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Magnify Part of a 3D Graphic [duplicate]

I have a 3D Graphic built, and I want to magnify part of it. I would prefer a circle or ring-shape that can be placed anywhere in front of a 3D graphic that would magnify it. Ultimately, I want to ...
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An efficient circular arc primitive for Graphics3D

As many people have noted, the 2D graphics primitive Circle doesn't work in a Graphics3D environment (even in v10.0-v10.4, where ...
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VertexNormals depends on Polygon's orientation - an expected behaviour?

I'm studying VertexNormals (on Mathematica 10.0.2 for Mac) and have set up the following to represent three points and a normal vector: ...
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$3D$ graphic of soccer ball

How to make a soccer ball $3D$ graphic? The following image is from Wikipedia, Spherical polyhedron: Truncated icosahedron (left) and standard soccer ball (right) ...
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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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Disobedient RegionPlot3D

I faced a strange behavior of a RegionPlot3D. I am drawing a piece of a plane bounded by a parabola. This works: ...
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How to apply `DiscretizeGraphics` to a tube? [duplicate]

I want to export the numerical solution of the Chan-Lee oscillator as an STL file so that I could print it out. But when I expanded the curve into a tube, ...
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How to combine solid objects using logical expressions?

How can one define and render in 3D a single solid object using logical operations on component solid objects? For instance, I would like to define a solid object that consists of a ...
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Dynamic ClipPlanes calculated from current ViewPoint

(This is a follow-up question to the answer found here.) I would like to define a clip plane dynamically from the current ViewPoint of my ...
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How to graph a 3D function of two variables? [closed]

How to graph this: \begin{alignat*}{3} x(s, t) &= a\cos(mt) \cos^{k}(ns) &&\cos(t) &&\cos(s), \\ y(s, t) &= a\cos(mt) \cos^{k}(ns) &&\sin(t) &&\cos(s), \\ z(s, ...
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Real, scaled sizes of bubbles in bubblechart [closed]

I'm trying to create a BubbleChart3D with sets of 4 numbers, to see which spheres overlap. ...
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Need help with making an interactive 3D plot

My main problem is to generate a manipulatable 3D plot, combining three functions and two of those functions depend on another variable Theta (which shall be the manipulateable variable). To explain ...
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How to Draw a 3D Scatter Plot Graph

Firstly: I am completely new to Mathematica, but I need to be able to create a 3D Scatter Graph with the following points: {0.000824, 15.8, 39.0}, {0.000507, 20.5, 39.6}, {0.000444, 20.5, 39.8}, {...
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3D graphs will not show together [duplicate]

I have tried to plot two 3D graphs together in mathematica with Show but it only shows one graph. This is my code: tophalf = Plot3D[Sqrt[x*y], {x, -10, 10}, {y, -10, 10}] bottomhalf = Plot3D[-1*Sqrt[...
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Why is SliceDensityPlot3D leaving out sections that DensityPlot gets? [duplicate]

My program uses NDSolveValue to solve for a 3D function. The code is pretty hefty so I've pasted it here, and I'm just including the really relevant excerpts of it below. Once I have my 3D function, <...
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Visualizing the Gradient Vector [closed]

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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Plotting the solution of $\sin(x)\sin(y)$ + elliptic cylinder

I have a problem with one of my school project :( I need to add function: $\sin(x)\sin(y)$ to elliptic cylinder $\left(\frac x a\right)^2+ \left(\frac y b\right)^2 = 1$ After few hours, only this ...
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how do I 3D Plot f(x,y,z)=0

I am very new to mathematica and was wondering how I could 3Dplot -5(x-2)-7y+3(z+4)=0 I've tried 3DPlot and Contour but neither have seemed to work. PLease help.
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Scale size PolyhedronData

How can I plot a truncated cube with size (sqrt(2)-1)? The code I am using is simply PolyhedronData["TruncatedCube"]
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How to extract coordinates {x,y,z} from Raster3D

I want to extract coordinates out of a Raster3D. It is possible to extract coordinates out of an Image3D by using ...
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Coloring (Temperature) surface of parametric 3D plot

I am stuck on figuring out how to do a "Temperature" Color scheme for a surface plotted using ParametricPlot3D. As an example, here is a plot of one example surface. This is a antenna gain plot of ...
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Determine whether points lie within a cow

I would like to determine whether randomly-generated points ...
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How to arbitrarily label the points in ListPointPlot3D within Manipulate?

I want to label the points displayed in 3D within a Manipulate expression with arbitrary text. My code is as follows: ...
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Arrowheads not falling in line

This is not a serious problem, but sometimes quite annoying. Say you are drawing a line with multiple Arrowheads. ...
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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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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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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 ...