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The following code plots 3 cuboids, each with a label at the lower left vertex. The label is meant to be part of the cuboid object. Yet, since Text[] is used to display the label, the label "1" does not hide with cuboid #1 from the default view point.

Mathematica description of Text[] specifically calls out that

"Text is drawn in front of all other objects."

Is there a way to display labels truly with their respective objects, so that they show or hide with their respective objects?

centers = Table[{Cos[2 k], Sin[2 k], 0.5 k }, {k, 3}];  
setOfCuboids =
         Graphics3D[Text[k, centers[[k]]]]},
    {k, 1, 3}];  

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm suggesting this be moved to Mathematica.SE. $\endgroup$ – Nicholas R. Peterson Dec 14 '13 at 19:12
  • $\begingroup$ Inset is what you are looking for. $\endgroup$ – Kuba Dec 14 '13 at 23:22