Telerik WPF 3D Chart control is an addition to the RadChartView set and is the first control in it to visualize data in a three dimensional manner. The chart uses the WPF API for 3D rendering, so you don’t need to worry about including third party libraries.
The control features the well-known WPF data binding mechanism via ItemSource and defining the properties in it to be utilized for the different data points in the chart. In addition, there is a convenient dynamic data binding mechanism that will automatically create series based on the data in the hierarchical data source (collections of collections).
The data sampling functionality is very useful when working with large data sets, as the component engine will automatically execute data sampling on the provided data set, to reduce the number of points that the chart needs to render, without losing valuable information.
There are three built-in series in the 3D chart—surface series, point series, and bar series (a.k.a. Manhattan chart).
The 3D space in the RadCartesianChart3D control is defined by three axes, one for each dimension – X, Y and Z.
Two axis types that can be used with the 3D chart:
The chart allows you to control the camera position from where the scene is observed. You can rotate the camera around the chart and change its distance, by moving it towards or away from the center. This creates the illusion that the chart is being spun and zoomed in and out.
Documentation on the Telerik UI for WPF 3D Chart Camera Behavior
The tooltip behavior shows information about hovered data point visuals.
Documentation on the Telerik UI for WPF 3D Chart Tooltip Behavior
You can control the appearance of the data point visuals. Set custom materials allowing to determine the color, gloss and shine of the 3D elements, as well as other customizations. Additionally, custom geometries can determine the shape of the visuals.
Check out the Telerik UI for WPF Demo Applications to see the components in action