Creating a meridian globe vector


I'm looking to recreate a simple vector image of a globe with meridians in Illustrator CS5. I tried using the Revolve tool and then applying a grid as Map art, but the result was weak.

I know I can just use a wireframe shading option, but I figure there might be another, more effective way. Is there?

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Edit: here's the result with CS5. Meh. enter image description here

6/27/2016 12:23:00 PM

Try the pst-3dplot package available for example in Texlive. Oh look, they've got what you want as an example right in the manual. If you want to have perspectivity, try pst-solides3d instead.

Just in case you don't know how to handle this all by yourself, you can use this link to access one such example. The code is very easy to understand.

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7/21/2016 9:39:00 AM