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Make further objects blurry?

I have the following function: ...
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Issues with Arrow and Graphics3D [closed]

I'm trying to plot a simple picture: a plane with a circle in it, and three vectors in the curve. Mathematica keeps saying that the array "has the wrong dimensions for a graphics coordinate list" and ...
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Autorotating 3D plots

These days, I have to produce quite a few 3D surface plots (mostly functions of the type $\rho(\theta,\phi)$ plotted with SphericalPlot3D). To exchange these ...
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How to plot 3D maximum and minimum surfaces? [closed]

I want to plot the maximum and minimum 3D surface for the following property: ...
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Mathematica and POV-Ray workflow: ListContourPlot3D

I have the following function describing a molecular electronic Orbital. ...
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Graphics3D: Opacity limitations

Trying to make a better-looking globe model, I start off with something like this To enhance the 3D effect, I want the lines further from the eye to be "grayer" than the lines closer to the eye, as ...
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Plot Plane to Intersect 3D Contour Plot in Mathematica

I have a 3D model of a heart in Mathematica and I'm trying to create a plane so that the open surface (as seen in the image below) is cut off so that the heart can have a solid, level surface. How ...
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How can I align Cuboids within a cube

I am trying to align (colored) Cuboids within a cube, but the automatically coordinate generation "Row-2.)" is currently buggy. Can somebody help me please (the variable bound should be the start and ...
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How to display MeshRegion without vertices

I'm writing a library for handling very large and complicated (boundary) mesh regions on the order of ~150,000 vertices, ~450,000 edges, and ~300,000 triangles. The regions themselves are the cortical ...
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3D graphics with colourbar

I have lists with 4 data e.g. {{0,0,0,-2000},{0,0,.5,-1800},{0,0,1,-1500},{0,.5,0,-2005},{0,.5,.5,-1795}, {0,.5,.1,-1508} ... {x,y,z,B}} How can I plot B ...
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How do I draw a pair of buttocks?

I'm trying to develop a function which 3D plot would have a buttocks like shape. Several days of searching the web and a dozen my of own attempts to solve the issue have brought nothing but two ...
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How to make a cylinder with bottom that shows hidden part of edge as dashed curve [duplicate]

I am learning a bit about TikZ and found a nice feature in its graphics, that I am having hard time duplicating with Graphics3D. It is making a ...
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Having trouble displaying imported Excel regression data [closed]

The plot points and residual lines are not showing, hard-coded data works, and imported data does do something, just not what its supposed to Is the table or the plot range the wrong size? I can't ...
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How I calculate the volume of multiple intersecting spheres?

I would like to know how to calculate the volume of the union of multiple possibly intersecting spheres (using Sphere[]). Please see the figure: I was trying to get a mesh/delaunayMesh out of the ...
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Triangular mesh of random points on a sphere

My employer with a new logo (shown below). I do not have information on how this was created (as it was done by an outside company), though I'm fairly sure it was not done in any formal mathematical ...
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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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How to make Graphics3D with multiple lighting sources being rendered faster

I have a very "precise"(through setting "SpherePoints") Sphere illuminated by hundreds of random color lighting sources. The ...
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Mathematica and POV-Ray workflow (Q&A)

A couple of years ago, Alexey Popkov asked this question: Which ray tracing software is compatible with Graphics3D? It is my opinion, for various reasons, that out of the many ray tracing programs ...
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Plotting energy dispersion on a hexagonal Brillouin zone

I'm trying to plot the energy dispersion of a graphene similar material. I've used the Tight Binding Function Approximation considering first neighbours and no overlaping. I have this 2 expressions of ...
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Plotting the Schwarz D minimal surface

With the aid of the following paper I'm trying to plot the Schwarz D minimal surface: paper. So far I have followed all the instructions to the best of my abilities and have come up with the following ...
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How to make hollow Graphics3D?

I keep seeing a notebook to use of Mathematica as a 3D Printing tool (e.g.: this link). In the notebook on slide 8/11, we find these pictures: I'd like to design it as such that, but I don't ...
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Graphics3D: Objects with holes

In a recent project, I found out that there is a big limitation when using Graphics3D to construct objects - it lacks the ability to construct objects with holes in ...
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How do I show only the intrinsic color of 3D polygons?

System: Mathematica 9, Windows 7. I want to assign a polygon a color in such a way that it is rendered in that color irrespective of any ambient light sources. In other words I want Yellow to be ...
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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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Histogram 3D: use different bin width in two directions

I'm trying to plot an histogram of a set of data, I would like to use a bin of different width in x and y direction. I've tried using the following two codes: ...
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Graphics3D loses interactivity in Dialog window

Is there a way to keep Graphics3D objects manipulable when they are embedded in a Dialog window (CreateDialog,...
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cannot shade the vector in different color

I need to color each vector into different colors.. but this formula just dont work. ...
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How can I use legend in ContourPlot3D and add arrowheads for axis?

I am using ContourPlot3D to show two surfaces. This is my code. Now I want to use Legend to distinguish the two surfaces, and add arrowhead for the three axis. ...
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Creating a right hand in graphics3d to illustrate the right hand rule

I would like to make a small right hand with fingers that curl to illustrate the right hand rule in graphics3d. Does anyone know if this is possible? For an example of what I'm looking to plot, see ...
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Embed 3D objects from Mathematica, in a pdf

Acrobat Reader 9+ supports interactive manipulation of 3D objects. See this file for example - another widely used example are PRC objects which may be produced by Asymptote. Exporting animations ...
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ListPlot3D with the color choosen from another list [closed]

I have a data set for doing a ListPlot3D in the required format as data={{x1,y1,z1},{x2,y2,z2}......{xN,yN,zN}}. I also have another list with N values ...
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How to make a “flat” plot (or a grid of 2 plots) of 3 variables in Mathematica (sample picture attached)

Is it possible to plot that kind of graph in Mathematica? (picture attached) If yes, it can be used to visualise a simple "balance system" of the form: X = f[e]; ...
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Showing separate surfaces

The XYZPipeJunction is removed using circular trig functions from Both. ...
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CDF Player - MMA9 - MMA10 oddities

I'm (slowly) building a WordPress site with some didactic simulation made with Mathematica. Users can run the simulations (on-line or off-line) with the free Wolfram CDF Player. One of the last ...
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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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Moving polygon on path curve to create 3D shape

How can I move some polygon list = {{0, 0}, {0, 15}, {7, 13}, {2, 13}, {2, 5}, {5, 5}, {5, 3}, {2,3}, {2, 0}}; Graphics[{Black, Polygon[list]}] so it follow some ...
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How to adjust the animation rate in a Manipulate environment

The enclosed code is a simplified version of the "Make Your Own Solar System" demonstration. How do I remove the manual Faster and Slower animation controls and add code for a permanent very slow ...
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Visualizing the Gradient Vector

I already found this Example but i want to add a description and the individual vectors as in the picture. My approach so far: ...
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Display 3D function and its gradient in same graphic [duplicate]

Is it possible to display e.g., $z=x^2+y^2$ with Plot3D and in the same box, in the $z=0$ plane, plot its gradient?
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coordinate system problem [duplicate]

I had an issue about the coordinate system of mathematica. I have a {800,600} image acquired with a camera. The projection matrix P of the camera is calculated using the calibration task. Now, when I ...
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How can I create a minimal surface with trefoil knot as inner edge and circle as outer edge?

This minimal surface is the subject of Michael Foster's beautiful wood-turned sculpture "Inversion" (see http://breezyhillturning.com/styled-2/photos-2/index.html). In addition, how can one create 2D ...
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How to plot a ternary plot? [duplicate]

Does anybody know how to plot a ternary plot (equilateral triangle)? Suppose, I have a list of lists like this (triplets): ...
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Slow rendering in GraphPlot3D

Is there a way to speed up this rendering? I have to make this call many times in order to make an animation of some dynamics on the graph g. Thus dynamics are carried in the list var. Each entry in ...
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3D Sphere Plot + Points [closed]

I'm currently trying to create a 3D plot of a sphere along with four points of different colour, using the following code: ...
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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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Rescale::nargs: error, what can be the cause [closed]

I was trying the code given in the answer to this question What are the possible ways of visualizing a 4D function in Mathematica? but in V 10.01, on windows, it now gives an error ...