Rotating axes label text in 3D Matplotlib

To rotate axes label text in 3D matplotlib, we can use set_zlabel() method with rotation in the method's argument.


  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.

  • Create a new figure or activate an existing figure using figure() method.

  • Add a subplot to the current axis with projection="3d".

  • Initialize a variable, angle, for an angle.

  • Set Z-axis label using set_zlabel() method with a rotation.

  • To display the figure, use show() method.


from matplotlib import 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')
angle = 45
ax.set_zlabel('Z-Axis', rotation=angle)


Updated on: 03-Jun-2021

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