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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: ...
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Projecting Reference Lines in a SmoothHistogram3d Surface

What is the best way to draw a path (red color, dashed) along the surface of the smoothHistogram3D. Assume the paths desired to be the X=0 and Y=0 Axes. ...
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Exporting Graphics3D is not complete

Bug fixed in 9.0.1 When I export the result defined as the variable pot1 to pdf, the lower contour plot isn't showing. How do I fix this? ...
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3D view of a route shown on a map

You should have already seen such a thing, specially in documentaries about ancient life: the movement of a tribe is shown on an ancient map along a route with a dashed arrow. I want to do the same ...
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How can I find the vertexes of a Polygon?

I made a polygon with the following vertexes : ...
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How can I stop the blinking when rotating a Graphics3D? [closed]

I wrote a function interactiveDesign that returns different Graphics3D items in a list. Then I call the function ...
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Plotting All Possible Points Belonging to a Group Orbit

Given that $$X = \{(x,y,z) \in \mathbb{R}^3 |\, x^2 + y^2 + z^2 - 2(xy + xz + yz) = k\}\,,$$ where $k$ is a constant. Also given that a group $G$ is represented by $$\langle g_1,g_2,g_3|\, g_1^2 = ...
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3D plots with parallel projection

It is easy to make 3D Plots with Mathematica, e.g. use: Plot3D[Sin[x+y^2],{x,-3,3},{y,-2,2}] But I want to have nice plots in my thesis, so I decided to use ...
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How does one draw a parallelepiped in Mathematica?

I'm a bit new to the application, and I'm not sure how to draw a parallelepiped in Mathematica.
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Debugging graphics

All the examples I am seeing on internet are related to normal functions that carry out loops and assignments but I have not seen one example where I can see a graphics based program being debugged. ...
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Coloring each face of a Cuboid with a different color

Is there a way to color each face of a Cuboid with a different color? I looked in the help but couldn't find anything. I found this Coloring the faces of a 3D ...
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How can I remove orange-box around the Graphics3D?

I don't know whether this is a correct question or not, but I played from two days on this problem and still I didn't find a solution. The save button is enabled whenever we have to specify ...
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How can I overlap image on Graphics3D at a specific position?

I make a Polygon with size of {width=0,length=50,height=30}; I want to overlap Image on ...
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How to create 3D architectural models in this shape with interactive faces?

I am a non-technical person in the imageProcessing side,so I don't have any idea how can I make polygon in the below shape... the above polygon is a 3D ...
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How do I map a Mollweide projection onto a sphere?

I have this Mollweide projection of the Earth circa 600 million years ago (http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~rcb7/370moll.jpg).(1) I want to map this onto a sphere. My results have big black splotches in ...
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Easy way to export Graphics3D as triangles with VertexNormals?

I would like to export an arbitrary Graphics3D object as a text file containing: list of vertices vertex normals triangle faces ...
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Creating a PolyhedronData[] structure for custom polyhedra [duplicate]

The PolyhedronData[] structure is wonderfully rich. I would like to create data for my own polyhedra, not any of the many that Mathematica provides. Is this ...