I’m sure you all have seen this so this information is nothing new. I’ve been playing with Art Of Illusion and it occurred to me that it’s very easy to script/manipulate 3d objects in this environment, and that they have also implemented a very elegant way of mapping data into colors graphically using procedural textures or materials. When it comes time I will figure out how to get my data into this program so I can have 3-d shiny landscapes like matlab makes for all the stm images.
But when that happens it will be a total hack job that won’t be usable to most people (probably exporting an image file from python and importing it to AOI).
Anyway, AOI is open source, so I thought if someone was passionate about this functionality they could write an interface into matplotlib.