Coyote's Guide to IDL Programming

Creating Semi-Transparent Surfaces

QUESTION: How can I create a semi-transparent surface in IDL?

ANSWER: How would you like to be able to make an image like this?

Picture of a Semi-Transparent Surface (24KB)

Struan Gray of the Institute of Physics at Lund University in Sweden can show you how. Visit his Surface Plotting Tutorial to learn how to make pictures like this and much, much more.

Many thanks to Struan for creating this tutorial and sharing these secrets with us.

You may also want to read the tip on how to display transparent images.

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