# How to control box edge for 3D graphics like Plot3D

For example But I want to strip those box edge except the bottom ones like this Note that there is still one redundant edge left, because erasing it will be quite ugly with my image editing tool. Also I need the "y" axis labeled like 2D plot case.

I search the documentation, did't find a way to detailed control the box edge.

Something like this (playing with AxesEdge)?:

Plot3D[Exp[-x^2 - y^2], {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, Axes -> {True, True, False},
Boxed -> False, AxesLabel -> {Style["x", 12, Bold], Style["y", 12, Bold], None},
ViewPoint -> {0, -2, 2}, AxesEdge -> {Automatic, {-1, -1}, None}] • Great! Exactly what I want. I didn't find AxesEdge before.+1 – matheorem Jan 29 '18 at 15:08

Try this:

Plot3D[-x^2, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}, Boxed -> False,
ViewPoint -> {-1.94, -1.94, 1.94}] May be it will do for you.

If not, you may remove all automatic axis and the box and draw the axis by hand as follows, for example:

 Show[{
Plot3D[-x^2, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1},
PlotRange -> {{-1.2, 1.3}, {-1.3, 1}, {-1, 0.2}}, Axes -> None,
Boxed -> False, ViewPoint -> {-1.94, -1.94, 1.94}],
Graphics3D[{Arrow[{{-1, -1, -1}, {1.1, -1, -1}}],
Arrow[{{-1.1, 1, -1}, {-1.1, -1.2, -1}}]}]
}] Then you will, however, need to also draw the ticks and figures in addition, which I did not do here. It cab be done by the same statement Graphics3D.

Have fun!

• Hi, @Alexei Boulbitch. Thank you so much for answering. It seems that José Antonio Díaz Navas's answer is a more proper one : ) – matheorem Jan 29 '18 at 15:09