_surface and add 2
>     Circle object with add_patch and
>     mpl_toolkits.mplot3d.art3d.patch_2d_to_3d.
>     The problem is that the circles are always in front. I upload a
>     picture here http://yfrog.com/nd3dproblemp . The gui is rotatable,
>     so I can't just remove the second Circle (like I did for the
>     screenshot).
>     How to get right order to the object?
>     greetz
>     Frank


At first glance, I am wondering if the problem is that the Circle objects are not properly getting a zsort value when converted to a 3d object.  I will see if there is an inconsistency in behavior between different types of patches.

Ben Root