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

  • 4
    $\begingroup$ There is no way, the axis are just viewport overlay. You will need to model them and render them $\endgroup$ May 6, 2015 at 15:57

1 Answer 1


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

  • $\begingroup$ This saved me some time, thank you (+1)! $\endgroup$ Jun 10, 2020 at 15:40

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.