#### x y z 3d charting

```I need to draw a true 3-d chart where a given datapoint
is described in a cube-shaped chart type, by three
values - x, y, and z. Can Excel do this (It appears not)
and if so, how? (It appears that Excel can only draw 3D
views of 2D data)

Many thanks

Tim Wells

```
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```You are correct that Excel doesn't do 3-d charts, but you can work out
the perspective calculations and fake it in 2-d.  See
http://andypope.info/charts/3drotate.htm
for details.

Jerry

Tim wrote:

> I need to draw a true 3-d chart where a given datapoint
> is described in a cube-shaped chart type, by three
> values - x, y, and z. Can Excel do this (It appears not)
> and if so, how? (It appears that Excel can only draw 3D
> views of 2D data)
>
> Many thanks
>
> Tim Wells

```
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post_a_reply (1395)
9/8/2004 11:07:40 AM
```XL can do what it calls a 3D surface plot.  However, the x data must be
equidistant as must be the y data.  For a write up on this see
3D Surface
http://www.tushar-mehta.com/excel/charts/3d_surface/index.html

--
Regards,

Tushar Mehta
www.tushar-mehta.com
Multi-disciplinary business expertise
+ Technology skills
= Optimal solution to your business problem
Recipient Microsoft MVP award 2000-2004

In article <7d6001c4955d\$93489080\$a501280a@phx.gbl>,
anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> I need to draw a true 3-d chart where a given datapoint
> is described in a cube-shaped chart type, by three
> values - x, y, and z. Can Excel do this (It appears not)
> and if so, how? (It appears that Excel can only draw 3D
> views of 2D data)
>
> Many thanks
>
> Tim Wells
>
>
>
```
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Tushar
9/9/2004 11:59:28 AM
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