Question on 3D backend

Hi, Everyone,

I wonder if we have any plan to add a true 3d render backend on Matplotlib?
Or could I put a 3d plotting (e.g. Mayavi) on the frame of Matplotlib?

I really need a 3D render backend to plot some graphs on my paper.
I love Matplotlib 2D plotting, I have used it for many years.


I recently include S3Dlib as a third party package to Matplotlib. Got tired of reinventing the wheel, so I made a tool to make wheels. :thinking: :grinning: Maybe this can help for some of your plots.

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Thanks a lot for your reply!

I have tried the package PyVista, its backend VTK works well.

What are the significant differences between S3Dlib and VTK?