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Attaching a legend to BallAndStick picture

I am looking for a way to add a legend showing the identity of various atoms (with different colours) to this picture. Any Clues? ...
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Generating a “flare” effect in Graphics3D?

I'm attempting to indicate that there is a point-source of light at some position in a Graphics3D-generated image. Is there any built-in tool to do this? My patch-work solution thus far has been to ...
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Convex hull of a 3D object?

I am trying to find a convex hull command for a Graphics3D object. Does it exist in Mathematica? ...
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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 ...
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Hexagonal Mesh on a 3D surface

I am new to Mathematica, and I am trying to create a 3D hexagonal mesh on a 3D surface. It is very similar to what was done in this post Create a torus with a hexagonal mesh for 3D-printing, but now ...
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How to make a cylinder with bottom that shows hidden part of edge as dashed curve [duplicate]

I am learning a bit about TikZ and found a nice feature in its graphics, that I am having hard time duplicating with Graphics3D. It is making a ...
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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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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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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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FindClusters for 3D Pancake/Platelet Shapes

I'm looking to properly cluster a dataset of roughly 3 million data points in 3-space. The shapes form closely spaced "clusters" that resemble pancakes. Here is a downsampled dataset: ...
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How I calculate the volume of multiple intersecting spheres?

I would like to know how to calculate the volume of the union of multiple possibly intersecting spheres (using Sphere[]). Please see the figure: I was trying to get a mesh/delaunayMesh out of the ...
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Ticks disappear in Graphics3D with Epilog

Normally, you can enable Graphics3D to show tick marks by doing this: Graphics3D[Sphere[], Axes -> True] But in ...
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Animate ParametricPlot3D for two different parametric equations

I want to write a computer program to generate 3-D plots (with x-y-t axes) to demonstrate the evolution of the two missiles in the following case: i. $x = 100t$, $y = 80t-16t^2$ for $0\leq t\leq 5$ ...
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Speed up ContourPlot3D

I have two issues with the following code. (1) It executes too slowly. If I use "Speed" instead of "Quality" for PerformanceGoal, I get the speed but an undesirable delay in proper rendering of the ...
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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 do I draw a hemisphere?

I want to draw a solid or partially transparent hemisphere above a partially transparent cuboid object in Graphics3D. However, I do not know how to do this s.t. only half the sphere is drawn. Here's ...
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Is it possible to manipulate a graphics object with 3 rotation transforms simultaneously?

The code that I have written has an unintended consequence that I'm not sure how to get around. I want 3 rotation transforms to be applied simultaneously to 1 graphics object. Instead, I get 3 ...
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How to render a 3D tubular graphics from a 2D image path

Question: Is it possible to create a tubular 3D image like Extruding along a path using "Tube" function in mathematica for following images? Image (1) Image (2) Thanks I have been ...
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Need help with plotting triple data points while xy data are not regular?

recently I plotted some figure in matlab whose quality is not so satisfactory, so I come to mathematica as my supervisor suggested. This is how it looks like in matlab:. In matlab I have three m by n ...
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How can I mesh a solid cylinder with triangular or tetrahedral elements

I need to plot triangular mesh on a cylinder. However the function Cylinder doesn't have a mesh option. By using ...
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Thick polygons in Graphics3D [duplicate]

I have a polygon that I want to thicken with thickness h. How do I do this? FaceForm is evil and says: The directive ...
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Make further objects blurry?

I have the following function: ...
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Combining Image3D and Graphics3D

I want to combine an Image3D and a Graphics3D using Show. Here is the code: ...
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Axes Origin & Labels in 3D Plot

I'm looking for a way to have the axes at the origin in a 3D plot and to label the (x,y,z) axes in the usual way---with x near the end of the drawn portion of the x axis, y near the end of the drawn ...
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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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Draw an arbitrary convex polyhedron without excess diagonals drawn

I want to draw a set of convex polyhedrons whose vertices are defined by spherical coordinates on the surface of a unit sphere. Currently I followed the advice from here: ...
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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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Graphics3D from Mathematica to SolidWorks (for 3D-printing)

I have an 3D Graphic generated with Mathematica's Graphics3D, and want to use it later in SolidWorks. SolidWorks files are usually *.stp, *.step, *.stl extentions. google search hasn't given me a ...
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How to add texture to solid Graphics3D object such as cylinder?

I'd like to add texture to a Cylinder inside Graphics3D. I can't see how to use FaceForm and ...
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Color linear interpolation of ParametricPlot3D

I am looking for any ideas about how to colorize an ellipsoid with a custom gradient style or by a Blend function. I would like to colorize ellipsoid as follows: ...
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How to display MeshRegion without vertices

I'm writing a library for handling very large and complicated (boundary) mesh regions on the order of ~150,000 vertices, ~450,000 edges, and ~300,000 triangles. The regions themselves are the cortical ...
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Strange behavior of `BoundaryMeshRegion`

BoundaryMeshRegion is new function of version 10. I am not familiar with the function. I want to decide whether a point is inside or outside in the Boundary using ...
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Histogram3D frame ticks with bin text labels rendered in x-y plane?

Is it possible in Histogram3D to substitute frame ticks text labels and have the layout in x-y plane? Starting with a ...
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Explain the difference between ViewPoint and ViewVector?

I've read the documentation, but am still very unclear as to what the difference is between ViewVector and ViewPoint for ...
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How to map rotate, pan, zoom to manipulate controls

I am wondering if there is a way to restrict the motion of the rotate mouse cursor in when moving around a 3d plot. For example, I want the y direction of the cursor to correspond to pulling the z ...
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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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Drawing a cuboid with rounded corners

I want to draw a cuboid with rounded corners,like this: RoundingRadius only works with Rectangle or Framed.I have no idea how ...
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Combining 2D slices into a 3D plot

I am currently trying to combine several 2D plots into one big 3D plot. The 2D-plots are simply input-results from calculations (so these things have 2D coördinates (x,y)). The results depend on an ...
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How can I stop the blinking when rotating a Graphics3D? [closed]

I wrote a function interactiveDesign that returns different Graphics3D items in a list. Then I call the function ...
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Projecting Reference Lines in a SmoothHistogram3d Surface

What is the best way to draw a path (red color, dashed) along the surface of the smoothHistogram3D. Assume the paths desired to be the X=0 and Y=0 Axes. ...
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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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How to get UV mapping of 3D tube

Here is cylinder data: file We can mesh the surface, thanks to lalmei, Belisarius and Simon (link) How to achieve uv mapping from a 3d straight and curved tube? Working code: ...
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How to render a 3D ellipsoid with Graphics3D?

With Graphics3D[Sphere[{0,0,0},1]] I can render a uniform 3D sphere, but how can I render an ellipsoid? I would need to specify the rotation of the ellipsoid and ...
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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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Game of Life in 3D

Is there a three-dimensional cellular automaton that in some sense generalizes Conway's Game of Life? If so, how might we use the CellularAutomaton command to ...
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Need 4D plot (3D + color for function) [duplicate]

I have a function f(x,y,z) of three variables and some constants: ...
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Plotting All Possible Points Belonging to a Group Orbit

Given that $$X = \{(x,y,z) \in \mathbb{R}^3 |\, x^2 + y^2 + z^2 - 2(xy + xz + yz) = k\}\,,$$ where $k$ is a constant. Also given that a group $G$ is represented by $$\langle g_1,g_2,g_3|\, g_1^2 = ...
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Rotating 3DPlot into animated gif

I'm trying to make an animated gif of a 3D plot by rotating the plot in its middle, around a vertical axis. I used the tricks gave by F'x and Heike in this thread autorotating 3D plot but I ...
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How to show wireframes on imported Object / Mesh (.obj file)

I've managed to import a Wavefront (.obj) file and store it in a variable like so: ...