Using color as a 4th variable in surface charts


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Sep 29, 2009
I am wondering if it is possible to use color as a 4th variable in surface charts.

I have a standard 3-dimensional surface chart, with x, y, and z values.

Further, for each (x,y) value I have a 4th dimension (call it u), ranging from 0 to 1.

I would love to be able to set the color (or gradient) based on these 0 to 1 values. This is like taking the contour map of (x,y,u) and laying it over the surface chart of (x,y,z).

I am not at all certain this is possible, but hopefully it is at least clear what I want, and perhaps there is some trickery I can go through to make it happen.

Thank you for your time!

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