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Spinning a Scatterplot 3D

I have a point cloud created in the JMP Scatterplot 3D platform.

Two question: I want to drive the rotation using JSL so that it only rotates around the Z axis.

How do I do that?

I want to save the result as an video.

How do I do that?

Thanks, Al Best

founder of the JMP training curriculum

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Re: Spinning a Scatterplot 3D

I, too, would like to know how this can be achieved.

Also, how can I make the 3d scatterplot rotate left to right and disable the up and down tilting - something like a navigation control (is this doable within the 3d scatterplot platform?).


- Randy, JMP newbie

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Re: Spinning a Scatterplot 3D

Here is the example script from the Help==>JMP Scripting==>Scatterplot 3D==>Frame3D==>Set Spin    that demonstrates how to spin the graph using JSL.  As far as making a video, There is shareware that will record to video the activity in a displayed window.  You may want to try      CamStudio - Free Screen Recording Software

Names Default To Here( 1 );

dt = Open( "$SAMPLE_DATA/" );

obj = Scatterplot 3D(


              :Sepal length,

              :Sepal width,

              :Petal length,

              :Petal width



obj << Frame3D(

       Set Rotation( -60, -3, 35 ),

       Set Oscillation( -54, 0, 38, 100 )


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Re: Spinning a Scatterplot 3D

Thanks so much, Jim !

I prefer the Set Spin command since the graph will rotate continuously (though it would be nice if there's a way to manipulate the speed or duration like that of the Set Oscillation command).

I will now consult the Help > Scripting Index as my guide.

Again, much appreciated !

- Randy, JMP newbie