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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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Make the moon's 3D gif

How do I make the following gif I tried: ...
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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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ClipPlanes on Translated 3D objects crash front end

Bug introduced in 10.1 or earlier and persists through 10.4.1 Applying Translate to a simple 3D object (e.g. Pyramid) along ...
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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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How to make a 3D topographic globe?

I've made some attempt with this dataset of elevation. But I have some trouble with ListSurfacePlot3D, which can not show the globe correctly: And I've checked that the data is out of problem, ...
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Changing the atom color for plotting xyz-files

Mathematica takes the standard color code for atoms when plotting an *.xyz file, but I want to customize the color for the specific atoms. I really become desperate as I did not get it so far. ...
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How can I access the internal function that plots a molecule from a formatted XYZ file?

Mathematica has the ability to plot a molecule using the data contained in an XYZ file. This is a simple text file, of which this is an example. The molecule is plotted using the ...
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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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Why does Arrow not work well with Scaled coordinates in 3D?

Bug introduced in 8.0 and fixed in 10.4 or earlier. I am a little puzzled by the fact that if I try to use Arrow with Scaled ...
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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 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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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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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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How to plot contours on 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to draw a dodecahedron with each face modified to a pentagram?

I'd like to draw a dodecahedron with each face carved on the sides so it becomes a pentagram. I wonder how to start to do this kind of task in the Wolfram Language? Edit: The result should still be ...
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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 make sure polygon is drawn flat in 3D?

Bug introduced in 8.0 or earlier and fixed in 10.4 I'm working on this SE question about pentagrams on top of dodecahedron for exercising. Both solutions are basically connecting different sets of ...
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Mathematica Minecraft

Some time ago I asked myself: with all these great graphics and interactive capabilities of Mathematica, what kinds of 3D games can be implemented in it? And the answer which came to mind is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 x&...
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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 : ...