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Hi,
To my knowledge, there is indeed no axes label fonctionality for 3d plots. For the SageManifolds project, we set up some workaround function that uses `text3d`

to set labels at locations determined from the bounding box of the graphic object. Here is this function:

```
def set_axes_labels(graph, xlabel, ylabel, zlabel, **kwds):
r"""
Set axes labels for a 3D graphics object.
This is a workaround for the lack of axes labels in Sage 3D plots; it
sets the labels as text3d objects at locations determined from the
bounding box of the graphic object ``graph``.
INPUT:
- ``graph`` -- a 3D graphic object, as an instance of
:class:`~sage.plot.plot3d.base.Graphics3d`
- ``xlabel`` -- string for the x-axis label
- ``ylabel`` -- string for the y-axis label
- ``zlabel`` -- string for the z-axis label
- ``**kwds`` -- options (e.g. color) for text3d
OUTPUT:
- the 3D graphic object with text3d labels added.
EXAMPLE::
sage: g = sphere()
sage: print g
Graphics3d Object
sage: show(g) # no axes labels
sage: from sage.manifolds.utilities import set_axes_labels
sage: ga = set_axes_labels(g, 'X', 'Y', 'Z', color='red')
sage: print ga
Graphics3d Object
sage: show(ga) # the 3D frame has now axes labels
"""
from sage.plot.plot3d.shapes2 import text3d
xmin, ymin, zmin = graph.bounding_box()[0]
xmax, ymax, zmax = graph.bounding_box()[1]
dx = xmax - xmin
dy = ymax - ymin
dz = zmax - zmin
x1 = xmin + dx / 2
y1 = ymin + dy / 2
z1 = zmin + dz / 2
xmin1 = xmin - dx / 20
xmax1 = xmax + dx / 20
ymin1 = ymin - dy / 20
zmin1 = zmin - dz / 20
graph += text3d(' ' + xlabel, (x1, ymin1, zmin1), **kwds)
graph += text3d(' ' + ylabel, (xmax1, y1, zmin1), **kwds)
graph += text3d(' ' + zlabel, (xmin1, ymin1, z1), **kwds)
return graph
```

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