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Creating 3D dice

How to create an image of a 3D die from the 2D images? There is an example in the Documentation Center I tried but it doesn't work.
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Phase portrait on a cylinder

It is very nice and very easy to make a sketch of a phase portrait with StreamPlot. For example, for the classical pendulum, defined by \begin{eqnarray*} \dot ...
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How to make a two letter monogram in 3d like the one on www.mymo.is? [duplicate]

I want to achieve the same effect like the project on http://www.mymo.is/. By taking two letters and combine them in 3d, you can get a complex shape that looks like one letter on the one side and the ...
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Making a Manipulate showing a the motion of a particle [closed]

Solving a differential equation I got to the following result -(((R[n*Pi - t/w] Cos[t/w])/(n*Pi)) Then, using this solution, I create . ...
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Smooth 3D plot with colour of scattered data

I have a set of scattered 3D points with coordinate (x,y,z) and an intensity associated with it. I would like to do a smooth surface with the intensity being represented by the colour. My points ...
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3D orbits of moons around their respective planets

I have seen a lot of solar system models (both animated and not), but I am trying to replicate the same thing with moons. Either just one planet and its lunar system or the our whole solar system with ...
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Exporting 3D graphics in vectorial form

I often have to export a 3D graphics to a PDF file, to be opened and edited with my favorite vectorial application ('m using Intaglio, on OS X). I frequently get two problems (see the picture below, ...
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How to prevent extrapolation in Manipulate? [duplicate]

How can I limit the time slider to the NDSolve solution range in a Manipulate box, so no extrapolation is used ? More specifically, here's a stripped down version of my Manipulate code which shows ...
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How to add an outline around a closed 3D surface?

I would like to add a black outline (silhouette) all around a closed surface. Here's a MWE code to work with : ...
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How to turn off depth sorting of 3D curves for Manipulate?

Is there a way to turn off the default depth sorting of curves in a 3D output of several complicated curves ? Currently, I suspect that depth sorting has a very strong impact on performances on my ...
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Putting arrows in 3d plot

How can I put vertical arrows in the center of each cylinder and around them? ...
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How to change the 3D Mesh resolution?

I need to fix the resolution of the mesh lines drawn on some surfaces, and currently I don't know how. Here's a MWE to work with (a simple sphere) : ...
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Possible Bug with Options in DelaunayMesh

Bug introduced in 10.2 and persisting through 10.4 Update: It turns out after some testing, none of the Options work in ...
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Changing the Rotate behavior of a 3D graphics

Is it possible to change the way Mathematica rotate its 3D output graphics, when the user uses the mouse ? Here's a MWE to work with : ...
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How to use a PopupMenu in Manipulate? [duplicate]

I need to build a Manipulate to show one of several functions in 3D. The functions should be selected in the Manipulate box using a PopupMenu, but the documentation isn't very helpfull on this. So ...
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NDSolve Surface Plot to Compare Initial Values

I am trying to solve a system of differential equations which model reaction kinetics using NDSolve. I would like to generate a surface-plot of the function value as a function of time and the initial ...
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MeshFunction at azimuthal angles for RegionPlot3D

Edit: I said "polar angle"... It should be "Azimuthal angle". Sorry. I want to plot a mesh line at a certain azimuthal angle in RegionPlot3D. My goal is to ...
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How to make the mesh to rotate with a surface in Manipulate?

Here's a Manipulate code to show a particular 3D surface, rotating uniformly in time. The point of this Manipulate box is to show that the surface do indeed rotate like a solid, so I can't "cheat" ...
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Ugly rendering of curve with ParametricPlot3D and NDSolve [closed]

I frequently have this rendering problem when I plot a complicated curve with ParametricPlot3D, found by solving a differential equation with NDSolve : The curve should be more "regular" (it is ...
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“Moving” plot of a point moving in circular motion, in 3D

Maybe this is a tricky one! I want to have a 3D plot in Cartesian coordinates of a point moving in a circular orbit around x,y,z = 0. where the circular motion is only in the x,y plane. Has anyone ...
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Drawing a cuboid with rounded corners

I want to draw a cuboid with rounded corners, like this: RoundingRadius only works with Rectangle or ...
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How can I add an arbritrary label to a detail in a Plot or Plot3D?

I know about the graphics primitives Line and Point. I also know about Labeled, but there the placement of the label itself is confined to one out of {Bottom, Left, Top, Right}. I am looking for a ...
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Create diamond lattice structure [closed]

I would like to create a diamond lattice structure or similar -- close to this: hexagon or octagon lattice structure in 3D. I do not have any code I´m working at the moment. I'm very new to ...
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Can I get Mathematica to display the view vector's components in a 3d image? [duplicate]

Basically what it says in the title. Preferably with full interactivity, so that the view vector coordinates change as I rotate the scene with my mouse. Many thanks!
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How to draw a 3D quaternary phase diagram [closed]

I tried many software however no one worked. I knew someone drew a tetrahedron using Mathematica. Extending a ternary plot to a tetrahedron (using ListPlot) However, I'm just starting to use ...
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How to export 3D graphics to Collada (.dae) format?

I'm looking for a way to export 3D graphics objects to the Collada (.dae) format. I need an automated way, i.e. using Blender to manually convert from another ...
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Revolution of Koch Snowflake

How do I plot a shape made from revolving the Koch Snowflake? I try to use RevolutionPlot3D[f, {t, t1}], but I think there is no $f$ for the Koch Snowflake.
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Problem exporting Graphics3D into PDF

When I try to export some Graphics3D, like this one: into a PDF file I get a bad appearance like this: It's possible to fix? Steps to reproduce the problem: ...
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ParametricPlot3D colorfunction for a specific region of an object

I have created a 3D parametric plot of an oblate spheroid, and I want to apply "TemperatureMap" as a colorfunction to its surface as a gradient in the Z direction. However, I only want to apply this ...
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How do I draw a hemisphere?

I want to draw a solid or partially transparent hemisphere above a partially transparent cuboid object in Graphics3D. However, I do not know how to do this s.t. only half the sphere is drawn. Here's ...
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How to draw this 3D Voronoi Diagram?

Can anyone tell me the way to generate a 3D Voronoi Diagram like the one given at http://mathworld.wolfram.com/VoronoiDiagram.html. I need to draw the 4th diagram on this page (Second row, last plot). ...
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Mapping Cosmic microwave background onto a sphere [duplicate]

I want to map image of Cosmic microwave background onto a sphere I tried this: ...
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Drawing circular patches around arbitrary points on a sphere

I am trying to draw circular patches of given angular radii around arbitrary points on a sphere. I am able to use, for example, ...
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Animate arrow on sphere based on list

I am trying to animate the movement of an Arrow on a sphere. I have this code that allows me to manipulate the arrow, but I want it to move based on a set of data. I have no idea how to 'listplot' ...
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How to map a 2D figure into the 3D plane?

I have several 2D figures, and now I want to map them into the 3D space plane, the picture below shows my idea. The figure above was made by maping texture of the 2D plot on the 3D plane and the ...
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Export a 3D list plot file to 3D viewing format

I am not quite aware of 3D file formats which I can export from Mathematica; I have the following problem. I have a very large 3D list plot (with axes labs, plot legends etc..) from my experiment. ...
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How to plot a distribution of planes

How can one plot in Mathematica a distribution of planes in $\mathbb R^3$? For some point $p=(x,y,t)\in\mathbb R^3$, I want to attach a plane spanned by $X(p)=\left(1,0,\frac{1}{2}y\right)$ and by ...
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Is there a Graphics primitive for a cone without a base?

Is there an easy way to get a graphics primitive for a cone without a base without using RevolutionPlot3D? I'm trying to create an "manipulable" animation of the ...
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Graphs in 3 dimensions

I have a desired graph as here: the dashed line is just for perspective representation. I tried with LayeredGraphPlot and ...
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Varying constant in Matrix calculation to generate 3D plot

As suggested, I rewrite my code to make it simpler and directly showing the problem. Here is a short example. I'd like to generate 3D plot where x,y,z (= a,b,answer) while I am varying a (0 ...
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How to add text with output on a 3D manipulate

I need to add a string of text with some output data at the bottom-center of a manipulate output. The manipulate output itself is 3D. Here's a MWE to work with : ...
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How can I make sure that 3D plots have the exact same orientation and viewpoint?

Edit - I made the example data much smaller, so it's not so much to download. I am trying to make animations of electronic orbitals, using functions like the ones listed here. In order to make an ...
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How can I get a smooth plot of a bounded region?

From the iterated integrals $\int_{0}^{1}\int_{\sqrt{y}}^{1}\int_{x^{3}}^{1}f(x,y),$ we have the region $$\Omega=\{0\le y\le1,\sqrt{y}\le x \le 1,x^{3}\le z \le 1\}.$$ How can I use Mathematica to ...
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Strange behavior with SliceDensityPlot3D using custom surfaces, Mesh lines have a great influence on the density plot

In this answer I was trying to make a 3D stack of disk-shaped density plots, so I was using ListSliceDensityPlot3D. I resorted to using a set of nonrectangular ...
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Creating a cloud of blocks that form I ♥ U in different viewpoints

This picture shown bellow has three shapes with different view angle (I ♥ U). How to do this type of model? A few tries: ...
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ParametricPlot3D for only part of a sphere

I want to plot the region of a sphere that satisfies the equation $$ \tan\theta\geq-\frac{rz}{rx\cos\phi + ry\sin\phi} $$ where $rx$, $ry$, $rz$ are known constants. The spherical coordinates ...
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ListPointPlot3D with connected points?

With the command ListPlot[data,Joined -> True] I can visually connect adjacent data points in the array with lines. However, this option appears to be missing ...
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Exporting my 3D Planet [duplicate]

Beginning with a picture of the surface of an imaginary planet, I can texture-map this onto a sphere: ...