On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 3:53 AM, Benjamin Root <ben.root@ou.edu> wrote:

With the way matplotlib is designed and structured, it may be a while before that would be possible.  It wouldn't be impossible, mind you, but I just haven't thought about that.  Could you file a wishlist item on Github?  Maybe I could steal some code from Mayavi for this idea...

In the meantime, Mayavi would be your best bet, though.

Yes, Mayavi seem very nice for 3D and also runs very smooth

I would expect that exporting is available by underlying VTK, but don't know
I opened issue anyway, as suggested: https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/issues/816