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Program to demonstrate rotation according to quaternion values

On the Wolfram|Alpha website, I type quaternion(1,1,1,1) into the search field. Wolfram|Alpha shows a 3D transformation of the quaternion values representing the orientation of an object. I have 9 ...
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How to make sure polygon is drawn flat in 3D?

Bug introduced in 8.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.2 or later I'm working on this SE question about pentagrams on top of dodecahedron for exercising. Both solutions are basically connecting ...
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How to get an element mesh from a region?

I've been exploring a new 3D solid commonly called the "Chestahedron" (7 faces of equal area). I wanted to find the centroid, so turned to Mathematica and found it!:) Other things of interest turned ...
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Generating and Imaging of the water molecules with Graphics3D [duplicate]

my problem is I don't know how to generate e.g. 20 water molecules: Graphics3D[ Rotate[First@ChemicalData["Water", "MoleculePlot"], 45 Degree, {8, .5, 0}]] ...
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CDF Player - MMA9 - MMA10 oddities

I'm (slowly) building a WordPress site with some didactic simulation made with Mathematica. Users can run the simulations (on-line or off-line) with the free Wolfram CDF Player. One of the last ...
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Plot given points, lines and arcs in 3D

I need to plot 6 points in 3D. I used the command 'Plot' but I couldn't draw it. The coordinates of points $A,A',B,B',C,C',D$ are given. $AD,BD,CD$ are straight line segments $AA',BB',CC'$ are arcs ...
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Change in Lighting and Show in V10?

According the documentation for Show: Options explicitly specified in Show override those included in the graphics ...
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Why does this Graphics3D example change lighting on reorient? [on hold]

What I do: Graphics3D[{Sphere[]},Lighting -> "Neutral"] What I get: but when I reorient: What I want: a stable result! PS The Platform is Wolfram ...
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Huge EPS file when exporting Graphics3D [duplicate]

I am using Graphics3D and Sphere to generate a figure. But unfortunately, when I save it as an EPS file, its size comes to ...
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Applying transformations to data coming from an STL file

I am very new with the use of 3D graphics in Mathematica, so my question might be very naive. I need to Import an STL file, apply transformations to it (rotation and translation), and export it back ...
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Variable ViewPoint coordinates [duplicate]

Can I use the option ViewPoint on Graphics3D[], with its setting a variable function? For example: ...
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BarChart3D does not print zeros and odd tick positions

Bug introduced in 9.0 and fixed in 9.0.1 I want to generate a simple 3D view of some frequencies for two variables. I have the counts in a 4x3 matrix, say. This is my bar chart code: ...
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How do you stack 2D graphics into a 3D graphic? [duplicate]

Suppose you have a series of 2D graphics that depend on a parameter. For example, ...
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Problem with old code for a Calabi-Yau manifold

I would like to draw a Calabi-Yau space in Mathematica. From Andrew J. Hanson's paper (page 6) about this topic, I got the following code, which just does not show anything at all in my Mathematica ...
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How to “merge” various graphics 2d into one 3d graphic? [duplicate]

I did some calculations and as result got a 2D graphic, but at the beginning of the work I used a constant parameter. What I want is to make a 3D graphic with this parameter as an axis, varying from 1 ...
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Mapping Contour Plot onto ListPlot3D (or by using color variations)

I am trying to overlay a contour plot I have created on a ListPlot3D graph. I have seen a few questions answered on this website that answer my basic question. ...
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Interacting with 3D Graphics, for export

Are there any export formats which preserve the ability to interact with 3D Graphics? (In particular, the ability to rotate.) EDIT: I've found this question: How to make a 3D plot auto-rotate? ...
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Mathematica Minecraft

Some time ago I asked myself: with all these great graphics and interactive capabilities of Mathematica, what kinds of 3D games can be implemented in it? And the answer which came to mind is ...
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How to build a bvh (a motion capture file format) player in Mathematica?

How to build a bvh player that can be used to visualize human motions in Mathematica? Any idea or sample code would be appreciated. ...
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How do I flatten transparency on a graphics, for conversion to eps or similar?

I've got a graphic that I'd like to save as an eps file. Trouble is, the graphic has some transparency to it. Since the eps format doesn't handle transparency, I want to flatten the transparency out, ...
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Create a torus with a hexagonal mesh for 3D-printing

I am new to Mathematica, and I'm looking for a way to create patterns on the surface of 3D objects. One thing I have not been able to do is to create a hexagonal mesh on a torus. What I would like to ...
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How to plot a figure like this

I saw a beautiful figure illustrating the optical lattice clock, and would like to make a similar one. This is the figure (taken from here) Is it possible to make a similar one using Mathematica? ...
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How do I draw a hemisphere?

I want to draw a solid or partially transparent hemisphere above a partially transparent cuboid object in Graphics3D. However, I do not know how to do this s.t. only half the sphere is drawn. Here's ...
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DiscretizeGraphics and BoundaryDiscretizeGraphics Fail on CapsuleShape and SphericalShell

It seems the new Graphics3D primitives have some incomplete features. Earlier, I uncovered a problem with computing their exact surface area see here. Now, I ...
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Possible Bug with Options in DelaunayMesh

Update: It turns out after some testing, none of the Options work in DelaunayMesh when 3D point sets are involved. Original ...
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NDSolveValue and DirchletConditions for cylindrical disk

my aim in this is to model the current flow of a cylindrical disk with one end set to potential 0 and the other end set to potential 1. In this section of code I am trying to find the scalar ...
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How to draw curvy arrow at the edge of a cylinder

I would like to draw a figure similar to the attached here. What I ended up with is the following figure. I use the code: ...
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Co-ordinates/ data marker in 3D plot

How to place the data marker or see the co-ordinates in below 3D plot and how to list all data points in this plot? ...
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Using ChemicalData to make molecule graphics

$\require{mhchem}$I would like to take the acetone $\cf{((CH3)2CO)}$ and chloroform $\cf{(HCCl_3)}$ molecules that Mathematica's chemical data provides, and plot them together. I want to show how ...
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An efficient circular arc primitive for Graphics3D

As many people have noted, the 2D graphics primitive Circle doesn't work in a Graphics3D environment (even in v10.0-v10.2, where ...
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Why is RegionMeasure so slow when calculating intersection area of a 2D and a 3D object?

If you think this description is too long, you can read the problem directly I know normally when one wants to calculate an region, this guide is useful. However, when it comes to calculating an ...
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Generalize WASD Function First Person Viewing

How might I generalize the following WASD question such that it works with any Graphics3D object and includes q and ...
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random discrete data 3D plot

I get the random discrete data as follows ...
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Graph color to cylindir surface [duplicate]

l = 95 P = 300000 R = 15.8 h = 1.1 K = 2.9*10^10 a = 30.1 b = 1 c = Pi/6 d = 1/15.8 M[X_, [Phi]_] := (-((12*PR^4)/(Kh^3)))Sum[((4/(Pim))Sin[((mPi)/l)*a]Sin[((mPi)/l)b](4/(Pin)) ...
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How do I make a Graphics3D Object act as a Button?

The original idea is from: http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ClickACountry/ What I'm trying to do is to create a series of Graphics3D objects and let them control the display of corresponding ...
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Graphics3D artifact in Mathematica 10.1 64bit Home Edition - Windows 7? [closed]

Please confirm if you face the same issue in your system (In gnu-linux it is working fine). Notice the right and bottom lines - they appear for some reason in every ...
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Extracting points from the MeshFunctions of Plot3D

I am trying to extract the points from the mesh lines of a 3D plot. (Not my actual function.) ...
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Draw a vector with mathematica [closed]

at the risk of being trivial I would like to draw the vector $\vec{AB}$ where $A$ an d $B$ have the coordinates $(1,1,1)$ and (1,-1,2) respectively.
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exporting 3D graphics in STL format (for 3D printing) [duplicate]

How do I set the size of the exported item? (Graphics3D has no implied unit, so it is not a-priori clear what size the object will be, and experiment indicates that ...
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3D Plot of The Riemann Zeta Function

I am a new user and i would appreciate your help to visualize the 3D of the following function. Edit I tried this ...
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How do I generate the Mathematica Version 2 Spikey in Mathematica?

As we all know, Mathematica changes its logo design with every new version, while still maintaining the dodecahedral/icosahedral motif. I have been able, through much digging around, to finally ...
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PDB Graphics Options: Opacity and Scale to superimpose on 3D point plot

I am trying to superimpose a pdb file into a 3D plot of points extracted from the pdb model, while making the pdb somewhat transparent for easy viewing of plotted points. My problems are as follows. ...
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Move figures inside function Show

I have a ListLinePlot and a ListPlot3D that I want to combine using Show. I do not know how to change the positions of the figures. Here a toy example: ...
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Animate an object in 3D given by six lines [closed]

I have a structure defined by six line segments connecting six points. The coordinates of the six points change with time. Each coordinate has a formula giving it as a function of time. Three of ...
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How can I draw a box with moving particles inside and a hole in one side? [closed]

The idea is to create a simulation for ideal gas motion in a container that have a hole and then find the speed distribution for the gas particles that leave the box through the hole. I have a ...
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Isometric perspective for Graphics3D

Is it possible to render Graphics3D in an isometric projection? I know that the ViewPoint option can be used for orthogonal ...