I will illustrate my question with a picture from a matlab plot. Is it possible to do the same thing with Mathematica plots in 3D as well?


The above is from a 3D matlab plot. I can get tooltips showing coordinates of points on the surface. I am searching for the same fror Mathematica, but it seems not to work. Has anybody an idea of how to do it with Mathematica?

  • $\begingroup$ Dynamic[a = MousePosition["Graphics3DBoxIntercepts"]] is a starting point, but some work will be needed to translate the output to {x,y,z} values. $\endgroup$
    – bbgodfrey
    Feb 9, 2015 at 12:26
  • $\begingroup$ related Q/A: How can locators be added to points in 3D grid $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    Feb 9, 2015 at 12:31
  • $\begingroup$ The answer of bbgodfrey seems to be complicated. could anybody translate the output from MousePosition to (x,y,z) for a trivial illustrating example? $\endgroup$ Feb 10, 2015 at 13:31


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