# 3D Cone Plots in R

How to make 3D cone plots with Plotly.

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### Basic 3D Cone

library(plotly)

fig <- plot_ly(
type= "cone",
x= 1, y= 1, z= 1,
u= 1, v= 1, w= 0
)
fig <- fig %>%
layout(
scene= list(
camera= list(
eye= list(x= -0.76, y= 1.8, z= 0.92)
)
)
)

fig


### Mulitple 3D Cones

library(plotly)

fig <- plot_ly(
type="cone",
x= c(1, 2, 3),
y= c(1, 2, 3),
z= c(1, 2, 3),
u= c(1, 0, 0),
v= c(0, 3, 0),
w= c(0, 0, 2),
sizemode= "absolute",
sizeref= 2,
anchor= "tip",
colorbar= list(
x= 0,
xanchor= "right",
side= "left"
)
)
fig <- fig %>%
layout(
scene= list(
domain= list(x= c(0, 1)),
camera= list(
eye= list(x= -1.57, y= 1.36, z= 0.58)
)
)
)

fig


### 3D Cone Lighting

library(plotly)

fig <- plot_ly(
type="cone",
y= c(1, 2, 3),
z= c(1, 1, 1),
u= c(1, 2, 3),
v= c(1, 1, 2),
w= c(4, 4, 1),
showscale= F,
hoverinfo= "u+v+w+name"
)
fig <- fig %>%
name= "base",
x= c(1, 1, 1)
)
fig <- fig %>%
name= "opacity=0.3",
x= c(2, 2, 2),
opacity= 0.3
)
fig <- fig %>%
name= "lighting.ambient=0.3",
x= c(3, 3, 3),
lighting= list(ambient= 0.3)
)
fig <- fig %>%
name= "lighting.diffuse=0.3",
x= c(4, 4, 4),
lighting= list(diffuse= 0.3)
)
fig <- fig %>%
name= "lighting.specular=2",
x= c(5, 5, 5),
lighting= list(specular= 2)
)
fig <- fig %>%
name= "lighting.roughness=1",
x= c(6, 6, 6),
lighting= list(roughness= 1)
)
fig <- fig %>%
name= "lighting.fresnel=2",
x= c(7, 7, 7),
lighting= list(fresnel= 2)
)
fig <- fig %>%
name= "lighting.position x=0,y=0,z=1e5",
x= c(8, 8, 8),
lightposition= list(x= 0, y= 0, z= 1e5)
)
fig <- fig %>%
layout(
scene= list(
aspectmode= "data",
camera= list(
eye= list(x= 0.05, y= -2.6, z= 2)
)
),
margin= list(t= 0, b= 0, l= 0, r= 0)
)

fig


### 3D Cone of Wind Dataset

library(plotly)
library(rjson)

dat <- fromJSON(file='https://raw.githubusercontent.com/plotly/plotly.js/master/test/image/mocks/gl3d_cone-wind.json')

fig <- plot_ly(
type="cone",
x= dat$data[[1]]$x,
y= dat$data[[1]]$y,
z= dat$data[[1]]$z,
u= dat$data[[1]]$u,
v= dat$data[[1]]$v,
w= dat$data[[1]]$w,
text="-> wind <-",
hoverinfo="u+v+w+text",
marker = list(
colorscale = "Viridis",
cmin=0,
cmax=100
)
)
fig <- fig %>%
layout(
scene= list(
aspectratio= list(x= -1.57, y= 1.36, z= 0.58)
)
)

fig