Surfaces in Cylindrical / 3D polar Coordinates


#1

I am trying to plot 3D surfaces in cylindrical / spherical coordinates. I was wondering if anyone could help. I would like create something that looked like this:

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or as a surface bound to a specific radius. I want to use scatter data. Any ideas are appreciated.


#2

Hi @scourtney1992,

Perhaps a parametric surface plot would work in this case. You would need to convert the polar coordinates to 3D Cartesian coordinates, but there are some examples of this in https://plot.ly/python/3d-parametric-plots/.

-Jon