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How to create the new CDF logo by Mathematica?

I am very curious about the CDF logo, can anyone tell me how is it made? is it made by Mathematica? Does anyone give me any tips?
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Randomly assigning color to Graphics3D objects?

I have a set of Graphics3D primitives (here, spheres) which I would like to assign either: One of a subset of colors, e.g. {Green, Red} A random color over some RGB interval Writing something ...
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Cannot shade 3D vector in different color

I need to color each vector into different colors... but this formula just doesn't work: ...
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Putting N cubes on a circle

I'm trying to put $N$ cubes on a circle equidistantly. So in the case of 4 cubes, I'd for example like to put the lower left corner of the first cube at $\pi/4$, the lower right of the second cube at ...
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Plotting the Schwarz D minimal surface

With the aid of the following paper I'm trying to plot the Schwarz D minimal surface: paper. So far I have followed all the instructions to the best of my abilities and have come up with the following ...
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Export Tube with VertexColors to 3DS

I would like to export a Tube object with VertexColors defined to 3DS format. Here's a minimum example: ...
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How to feed parameters obtained from direct 3D manipulation back into Manipulate's controls?

Here's a simple example of using Manipulate to interactively change the viewer's point-of-view for a 3D graphics object: ...
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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 Wolfram language? Edit: The result should still be a ...
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Embedding StreamPlot in Graphics3D

I am trying to visualise the action of the infinitesimal generator of a Lie group on the solution of a 2-ODE system drawn in the 3D space (t,y1,y2): t is time and y1,y2 are the two dependent ...
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Help recreating a gif

For my math class I am trying to recreate a mathematical GIF. Here is the GIF I wish to make: At this point I think I have a 3D function that would work to lay the hexagons on to. ...
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Adding a 3D point using Epilog [duplicate]

I am trying to add a point using the Epilog option with ContourPlot3D. ...
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Orthographic view (top,bottom,left,right,rear,front) and Isometric view using ViewMatrix [duplicate]

I want to know how to obtain the orthographic view (top,bottom,left,right,rear,front) and Isometric view using ViewMatrix. I read the ViewMatrix documentantion but couldn't figure out how to do it.
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Möbius transformations revealed

Möbius Transformations Revealed is a short video that vividly illustrates the simplicity of Möbius transformations when viewed as rigid motions of the Riemann sphere. It was one of the winners in the ...
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RegionPlot3D Empty

I am attempting to cut out holes in a sphere, circumscribed around a regular tetrahedron. To do so I define some points (p1 through p4 are the vertices of a tetrahedron) ...
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Translating and Rotating a Region

I'm having an issue that is related to an old question (How do I plot a filled cylinder in 3D?), but it's an extension of it. The previous question details how to make 2D slices of a 3D region with ...
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Tube vs. Cylinder

What is the practical difference between plotting Tubes and Cylinders? The documentation for each describe a 3D tube/cylinder around the line between 2 points....they seem identical. However, there ...
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Can Mathematica produce manipulatable 3D plots for deployment on the web?

I have a 3D plot I produced in Mathematica and I would like to share it with the world in a way that allows my audience to rotate it and interact with it in the broadest possible way. I would like ...
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Plotting triple data points while xy data are not regular

I plotted recently some figures in Matlab and their quality was not that satisfactory, so I come to Mathematica as my supervisor suggested. This is how such figure looks like in Matlab: . In Matlab, ...
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Manipulate - 3 sliders for a list of 3 elements [closed]

I'm trying to create a slider for a list of 3 elements. I know that I can create a 2D slider for a list of 2 elements and it's impossible to create a 3D slider for a list of 3 elements. So, I just ...
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Animating an InterpolationFunction and its integral

I have a list of data that I interpolate (Omega[t]) and animate - it is working fine, but an Integrate over the ...
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How to conditionally combine a RegionPlot3D with a ContourPlot3D inside a Manipulate?

I know how to combine a RegionPlot3D and a ContourPlot3D, which I did (see below for details on the code I'm referring to) with ...
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plot randomly oriented lines

I want to create the following graphic: A set of line-elements are randomly oriented in planes parallel to xy-plane. In addition, on each plane the drawed line-elements should not cross each other. ...
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Coloring points via “TemperatureMap” [duplicate]

I have a collection of 3D points, and each is associated with a real number in [0,1]. A typical element looks like {{x,y,z},c} where ...
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Animating a Sphere to move along a 3D curve [closed]

How do I get a sphere to move along a 3D function in Mathematica?
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How to draw multi curves in a graph with errorbars

The curves are composed by several 2*n nested lists. I want these curves be placed in a 3d way, like the xy plane is for the data, different curves are located in several parallel xy planes with ...
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How would I use sliders to manipulate the slope and intercept of a plane in a graphics 3d box while the cdf was running

Would I link a slider value to a polynomial that represents the plane and draw it in the draw plane a function, Or, is there a way that would allow me to have sliders in the draw plane function ...
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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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RegionPlot3D of MeshRegion with VertexColor-like behavior

I regularly use the VertexColors option with GraphicsComplex[] to render images of objects with certain attributes at the ...
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Problem with 3D surface disconnections [duplicate]

I have a problem with a 3D surface in Mathematica 10.1. The problem is that the surface comes out disconnected even if it shouldn't. Here's a minimal toy example showing the problem: ...
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Color Snapping When Using VertexColors with a Tube with BSplineCurve as an Argument

I think I've identified a bug in how VertexColors are treated when rendering a Tube object where the underlying data is a ...
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Dynamically change the ViewCenter location of a 3D graphics

I would like to be able to dynamically change the rotation pivot point location of a 3D graphics (in Mathematica terminology ViewCenter). In 3D CAD software, this ...
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Overlapping Spheres with a Shared Blank Region

We have two similar overlapped spheres in a way that the distance between their centers is smaller than the sum of their radius (2R>a). As I show here: Also, we want to draw them in a such way that ...
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RegionPlot3D in cylindrical or spherical coordinates?

RegionPlot3D is awesome. Unfortunately, it appears to work only for Cartesian coordinates. While there are ways to draw surfaces in spherical or cylindrical coordinates, I can't find a way to draw ...
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Arrowhead becomes unattached to line in a Graphics3D Manipulate

I'm trying to Manipulate a Graphics3D figure, and am seeing some errors. If I execute the following code, and move the slider, ...
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Find the volume of the region defined by $|x|+|y|+|z|<4$

I want to find the volume of the region defined by the following inequality: $\quad \quad |x|+|y|+|z|<4$ In addition to calculating the volume of this region, I would also like to be able to ...
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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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SIGSEGV Error on Plotting Tubes

I have code to plot some "2 dimensional" points in 3D space, and connect a line between them (because ListLinePlot3D takes way to long/hangs), which works fine: ...
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Why are my 3D plots getting inverted?

For some reason, all 3D plots that I make in Mathematica 9 get inverted in both the image and the axes. For example, using the simple plot: ...
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Plot The volume of a cylinder between a cone and XY

I want to plot the volume of a cylinder between a cone and the plane XY The equation of the cone is $z$ $=$ $\sqrt{x^2 + y^2}$ and the cylinder equation $y^2 - 2y + x^2 = 0 $ I am using the ...
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Bad rendering of rotated text in 3D graphics in notebooks

Why is my rotated text so badly rendered in 3D graphics in notebooks (the exported pdf are OK). It happens for me with v9 or v10.1.0 and OSX (10.9.5). Notice that the rendering is good in 2D ...
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Graphics3D and Bit Depth of Rendering

A year or so ago, I sent this question to WRI (nb- a former employer of mine) and, as happens with bug-reports-that-arent-bug-reports, it was swallowed into the black hole that is Chambanna. So- I ...
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Choosing which edges of the box to show in 3D graphics

Is there a way to explicitly choose which edges of the bounding box to show when plotting something with Boxed->True? For instance, a plot like ...
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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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Put labels sloped along axes in ListPlot3D

The three text labels in the following figure are all in horizontal direction. How to put the labels sloped along each axis to which it is attached? My Code ...
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Eliminate an unexpected mesh line

What is the source of the vertical mesh (ring) in this figure and how does one eliminate it? ...
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Combined ListPlot3D using arrays of different length

I have three parts of a ListPlot3D that I would like to combine. The problem is, the middle part has more points in one dimension than the other two, which means I can't combine them easily to plot ...