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Uniform Z axis and colors scale between more 3D surface

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    Jennifer Woodson

    Hi Matteo,

    Thanks for your post. You can save the colormap information for the map with the larger Z limits and apply it to the map with the smaller Z limits. Please see the steps below.

    1. Create a 3D surface from the larger grid with the Home | New Map | 3D Maps | Surface command.
    2. In the Contents window, click the 3D Surface layer.
    3. In the Properties window, on the General page, click the ellipses button next to the current Upper color.
    4. If desired, make changes to the colormap in the Colormap dialog.
    5. Click the Save button.
    6. In the Save As dialog, enter a File name.
    7. Click Save.
    8. Click OK in the Colormap dialog.
    9. Create a 3D surface from the smaller grid with the Home | New Map | 3D Maps | Surface command.
    10. In the Contents window, click the 3D Surface layer.
    11. In the Properties window, on the General page, click the ellipses button next to the current Upper color.
    12. Click the Load button.
    13. In the Open dialog, click the CLR file created above. 
    14. Click Open.
    15. Click OK in the Colormap dialog.

    I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to create 3D surface maps where the scale of the Z axis is the same. I will continue to look into this and get back to you. 

    ~Jennifer

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    Matteo

    Hi Jennifer,

    i tried to do it by your way, but unsuccessfully. I think i've done the right steps but colors don't change.

    Initially, i created a Grid file starting from and Excel file with three columns (X,Y,Z). Then, created a 3D surface with the button "New 3D Surface".

    Then, in the same plot, i've done the same with another Grid file (which belonged to another Excel file)

    What i've actually obtained is a kind of two mountains, and that's exactly what i was expecting. But, for one mountains the height is 300, for the other is 150. So for the first colors range from green to blue but in a range of 0-300, for the other colors range from green to blue in the range of 0-150.

    What i've tried to do is to click the ellipses button next fo "Upper color" for the 3D plot which ranged from 0 to 150. Then, instead of "Use data limits", i put the range of 0-300 in Minimum and Maximum respectively. Now colors are uniform for both the mountains.

    That's what i've done manually, but i thought a better method were available. Mine it's pretty artisan.

    And at the end, actually i'm not able to make the two mountains uniform with the lenght scale. Can't find the way to do it.

    Matteo

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    Jennifer Woodson

    Hi Matteo,

    Thank you for your response. I apologize, I left out the steps where you would change the Minimum and/or Maximum data values in the Colormap dialog. Please see my revised steps below.

    1. Create a 3D surface from the larger grid with the Home | New Map | 3D Maps | Surface command.
    2. In the Contents window, click the 3D Surface layer.
    3. In the Properties window, on the General page, click the ellipses button next to the current Upper color.
    4. If desired, make changes to the colormap in the Colormap dialog.
    5. Note the Minimum and Maximum values.
    6. Click the Save button.
    7. In the Save As dialog, enter a File name.
    8. Click Save.
    9. Click OK in the Colormap dialog.
    10. Create a 3D surface from the smaller grid with the Home | New Map | 3D Maps | Surface command.
    11. In the Contents window, click the new 3D Surface layer.
    12. In the Properties window, on the General page, click the ellipses button next to the current Upper color.
    13. Click the Load button.
    14. In the Open dialog, click the CLR file created above. 
    15. Click Open.
    16. If the other grid had larger extents, enter the Minimum and/or Maximum noted above. 
    17. Click OK in the Colormap dialog.

     

    I have a method for you to set the Z axes to the same scale too. Please see below. 

    1. Create a 3D surface map from each grid file using the Home | New Map | 3D Maps | Surface command.
    2. In the Contents window, click Map for the larger grid.
    3. In the Properties window, click the Scale tab.
    4. Copy the Z Scale | Map units per in. value.
    5. In the Contents window, click Map for the smaller grid.
    6. In the Properties window, click the Scale tab.
    7. Paste the Z Scale | Map units per in. value copied above. 
    8. In the Contents window, click the Z Axis for the larger grid.
    9. In the Properties window, click the Scaling tab.
    10. Note the Axis minimum and Axis maximum.
    11. In the Contents window, click the Z Axis for the smaller grid.
    12. In the Properties window, click the Scaling tab.
    13. Enter the Axis minimum and Axis maximum noted above.
    14. Make any desired changes to the ticks and labels.

    If you still need help, please email your files to support@goldensoftware.com.

    ~Jennifer

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    Matteo

    Hi Jennifer,

    thanks for your response. I replied you a bit later, but your post and advices has been so useful!

     

    Thanks again!

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