# "X-axis is vertical" option

Lorenzo Mattioli shared this question 2 years ago

I would like to view the axes in the following way:

X axis - pointing out of the screen

Y axis - leftward

Z axis - downward

Such a view of the axes is useful in real life: it is exactly the axes - convention for an aircraft pointing out of the screen (check it out on wikipedia or anywhere else).

This would be possible if there was an "X-axis is vertical" option (first select the option and then rotate the view).

Since the option "Y-axis is vertical" is already implemented, I guess that implementing this further option would be straightforward.

Is such an option going to be implemented any time soon?

Cheers,

Lorenzo

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We won't be adding that for the 2D View.

You can fake it by rotating the 3D View as you'd like

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Hi Michael,

Of course I was talking about Geogebra 3D (I thought it was implicit since I was talking about 3 axes).

I do not see any way to "fake" my 3D view, let me try to convince you by the following reasoning.

Say I want to achieve the following 3D view:

Z axis - pointing out of the screen

X axis - leftward

Y axis - downward

Of course I can do this by default, namely with the Z-axis as the vertical axis: I simply rotate the view.

Now, say I want to achieve the following 3D view instead:

Y axis - pointing out of the screen

Z axis - leftward

X axis - downward

I cannot do this by default, but I should select the option "Y-axis is vertical" first, and then rotate the view.

By analogy (namely by a cyclic permutation of the axes), if I want to achieve my "aircraft" 3D view

X axis - pointing out of the screen

Y axis - leftward

Z axis - downward

Neither by default nor with the option "Y-axis is vertical" I can do this, but I would need something like a "X-axis is vertical" option.

I hope I convinced you :)