Make a Surface Plot
Plotly’s surface plots are interactive. Click and drag to rotate, scroll to zoom, hover over the graph to see values.
Step 1 - Enter or upload your data into a plotly grid
Visit the workspace to enter data. A 3D surface plot graphs data 3D dimensional data: the height at each (x, y) point is given by that point’s (z) value. Enter your 3D surface data as a matrix into the spreadsheet.
Step 2 - Select the columns that you want to graph
Select “3d surface plots” under MAKE A PLOT.
Select the columns that will describe your surface plot.
Step 3 - Make and customize your 3D surface plot
Click “3d surface plot”. You can customize every aspect of this chart. Click through “TRACES”, “LAYOUT”, “AXES”, “NOTES”, and “LEGEND” to customize the colorscales, the size, annotations, and more.