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Plotting vectors and curves on a 3D surface

I am having trouble plotting curves on surfaces. I have searched for similar examples and I have tried both Plot3D and ParametricPlot3D commands and experimented with Epilog and MeshFunctions (et.c) ...
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Why is NDSolveValue giving these problems in 3D that it didn't have in 2D?

I'm trying to do the same thing I did in this thread (ignore the actual question I was asking about, I just linked it to show the geometry and equation solving I'm doing), but this time for 3D instead ...
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3DPlot Rendering Artefacts (z-fighting)

I am trying to render a matrix as a depth map: ...
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zooming out and adding text to revolutionplot3D [closed]

I am trying to work some details for to the following animation: ...
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Customize FillingStyle in LIstPlot3D

I'm trying to plot inundation at different elevations on a 3D ground surface elevation plot. The closest I have got so far has been to use FillingStyle as the ...
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Beautiful dance of the Earth and Venus around the sun

I have seen very nice dynamic graphics created by users of Ma. I would like to get help whether the following graphics can be created using Ma. I was not able to create the dynamic picture here. ...
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How to color the triangles of a mesh?

Given a mesh, I want to assign each triangle a color. I tried to do it in this way: ...
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How to export a 3D circle as a single piece PDF vectorial object?

I need to export a circle drawn in 3D with a specific point of view to a PDF file. This is easy to do. However, the exported circle is made of tons of non-connected small bits. I need the whole ...
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Given Latitude, Longitude, and Elevation, how to illustrate a three-dimensional path?

I've extracted detailed path information from a .FIT file and would like to plot this in three dimensions. I assumed GeoPositionXYZ[] would be useful, and have translated the data into a list that ...
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3D Plots and vector fields [duplicate]

I'm a beginner. How I make a 3D Plot from zero? (like a graphics with the potencial of the electric field). I have to make vector fields too. (vectors of the electric field). I search at internet but ...
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How to find Graphics coordinates in 3D Plot in Mathematica 9

I can't reproduce the steps as in the link to get coordinate points in a 3D Plot or Graphics in version 9 because with the mouse pointer I can by default only rotate/scale/shift the 3D Plot (also ...
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ParametricPlot3D etc. with parameters satisfying an implicit relation

I need some help on plotting the curve generated by a vector, given its three components as a function of two parameters, e.g. s1 and s2, whose range are known, and they have to satisfy a given ...
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Faking MoleculePlot for compounds where it isn't available

Mathematica's ChemicalData has a lot of useful information, but many compounds only have flat 2D structure diagrams rather than the cool 3D ...
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ColorBars or PlotLegends for ElementMeshSurfacePlot3D

I want to produce a colorbar legend to the output from ElementMeshSurfacePlot3D (Mathematica 10). The pde was solved using NDSolveValue (FEM pdesolution is the resulting interpolating function) over a ...
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How to Combine 3D graphics

I'm trying to put this solid S1 = RegionPlot3D[z - 50 <= -2 x^2 - 2 y^2, {x, -5, 5}, {y, -5, 5}, {z, 0, 50}] on top of this one ...
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Can Mathematica produce manipulatable 3D plots for deployment on the web?

I have a 3D plot I produced in Mathematica and I would like to share it with the world in a way that allows my audience to rotate it and interact with it in the broadest possible way. I would like ...
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All Graphics3D commands crash

Recently updated from Mathematica 8.0 to 10.2 running on Windows 7 (8.0 was uninstalled before installing 10.2). Anytime a 3d graphics is rendered, the first rendering in a notebook is completely ...
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Particles bouncing in a 3D box

I made this Manipulate code which shows a pack of particles randomly moving inside a box. It has a huge performance issue. What should be the best way in doing "...
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Seeing coordinates in Graphics3D

I'm writing some structures built up from different strings that specify the coordinates of the lines. The code used to generate these is built up from a ton of user defined functions from my library, ...
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Make the moon's 3D gif

How do I make the following gif I tried: ...
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The Disc and Washer Methods [closed]

How is it possible to demonstrate a visual solid of revolution utilizing the washer method? For example to show the shape formed by rotating the region bounded by $y=(x-2)^4, 8x-y=16$ about $x=10$? ...
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ClipPlanes on Translated 3D objects crash front end

Bug introduced in 10.1 or earlier and persists through 10.4.1 Applying Translate to a simple 3D object (e.g. Pyramid) along ...
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Intel Graphics Driver Crash and Recovery messages with 3D graphics?

Ever since i updated to Mathematica 10.4 from 10.2, I have been occasionally experiencing a graphics crash error message and 3D images/graphics that used to appear normally just turn black upon ...
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How to make a 3D topographic globe?

I've made some attempt with this dataset of elevation. But I have some trouble with ListSurfacePlot3D, which can not show the globe correctly: And I've checked that the data is out of problem, ...
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Changing the atom color for plotting xyz-files

Mathematica takes the standard color code for atoms when plotting an *.xyz file, but I want to customize the color for the specific atoms. I really become desperate as I did not get it so far. ...
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How can I access the internal function that plots a molecule from a formatted XYZ file?

Mathematica has the ability to plot a molecule using the data contained in an XYZ file. This is a simple text file, of which this is an example. The molecule is plotted using the ...
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eigenoscillations of a sphere

I would like to animate the eigenoscillations of a sphere (Earth?). It's just simple to draw images one by one: ...
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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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ParametricPlot3D does not export with the specified PlotRange?

I am trying to plot a function with ParametricPlot3D with a specified plot range to export as an stl file, however when exporting the graphic mathematica ignores the PlotRange and exports the whole ...
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How to make this 3-D Plot Transparent?

Basically, I want to make this 3-D Plot transparent. I've already tried Opacity[]. I also want to change its color to e.g. light blue. ...
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Selecting morphological components of a 3D image

This is a follow up of a previous question : Selecting morphological components by clicking on them? I followed the answer provided by Dr. belisarius. It works fine for 2D images. However, I can't ...
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Plotting 3-dimensional graphs [duplicate]

I just started Calculus 3 and I thought it would be useful to see images of functions to get used to the transition of visualizing in 3-dimensions. I was wondering how one would go about plotting a ...
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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 to make this beautiful animation

How to make an animation of following gif in Mathematica? Edit: The animation shown above was created by Charlie Deck in processing. And how to make 3D analog? I tried first few steps ...
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How can I create a graphic of a wedge of a cylinder (like a slice of pie)?

http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/HoleInACylinder/ This demonstration uses Graphics3D and is able to generate what I want, but I cant figure out how to separate ...
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How can I visualize a map $f:T^2\to T^2$?

Let $T^2\cong S^1\times S^1$ be the one-holed torus surface (say, embedded in $\mathbb{R}^3$) and say I have a simple-ish map $f:T^2\to T^2$ which I'd like to visualize. How might I do that? To make ...
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plotting 3D image for the “grazing goat and silo” problem

I am looking for the code to generate a 3D graphic with this area rotated around its PQ-axis: The red circle represents a silo centered at point P. A goat is tethered at point Q on the edge of the ...
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How to add color to a knot

Is there a way to use a colorscheme to a KnotData image? One way is probably convert it to a parametric form and then use ...
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When Graphics3D renders a Polygon with non planar points, how does it triangulate to two separate polygons?

If we try to make a Polygon with nonplanar points, the documentation says Non-planar polygons are accepted in Graphics3D and ...
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Can I convert a 3-D plot into a 2-D plot?

I am studying the Landau Free Energy Equation. First of all the plot displayed only shown negative range. can i show the positive range too? (y-axes). Then, can I turn this plot into 2-D Plot? ...
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Plot bivariate data with marginals using Graphics3D [duplicate]

I have some 2D data (a load of random walks) that I would like to show using a bivariate line plot with marginals attached (I would like the output to look similar to that in this question.) The ...
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Can I plot a cone about an arbitrary axis in 3D? [closed]

I'm playing around with Mathematica to try to produce a 3D visualization of something. I need to generate the surface of a cone with a circular base. But the axis of the cone must be the body diagonal ...
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How to draw a dodecahedron with each face modified to a pentagram?

I'd like to draw a dodecahedron with each face carved on the sides so it becomes a pentagram. I wonder how to start to do this kind of task in the Wolfram Language? Edit: The result should still be ...
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Create a square polygon that can be used as the base of a pyramid

For example I want to use the design generated by this code as the base of a pyramid as well as other iterations of the design ...
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How to make sure polygon is drawn flat in 3D?

Bug introduced in 8.0 or earlier and fixed in 10.4 I'm working on this SE question about pentagrams on top of dodecahedron for exercising. Both solutions are basically connecting different sets of ...