# How can I plot the typical axis and not the "box axis" in Plot3D? [duplicate]

Are there any option to plot the typical and classic axis instead de "box axis" that is the default option in Mathematica?

What I would like is any similar to the axis in red in the following image.

ParametricPlot3D[{2 u, 2 v, u - v}, {u, -16, 16}, {v, -16, 16},
PlotRange -> {-9, 9}, PerformanceGoal -> "Quality",
PlotStyle -> {Directive[Yellow, Opacity[0.74]]},
AxesLabel -> {x, y, z}, LabelStyle -> {20, Bold}, ImageSize -> Large,
ViewPoint -> {11, 2, 3}, AxesStyle -> Thick
]


• Could you please attach code in your original post. It would allow others use what you've already got to produce a solution reflecting on native conventions and observed knowledge of MMA. P.S I do realise there is code in the picture that you've attached. Dec 10, 2015 at 10:15
• @E.Doroskevic ok, thank you and excuse me. Dec 10, 2015 at 10:16
• labeling: 26979
– Kuba
Dec 10, 2015 at 10:46

Use Boxed->False and AxesOrigin->{0,0,0}:

ParametricPlot3D[{2 u, 2 v, u - v}, {u, -16, 16}, {v, -16, 16},
PlotRange -> {-9, 9}, PlotStyle -> Directive[Yellow, Opacity[0.74]],
AxesLabel -> {x, y, z},
LabelStyle -> {20, Bold},
ImageSize -> Large,
ViewPoint -> {11, 2, 3},
AxesStyle -> Thick,
Boxed -> False,
AxesOrigin -> {0, 0, 0}
]

• thank you and excuse me for not posting the code example. Dec 10, 2015 at 10:08
• is easy put the name of the axis in other point?, avoiding be in the middle. for example close to the end of the visible axis, similar to the image of the example in red. Dec 10, 2015 at 11:05
• @MikaIke see mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/31764/27539 and mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/26979/27539 and links therein
– glS
Dec 10, 2015 at 11:08