Jul 21, 2014

Use python matplotlib to create 3D vector-based graphics, 3D vector graphics DIY

I drew the following graphs using Python and it's Matplotlib. If you are interested in the python code, they are here (not including the first gyroscope figure, will be added later). I am trying to improve the code into many functions/modules so that drawing can be convenient and automated. The part related to plotting starts from line 128, because this is just a portion of another bigger project. Just want to show this is not as time-consuming as one may think it is. We can create or draw beautiful vector-based graphs without buying expensive software like Adobe Illustrator or Acdsee Canvas. However as you can guess with this method you will need the numerical x,y,z locations of everything! (which is generated from yet another portion of the program!)