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Problem with Volume and Parallelepiped

This worked (copied from the documentation), and gave correct image with Graphics3D. R = Parallelepiped[{0, 0, 0}, {{1, 0, 0}, {1, 1, 0}, {0, 1, 1}}]; Volume[R] ...
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how to get $n$ equidistributed points on the unit sphere

We can get $n$ equidistributed points in the unit circle using CirclePoints. But how do you get $n$ equidistributed points on the unit sphere(surface of a ball)? ...
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How to create this spikey in Mathematica?

I came across this post while messying around the StackExchange mobile. I think this thing can be easily done by Mathematica as well but I'm not an expert in geometric field. Can anyone give some ...
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How to do this 3D grid drawing?

The idea is to make axes 3d, with a more subdued in black mesh, and shafts with their respective numbers with a maximum of 10 in each (black to print after the size of half a sheet craft, vine also ...
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Displaying Dandelin spheres touching hyperbola boundary patches in cone

Can we show the Dandelin spheres scenario (shown by Hrhm for case of ellipse) for a hyperbola as well? I'm not happy with what we get to see of this on the net. The double nappe/sheet of a cone is ...
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Animating ballistic movement

I was tasked with creating a 3D animation of the movement of a ball through space, while taking into account influences such as the magnus effect, air drag, and rotation. In order for this to happen a ...
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Magnify Part of a 3D Graphic [duplicate]

I have a 3D Graphic built, and I want to magnify part of it. I would prefer a circle or ring-shape that can be placed anywhere in front of a 3D graphic that would magnify it. Ultimately, I want to ...
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Animating Differential Equations [closed]

I was tasked with creating a 3D animation in Mathematica, which aims to describe the movement of a football through space as it's kicked. There are several differential equations regarding this matter ...
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Disobedient RegionPlot3D

I faced a strange behavior of a RegionPlot3D. I am drawing a piece of a plane bounded by a parabola. This works: ...
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$3D$ graphic of soccer ball

How to make a soccer ball $3D$ graphic? The following image is from Wikipedia, Spherical polyhedron: Truncated icosahedron (left) and standard soccer ball (right) ...
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How to apply `DiscretizeGraphics` to a tube?

I want to export the numerical solution of the Chan-Lee oscillator as an STL file so that I could print it out. But when I expanded the curve into a tube, ...
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Dynamic ClipPlanes calculated from current ViewPoint

(This is a follow-up question to the answer found here.) I would like to define a clip plane dynamically from the current ViewPoint of my ...
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Real, scaled sizes of bubbles in bubblechart [closed]

I'm trying to create a BubbleChart3D with sets of 4 numbers, to see which spheres overlap. ...
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How to graph a 3D function of two variables? [closed]

How to graph this: \begin{alignat*}{3} x(s, t) &= a\cos(mt) \cos^{k}(ns) &&\cos(t) &&\cos(s), \\ y(s, t) &= a\cos(mt) \cos^{k}(ns) &&\sin(t) &&\cos(s), \\ z(s, ...
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How to Draw a 3D Scatter Plot Graph

Firstly: I am completely new to Mathematica, but I need to be able to create a 3D Scatter Graph with the following points: {0.000824, 15.8, 39.0}, {0.000507, 20.5, 39.6}, {0.000444, 20.5, 39.8}, {...
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Need help with making an interactive 3D plot

My main problem is to generate a manipulatable 3D plot, combining three functions and two of those functions depend on another variable Theta (which shall be the manipulateable variable). To explain ...
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3D graphs will not show together [duplicate]

I have tried to plot two 3D graphs together in mathematica with Show but it only shows one graph. This is my code: tophalf = Plot3D[Sqrt[x*y], {x, -10, 10}, {y, -10, 10}] bottomhalf = Plot3D[-1*Sqrt[...
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Issue formulating RegionPlot3D to visualize RegionIntersection

Description I am looking to visualize gas cloud growth within custom modules. For demonstration purpose, it is assumed gas cloud takes a spherical shape whilst module is defined using a ...
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Mapping one graph to another [duplicate]

Suppose I have: ...
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Why is SliceDensityPlot3D leaving out sections that DensityPlot gets? [duplicate]

My program uses NDSolveValue to solve for a 3D function. The code is pretty hefty so I've pasted it here, and I'm just including the really relevant excerpts of it below. Once I have my 3D function, <...
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how do I 3D Plot f(x,y,z)=0

I am very new to mathematica and was wondering how I could 3Dplot -5(x-2)-7y+3(z+4)=0 I've tried 3DPlot and Contour but neither have seemed to work. PLease help.
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Plotting the solution of $\sin(x)\sin(y)$ + elliptic cylinder

I have a problem with one of my school project :( I need to add function: $\sin(x)\sin(y)$ to elliptic cylinder $\left(\frac x a\right)^2+ \left(\frac y b\right)^2 = 1$ After few hours, only this ...
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Scale size PolyhedronData

How can I plot a truncated cube with size (sqrt(2)-1)? The code I am using is simply PolyhedronData["TruncatedCube"]
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Coloring (Temperature) surface of parametric 3D plot

I am stuck on figuring out how to do a "Temperature" Color scheme for a surface plotted using ParametricPlot3D. As an example, here is a plot of one example surface. This is a antenna gain plot of ...
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Determine whether points lie within a cow

I would like to determine whether randomly-generated points ...
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How to arbitrarily label the points in ListPointPlot3D within Manipulate?

I want to label the points displayed in 3D within a Manipulate expression with arbitrary text. My code is as follows: ...
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Arrowheads not falling in line

This is not a serious problem, but sometimes quite annoying. Say you are drawing a line with multiple Arrowheads. ...
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Plotting vectors and curves on a 3D surface

I am having trouble plotting curves on surfaces. I have searched for similar examples and I have tried both Plot3D and ParametricPlot3D commands and experimented with Epilog and MeshFunctions (et.c) ...
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3DPlot Rendering Artefacts (z-fighting)

I am trying to render a matrix as a depth map: ...
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How to extract coordinates {x,y,z} from Raster3D

I want to extract coordinates out of a Raster3D. It is possible to extract coordinates out of an Image3D by using ...
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zooming out and adding text to revolutionplot3D [closed]

I am trying to work some details for to the following animation: ...
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Customize FillingStyle in LIstPlot3D

I'm trying to plot inundation at different elevations on a 3D ground surface elevation plot. The closest I have got so far has been to use FillingStyle as the ...
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Why is NDSolveValue giving these problems in 3D that it didn't have in 2D?

I'm trying to do the same thing I did in this thread (ignore the actual question I was asking about, I just linked it to show the geometry and equation solving I'm doing), but this time for 3D instead ...
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How to color the triangles of a mesh?

Given a mesh, I want to assign each triangle a color. I tried to do it in this way: ...
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Beautiful dance of the Earth and Venus around the sun

I have seen very nice dynamic graphics created by users of Ma. I would like to get help whether the following graphics can be created using Ma. I was not able to create the dynamic picture here. ...
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Export a 3Dplot keeping the zoom, rotation properties

I want to export a 3Dplot but when I export the image remains quiet. I want to the image can rotate and make zoom and paste in to a Powerpoint, for the presentation I can explain to the public the ...
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3D Plots and vector fields [duplicate]

I'm a beginner. How I make a 3D Plot from zero? (like a graphics with the potencial of the electric field). I have to make vector fields too. (vectors of the electric field). I search at internet but ...
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Given Latitude, Longitude, and Elevation, how to illustrate a three-dimensional path?

I've extracted detailed path information from a .FIT file and would like to plot this in three dimensions. I assumed GeoPositionXYZ[] would be useful, and have translated the data into a list that ...
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How to find Graphics coordinates in 3D Plot in Mathematica 9

I can't reproduce the steps as in the link to get coordinate points in a 3D Plot or Graphics in version 9 because with the mouse pointer I can by default only rotate/scale/shift the 3D Plot (also ...
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Region traced by the endpoints of all vectors given by a parametric expression [closed]

I have the expression of a vector e, with 3 parameters tt1 tt2 and tt3: ...
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Faking MoleculePlot for compounds where it isn't available

Mathematica's ChemicalData has a lot of useful information, but many compounds only have flat 2D structure diagrams rather than the cool 3D ...
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ColorBars or PlotLegends for ElementMeshSurfacePlot3D

I want to produce a colorbar legend to the output from ElementMeshSurfacePlot3D (Mathematica 10). The pde was solved using NDSolveValue (FEM pdesolution is the resulting interpolating function) over a ...
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How to Combine 3D graphics

I'm trying to put this solid S1 = RegionPlot3D[z - 50 <= -2 x^2 - 2 y^2, {x, -5, 5}, {y, -5, 5}, {z, 0, 50}] on top of this one ...
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All Graphics3D commands crash

Recently updated from Mathematica 8.0 to 10.2 running on Windows 7 (8.0 was uninstalled before installing 10.2). Anytime a 3d graphics is rendered, the first rendering in a notebook is completely ...
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How to obtain the coordinates of the intersection line of two surfaces?

I can plot the intersection line of two surfaces $f$, $g$ by using: ...
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Seeing coordinates in Graphics3D

I'm writing some structures built up from different strings that specify the coordinates of the lines. The code used to generate these is built up from a ton of user defined functions from my library, ...
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How to convert Image3D object into Graphics3D object and vice versa?

There are some rendering options (for example, Lighting) which are associated with the Graphics3D objects. I cannot apply these ...