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Export a Plot

Export an inline Maple plot from a worksheet to a file through the user interface.  The following file formats are available for 2-D and 3-D plots: BMP, EPS, GIF/ANIMATED-GIF, JPEG/JPG, PDF, PNG, SVG, and WMF.

The following file formats are available for only 3-D plots: X3D, X3DG, COLLADA, POV, and DXF.


To export a plot:


Select the plot you want to export.


From the Plot menu, select Export.


Alternatively, select Export from the Context Panel.


Select a format.


Specify the location and the name of the exported file.


Click Save.




Animations in Maple can be exported as animated GIFs. Select GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) from the list of formats under the Export menu item.


Formats that do not support multiple frames output only the current frame of an animation.


The transparency option is ignored when exporting plots. For information about the transparency option, see plot,options and plot3d,option.


Since the GIF format has a maximum number of colors that it can cope with, it should not, in general, be used for plots where shading or transparency are used. This includes most 3-D plots. In these cases, JPEG is a good alternative.


Maple provides a number of ways to export plots. Some additional file formats are available when you programmatically export a plot.  For information on programmatically saving a plot to a file, see plotsetup and plottools:-exportplot. For information on a specific output device, see plot/device and File Formats Known to Maple.

See Also

Export a Worksheet

File Formats Known to Maple

Overview of Plot Menu for 2-D and 3-D Plots




Use Context Menus for Plots