# Tagged Questions

For questions specific to the Graphics3D command and related 3D graphics functionality.

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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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### 3D plots with parallel projection

It is easy to make 3D Plots with Mathematica, e.g. use: Plot3D[Sin[x+y^2],{x,-3,3},{y,-2,2}] But I want to have nice plots in my thesis, so I decided to use ...
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### How to make a tight crop of a 3d plot?

I like Mathematica, but it's syntax baffles me. I am trying to figure out how to minimize the whitespace around a graphic. For example, ...
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### Facegrids at ticks

I want to plot a 3D graphic and I want facegrids at the ticks that I specify. I've tried several solutions but I cannot get this working. The result with the code provided below is that it does its ...
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### Graphics3D: Finding intersection of 3d objects and lines

I found these two nice links 1) intersecting graphics 2) Implementation of Balaban's Line intersection algorithm in Mathematica which works for 2d. However, I need to find whether a ray(line) ...
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### Why is ListDensityPlot unable to plot datasets with extreme ranges

Consider the following dataset: data = Flatten[ Table[{x 10^-9, y 10^-9, x^2 + y^2},{x, -100, 100, 10}, {y, -100,100, 10}] , 1]; If I try to ...
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### How to draw a Circle in 3D on a sphere [duplicate]

The Circle function is strictly a 2D Graphics object, so that we cannot directly combine a ...
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### How to draw a higher-genus surface

NB: By higher-genus surface, I mean a closed orientable surface of genus at least 2. This question has come up before on math.SE, and even MathOverflow, but most posters suggested using either ...
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### Beautiful dance of the Earth and Venus around the sun

I have seen very nice dynamic graphics created by users of Ma. I would like to get help whether the following graphics can be created using Ma. I was not able to create the dynamic picture here. ...
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### How to make a depth map from a 3D model?

Given a 3D .obj model, for example a rabbit. How can we make a depth map out of it? Any idea or help would be much appreciated.
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### Morphing a “sheet of paper” into a torus

How can I visualize 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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### Is there a way to increase the smoothness of a cylinder?

I am using Cylinder to produce wide flat disks (in Mathematica 8). This works just fine except that the circular base of such a cylinder turns out to be really just ...
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### How can I visualize 6 square matrices as a cube?

I have six square matrices of the same dimensions in a list, for example: ...
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### How do I draw a polygon defined by a list of data points?

I am attempting to make a 3D model of a device defined by a list of {x,y,z} points, digitized from a 2D image. The z coordinate is defined in mma. What I tried so far: ...
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### Is there a way to programmatically set global preferences?

Can I set global preferences that are accessible via "Edit"->"Preferences" programmatically from within a notebook? As learned from this question, turning off anti-aliasing can make a huge difference ...
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### Is there a Graphics primitive for a cone without a base?

Is there an easy way to get a graphics primitive for a cone without a base without using RevolutionPlot3D? I'm trying to create an "manipulable" animation of the "...
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### Coloring each face of a Cuboid with a different color

Is there a way to color each face of a Cuboid with a different color? I looked in the help but couldn't find anything. I found this Coloring the faces of a 3D ...
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### Boundary effect of Graphics3D object Tube[]

I draw a Graphics3D object of two tubes: Graphics3D[{Tube[{{-0.2, -1, 0}, {-0.2, 1, 0}}, 0.05], Tube[{{0, 0, -1}, {0, 0, 1}}, 0.05]}, Boxed -> False] And ...
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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 to rasterize a Graphics3D expression into an Image3D? [duplicate]

I'd like to make a 3d image from a 3d graphics. Unfortunately Rasterize@Graphics3D[Sphere[]] gives a 2d image, is there any function like a Rasterize3D that does ...
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### how to get $n$ equidistributed points on the unit sphere

We can get $n$ equidistributed points in the unit circle using CirclePoints. But how do you get $n$ equidistributed points on the unit sphere(surface of a ball)? ...
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### How to create this spikey in Mathematica?

I came across this post while messying around the StackExchange mobile. I think this thing can be easily done by Mathematica as well but I'm not an expert in geometric field. Can anyone give some ...
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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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### Excluding a Region in ParametricPlot3D

Suppose I have a torus and a closed path on said torus: ...
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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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### How to plot a distribution of planes

How can one plot in Mathematica a distribution of planes in $\mathbb R^3$? For some point $p=(x,y,t)\in\mathbb R^3$, I want to attach a plane spanned by $X(p)=\left(1,0,\frac{1}{2}y\right)$ and by \$Y(...
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### How to create these famous surfaces in topology with the desired color effects?

It was said such real objects of famous topological surfaces were plotted by the cooperation between mathematician Richard Palais and artist Luc Benard, and published as the cover page of Science ...
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### How to create Line Chart with real third coordinates?

I would like to generate something like 3D Line Chart in Excel. Like the following figure but including third coordinates. Example I have a set of 2D data combied with 1D spatial data. ...
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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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### create an (almost) hexagonal mesh on an ellipsoid

EDIT I edited the question in order to take into @Kuba's comment. I want to create this figure with Mathematica (in particular an almost hexagonal mesh on an ellipsoid; thanks to @Kuba I know this ...
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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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### Poor performance from Graphics3D

I wrote a game -- 2048，Some codes are from http://blog.wolfram.com/. My codes are in notebook downloads I added code so that the game can play in 3D form, but when I play it, I find that it is too ...
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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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### Compose many Geometric Transformations for 3D Graphics

I'm struggling to understand what would be a good way to compose several geometrical transformations to create a single TransformationFunction to be applied to a <...
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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 have one or multiple Boxed graphics, mixed with non Boxed, in the same Graphics3D

In the following example, I would like to Boxed only the RegionPlot3D, and not the Sphere. ...
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### Outline around sphere

Is there an easy way to draw an outline around a sphere? Is there something like EdgeForm[] that will work? I'm looking for perhaps a thick red line; I'm making a ...
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### Weird behaviour of multiple transparent Raster3D objects in one Graphics3D

Consider this code ...
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### Construct 3D image from multiple 2D images

My goal: How to (1) construct 3D image for visualization. (2) how to write 3D array or image into binary raw file. Is there a way to accomplish this in Mathematica? Alternative_Answer for: (...
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### How can I decide whether a closed surface is intersected by a triangle?

A closed surface consisted of Polygons or GraphicsComplex and a triangle made by 3 points are in a 3D space. How can I decide ...
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### How can I make sure that 3D plots have the exact same orientation and viewpoint?

Edit - I made the example data much smaller, so it's not so much to download. I am trying to make animations of electronic orbitals, using functions like the ones listed here. In order to make an ...
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### Forming Cone with Tube fails to work in version 9.0.1

I use two different radii in a Tube expression to draw a cone. I know for a fact that this worked in Mathematica 8, but when I reevaluated my code in versio 9.0.1 ...
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### How do I place a texture on an irregular 3D model?

I'm trying to reproduce a textured head in Mathematica, and I'm using a kind of 'net' of a head which contains all the features on the face. The texture looks like this: which is supposed to look ...
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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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### Triangular mesh of random points on a sphere

My employer with a new logo (shown below). I do not have information on how this was created (as it was done by an outside company), though I'm fairly sure it was not done in any formal mathematical ...
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### Increase 3D Graph thickness for 3D printing in Mathematica?

My code: Plot3D[{(2*x*y)/(x^2 + y^2)}, {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}] Output: And now I can export this to STL by using the export STL command, however, when I try ...
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### How can I find the vertexes of a Polygon?

I made a polygon with the following vertexes : ...
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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 ...