Assigning Colors to 3D Objects

Select Options ® 3D options to call up the 3D Options dialog window.

The 3D Colors options allow you to choose how you want the items in a 3D graph colored. These options govern the use of the 3D Object... variables in the Color Assignment menu. Various parts of a graph object, or particular objects in a graph, are colored as specified by these 3D Object... color variables.

The following options are available. Only one of them can be set at a time. Note that these options only apply to the sides of objects. Regardless of which option you choose, the tops of an object are colored with the 3D object top color.

Single Color

If you choose this option, all side panels of 3D graph objects are colored with a single solid color.

The color used for the side panels is specified by the 3D object side variable in the Color Assignment menu. For this option, the 3D Object Panel color variables are ignored.

By Side

If you choose this option, successive side panels of each 3D graph object are colored using the four 3D Object Panel colors (3D Object Panel 1 to 3D Object Panel 4).

SAP Business Graphics does not always use the full range of 3D Object Panel colors. You see the full range only for 4- or 5-sided objects, and then only when all sides are visible. (Normally, the user sees only the sides facing front.) All sides are visible when the graph type is Pyramids and the objects are flat enough (due to low data values) to see over the top.

The following figure contains the Pyramids graph type with 3D Colors  ®  By side requested.

By Height

(This option will be available in later versions.)

By Column

If you choose this option, all objects in a given column of a 3D graph are colored using one of the Contrast (Contrast 1 to Contrast 6) colors. You can set the Contrast variables in the Color Assignment menu.

This option applies only to coloring the sides of objects.

By Row

If you choose this option, all objects in a given row of a 3D graph are colored using one of the Contrast (Contrast 1 to Contrast 6) colors. You can set the Contrast color variables in the Color Assignment menu.

This option applies only to coloring the sides of objects.