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Absolute positioning for label in plot3d

I want to place a caption at the bottom of a Plot3D graphic that doesn't move as I rotate the plot with the mouse. I have tried two approaches, neither of which is satisfactory. My first approach is ...
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Why is tubed space curve not exported in stl files after rotation?

Following up a comment on this question, as part of some image, I want to make a tubular shape and export it for 3d printing like here: ...
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Changing coordinates or rotating finished 3d Graphics [duplicate]

I have created a 3d graphics consisting of three parts and I would now like to take the entire result and rotate it. Here is the code so far: ...
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Vector in 3D Spherical Coordinates [duplicate]

How do I plot a list of spherical co-ordinates in (of course) 3D Spherical Co-ordinates. As arrow headed vectors, preferably. The list is: ...
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Co-ordinate Points on a 3D Plot

I have a 3D graph: I want to figure out the values of the variable in the horizontal axes for which the graph has the highest value -- seeing the vertical axis, the value of variables where plot ...
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3D Plot with the Manipulate Command

I'm trying to make a 3D Plot using the Manipulate command. The code is: ...
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Colouring of 3DPlot

I have a ParametricPlot3D in which I would like to change colouring to meet the rest of my work. There seems to be some orange colour as the basic one which is ...
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Text on a plane without Rasterize

When I plot Text in Graphics3D it always faces the ViewPoint. I would like to put the text ...
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Change lighting in ChromaticityPlot3D

It looks to me like ChromaticityPlot3D has some default lighting, but unlike most Graphics3D functions the Lighting option doesn't seem to have any effect. However, the documentation states "...
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How to change the colour of parts of a 3D plot, rather than the whole figure?

By exporting Matlab data to a txt file and importing it with List3DPlot, I plotted the density of states in a nanowire ...
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Why are there these jagged “shards” in my RegionPlot3D?

I'm creating a region out of two component regions. Before anyone suggests it (because a lot of similar questions are about it), I don't think the problem is increasing PlotPoints. I've increased it ...
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How to plot the difference between two regions? [duplicate]

I'm trying to take the difference between two regions. In this case, one region is a cuboid, and the other is a cylinder. Here's what they look like drawn with Graphics3D: ...
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Scaling issue with Graphics3D and Parametricplot

There is likely a very simple solution, but I have been unable to find it. I am using Mathematica 10.4 and wish to combine a parametric plot with a 3d vector. Suppose I have a 3D vector drawn by <...
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How could I located Ticks on certain ridge/edge in cube box in Graphics3D/Plot3D

When I Plot a Graphics3D with samething like Axes -> True, AxesLabel -> {"X ", "Y ", "Z "}, Ticks -> {Range[-10, 10], Range[-10, 10], Range[-10, 10]} ...
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Unattractive streaky rendering of Graphics3D images

I often find that Graphics3D drawings appear "streaky" in places. This can be seen in the picture below (taken from my question here). There is an unattractive patch where the colour changes ...
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Projecting a Graphics3D object onto a plane

I would like to project a 3-dimensional cone onto a plane and mark the intersection (which is an ellipse) with a line. I find cone2 by performing a transformation ...
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How to plot columns of a matrix as vectors

Related: How to plot vectors in Mathematica I am not interested in vector fields and field plots. I'd like to pass a $(2 \times n)$ or $(3 \times n)$ matrix into a function (or 2 different functions) ...
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How to keep different animation durations for two variables in the same animation

I have a list of figures and strings to plot in a movie where each frame is slightly different from the previous one. I achieved that with the following code, where the ...
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Exporting 3D eps figures with transparent background

I am attempting to export a 3D plot from mathematica with no background, but I seem to be unable to find a way. ...
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What is the default Lighting in 3D graphics? [duplicate]

The default value of Lighting in 3D graphics typically uses "Standard", with several coloured lights, or ...
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How to make two numbers coincide

For the below plot: ...
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Visualization problems [closed]

I am visualizing 1-dimensional curves that are periodic. Due to periodicity, extending the domain should result in the curve being retraced and therefore remaining unchanged. This doesn't seem to be ...
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Drawing Arrows to connect points from two separate data sets representing coordinates

I have 2 separate Excel files that I'm importing into Mathematica. Each Excel data file has numerous rows of data containing a coordinate of three columns (x,y,z). I have been able to plot these ...
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Graphics3D and Postscript

When trying to export a figure with Graphics3D to postscript, I get abysmal results seen in the attached image. The image on the left is what I see in Mathematica. The image on the right is the ...
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ListAnimate — restore frames to original position after interaction during a pause

I have a ListAnimate where the frames consist of graphics made of lines and points. I want to make sure that, when the animation is paused and then resumed, all ...
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Make a .C3D file in Mathematica

I have two different groups of points in an excel file, which are captured by two different cameras from two different angles (Motion Capture Process). These points are extracted by using markers on a ...
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Import[] .obj data with per-vertex colors?

There's a somewhat standard way of including per-vetex color with obj files: Geometric Vertex[edit] A vertex can be specified in a line starting with the letter "v". That is followed by (x,y,z[,...
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Problem with Volume and Parallelepiped [closed]

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? [closed]

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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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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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? [duplicate]

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 ...