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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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3D graphics rendering artefact with overlapping planes (z-fighting)

I am trying to render a matrix as a depth map: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Export a 3Dplot keeping the zoom, rotation properties

I want to export a 3Dplot but when I export the image remains quiet. I want to the image can rotate and make zoom and paste in to a Powerpoint, for the presentation I can explain to the public the ...
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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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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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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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Region traced by the endpoints of all vectors given by a parametric expression [closed]

I have the expression of a vector e, with 3 parameters tt1 tt2 and tt3: ...
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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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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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How to obtain the coordinates of the intersection line of two surfaces?

I can plot the intersection line of two surfaces $f$, $g$ by using: ...
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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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How to convert Image3D object into Graphics3D object and vice versa?

There are some rendering options (for example, Lighting) which are associated with the Graphics3D objects. I cannot apply these ...
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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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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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Make the moon's 3D gif

How do I make the following gif I tried: ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to create several 3D plots of 2D functions in Mathematica?

I have multiple 2D functions defined and I'd like to plot them in (what I call) a fence plot. An example of a fence plot is The three functions I want to plot (all defined on $-1 <= x <= 1$) ...
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vector graphics of a ListPlot3D

My problem is quite simple and yet I can't seem to find a solution to it. I'm trying to create a figure in vector format but if I export it to EPS I get a very bad gradient in the colors. If I export ...
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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 define a custom 2/3D graphic primitive like built-in?

There are lots of basic graphic-pimitive in Mathematica, such as 2D- pimitive: Line[], Circle[], Disk[] and 3D-pimitive: ...
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Understanding FaceGrids

I'm having difficulties with FaceGrids. This should be pretty basic, but the documentation isn't helpfull with its fancy and mostly useless examples (again!) I ...
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Same mesh graduations on a plane as axes ticks

I need to define a plane with a mesh as a reference plane. Currently, the mesh lines don't match the axes ticks. That plane is defined so it can adapt automatically to a variable scale in a ...
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How to rescale a NDSolve curve to fit in a box?

I'm numerically solving some differential equations and the 3D curve I get has a very complicated shape and size that cannot be predicted from the initial conditions. I need to rescale the whole ...