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3D orbits of moons around their respective planets

I have seen a lot of solar system models (both animated and not), but I am trying to replicate the same thing with moons. Either just one planet and its lunar system or the our whole solar system with ...
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How can I convert a 3D contour plot into a region for use as a custom slice in ListSliceDensityPlot3D?

The documentation for ListSliceDensityPlot3D says ListSliceDensityPlot3D[{{x1,y1,z1,f1},{x2,y2,z2,f2},…},surf] generates a ...
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3D Vector Plot with multiple data points

I have this code: ...
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How to plot points in 2D without restricting their apparent positions to pixel grid?

Compare the two renderings of the same point in the following code (this is just a reduced example, I know I could just zoom in the scene, it's not an option in original code): ...
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3D Interaction when using CDFDeploy

In the following code, the 3D plot of the manipulation is interactive. ...
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How to put the polyhedron base

We get the tetrakaidecahedron like this: ...
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plotting 3d and contour

How can i plot such a graph like this? I mean placing the 3d plot and the contour in the same figure
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Way to make contour labels on SliceContourPlot3D?

SliceContourPlot3D doesn't seem to come with the option of putting contour labels on the plots as far as I can see. I'm using the XStackedPlanes option. I don't see any information about how one might ...
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How two print two 3D objects together

I am trying to 3D print a torus with a curve running around it. This is what I tried: ...
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Special Coloring of two 3D Graphics with same values

As you can see in the picture below, I have plotted three different functions. Since two functions (red and blue) have the same value for a certain region (equity > 60), I was wondering how I can make ...
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How to draw a 3D polygon like this? [closed]

I tried to draw first picture with Raster3D, but the result is strange: So, what is best function to call to draw 3d polygon like that?
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Color of lines in ParametricPlot3D

I have a function of two variables which returns a vector of three components. For example func[l_,t_]:={ x=.... y=.... z=.... {x,y,z}} Now I ...
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Graphics3D opacity of lines

I would like to make the lines opaque for a plot of form similar to: ...
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Drawing outside of 3D plot area

I have some grid-lines I want to extend outside of the bounding box of 3D plot BarChart3D. I do want to keep the bounding box small, as I want the automatic axes on the bounding box edge remain next ...
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Plot of 4-dimensional vector field

I want to study a certain type of 4-dimensional ordinary differential equation. How could I visualize it? One thing that could be helpful is to plot the vector field in one pair of variables, for a ...
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Two questions (Modifying Ticks and VectorGraphics)

Say x0[u_, v_, a_, b_, c_] := a* Cos[u]*Sin[v] y0[u_, v_, a_, b_, c_] := b* Sin[u]*Sin[v] z0[u_, v_, a_, b_, c_] := c*Cos[v] I take a parametric plot by ...
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Join points or draw lines between them on a torus [duplicate]

First I would have liked to map points and texture from a square map (box) in agent-based modellers to a torus. ...
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Move Graphics Object

I'm an artist trying out digital media. I'm very new to Mathematica, however, so excuse me if this a basic question (which I'm sure it is). I did look, though, for anything on this site related to my ...
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How to plot a distribution of planes

How can one plot in Mathematica a distribution of planes in $\mathbb R^3$? For some point $p=(x,y,t)\in\mathbb R^3$, I want to attach a plane spanned by $X(p)=\left(1,0,\frac{1}{2}y\right)$ and by ...
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Graphics3D/Plot3D rendering issue

I have an issue in Mathematica with the rendering of 3D graphics. Two sides (right and bottom) of some sort of bounding box are present, and, in the instance of ...
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How can I plot the typical axis and not the “box axis” in Plot3D?

Are there any option to plot the typical and classic axis instead de "box axis" that is the default option in Mathematica? What I would like is any similar to the axis in red in the following image. ...
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Graphing a pulsating sphere in a 3D vector field to illustrate divergence at point

I am attempting to create an interactive animation using Manipulate[] that allows me to move a point(or small sphere) around in a vector field to illustrate ...
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Is there a Graphics primitive for a cone without a base?

Is there an easy way to get a graphics primitive for a cone without a base without using RevolutionPlot3D? I'm trying to create an "manipulable" animation of the ...
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How to make 3 dimensional arrows look good when their lenghs are wildly different?

I was trying to adapt Jens's answer for adding arrows to a 3D graphics into a general plotting function here. But I find that when I try to combine the Graphics3D ...
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Flipping Origins of Axes 3D Plot

This is the code I am using: ...
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Why do I sometimes get errors when exporting 3D graphics which have been translated or scaled?

When I try and export 3D graphics, I get an error if some of the graphics complexes are translated. such as: ...
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create an (almost) hexagonal mesh on an ellipsoid

EDIT I edited the question in order to take into @Kuba's comment. I want to create this figure with Mathematica (in particular an almost hexagonal mesh on an ellipsoid; thanks to @Kuba I know this ...
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Generate $n$ randomly oriented non-intersecting cylinders with fixed radius and length

This post is in reference to the previous question here. How could I adapt the solution given to have the following constraints: fixed radius, fixed length, number of cylinders, and within a ...
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Using RevolutionPlot3D to visualize a volume

I am working with some calculus students and trying to visualize solids of revolution. RevolutionPlot3D works well for this, but I am having a bit of difficulty with the syntax of the command. The ...
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PametricPlot3D vs ContourPlot3D

Basically, I don't know whether I am missing something mathematically fundamental or I misued Mathematica's functions. ...
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How can I efficiently select certain mesh elements based on measurement criteria?

I am trying to do some mesh cleaning based on element size, but I'm having a hard time seeing how to best use the MeshRegion data structure to accomplish it without ...
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Graphs in 3 dimensions

I have a desired graph as here: the dashed line is just for perspective representation. I tried with LayeredGraphPlot and ...
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DiscretizeRegion fails on two clearly intersecting cylinders

Intersecting cylinders has been on the top here lately, so it got me to thinking of this, ...
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Function of surface roughness

How do I draw with Mathematica a function like this? I would use a series of circles and find the surface. Thanks!
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intersecting cylinders

I try to replicate the two figures of two intersecting cylinders from here. I tried ...
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how to plot 3d graph for x^2 - y^2 = 1? [closed]

How to plot 3 dimensional graph for x^2 - y^2 = 1? I am already using it and I only can plot in 2 dimensional graph. Can someone help me with this problem?
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Plot3D PlotStyle V10.3 vs V7 [duplicate]

This is the from the the very good book of Hazrat He used Mathematica 7.0. In Mathematica 10.3 one gets ...
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Rotate the output of Plot3D [closed]

f[x_, y_] := Sin[x^2 + y^2] Exp[-x^2] + Cos[x^2 + y^2] g2 = Plot3D[f[x, y], {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, PlotPoints -> 50, Axes -> False, Boxed -> False] ...
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generating randomly oriented non-intersecting cylinders

I could not find anything relevant with "googling" (only this) I can create a set of randomly oriented cylinders (code found here) ...
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Align ColorBar (axislabel) to be parallel to the y-axis for any view-angle

The following code produces the 3D plot below (which is almost what I want). ...
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How to colorize a 3D image [closed]

I have a 3D image where the values are in {1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4} and its size is {134, 134, 67}. I used Image3D to display it. However, I am wondering if there is a possibility to colorize the image by ...
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Replicate an image from Documentation Center (EulerMatrix)

EDIT I try to produce an image similar to that (see here) but this time with an ellipsoid. I hope I am not wrong but the code that creates this beautiful image is not available in Mathematica's ...
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How can I export 3D plots as vector graphics? [duplicate]

Consider the following simple example code: plot3D = ListPlot3D[{{0, 0, 1}, {1, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0}}, Mesh -> All]; Export["plot3D.pdf", plot3D] As clearly seen, ...
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Change position and orientation of 3D object

I was trying to understand how 3D objects work in Mathematica, but I run into a problem I am not able to solve by myself. I have the following 3D plot: ...
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Animate $2D$ butterfly curve in $3D$

There is a butterfly curve $$r(\theta)=e^{\sin(\theta)}-2.4\cos(4\theta)+\sin \bigg( \frac{\theta}{12} \bigg)^5$$ ...
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modifying graphics3D objects after their creation

Suppose I want to demnstrate two ellispoids; one with the center at the origin and the other translated. After the advice I got in the last question I use ...
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How to include 2 dimensional disks in a Graphics3D object (Ellipsoid)

I hope I am not doing something wrong. Compare the following figures. 1) Ellipsoid ...
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2D List Plot in a 3D box: What am I doing wrong?

Let me just show the result first, and you'll see the error easily: Now, this is just a 2D image sent into a 3D box, so you'd think they looked alike. But the 2D image behaves well: The code was ...
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change the size of the image

If this is trivial or a duplicate I apologize. I failed to find something. I have the following code ...
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Mathematica creates a huge eps file [duplicate]

I use the following code (based on the responses in my recent relevant questions) in order to generate randomly distributed unidirectional cylinders in a cylinder of elliptical cross section. ...