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I made a nice (imho) visualization of my data that can be rendered using cycles, but is there a way to display the x,y,z axes? (what about adding text along each of them?)
I guess I could create my own solution, it just seems strange there is no way to visualize the axes.

I see in a lot of images evidence that there should be at least some way to visualize the axes. example image visualizing the axes

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    $\begingroup$ There is no way, the axis are just viewport overlay. You will need to model them and render them $\endgroup$ – Jaroslav Jerryno Novotny May 6 '15 at 15:57
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I ended up creating an axis object... Here is the model link in blend swap. It can create an axis and a few other interesting vectors. To create the axes, it uses e.g. the input

vectors = [ 
 [(4,0,0), (0,0,0), 'red'],
 [(0,4,0), (0,0,0), 'green'], 
 [(0,0,4), (0,0,0), 'blue'], 
]

enter image description here

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