I find out, unintentionally, that in version 5.0 of the Mathematica software there was a dialog called ViewPoint Selector.

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Is there anything similar in this regard that presents a dialog box for this?

I wish the outputs can be used in some way in the Graphics3D function through the context menu.

  • $\begingroup$ I have seen in some answers that it is possible using a line of code, but without any graphic visualization. I thought of something like what's in the picture. But I did not want to use Manipulate because my desktop hangs when I use this function. $\endgroup$
    – LCarvalho
    Jul 13, 2017 at 14:01
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    $\begingroup$ Just a note, it comes from times where 3d graphics were not interactive. Now you can rotate/zoom/pan graphics 3d. Is there any specific use case for this? $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Jul 24, 2017 at 10:48
  • $\begingroup$ To enter the desired values in ViewPoint. Ex: ViewPoint -> {0, -2, 0} $\endgroup$
    – LCarvalho
    Jul 24, 2017 at 11:11
  • $\begingroup$ You can pass ViewPoint as an option to your Graphics3D. Alternatively you can use a Dynamic value for it. $\endgroup$
    – b3m2a1
    Aug 2, 2017 at 3:11
  • $\begingroup$ Two related questions. $\endgroup$ Aug 2, 2017 at 3:54

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Here's an example illustrating a Dynamic version of ViewPoint with sliders, etc.

      Axes -> True,
      AxesOrigin -> {0, 0, 0},
      ViewPoint ->
        Replace[{x, y, z},
         Except[{__?NumericQ}] -> {1.3`, -2.4`, 2.`}
        {x, y, z} = #; &
      SphericalRegion -> True
     Background -> White
    VerticalSlider[Dynamic[z], {-5, 5}]
   {Slider2D[Dynamic[{x, y}], {-5, 5}], SpanFromLeft}
  ] // Panel

dynamic view point

There's a Slider2D for {x,y} and a VerticalSlider for z.

Plus you can interact the the graphic in the standard way.

Really this is just an impoverished form of this

  • $\begingroup$ The one more thing needed is the output of the {x,y,z} to make the final image for Export or for future usage. $\endgroup$
    – Rom38
    Aug 2, 2017 at 7:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Rom38 that's easy enough to get, since they're global variables. Or do you just want a monitor? Both are quite easy. $\endgroup$
    – b3m2a1
    Aug 2, 2017 at 7:27
  • $\begingroup$ yes, it is easy but it is good to do to complete the answer about ViewPoint selector. Because you solution does not select anything than view :) which is available in MMA by default. $\endgroup$
    – Rom38
    Aug 2, 2017 at 8:25

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