[R] Exporting an rgl graph

Gavin Simpson gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk
Thu Apr 15 19:52:33 CEST 2010

On Thu, 2010-04-15 at 13:00 -0400, David Winsemius wrote:
> On Apr 15, 2010, at 12:34 PM, luke at stat.uiowa.edu wrote:
> > The current issue of JCGS (Vol 18 No 1,
> > http://pubs.amstat.org/toc/jcgs/19/1 ) has an editorial on including
> > animations, 3D visualizations, and movies in on-line PDF files
> > supporting JCGS articles. The online supplements to the editorial
> > include examples.  The 3D examples related to the misc3d packages are
> > also available in
> > http://www.stat.uiowa.edu/~luke/R/misc3d/misc3d-pdf/.  At some point
> > the code there will be added to misc3d.  It should be possible to
> > adapt these ideas to other objects rendered with rgl.
> Very kewl. On a Mac the greyscale plots opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader  
> v8.2.2 displays properly, but the color version supp_j.pdf looks like  
> a ménage à trois of three psychedelic sea urchins. I think that Adobe  
> may need to do some work on their display engine for this to be a  
> fully cross-platform combination. The color version of the volcano  
> example is likewise carpeted with spiky artifacts.
> (I have not yet tried producing plots de novo with the Mac pdf device.)

Have you tried in Acrobat Reader >=9 ? The editorial says you need that
to view the pdfs properly.


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