# Is it possible to make a 3d circular scale in mathematica?

I want to make a 3d circular scale with 100 divisions (marked from 0 to 100) in it. I think it is possible by making divisions over the outer surface of a 3d cylinder.

• Do you mean to generate the tick marks from 0..99 in 3D in a cylindrical arrangement? You can use Table to create a list of Line primitives. If you don't know how to work with Graphics and Graphics3D, read this short tutorial. It's really easy: just construct a list of graphics primitives (like Line) and wrap them with Graphics3D. – Szabolcs Aug 29 '17 at 16:27

You can get this effect by building the "label" for the cylinder using Graphics objects, and then "wrapping" it around a 3D parametric plot of a cylinder using Texture:
label = Graphics[

ParametricPlot3D[{Cos[th], Sin[th], -z}, {z, 0, 1}, {th, 0, 2 Pi},

If it is desired that the cylinder have end-caps, this can be accomplished by combining this with other ParametricPlot3D or Graphics3D objects.