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Normally, I used ViewPoint in the code in Plot3D. Most of the time, I will use mouse to rotate the 3D object to get a better view point. The problem is, when I find the best view point for me, is there any way to get the ViewPoint parameters for the rotated scene, such as {-1.25, 2.31, 1.8}, so I can repeat the plot or use it in the future?

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marked as duplicate by Mr.Wizard plotting Mar 10 '17 at 13:57

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    $\begingroup$ Simply edit the output cell and wrap Options[..., ViewPoint] around the already rotated output. The graphics should be in the place of .... ViewVertical may also change during rotating, as well as some other parameters. $\endgroup$ – Szabolcs Nov 27 '16 at 23:38
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One way is to set a symbol equal to the initial default viewpoint.

v = Options[Plot3D, ViewPoint][[1, 2]]

(* {1.3, -2.4, 2.} *)

Use that symbol dynamically in the plot. Monitor the dynamic value of v and note the value when the rotated plot is pleasing to you:

Plot3D[
 Sin[x + y^2],
 {x, -3, 3},
 {y, -2, 2},
 ViewPoint -> Dynamic[v]
 ]

Mathematica graphics

Dynamic[v]

 (* {2, -0.9, 2.5} *)
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Here is how you can extract the ViewPoint family options from a graphic after interaction. Once you have the options, simply do a copy-paste them in the initial code :

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  • $\begingroup$ Duplicate of this, but maybe more attractive ? Should I delete or move my answer ? $\endgroup$ – andre314 Mar 10 '17 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ This is a far more intuitive, and in my opinion more useful answer to the question. $\endgroup$ – QuantumPenguin Aug 2 at 8:34

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