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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 ...
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Is Mathematica compatible with primusrun?

I use Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86 (64-bit). My computer has an Nvidia graphics card, for which I installed primus and ...
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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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Animation of tube with fixed height

the problem is following: my task is to make an animation: tube changes its radius but doesn't change its height. With command ...
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Manipulate: After Changing view of a Graphic, the sliders can't be used anymore

I have a new problem: I have exported my program as a cdf standalone. I changed the view of the graphic and now the sliders cant be used anymore. Very strange... Here is a screenshot: The orange ...
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Plot3D region bounded by equations?

I have four equations, $$ z = xy \\ z=0 \\ y=x^2 \\ x=y^2$$ I would like to integrate the region bounded by them. Before this, I would like to plot the region they bound, but I cannot seem to find ...
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Combining Newtonian 3D N-Body Simulation Output and Earth Sphere

I'm trying to figure out how to make a simulation whereby two satellites orbit Earth, but have run into a little bit of a snag. I have a solution to the system of ODEs for the n-body output, and I ...
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Extract the generating curves from a Graphics3d returned from RevolutionPlot3D

I have a plot g = RevolutionPlot3D[{Sin[t], t}, {t, 0, π}, {θ, -π, π + 3 π/4}]; Is it possible to extract the generatrices (generating curves) from ...
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ListPointPlot3D with connected points?

With the command ListPlot[data,Joined -> True] I can visually connect adjacent data points in the array with lines. However, this option appears to be missing ...
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How to stop a ParametricPlot3D from autorotating [duplicate]

The 3d graphic functions like ParametricPlot3D and ContourPlot3D always give me a rotating plot. Sometimes, I even can't stop it ...
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Use a custom3D graphic for points in ListPointPlot3D

I would like to make a plot where the points of ListPointPlot3D are themselves a Graphics3D object created using SphericalPlot3D, and each one depends on the position of the point. So basically, you ...
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How to create a parallelepiped tiling?

I know how to create parallelepiped and combine them to form a parallelepiped tiling, but the tiles overlap... I started with this code: ...
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Finding intersection of 3D lines

I want to find the intersection of 3D line. I want to detect the 3D light source position by intersecting 3D lines. ...
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Draw only part of axis in graph

I'm looking to draw only one half of an axis in ContourPlot3D, mainly because I don't wan't the axis lines to be where the interesting stuff happens (intersection ...
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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 Manipulating a matrix and a graphic in only one Manipulate? [closed]

I have to manipulate a matrix and graphics in one big Manipulate-Block. This way: Manipulate[Matrixform[mat],Graphics3D[]] How can I achieve that? Ok, here my ...
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Add lines to 3D Plot

How can I add lines that demarcate the different regions of the following 3D plot: Plot3D[1/(1 + E^(-a - c)), {a, -8, 8}, {c, -8, 8}] To give you an idea of what ...
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How to make a 3D plot auto-rotate?

When doing presentation with Mathematica, I often want a 3D plot to rotate automatically, so the 3D feeling is stronger. I don't want to drag the mouse every time. So, I want a general function like ...
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Define new 3D graphics primitives in Mathematica 9 [duplicate]

I have generated a three-dimensional probability distribution function (PDF) and I would like to place a series of these PDFs at certain coordinates on a cuboid. I've rasterized the PDF so it is a 3D ...
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Mathematica how to plot objects with labels in 3D plot [duplicate]

The following code plots 3 cuboids, each with a label at the lower left vertex. The label is meant to be part of the cuboid object. Yet, since Text[] is used to ...
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How to plot contours on the faces of a cube

I'm trying to plot contours of a function f[x,y,z] on the faces of a cube as the example below, which represents the domain of this function. Is there a way to do ...
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How can I draw a hyperboloid given its generatrix?

I want to see how a hyperboloid of revolution is generated by its generatrix, i.e. by rotating one (say the one passing point $(1,0,0)$ and $(0,1,1)$) of the skew lines around another (say the z ...
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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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ContourPlot3D for a 3D vector contour plot

The procedure ContourPlot3D allows plotting the contour lines of the components of a 3D-vector. The problem is I don't know how to give the contour planes of each ...
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Shading using VertexNormal changed when combining graphics3D andy ListContourPlot3D with Show

I want to combine some ListContourPlot3D and Graphics3D to present, on one 3D plot, the projection of the contour plots on each ...
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Rotating a set of 3D points against an arbitrary axis

I want to rotate a list of 3D points around unit vector (1,0,1) by the angle of Pi. How can I accomplish it?
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Draw an arbitrary convex polyhedron without excess diagonals drawn

I want to draw a set of convex polyhedrons whose vertices are defined by spherical coordinates on the surface of a unit sphere. Currently I followed the advice from here: ...
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How to speed up Manipulate with Graphics3D

How do I speed up the Manipulate of the Graphics3D objects here? It is currently painfully slow, and I'm at a loss. I have reviewed many other posts and implemented what I could based on them, but it ...
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Increase 3D Graph thickness for 3D printing in Mathematica?

My code: Plot3D[{(2*x*y)/(x^2 + y^2)}, {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}] Output: And now I can export this to STL by using the export STL command, however, when I try ...
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Integration of Two Manipulatable Cylinders

Introduction I created the following code to simulate the many possible interactions between a cylindrical protein crystal and a x-ray beam during serial femtosecond crystallography. ...
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Are there built-in functions for testing if a point lies within Graphics3D primitives?

I noticed in this question, Behavior of Graphics`Mesh`InPolygonQ with self-intersecting polygons, that Mathematica has some "psuedo-hidden" functionality for allowing one to quickly perform a winding ...
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Drawing a large set of Graphics3D cylinders provided a set of cylinder specifications in a list

I'd like to draw a large number of 3D cylinders using Graphics3D. My list specifying the cylinders has elements that look like the following: ...
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Opacity and overlapping points on ListPlot3D

I am plotting a dataset on ListPointPlot3D, and in order to give an idea of density of points I used opacity of 0.5. The problem is that that while the opacity of points behind one another is added, ...