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contour plots on walls of a cube

Hello all,

I have what feels like a simple problem but I haven't been able to tweak
the right strings yet.

I have a 3-D data set and am trying to visualise it by placing contour
plots on the back three walls of a cube.  The problem is that I can not
get one of the contour plots to properly fill the wall without manually
adjusting the position.  In the example code that follows I always end
up with an empty space down the left side of the plot on the back left
wall.  I can get it to fit by setting the x1 value in the contour call
to 0.18 by hand but that just doesn't seem IDL-correct and I would have
to manually determine new positions everytime I moved the cube on the

Am I missing something obvious, is there a subtle trick that I either
haven't learned or have displaced from memory, or is there a completely
different way of doing what I want?  Thanks for any and all suggestions.


(IDL 5.1 on Solaris and IDL 4.01 on Win95)

dat = randomu(seed,11,11)

x1 = 0.2     ;position coordinates
x2 = 0.8
y1 = 0.2
y2 = 0.8
z1 = 0.0
z2 = 1.0

surface, dat, /nodat, xr=[0,10], yr=[0,10], zr=[0,10], $
  xs=1, ys=1, zs=1, pos=[x1,y1,x2,y2,z1,z2], /save


;;;;;;back left   This is the problem.
contour, dat, /fill, nlev=10, /noer, /t3d, zval=y2, xr=[0,10], $
  yr=[0,10], xs=5, ys=5, pos=[x1,z1,x2,z2,z1,z2]

;the following do fit properly for me, although I get the front
;    corner cut out of the contour on the 'floor'

;;;;;;back right
contour, dat, /fill, nlev=10, /noer, /t3d, zval=x2, xr=[0,10], $
  yr=[0,10], xs=5, ys=5, pos=[y1,z1,y2,z2,z1,z2]

contour, dat, /fill, nlev=10, /noer, /t3d, zval=z1, xr=[0,10], $
  yr=[0,10], xs=5, ys=5, pos=[x1,y1,x2,y2,z1,z2]


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