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Find points on the surface of a Graphics3D object

If I have a Graphics3D object that was generated from manipulations to PolyhedronData rather than via an explicit equation, for example the Spikey (for which the entire code can be found here The ...
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Efficient drawing of convex polyhedron given a set of points [duplicate]

I have a set of points in the 3D space and I want to draw the bounding convex polyhedron of those points. A very naïve solution would be to draw a triangle between every three points: ...
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Graphics3D: Finding intersection of 3d objects and lines

I found these two nice links 1) intersecting graphics 2) Implementation of Balaban's Line intersection algorithm in Mathematica which works for 2d. However, I need to find whether a ray(line) ...
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Arrow pointing upwards in a Graphics3D

I am trying to write a code for an arrow that points upwards from the center of the circle in a Graphics3D. ...
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How can a 3DBarChart be made to be fixed size and proportions?

I have a 3DBarChart that adds bar graphs as would be required by the dataset, but as it gets wider runs off the page and can not be printed. Is there a way to fix the height & width of the ...
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Combining Image3D and Graphics3D

I want to combine an Image3D and a Graphics3D using Show. Here is the code: ...
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Determining if a point is inside or outside a 3DS (.3ds) or 3DS MAX (.max) object? [duplicate]

Imagine I import some 3DS (i.e. 3D studio) file (http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/format/3DS.html) or a 3DS MAX file. How could I place this model (say, the 747.3ds file in the ...
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Including two ListLinePlots in a 3D graphic

I have two lists of data which I am plotting on two ListLinePlots. I would like to have these two plots appear perpendicular to each other on a 3D graphic. I have ...
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Using ChemicalData to make molecule graphics

I would like to take the acetone $((CH_3)_2CO)$ and chloroform $(HCl_3)$ molecules that Mathematica's chemical data provides, and plot them together. I want to show how chloroform can hydrogen bond ...
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How to plot a 3D surface with a simple black and white style?

Mathematica has great plotting capabilities. However, sometimes what is needed is a very basic black and white plot without textures, lighting, glow and other complex features. So, here is my ...
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Plot 2D Vector function in 3D

I want to plot a 2D vector function such as $F(x,y) = (a(x,y),\,b(x,y))$ in a 3D graph so that the vectors are embedded in the xy plane. I tried to do the following: First I defined a piecewise ...
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How do I remove this awkward plane? [duplicate]

Using Plot3D, I tried to plot $x^3 + y^3+3xy=z$ ...
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OpenGl Z-Order Equivalent in Mathematica?

I am trying to draw the arrows in this picture on top of the two parallel plates. In OpenGL I would just set the 4th coordinate the z-order to be closer. Any ideas how to draw them on top in ...
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How can you show data in a CDF Animate Graphic?

I want to show (dynamically) the curvature and torsion in a CDF to understand the quantitative measure of any points. Do you know what I have to do to show data in a ...
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Mathematica for teaching orthographic projection

Edit: All the four answers to this question are great, and if you're interested, you should take a look at all the answers. Nevertheless, belisarius' code was accepted since it was closest to what I ...
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FindClusters for 3D Pancake/Platelet Shapes

I'm looking to properly cluster a dataset of roughly 3 million data points in 3-space. The shapes form closely spaced "clusters" that resemble pancakes. Here is a downsampled dataset: ...
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How can I fill a curve in ParametricPlot3D?

I'd like to fill a curve in a ParametricPlot3D in the same way as I might with ListPointPlot3D; i.e., ...
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three-dimensional graphic objects that are not simple cuboids

I am trying to draw some graphics with Mathematica. The objects I want to draw are just a little bit more complex than a cuboid -- the difference being that the top and bottom faces are of different ...
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Convex hull of a 3D object?

I am trying to find a convex hull command for a Graphics3D object. Does it exist in Mathematica? ...
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How can I mesh a solid cylinder with triangular or tetrahedral elements

I need to plot triangular mesh on a cylinder. However the function Cylinder doesn't have a mesh option. By using ...
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Randomly assigning color to Graphics3D objects?

I have a set of Graphics3D primitives (here, spheres) which I would like to assign either: One of a subset of colors, e.g. {Green, Red} A random color over some RGB interval Writing something ...
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How do I remove a bounding box (i.e. set Boxed -> False) after rendering a 3D graphic?

I have an old notebook with an output from Graphics3D, however, I've lost the data behind the output and recomputing it would take days. I simply want to remove the bounding box Mathematica usually ...
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Axes Origin & Labels in 3D Plot

I'm looking for a way to have the axes at the origin in a 3D plot and to label the (x,y,z) axes in the usual way---with x near the end of the drawn portion of the x axis, y near the end of the drawn ...
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Radial Random Walk

I'm trying to generate a spherical distribution of radial random walk points in 3D space. The following code works, but the random walk lines aren't radial. Why ? Where is my mistake ? ...
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combined 3D graphics with no interface

I'd like to combine several 3D graphics, but the interface, indicated by the arrow in the figure attached between them is alway present. How to eliminate it? Thanks in advance. Here is my example: ...
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How do I stop my joystick from rotating a 3D graphic?

I am trying to use Mathematica to illustrate mixed strategies in Game Theory. I want my students to be able to use common joysticks as controllers. What I find, however, is that in addition to doing ...
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Synchronizing manual rotations for multiple Graphics3D outputs?

Say I make a set of three Graphics3D images, here of three different cones, by evaluating: ...
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How do I add a color bar to a 3D plot?

I tried Plot3D[Exp[-x^2 - y^2], {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, ColorFunction -> (ColorData["TemperatureMap"][#3] &), PlotLegends -> Automatic] in an attempt ...
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Text Annotation Disappears in Wrapped 3D Graphics

In a 3D graphic, if I wrap a figure, for example, ...
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Plotting an array of data onto a sphere [duplicate]

See the link to plot at the bottom of this post, it is a function of the spherical coordinates theta and phi. It is generated by MatrixPlot of an Array of data. I would like to plot this onto a sphere ...
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Colors not showing in Graphics3D

The following code works, except that the colors aren't showing in the output. Wh? I probably made a trivial mistake, but I'm yet unable to find it. ...
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Remove the white margins of a Graphics3D figure

If the option Boxed is set to be False in Graphics3D, additional white margins may appear as ...
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Transparent Cylinder with Dashed Edges only

I would like to have that kind of cylinder with Dashed edges (including the bellow inner ring): I've been trying that: ...
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OpenSCAD like functionality with Mathematica?

I keep seeing reference to use of Mathematica as a CAD tool (for instance: http://www.makerbot.com/support/guides/design/). I'd like to use it as such if feasible, but I'm having trouble locating ...
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Dashed mesh behind 3D object

I am trying to create a simple, almost transparent 3D sphere with a mesh that is made of solid lines if they are on the front surface (i.e. if they are directly visible) and of dashed lines if those ...
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Manipulating a Graphics3D output with a large number of geometric primitives

I'm attempting to view and rotate a Graphics3D object with a very large set of geometric primitives ($\approx 10^6$ objects such as spheres or lines), and everything is functioning very slowly. Are ...
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How to draw a higher-genus surface

NB: By higher-genus surface, I mean a closed orientable surface of genus at least 2. This question has come up before on math.SE, and even MathOverflow, but most posters suggested using either ...
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Solving and plotting ODEs while varying one of the initial conditions

How can I vary an initial condition in the numerical solution of a system of ODEs and then make a 3D plot of the solution space with that condition as one of the variables. ...
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Calculating a minimum bounding box for a set of 3-space coordinates / spheres

I have a set of 3-space coordinates for the atoms of a molecule (I could also transform them into spheres with radii corresponding to the atoms they represent). I would like to place this molecule ...
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How do I draw multiple 3D shapes defined by lists of points?

I'm attempting to draw $N$ cones on a 3D object, where each cone is specified by a pair of 3D coordinates. The first coordinate is for the cone's base, the second one for the cone's apex. Here, I ...
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How can I fill an entire Building with transparent points? [duplicate]

I am posting the same code found at an earlier question, although the concept here is totally different. The following code corresponds to a building-shaped structure. ...
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How can I fill a wire-frame structure with gas in a Graphics3D drawing?

I am very poor at visualization. I want to make a transparent "building" filled with gas. I wrote the following code for the building and it's fine. ...
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How to draw Graphics3D items with straight border lines?

I want to make a Polygon with straight border lines. For that purpose I wrote the following code, but it doesn't show straight borders. ...
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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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How can I make a transparent 3D Rectangle?

Sorry, I didn't mentioned clearly in my earlier post. I want to build a transparent Rectangle, within which I want to diffuse a certain color of my choice which is ...
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How should a beginner figure out the context to use an expert answer provided on this forum?

J.M.'s answer to Extruding along a path related to custom cross-sections appears to answer a question I have been puzzling over for some time. I am interested in producing a tube with the stadium or ...
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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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What are the possible ways of visualizing a 4D function in Mathematica?

I have a function $F$ that maps the xyz space to a set of reals, more clearly: $c = F[x,y,z]$ Where $c$,$x$,$y$ and $z$ are reals. What are the possible ways of visualizing this 3d function in ...
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Forming Cone with Tube fails to work in version 9.0.1

I use two different radii in a Tube expression to draw a cone. I know for a fact that this worked in Mathematica 8, but when I reevaluated my code in versio 9.0.1 ...