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Color of lines in ParametricPlot3D

I have a function of two variables which returns a vector of three components. For example func[l_,t_]:={ x=.... y=.... z=.... {x,y,z}} Now I ...
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Graphics3D opacity of lines

I would like to make the lines opaque for a plot of form similar to: ...
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Plot of 4-dimensional vector field

I want to study a certain type of 4-dimensional ordinary differential equation. How could I visualize it? One thing that could be helpful is to plot the vector field in one pair of variables, for a ...
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Move Graphics Object

I'm an artist trying out digital media. I'm very new to Mathematica, however, so excuse me if this a basic question (which I'm sure it is). I did look, though, for anything on this site related to my ...
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Two questions (Modifying Ticks and VectorGraphics)

Say x0[u_, v_, a_, b_, c_] := a* Cos[u]*Sin[v] y0[u_, v_, a_, b_, c_] := b* Sin[u]*Sin[v] z0[u_, v_, a_, b_, c_] := c*Cos[v] I take a parametric plot by ...
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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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Histogram3D with various colors and textures on cuboids' faces

I'm trying to produce an Histogram3D-like graph, but with a little more customization. In particular I want to manually specify the color of each cuboid and to print some information on the top faces....
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Join points or draw lines between them on a torus [duplicate]

First I would have liked to map points and texture from a square map (box) in agent-based modellers to a torus. ...
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Exporting Graphics3D is not complete

Bug fixed in 9.0.1 When I export the result defined as the variable pot1 to pdf, the lower contour plot isn't showing. How do I fix this? ...
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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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How can I make a pretzel shape using Bézier curves?

I am trying to make a pretzel shape,but I cannot seem to get the loops even. Eventually, I need to make the pretzel shape loop in 3D so I need to nail the 2D concept first. Here's what I have so far....
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How can I plot the typical axis and not the “box axis” in Plot3D?

Are there any option to plot the typical and classic axis instead de "box axis" that is the default option in Mathematica? What I would like is any similar to the axis in red in the following image. ...
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Graphing a pulsating sphere in a 3D vector field to illustrate divergence at point

I am attempting to create an interactive animation using Manipulate[] that allows me to move a point(or small sphere) around in a vector field to illustrate ...
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Anti-aliasing won't work when there is PlotStyle command

I've found that if there is PlotStyle command in the input, anti-aliasing will not work. However if the Style code is ...
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How to make 3 dimensional arrows look good when their lenghs are wildly different?

I was trying to adapt Jens's answer for adding arrows to a 3D graphics into a general plotting function here. But I find that when I try to combine the Graphics3D ...
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Arrows on axes in Plot3D

I use the following code to draw Arrows on Axes in 2D graphics: ...
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Using RevolutionPlot3D to visualize a volume

I am working with some calculus students and trying to visualize solids of revolution. RevolutionPlot3D works well for this, but I am having a bit of difficulty with the syntax of the command. The ...
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Why do I sometimes get errors when exporting 3D graphics which have been translated or scaled?

When I try and export 3D graphics, I get an error if some of the graphics complexes are translated. such as: ...
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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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Trying to Visualize a Collatz - The Collatz conjecture

I happen to have this collatz collatz[x_, y_] := If[x == 3*y || x == 2*y + 1 || y == 3*x || y == 2*x + 2, 2, 0] So i want a visual 3D adjacency graph of my ...
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Generate $n$ randomly oriented non-intersecting cylinders with fixed radius and length

This post is in reference to the previous question here. How could I adapt the solution given to have the following constraints: fixed radius, fixed length, number of cylinders, and within a ...
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PametricPlot3D vs ContourPlot3D

Basically, I don't know whether I am missing something mathematically fundamental or I misued Mathematica's functions. ...
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Function of surface roughness

How do I draw with Mathematica a function like this? I would use a series of circles and find the surface. Thanks!
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How can I efficiently select certain mesh elements based on measurement criteria?

I am trying to do some mesh cleaning based on element size, but I'm having a hard time seeing how to best use the MeshRegion data structure to accomplish it without ...
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DiscretizeRegion fails on two clearly intersecting cylinders

Intersecting cylinders has been on the top here lately, so it got me to thinking of this, ...
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generating randomly oriented non-intersecting cylinders

I could not find anything relevant with "googling" (only this) I can create a set of randomly oriented cylinders (code found here) ...
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Advanced graphics with Mathematica

Ten years ago I bought a book by Tom Wickham-Jones, Mathematica Graphics: Techniques and Applications. I read parts of it but then I forgot its existance. In recent years I read the nice book of ...
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intersecting cylinders

I try to replicate the two figures of two intersecting cylinders from here. I tried ...
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Random polyhedra walk

I would like to recreate ssch's random polyhedra random walk, which he posted in the chat. For convenience here it is again: This is my best attempt so far: You can download the notebook with ...
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how to plot 3d graph for x^2 - y^2 = 1? [closed]

How to plot 3 dimensional graph for x^2 - y^2 = 1? I am already using it and I only can plot in 2 dimensional graph. Can someone help me with this problem?
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Rotate the output of Plot3D [closed]

f[x_, y_] := Sin[x^2 + y^2] Exp[-x^2] + Cos[x^2 + y^2] g2 = Plot3D[f[x, y], {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, PlotPoints -> 50, Axes -> False, Boxed -> False] ...
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Plot3D PlotStyle V10.3 vs V7 [duplicate]

This is the from the the very good book of Hazrat He used Mathematica 7.0. In Mathematica 10.3 one gets ...
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Applying transformations to data coming from an STL file

I am very new with the use of 3D graphics in Mathematica, so my question might be very naive. I need to Import an STL file, apply transformations to it (rotation and translation), and export it back ...
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How to colorize a 3D image [closed]

I have a 3D image where the values are in {1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4} and its size is {134, 134, 67}. I used Image3D to display it. However, I am wondering if there is a possibility to colorize the image by ...
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Replicate an image from Documentation Center (EulerMatrix)

EDIT I try to produce an image similar to that (see here) but this time with an ellipsoid. I hope I am not wrong but the code that creates this beautiful image is not available in Mathematica's ...
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How can I export 3D plots as vector graphics? [duplicate]

Consider the following simple example code: plot3D = ListPlot3D[{{0, 0, 1}, {1, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0}}, Mesh -> All]; Export["plot3D.pdf", plot3D] As clearly seen, ...
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Export Plot3D in Mathematica 10.1 is Rasterized by default

When I use Export to export Plot3D to PDF format, I get different behaviour in Mathematica 10.1 compared to 10.0. In particular, ...
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How to make a 2D plot of 3 variables (sample picture attached)

Is it possible to plot that kind of graph in Mathematica? (picture attached) If yes, it can be used to visualise a simple "balance system" of the form: X = f[e]; <...
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Mapping Contour Plot onto ListPlot3D (or by using color variations) [closed]

I am trying to overlay a contour plot I have created on a ListPlot3D graph. I have seen a few questions answered on this website that answer my basic question. ...
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How to make a blob in 3D?

I am trying to make a blob like the one shown below, but in 3D so I can rotate it. I'm trying to use ParametricPlot3D or ...
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Animate $2D$ butterfly curve in $3D$

There is a butterfly curve $$r(\theta)=e^{\sin(\theta)}-2.4\cos(4\theta)+\sin \bigg( \frac{\theta}{12} \bigg)^5$$ ...
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Change position and orientation of 3D object

I was trying to understand how 3D objects work in Mathematica, but I run into a problem I am not able to solve by myself. I have the following 3D plot: ...
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modifying graphics3D objects after their creation

Suppose I want to demnstrate two ellispoids; one with the center at the origin and the other translated. After the advice I got in the last question I use ...
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How to include 2 dimensional disks in a Graphics3D object (Ellipsoid)

I hope I am not doing something wrong. Compare the following figures. 1) Ellipsoid ...
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2D List Plot in a 3D box: What am I doing wrong?

Let me just show the result first, and you'll see the error easily: Now, this is just a 2D image sent into a 3D box, so you'd think they looked alike. But the 2D image behaves well: The code was ...
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Mathematica: 3D plot based on combined 2D graphs

I have several sigmoidal fits to 3 different datasets, with mean fit predictions plus the 95% confidence limits (not symmetrical around the mean) and the actual data. I would now like to show these ...
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change the size of the image

If this is trivial or a duplicate I apologize. I failed to find something. I have the following code ...