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change x,y,z axes position in a 3d plot graph

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Hossam Selim
Hossam Selim on 7 Mar 2018
Answered: Simon Le Serve on 1 Aug 2021
Good Evening, I need to change position of axes in a 3d graph. I tried to do that using graph properties but it does not work, Matlab has this option in 2D plot in axis properties window in the graph, but it does not work in 3d plots. I was wondering if there is a way to do it. please find attached the graph i need to change its axes positions (arrows and text in red arethe new position I want the axes to be placed at). the info from matlab documentation that says that this option works only in 2d plots is attahced as well. Thanks a lot
Best regards, Hossam

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Qianqian Cai
Qianqian Cai on 22 Aug 2018
For x-axis and y-axis, you can use ax.XAxisLocation = 'origin'; ax.YAxisLocation = 'origin'; For z-axis, I don't have any good ideas.

jonas
jonas on 5 Oct 2018
A bit late to the party, but there's a pretty neat undocumented feature that lets you control the position of the rulers in 2d and 3d.
The XRuler property is called XAxis in later releases, but I believe you can still use both (?). Here's an example:
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Nathaniel Barlow
Nathaniel Barlow on 23 Jun 2021
The commands in the first link worked for me! In particular,
hAxis=gca;
hAxis.YRuler.SecondCrossoverValue = 0;
hAxis.XRuler.SecondCrossoverValue = 0;
is what I needed to do, but go to the link to for more details on your needs.

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Simon Le Serve
Simon Le Serve on 1 Aug 2021
this works for me:
box off;
grid off;
hAxis = gca;
hAxis.XRuler.FirstCrossoverValue = 0; % X crossover with Y axis
hAxis.XRuler.SecondCrossoverValue = 0; % X crossover with Z axis
hAxis.YRuler.FirstCrossoverValue = 0; % Y crossover with X axis
hAxis.YRuler.SecondCrossoverValue = 0; % Y crossover with Z axis
hAxis.ZRuler.FirstCrossoverValue = 0; % Z crossover with X axis
hAxis.ZRuler.SecondCrossoverValue = 0; % Z crossover with Y axis

Rik
Rik on 7 Mar 2018
You can use the axis function with a 6 element vector, or use the zlim function directly.
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Hossam Selim
Hossam Selim on 8 Mar 2018
Thanks for your answer, but this does not change the position of the axes for a 3d plot. I do not want to change axes limits, I need to change position. I appreciate if there is another suggestion regards, Hossam

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Rahul jaiswal
Rahul jaiswal on 5 Oct 2018
Edited: Rahul jaiswal on 5 Oct 2018
XAxisLocation = 'origin'; ax.YAxisLocation = 'origin'; This code is not working for the 3D coordinate axis. Are you find the answer to this question?

MoHa
MoHa on 22 Oct 2019
Hi
what about Rotation of the axis to have suitable 2D plot of a 3D object. please look at photos.
is that possible to rotate the Graf in matlab? first is correct view (front), second is view of x-z plane.
Thanks for HelpVergleich-M2C-LaborScan-plotAlsContour(in Clouadcompare).JPG Vergleich-M2C-LaborScan.jpg

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