# Tagged Questions

For questions specific to the Graphics3D command and related 3D graphics functionality.

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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 ...
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### Projecting image or contour plot on xy-plane of Histogram3D? [duplicate]

I've generated a simple 3D histogram, where the x-y coordinates corresponding to the "location" of an event defined on a simple 160x160 grid, and the z-axis height is simply the count of events that ...
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### Is there a way to programmatically set global preferences?

Can I set global preferences that are accessible via "Edit"->"Preferences" programmatically from within a notebook? As learned from this question, turning off anti-aliasing can make a huge difference ...
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### axis label and ticks alignment of ListPlot3D and Histogram3D

I have a question on axis label alignment of ListPlot3D and Histogram3D. These labels are not aligned with the axis of the view, but only horizontally. I have tried very hard to align them manually, ...
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### Represent Plot Scale with an offset

I want to know how to represent the axis on my 3dplot with a scaled offset. Please see the image below, I just want to show in the plot as {X-Axis*0.1} and {Y-Axis*0.1} ...
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### How can I truncate only a single vertex of a polygon?

One can truncate all the vertices of a polygon at once with Truncate. I want to do exactly that -- but only on a single vertex. Is this possible with Mathematica 9? ...
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### Import Excel sheet into 3D array?

I have an excel spreadsheet that I would like to plot in a 3D graph using mathematica. The X and Y values are the location of the cell, and the Z value is the number of the scale. How can I import ...
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### What is PointForm?

I stumbled across a function called PointForm but the only documentation I can find is the pop-up line offered by autocomplete, which contains the same information ...
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### Thick polygons in Graphics3D [duplicate]

I have a polygon that I want to thicken with thickness h. How do I do this? FaceForm is evil and says: The directive ...
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### How to get the real PlotRange using AbsoluteOptions?

The problem in general involves the unreliable behaviour of AbsoluteOptions when option values are implicitly specified (e.g. ...
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### Generating stripes on a polygon

I want to create a Graphics3D polygon that has stripes on it. My code is ...
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### Which ray-tracing software is compatible with Graphics3D?

I am interested in working alternative to Mathematica's FrontEnd for rendering Graphics3D produced by Mathematica. The requrements are: An ability to import ...
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### How to get shadows in Graphics3D?

It was a shock to me when I found that in Graphics3D a surface is always transparent to the light sources: ...
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### How to improve these WASD + mouse look 3D controls?

Insipred by this question and the corresponding answer I've written a code for full-screen exploration of 3D scenes using standard WASD and mouse look controls. Here it is. ...
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### How can I colorize an imported model?

How can I colorize an imported model from for example 3ds max? I'm trying to find the way to colorize a 3D plot from an imported model with something like this: ...
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### 3D heatmap density plot

I have a set of data that looks like {{x1, y1, z1}, {x2, y2, z2}, ...} so it describes points in 3D space. I want to make a heatmap out of this data. So that points ...
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### Drawing a torus not bounding a solid torus

I am trying to make a "pretty" picture of a torus in $\mathbb{R}^3$ which does not bound a solid torus. The standard way of constructing such a thing is to first take a non-trivial torus knot: ...
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### Simple 3D graphic

How can I make a simple 3D graphic as in the following image? I know it is simply a sphere and a circle with several joining lines but I dont know how to make such simple one. I can use ...
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### 3D spectrogram plots [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computing and plotting a spectrogram in Mathematica I have a notebook that reads in some time-series data and calculates a spectrogram of it using Mathematica 9.0's ...
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### RegionPlot3D in cylindrical or spherical coordinates?

RegionPlot3D is awesome. Unfortunately, it appears to work only for Cartesian coordinates. While there are ways to draw surfaces in spherical or cylindrical coordinates, I can't find a way to draw ...
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### How to draw a great circle on a sphere?

I apologize for the text description, but new users are not allowed to post images. I want to draw a circle that cuts through the center of a sphere and has an inclination of 15 degrees with the ...
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### “Show” with Manipulate runs fine normally, but gives errors as a CDF

I've simplified my code to what can reproduce my error. Basically, I have two lines: ...
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### Exporting as .PDB extension

I am working with the 3-D coordinates of proteins. The file format I import and modify coordinates of is in the .PDB format, and the string to import is also in this same format. Currently, when I try ...
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### How do you show a cone inside of a sphere?

I have a sphere of radius 5 and a cone (i.e. z=√(x^2+y^2)) inside of it. I can show them separately, but I'd like to show them together. I've tried a few tricks with opacity, implicit specifications, ...
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### ListPointPlot3d to visualize points close to a manifold

I have a large set of points that are close to manifold which I want to show in a ListPointPlot3D. Using part of the data set illustrates this there are fewer ...
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### Unintended edge extensions in 3D Cube rendering

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier -- persists through 10.0.1 or later I have arranged a certain configuration of cubes in 3D using the following code: ...
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### How to plot X and Y data to see average data converging?

I initially have ran a large, say 1000 (to be changed later) number of monte carlo simulations (mcRun), and I want to see when the average data result starts to converge to a reasonable value. So I ...
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### Filling between two 3D surfaces

I know it is possible to create a filling in between two curves on a 2D plot, but is it possible to do the same in 3D? My attempt like this: ...