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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 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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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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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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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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Image3D with values outside of the range [0,1]

I am writing some functions in Mathematica for representing MRI anatomical image volumes. The natural way to represent such a volume seems to be as an Image3D form. However, I've noticed an ...
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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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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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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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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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Mapping Contour Plot onto ListPlot3D (or by using color variations)

I am trying to overlay a contour plot I have created on a ListPlot3D graph. I have seen a few questions answered on this website that answer my basic question. However, the contour plot I need to ...
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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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How would I use sliders to manipulate the slope and intercept of a plane in a graphics 3d box while the cdf was running

Would I link a slider value to a polynomial that represents the plane and draw it in the draw plane a function, Or, is there a way that would allow me to have sliders in the draw plane function ...
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Showing separate surfaces

The XYZPipeJunction is removed using circular trig functions from Both. ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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presentation of 3D image only

For viewing or discussion is it possible to display a mouse rotatable ParametricPlot3D or Manipulate holding back Mathematica code lines in a slideshow for example?
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How to make overlapped part to be transparent?

I want to ask is it possible to make the overlapped part to be transparent in Graphics3D. ...
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How to add texture to a parametric plot?

I need to put some simple textures to some parametric plots. My textures are not complicated, They are like the first example in here. Is there any simple way of doing this? For example, How can I ...
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How do you make a 3D city population graphic?

I want to make a graphic that has the shape of a country, finds all the cities of that country, gets their coordinates and populations and turns that into a SmoothHistogram3D with the population being ...
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How to set suitable View* for Graphics3D [duplicate]

My codes and result as following. There is an people object in 2D view. You can move the people object in 2D view, the direction of the arrow is the direction that the people see. You can use the ...
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View inside the room

I used Cuboid to build 4 walls and make them composed like a room, the codes and result as followings. My question is that is it possible to move the viewpoint to inside the room? The thing I want to ...
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Plotting center of mass point in a solid hemisphere? [duplicate]

I have been trying everything I can find online but I seem to be stuck trying to plot a center of mass point within a solid unit sphere with z >= 0. I have the center of mass point already but I ...
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Delineate a Subset of Values on a 3D surface plot

This is building on a question previously answered by Rahul recently. I have a particular 3D surface plot on which I wish to delineate where z (the function) is between the corresponding x value and ...
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How to draw tubes around the edges of a three-dimensional object?

Suppose I have a three-dimensional object (such as a cylinder, or some finite parametric surface). Is there any easy way to draw tubes with given radius around the edges of the object (i.e., tubes ...
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How to combine manipulate and eventhandler

I combine manipulate and eventhandler, now I can change the controller when working on eventhandler, but how to change the value in eventhandler when I control the manipulate controller? ...
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How do I plot a line delineating a subset of values on a 3D surface plot?

I have the following surface plot: ...
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Mathematica, animations, and external ray tracing programs

As much as I enjoy and admire Mathematica's animation capabilities, I would like to take my animations to the next level by exporting the geometry of every frame to an external ray tracing program ...
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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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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 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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sluggish 3D graphics

After I plot two concentric cylinder, I see that rotating the 3d object is not smooth and it's slow. ...
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Strange wiggles on the surface of a ParametricPlot3D

I'm trying to plot two cones but when I try to display them, Mathematica (10) makes the edges wiggly. My code is: ...
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Syntax errors in mollusk shell function plot [closed]

I would like to reproduce this plot with Mathematica: In fact, both the mathematical background of such plot, and its implementation in Mathematica are here. This code is from web page I linked ...
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How do I display the plane of best fit in 3D?

I'm trying to display the plane of best fit in the same 3D-box. Currently, I have the following code which spits out a plot of the points in 3D. I want to have a plane of best fit, can Mathematica do ...
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3D Probability distribution

I have a structure like this: ...
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Multiple-colored regions on a Sphere in Mathematica

The problem: I would like to draw a sphere where the bottom half is one color, and the top half is split into 3 equal regions, each with its own color. I have come up with the following code, by ...