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Drawing a cuboid with rounded corners

I want to draw a cuboid with rounded corners, like this: RoundingRadius only works with Rectangle or ...
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Plot exported in EMF format does not scale well in MS Word

I have been using Mathematica for a short time now and never had a reason to learn about exporting vector graphics. However, I need to include some graphics in some work I'm doing in Word 2010. I save ...
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Speed up ContourPlot3D

I have two issues with the following code. (1) It executes too slowly. If I use "Speed" instead of "Quality" for PerformanceGoal, I get the speed but an undesirable delay in proper rendering of the ...
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How to make a smooth revolution surface plot

I'm trying to plot a 3d revolution plot from a set of 2d points. These data points form a 2d curve, then we rotate that curve around y axis and get a 3d surface. @J. M. has a well explained and very ...
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Point style in ListPointPlot3D

In ListPointPlot3D, it seems the only point style available is the default, because there is no PlotMarkers option for this ...
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Graphics3D from Mathematica to SolidWorks (for 3D-printing)

I have an 3D Graphic generated with Mathematica's Graphics3D, and want to use it later in SolidWorks. SolidWorks files are usually *.stp, *.step, *.stl extentions. google search hasn't given me a ...
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Showing the empty space in a Graphics3D plot

I would like to be able to visualize the empty space in a Graphics3D plot. For example, if I plot hexagonally close packed spheres using something like: ...
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Plotting a Spericon and Bipyramid with 100 faces

I would like to plot convex polyhedron with 100 faces, which could be used as a die. My first attempt was asking for Conway's Hecatohedron. Unfortunatly, it can not be used as a die. Now there are ...
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Viewpoint options for a 3D plot [duplicate]

Let's say I created a 3D plot in Mathematica. It's not oriented the way I want it, so I manually rotate it (in the output cell) to a desired view. (I tried playing with some view options in the code, ...
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Cropping a non-cubic lattice unit cell

I would like to crop the hexagonal close-packed system as a hexagon and not as a cube. I would like to use the following volumetricPlot already given on this ...
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Convert Tube[BSplineCurve[…]] Graphics3D object to polygons [duplicate]

I wish to voxelize a complex shape composed of Tube[BSplineCurve[...]] objects, while maintaining the additional information of the (unvoxelated) surface normal ...
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How to draw the axis with ContourPlot3D

I see ContourPlot3D doesn't show the X, Y, Z axis by default (i mean inside the graph), i tried adding ",Axis->True" to the call, but doesn't make effect. How to do this?
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Specifying view angle of a 3D plot [duplicate]

I would like to create a stereogram from a 3d plot; I would like to export two images of a 3d plot at a slightly different angle, so that when each picture is presented to a different eye, one gets ...
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Randomly generated polymer with certain spatial density

For simplicity's sake, let the polymer's composing particle be integer 3-tuples (on 3D Cartesian grid), such that: Polymer-ness -- for all particle there is an directly adjacent neighbor. i.e in ...
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Projection of curve 3D (x,y,z) on the x-y plane

I have a following systeme : \begin{equation} \left\{ \begin{array}{rcr} (\beta+\frac{1}{2}\delta^{2})\nu_{1}(u)-\delta\nu_{2}(u)+\nu_{3}(u)& = &0\\ ...
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Plot a solid generated by a family of surfaces

I'm trying to graph a series of planes as a solid object in Mathematica. I first tried to use the Plot3D options as well as the fill options to plot a $3D$ volume, ...
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How can I make sure that 3D plots have the exact same orientation and viewpoint?

Edit - I made the example data much smaller, so it's not so much to download. I am trying to make animations of electronic orbitals, using functions like the ones listed here. In order to make an ...
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Make further objects blurry?

I have the following function: ...
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Add coordinate axes to a 3D plot of concentric spheres

I want to add coordinate axis to a figure of nested spheres. I have the command. ...
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How to create Line Chart with real third coordinates?

I would like to generate something like 3D Line Chart in Excel. Like the following figure but including third coordinates. Example I have a set of 2D data combied with 1D spatial data. ...
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Perspective transformation of a 2d streamplot

I have a two-dimensional streamline plot from a fluid dynamics simulation. I am wondering: is it possible to somehow allow Mathematica to treat the streamline plot as a plane in three-dimensional ...
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Performance tuning - Explicitly set Mathematica use Nvidia GPU for rendering

I feel hesitated to ask this question, but I cannot figure out a way to increase the performance. The problem is about running this featured example on a computer with both Intel HD GPU and Nvidia ...
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Does the VerticalCallout algorithm in PieChart3D work correctly?

In real world usage you often want to use real world labels with long strings (say 15-20 characters) in 3D pie charts. Here is a toy example : ...
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Why does Arrow not work well with Scaled coordinates in 3D?

Bug introduced in 8.0 and fixed in 10.4 or earlier. I am a little puzzled by the fact that if I try to use Arrow with Scaled ...
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How can I get this Graphics3D to rotate around a particular sphere?

I made this Graphics3D of the Sun with the plotted orbits of a few astronomical objects. ...
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How to specify the centre or PlotRange of a Graphics3D?

When I create a Graphics3D, I often want to place an object right at the centre of the box. Initially I thought that the centre was specified by ...
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Explain the difference between ViewPoint and ViewVector?

I've read the documentation, but am still very unclear as to what the difference is between ViewVector and ViewPoint for ...
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What are these strange shapes in my Plot3D[]? [closed]

Plotting a function, I noticed some strange spots away from the main feature, the dark purple here: You can see that they don't actually have any curvature themselves: Strangely, you don't see ...
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Displaying primes as a 3D array of spheres

I am currently learning my way through Mathematica and have stumbled upon a strange problem. It is asking me to implement PrimeQ into ...
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Getting messages Rest::norest and Divide::indet from ContourPlot3D

Note: The bug described in this post is found in Mathematica version 9 and seems to have been fixed in version 10. Ok I don't know if it's a bug or what, but here's what I found: If I use this ...
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Combining solar system planets orbits and positions in Graphics3D and Show

I am building an animated model of the solar system, where I would like to display the OrbitPaths of the planets along with their ...
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How do I keep my Animate running at high resolution?

I'm building an Animate where I have a 3D plot with some of its parameters changing: ...
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Animating moving surface of torus

I would like to try to recreate something similar to Paolo Čerić's torus animation: I have isolated the moving surface torus section form this Wolfram Demonstration by Kevin Sonnanburg: ...
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Sketch-type graphics with transparency and dashed hidden lines?

I'd like to create transparent graphs like the following from P1095, Calculus 6th Ed, by James Stewart. Can Mathematica accomplish this? By "transparent," I mean the ability to see the interior, ...
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Don't understand why Mathematica is complaining about my Graph expression; how can I fix it?

The Tube in Arrow problem is fixed in version 10. Note that in version 10 Graph3D must be ...
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Plot The Cornu Parametric Spiral

How do I plot the Cornu parametric spiral in 3D with Mathematica. The 2D is quite easy. For more details, you need to be familiar with the Cornu statement. $$\begin{cases} ...
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Problems with BSplineFunction vs. BSplineSurface

Why are those surfaces different? ...
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How to put a dodecahedron inside another dodecahedron?

I know how to put a sphere inside a dodecahedron but instead of a sphere I would like it to be another dodecahedron. How can I do it? ...
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Drawing tubes with a While loop

I'm trying to make a plot with many objects in it using a While loop. Something like the following: ...
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Visualize fixed points and stable points in 4D

I have a list of 4 dimensional data points which are sum to one and always positive. These points are the fixed points of the 4 dimensional nonlinear ODE. I also found the stable points of the system ...
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How can I define a 3d-body through different views? [closed]

In one of the maths blogs I follow I stumbled upon the following question: The bottom, side, and front views of an object are shown below: How would the object look in three dimensions? My ...
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Manipulate wrapping ParametricPlot3D - part spec longer than depth of object?

I have a system of parametric equations s0 = {t0, 0. +2. Sin[θ] Sin[ϕ]-1. (0.5 t0+0.5 Sin[θ] Sin[ϕ]), 4. (0. +0.25 Cos[θ] Sin[ϕ]), 1. Cos[ϕ]} If I plot them ...
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CurveGraphics for 3D System of DEQs

I am using the CurveGraphics6 NB to try and do some 3D related phase portraits and graphics. The following works and produces an animation. ...
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Colorize a 3D distribution of points according to density

Suppose we have some random 3D distribution of points. I'll use the spherical ball defined below as an example and a starting point for the discussion here : ...
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Using NVIDIA 3D Shutter Glasses with Mathematica

Mathematica has great capabilities to display 3D Graphics rendered to the 2D screen. This should make it perfectly suited to use the Graphics3D system together with an NVIDIA Graphics card, a 3D ...
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ListContourPlot3D doesn't use all points

Edited thanks to @Kuba: In the following example, ListContourPlot3D accepts an array of points spaced at intervals 0.1 apart throughout the volume, but seems to choose an arbitrary number of points ...
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Morphing a “sheet of paper” into a torus

How can I visualize the standard topological "rubber-sheet" construction of a torus, that is, morphing a square into a torus? How can I start or are there any examples in the Mathematica ...
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Problem with ViewVector

I am trying to have a satellite (camera) move around the earth (unit sphere) and take picture of the earth. The satellite keeps constant distance from the earth, and always looks toward earth center. ...
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How to keep labels inside the box in BarChart3D

The following code ...