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B.12.2 Examples

Some examples of plot2cube are shown below. See Section 8.1.3 for some examples of producing animations, for instance of a rotating cube.

stilts plot2sphere in=hip_main.fits lon=radeg lat=dedeg r=plx
                   layer1=mark shading1=density densemap1=cyan-magenta
Plots points with RA, Dec and parallax coordinates in 3D. Density shading is used, which means you can see the lines of sight along which most objects fall, though single points are still visible. Density shading is usually a good choice if there is just one dataset, though it can get confusing with more than one.
stilts plot2sphere in=hip_main.fits lon=radeg lat=dedeg r=plx
                   layer1=mark shading1=density densemap1=cyan-magenta
                   cx=0 cy=0 cz=0 scale=38 texttype=antialias gridaa=true
The same as the previous example but with some more configuration of the axes. The data origin is placed at the centre of the visible cube (this is the position around which the cube will rotate when you drag the mouse), and the size of the cube sides in data coordinates is set explicitly.


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