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How to best draw an additional box boder at {x, y, 0} as indicated by the red arrow below? PlotRange is Automatic (do not assume it is {{0, 100}, {0, 100}, {-50, 50}} always).

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points = RandomReal[100, {100, 3}];
points[[All, 3]] = points[[All, 3]] - 50;
ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1]

The only idea I have is extracting PlotRange with AbsoluteOptions and drawing the box border manually. That may be too difficult for me. I use Mathematica 9.

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    How to best draw an additional box boder at {x, y, 0} as indicated by the red arrow below? PlotRange is Automatic (do not assume it is {{0, 100}, {0, 100}, {-50, 50}} always).

    enter image description here

    points = RandomReal[100, {100, 3}];
    points[[All, 3]] = points[[All, 3]] - 50;
    ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1]
    

    The only idea I have is extracting PlotRange with AbsoluteOptions and drawing the box border manually. That may be too difficult for me. I use Mathematica 9.

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      How to best draw an additional box boder at {x, y, 0} as indicated by the red arrow below? PlotRange is Automatic (do not assume it is {{0, 100}, {0, 100}, {-50, 50}} always).

      enter image description here

      points = RandomReal[100, {100, 3}];
      points[[All, 3]] = points[[All, 3]] - 50;
      ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1]
      

      The only idea I have is extracting PlotRange with AbsoluteOptions and drawing the box border manually. That may be too difficult for me. I use Mathematica 9.

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      How to best draw an additional box boder at {x, y, 0} as indicated by the red arrow below? PlotRange is Automatic (do not assume it is {{0, 100}, {0, 100}, {-50, 50}} always).

      enter image description here

      points = RandomReal[100, {100, 3}];
      points[[All, 3]] = points[[All, 3]] - 50;
      ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1]
      

      The only idea I have is extracting PlotRange with AbsoluteOptions and drawing the box border manually. That may be too difficult for me. I use Mathematica 9.

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          You can use InfinitePlane without having to get the PlotRange of input plot:

          Show[ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1],
           Graphics3D[{Opacity[0], EdgeForm[{Blue, Thick}], 
             InfinitePlane[{{0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0}, {1, 1, 0}}]}]]
          

          enter image description here

          Update: An alternative that also works in version 9 is to use FaceGrids:

          facegrids = {#, {{}, {0}}} & /@ Join[#, -#] &@Most[IdentityMatrix[3]];
          ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1, FaceGrids -> facegrids, 
           FaceGridsStyle -> Directive[Thick, Blue]]
          

          enter image description here

          Update 2: You can also use PlotRange to extract the plot range of a plot object and use it with Cuboid:

          lpp = ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1]; 
          rectangle = Transpose[Append[PlotRange[lpp][[;; 2]], {0, 0}]];
          Show[lpp, Graphics3D[{Opacity[0], EdgeForm[{Thick, Blue}], Cuboid @@ rectangle}]]
          

          enter image description here

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          • Something like this I was hoping for, thanks. Unfortunately InfinitePlane was only introduced in MMA 10.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 19:42

          • @Frank, please see the update.
            – kglr
            Nov 28 at 20:01

          • That’s truly fantastic.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 20:15

          up vote
          2
          down vote

          You can use the useful-but-undocumented function Charting`get3DPlotRange to find the plot range, and use that to make your box:

          points = RandomReal[{-50, 50}, {100, 3}];
          plot = ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1];
          {x, y, z} = Charting`get3DPlotRange @ plot;
          Show[plot,
              Graphics3D[
                  {
                      EdgeForm @ Blue,
                      FaceForm @ Opacity @ 0.05, (* set to 0 for transparent *)
                      Cuboid @@ Thread[{x, y, {0, 0}}]
                  }
              ]
          ] 
          

          enter image description here

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          • Thanks! I ran into trouble when using this together with PlotLegends -> Placed.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 20:16

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          You can use InfinitePlane without having to get the PlotRange of input plot:

          Show[ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1],
           Graphics3D[{Opacity[0], EdgeForm[{Blue, Thick}], 
             InfinitePlane[{{0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0}, {1, 1, 0}}]}]]
          

          enter image description here

          Update: An alternative that also works in version 9 is to use FaceGrids:

          facegrids = {#, {{}, {0}}} & /@ Join[#, -#] &@Most[IdentityMatrix[3]];
          ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1, FaceGrids -> facegrids, 
           FaceGridsStyle -> Directive[Thick, Blue]]
          

          enter image description here

          Update 2: You can also use PlotRange to extract the plot range of a plot object and use it with Cuboid:

          lpp = ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1]; 
          rectangle = Transpose[Append[PlotRange[lpp][[;; 2]], {0, 0}]];
          Show[lpp, Graphics3D[{Opacity[0], EdgeForm[{Thick, Blue}], Cuboid @@ rectangle}]]
          

          enter image description here

          share|improve this answer

          • Something like this I was hoping for, thanks. Unfortunately InfinitePlane was only introduced in MMA 10.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 19:42

          • @Frank, please see the update.
            – kglr
            Nov 28 at 20:01

          • That’s truly fantastic.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 20:15

          up vote
          2
          down vote

          accepted

          You can use InfinitePlane without having to get the PlotRange of input plot:

          Show[ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1],
           Graphics3D[{Opacity[0], EdgeForm[{Blue, Thick}], 
             InfinitePlane[{{0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0}, {1, 1, 0}}]}]]
          

          enter image description here

          Update: An alternative that also works in version 9 is to use FaceGrids:

          facegrids = {#, {{}, {0}}} & /@ Join[#, -#] &@Most[IdentityMatrix[3]];
          ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1, FaceGrids -> facegrids, 
           FaceGridsStyle -> Directive[Thick, Blue]]
          

          enter image description here

          Update 2: You can also use PlotRange to extract the plot range of a plot object and use it with Cuboid:

          lpp = ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1]; 
          rectangle = Transpose[Append[PlotRange[lpp][[;; 2]], {0, 0}]];
          Show[lpp, Graphics3D[{Opacity[0], EdgeForm[{Thick, Blue}], Cuboid @@ rectangle}]]
          

          enter image description here

          share|improve this answer

          • Something like this I was hoping for, thanks. Unfortunately InfinitePlane was only introduced in MMA 10.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 19:42

          • @Frank, please see the update.
            – kglr
            Nov 28 at 20:01

          • That’s truly fantastic.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 20:15

          up vote
          2
          down vote

          accepted

          up vote
          2
          down vote

          accepted

          You can use InfinitePlane without having to get the PlotRange of input plot:

          Show[ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1],
           Graphics3D[{Opacity[0], EdgeForm[{Blue, Thick}], 
             InfinitePlane[{{0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0}, {1, 1, 0}}]}]]
          

          enter image description here

          Update: An alternative that also works in version 9 is to use FaceGrids:

          facegrids = {#, {{}, {0}}} & /@ Join[#, -#] &@Most[IdentityMatrix[3]];
          ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1, FaceGrids -> facegrids, 
           FaceGridsStyle -> Directive[Thick, Blue]]
          

          enter image description here

          Update 2: You can also use PlotRange to extract the plot range of a plot object and use it with Cuboid:

          lpp = ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1]; 
          rectangle = Transpose[Append[PlotRange[lpp][[;; 2]], {0, 0}]];
          Show[lpp, Graphics3D[{Opacity[0], EdgeForm[{Thick, Blue}], Cuboid @@ rectangle}]]
          

          enter image description here

          share|improve this answer

          You can use InfinitePlane without having to get the PlotRange of input plot:

          Show[ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1],
           Graphics3D[{Opacity[0], EdgeForm[{Blue, Thick}], 
             InfinitePlane[{{0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0}, {1, 1, 0}}]}]]
          

          enter image description here

          Update: An alternative that also works in version 9 is to use FaceGrids:

          facegrids = {#, {{}, {0}}} & /@ Join[#, -#] &@Most[IdentityMatrix[3]];
          ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1, FaceGrids -> facegrids, 
           FaceGridsStyle -> Directive[Thick, Blue]]
          

          enter image description here

          Update 2: You can also use PlotRange to extract the plot range of a plot object and use it with Cuboid:

          lpp = ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1]; 
          rectangle = Transpose[Append[PlotRange[lpp][[;; 2]], {0, 0}]];
          Show[lpp, Graphics3D[{Opacity[0], EdgeForm[{Thick, Blue}], Cuboid @@ rectangle}]]
          

          enter image description here

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          edited Nov 28 at 20:16

          answered Nov 28 at 19:33

          kglr

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          • Something like this I was hoping for, thanks. Unfortunately InfinitePlane was only introduced in MMA 10.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 19:42

          • @Frank, please see the update.
            – kglr
            Nov 28 at 20:01

          • That’s truly fantastic.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 20:15

          • Something like this I was hoping for, thanks. Unfortunately InfinitePlane was only introduced in MMA 10.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 19:42

          • @Frank, please see the update.
            – kglr
            Nov 28 at 20:01

          • That’s truly fantastic.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 20:15

          Something like this I was hoping for, thanks. Unfortunately InfinitePlane was only introduced in MMA 10.
          – Frank
          Nov 28 at 19:42

          Something like this I was hoping for, thanks. Unfortunately InfinitePlane was only introduced in MMA 10.
          – Frank
          Nov 28 at 19:42

          @Frank, please see the update.
          – kglr
          Nov 28 at 20:01

          @Frank, please see the update.
          – kglr
          Nov 28 at 20:01

          That’s truly fantastic.
          – Frank
          Nov 28 at 20:15

          That’s truly fantastic.
          – Frank
          Nov 28 at 20:15

          up vote
          2
          down vote

          You can use the useful-but-undocumented function Charting`get3DPlotRange to find the plot range, and use that to make your box:

          points = RandomReal[{-50, 50}, {100, 3}];
          plot = ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1];
          {x, y, z} = Charting`get3DPlotRange @ plot;
          Show[plot,
              Graphics3D[
                  {
                      EdgeForm @ Blue,
                      FaceForm @ Opacity @ 0.05, (* set to 0 for transparent *)
                      Cuboid @@ Thread[{x, y, {0, 0}}]
                  }
              ]
          ] 
          

          enter image description here

          share|improve this answer

          • Thanks! I ran into trouble when using this together with PlotLegends -> Placed.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 20:16

          up vote
          2
          down vote

          You can use the useful-but-undocumented function Charting`get3DPlotRange to find the plot range, and use that to make your box:

          points = RandomReal[{-50, 50}, {100, 3}];
          plot = ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1];
          {x, y, z} = Charting`get3DPlotRange @ plot;
          Show[plot,
              Graphics3D[
                  {
                      EdgeForm @ Blue,
                      FaceForm @ Opacity @ 0.05, (* set to 0 for transparent *)
                      Cuboid @@ Thread[{x, y, {0, 0}}]
                  }
              ]
          ] 
          

          enter image description here

          share|improve this answer

          • Thanks! I ran into trouble when using this together with PlotLegends -> Placed.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 20:16

          up vote
          2
          down vote

          up vote
          2
          down vote

          You can use the useful-but-undocumented function Charting`get3DPlotRange to find the plot range, and use that to make your box:

          points = RandomReal[{-50, 50}, {100, 3}];
          plot = ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1];
          {x, y, z} = Charting`get3DPlotRange @ plot;
          Show[plot,
              Graphics3D[
                  {
                      EdgeForm @ Blue,
                      FaceForm @ Opacity @ 0.05, (* set to 0 for transparent *)
                      Cuboid @@ Thread[{x, y, {0, 0}}]
                  }
              ]
          ] 
          

          enter image description here

          share|improve this answer

          You can use the useful-but-undocumented function Charting`get3DPlotRange to find the plot range, and use that to make your box:

          points = RandomReal[{-50, 50}, {100, 3}];
          plot = ListPointPlot3D[points, BoxRatios -> 1];
          {x, y, z} = Charting`get3DPlotRange @ plot;
          Show[plot,
              Graphics3D[
                  {
                      EdgeForm @ Blue,
                      FaceForm @ Opacity @ 0.05, (* set to 0 for transparent *)
                      Cuboid @@ Thread[{x, y, {0, 0}}]
                  }
              ]
          ] 
          

          enter image description here

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          answered Nov 28 at 19:02

          Jason B.

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          • Thanks! I ran into trouble when using this together with PlotLegends -> Placed.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 20:16

          • Thanks! I ran into trouble when using this together with PlotLegends -> Placed.
            – Frank
            Nov 28 at 20:16

          Thanks! I ran into trouble when using this together with PlotLegends -> Placed.
          – Frank
          Nov 28 at 20:16

          Thanks! I ran into trouble when using this together with PlotLegends -> Placed.
          – Frank
          Nov 28 at 20:16

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