Changing the background color of the axes planes of a matplotlib 3D plot
On the basis of the scatterplot example of matplotlib, how can I change the gray background color of the 3 axes grid planes? I would like to set it to white, keeping the grid lines with the default gray color. I found this question but I couldn't apply it to the example. Thanks.
Using the same example. You can set the pane color using the set_pane_color method as described here http://matplotlib.org/mpl_toolkits/mplot3d/api.html#axis3d. You can set the color using the RGBA tuple:
# scatter3d_demo.py # ... # Set the background color of the pane YZ ax.w_xaxis.set_pane_color((1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0)) plt.show()
For a slightly different approach, see below:
# Get rid of colored axes planes # First remove fill ax.xaxis.pane.fill = False ax.yaxis.pane.fill = False ax.zaxis.pane.fill = False # Now set color to white (or whatever is "invisible") ax.xaxis.pane.set_edgecolor('w') ax.yaxis.pane.set_edgecolor('w') ax.zaxis.pane.set_edgecolor('w') # Bonus: To get rid of the grid as well: ax.grid(False)
See this blog post that I used as my source.