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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 ...
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A way to show all the 3D curve, with view still centered on {0, 0, 0}

I frequently have this graphics output problem : I draw a 3D curve using NDSolve, and depending on the initial data, there's no way I could predict the shape and ...
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Plotting a complicated 3D wave on the surface of a sphere [duplicate]

Suppose you have a vectorial wave described by a complicated function of time and cartesian coordinates $t$, $x$, $y$ $z$ (very simple example below) : ...
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Import Excel sheet into 3D array, 1st row and column as x- and y-axis

It might be simple, but for me, it took several hours working on, but still cannot figure out. Basically, I'd like to create 3 dimensional list data ({x,y,z}) from excel file, so I can plot them ...
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How to define a stochastic electromagnetic field? [closed]

I would like to show the effect of a stochastic electromagnetic field on a relativistic charged particle, using a manipulate box. The field should be randomly varying in time and in space, and be ...
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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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interpolating a smooth closed surface to a non-uniform data set (ListSurfacePlot3D)

I want to generate a smooth coloured surface from a discrete set of points of the form {x,y,z,F} using the ListSurfacePlot3D. My data set is quite non uniform; the ...
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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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Using ColorFunction to plot Cones with colors depending on orientation

I have an assembly of cones plotted with Graphics3D with positions and orientations according to data read from a file. Now I am using Hue to color the cones and I use the following code to plot them: ...
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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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How can I visualize a map $f:T^2\to T^2$?

Let $T^2\cong S^1\times S^1$ be the one-holed torus surface (say, embedded in $\mathbb{R}^3$) and say I have a simple-ish map $f:T^2\to T^2$ which I'd like to visualize. How might I do that? To make ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How to let Graphics3D show texts only within the plot range?

OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 MMA Version: 10.3.0.0 ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 ...