How to save Matplotlib 3d rotating plots?

To save Matplotlib 3d roatating plots, we can take the following steps −

  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.
  • Create a new figure or activate an existing figure.
  • Add an '~.axes.Axes' to the figure as part of a subplot arrangement.
  • Return a tuple X, Y, Z with a test data set.
  • Plot a 3D wireframe.
  • Rotate the axis with an angle.
  • Redraw the current figure.
  • Run the GUI event loop for some seconds.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.


from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import axes3d
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True

fig = plt.figure()
ax = fig.add_subplot(111, projection='3d')
X, Y, Z = axes3d.get_test_data(0.1)
ax.plot_wireframe(X, Y, Z, rstride=5, cstride=5)

for angle in range(0, 360):
   ax.view_init(30, angle)