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    3 dimensional charts (All versions)

    Has anyone worked with Excel (or another charting program) that would chart 3 demensional information over a shape?
    Lets say sun exposure over a ball?

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    Re: 3 dimensional charts (All versions)

    You can make a 3d chart in excel but it is a 3d line chart. Z is VALUES, x and Y are categories so it is not an X,Y, Z scatter chart.

    Serves some purposes, surface data when you have full data sets.

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    Re: 3 dimensional charts (All versions)

    I've never tried this but could you surface chart an area that is not a rectangle?
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    Re: 3 dimensional charts (All versions)

    Here is a very simple example
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    Re: 3 dimensional charts (All versions)

    No, not AFAIK. You can put a graphic on the floor of the chart (rightclick the floor, click the "patterns" button), but you cannot change the shape of the floor to anything but a rectangle.
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