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What are these strange shapes in my Plot3D[]? [closed]

Plotting a function, I noticed some strange spots away from the main feature, the dark purple here: You can see that they don't actually have any curvature themselves: Strangely, you don't see ...
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How to make a 3D globe?

There are many ways to create a 3D Earth that is rotatable (see here, here, related here), but most of them have some drawbacks. These issues mainly stem from either ...
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Displaying primes as a 3D array of spheres

I am currently learning my way through Mathematica and have stumbled upon a strange problem. It is asking me to implement PrimeQ into ...
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Sketch-type graphics with transparency and dashed hidden lines?

I'd like to create transparent graphs like the following from P1095, Calculus 6th Ed, by James Stewart. Can Mathematica accomplish this? By "transparent," I mean the ability to see the interior, ...
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Numerically Solving Compatible Systems of Overdetermined PDE

Is there an easy way to get Mathematica to numerically solve a compatible system of overdetermined PDE, and plot the solutions? For example, consider the "toy" example $\dfrac{\partial u}{\partial ...
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How do I keep my Animate running at high resolution?

I'm building an Animate where I have a 3D plot with some of its parameters changing: ...
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Generate polyhedron from coordinates [duplicate]

This seems to me as an exceedingly simple question which I to my frustration can't seem to get a hold on: Given a set of coordinates, how do I make mathematica create a polyhedron from them? In my ...
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Animating moving surface of torus

I would like to try to recreate something similar to Paolo Čerić's torus animation: I have isolated the moving surface torus section form this Wolfram Demonstration by Kevin Sonnanburg: ...
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Plot The Cornu Parametric Spiral

How to plot the Cornu parametric Spiral in 3D With Mathematica. The 2D is quite easy. Thx. For more details you need to be familiar with the Cornu statement. $$\begin{cases} ...
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Problems with BSplineFunction vs. BSplineSurface

Why are those surfaces different? ...
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How to put a dodecahedron inside another dodecahedron?

I know how to put a sphere inside a dodecahedron but instead of a sphere I would like it to be another dodecahedron. How can I do it? ...
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How does one draw a parallelepiped in Mathematica?

I'm a bit new to the application, and I'm not sure how to draw a parallelepiped in Mathematica.
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Drawing tubes with a While loop

I'm trying to make a plot with many objects in it using a While loop. Something like the following: ...
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Making an animation which displays a rotating object [closed]

I want to rotate the geometry obtained whith the input: movil = ExampleData[{"Geometry3D", "SpaceShuttle"}] But it shows an error message : Graphics is not a ...
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Visualize fixed points and stable points in 4D

I have a list of 4 dimensional data points which are sum to one and always positive. These points are the fixed points of the 4 dimensional nonlinear ODE. I also found the stable points of the system ...
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How can I define a 3d-body through different views? [closed]

In one of the maths blogs I follow I stumbled upon the following question: The bottom, side, and front views of an object are shown below: How would the object look in three dimensions? My ...
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Manipulate wrapping ParametricPlot3D - part spec longer than depth of object?

I have a system of parametric equations s0 = {t0, 0. +2. Sin[θ] Sin[ϕ]-1. (0.5 t0+0.5 Sin[θ] Sin[ϕ]), 4. (0. +0.25 Cos[θ] Sin[ϕ]), 1. Cos[ϕ]} If I plot them ...
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CurveGraphics for 3D System of DEQs

I am using the CurveGraphics6 NB to try and do some 3D related phase portraits and graphics. The following works and produces an animation. ...
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Colorize a 3D distribution of points according to density

Suppose we have some random 3D distribution of points. I'll use the spherical ball defined below as an example and a starting point for the discussion here : ...
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Using NVIDIA 3D Shutter Glasses with Mathematica

Mathematica has great capabilities to display 3D Graphics rendered to the 2D screen. This should make it perfectly suited to use the Graphics3D system together with an NVIDIA Graphics card, a 3D ...
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Morphing a “sheet of paper” into a torus

How can I visualise the standard topological "rubber-sheet" construction of a torus, that is, morphing a square into a torus? How can I start or are there any examples in the Mathematica ...
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How Manipulating a matrix and a graphic in only one Manipulate? [closed]

I have to manipulate a matrix and graphics in one big Manipulate-Block. This way: Manipulate[Matrixform[mat],Graphics3D[]] How can I achieve that? Ok, here my ...
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ListSurfacePlot3D generates ugly artifacts

I have a list of $\{x,y,z\}$ pairs representing points in $R^3$. For every unique value of $z$ there are many $\{x,y\}$ pairs defining a polygon/contour in that particular $z$-plane. My dataset looks ...
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ListContourPlot3D doesn't use all points

Edited thanks to @Kuba: In the following example, ListContourPlot3D accepts an array of points spaced at intervals 0.1 apart throughout the volume, but seems to choose an arbitrary number of points ...
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What is PointForm?

I stumbled across a function called PointForm but the only documentation I can find is the pop-up line offered by autocomplete, which contains the same information ...
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Problem with ViewVector

I am trying to have a satellite (camera) move around the earth (unit sphere) and take picture of the earth. The satellite keeps constant distance from the earth, and always looks toward earth center. ...
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Overlay graphic3d and ListPlot3d

I have this two input for 3d graphics: 1) A Graphics3D with a Polygon that represents a map 2) A ...
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Filling between two 3D surfaces

I know it is possible to create a filling in between two curves on a 2D plot, but is it possible to do the same in 3D? My attempt like this: ...
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BarChart3D does not print zeros and odd tick positions

Note: This is a version 9.0.0 problem that is fixed in 9.0.1. I want to generate a simple 3D view of some frequencies for two variables. I have the counts in a 4x3 matrix, say. This is my bar chart ...
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Plot3D region bounded by equations?

I have four equations, $$ z = xy \\ z=0 \\ y=x^2 \\ x=y^2$$ I would like to integrate the region bounded by them. Before this, I would like to plot the region they bound, but I cannot seem to find ...
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Animation of tube with fixed height

the problem is following: my task is to make an animation: tube changes its radius but doesn't change its height. With command ...
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Manipulate: After Changing view of a Graphic, the sliders can't be used anymore

I have a new problem: I have exported my program as a cdf standalone. I changed the view of the graphic and now the sliders cant be used anymore. Very strange... Here is a screenshot: The orange ...
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OpenSCAD like functionality with Mathematica?

I keep seeing reference to use of Mathematica as a CAD tool (for instance: http://www.makerbot.com/support/guides/design/). I'd like to use it as such if feasible, but I'm having trouble locating ...
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Extract the generating curves from a Graphics3d returned from RevolutionPlot3D

I have a plot g = RevolutionPlot3D[{Sin[t], t}, {t, 0, π}, {θ, -π, π + 3 π/4}]; Is it possible to extract the generatrices (generating curves) from ...
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Combining Newtonian 3D N-Body Simulation Output and Earth Sphere

I'm trying to figure out how to make a simulation whereby two satellites orbit Earth, but have run into a little bit of a snag. I have a solution to the system of ODEs for the n-body output, and I ...
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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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How to stop a ParametricPlot3D from autorotating [duplicate]

The 3d graphic functions like ParametricPlot3D and ContourPlot3D always give me a rotating plot. Sometimes, I even can't stop it ...
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Use a custom3D graphic for points in ListPointPlot3D

I would like to make a plot where the points of ListPointPlot3D are themselves a Graphics3D object created using SphericalPlot3D, and each one depends on the position of the point. So basically, you ...
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How to create a parallelepiped tiling?

I know how to create parallelepiped and combine them to form a parallelepiped tiling, but the tiles overlap... I started with this code: ...
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Finding intersection of 3D lines

I want to find the intersection of 3D line. I want to detect the 3D light source position by intersecting 3D lines. ...
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Draw only part of axis in graph

I'm looking to draw only one half of an axis in ContourPlot3D, mainly because I don't wan't the axis lines to be where the interesting stuff happens (intersection ...
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How can I fill a curve in ParametricPlot3D?

I'd like to fill a curve in a ParametricPlot3D in the same way as I might with ListPointPlot3D; i.e., ...
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How to get shadow of a 3d object [duplicate]

Suppose that we have a box or a sphere or an other 3D object and a ponctual light source. How we can generate the cast shadow using mathematic? Is there any tools to render a shadow given the light ...
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Create a torus with a hexagonal mesh for 3D-printing

I am new to Mathematica, and I'm looking for a way to create patterns on the surface of 3D objects. One thing I have not been able to do is create a hexagonal mesh on a torus. What I would like to ...
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How to plot contours in the faces of a cube

I'm trying to plot contours of a function f[x,y,z] on the faces of a cube as the example below, which represents the domain of this function. Is there a way to do ...
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How to make a 3D plot auto-rotate?

When doing presentation with Mathematica, I often want a 3D plot to rotate automatically, so the 3D feeling is stronger. I don't want to drag the mouse very time. So, I want a general function like ...
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Add lines to 3D Plot

How can I add lines that demarcate the different regions of the following 3D plot: Plot3D[1/(1 + E^(-a - c)), {a, -8, 8}, {c, -8, 8}] To give you an idea of what ...
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Define new 3D graphics primitives in Mathematica 9 [duplicate]

I have generated a three-dimensional probability distribution function (PDF) and I would like to place a series of these PDFs at certain coordinates on a cuboid. I've rasterized the PDF so it is a 3D ...