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Graph color to cylindir surface [duplicate]

l = 95 P = 300000 R = 15.8 h = 1.1 K = 2.9*10^10 a = 30.1 b = 1 c = Pi/6 d = 1/15.8 M[X_, [Phi]_] := (-((12*PR^4)/(Kh^3)))Sum[((4/(Pim))Sin[((mPi)/l)*a]Sin[((mPi)/l)b](4/(Pin)) ...
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Why is RegionMeasure so slow when calculating intersection area of a 2D and a 3D object?

If you think this description is too long, you can read the problem directly I know normally when one wants to calculate an region, this guide is useful. However, when it comes to calculating an ...
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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 do I make a Graphics3D Object act as a Button?

The original idea is from: http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ClickACountry/ What I'm trying to do is to create a series of Graphics3D objects and let them control the display of corresponding ...
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Graphics3D artifact in Mathematica 10.1 64bit Home Edition - Windows 7? [closed]

Please confirm if you face the same issue in your system (In gnu-linux it is working fine). Notice the right and bottom lines - they appear for some reason in every ...
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Draw a vector with mathematica [closed]

at the risk of being trivial I would like to draw the vector $\vec{AB}$ where $A$ an d $B$ have the coordinates $(1,1,1)$ and (1,-1,2) respectively.
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Extracting points from the MeshFunctions of Plot3D

I am trying to extract the points from the mesh lines of a 3D plot. (Not my actual function.) ...
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exporting 3D graphics in STL format (for 3D printing) [duplicate]

How do I set the size of the exported item? (Graphics3D has no implied unit, so it is not a-priori clear what size the object will be, and experiment indicates that ...
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PDB Graphics Options: Opacity and Scale to superimpose on 3D point plot

I am trying to superimpose a pdb file into a 3D plot of points extracted from the pdb model, while making the pdb somewhat transparent for easy viewing of plotted points. My problems are as follows. ...
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Problem with “Lighting” in Mathematica V9

I am showing two figures with Show: ...
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Move figures inside function Show

I have a ListLinePlot and a ListPlot3D that I want to combine using Show. I do not know how to change the positions of the figures. Here a toy example: ...
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Animate an object in 3D given by six lines [closed]

I have a structure defined by six line segments connecting six points. The coordinates of the six points change with time. Each coordinate has a formula giving it as a function of time. Three of ...
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How can I draw a box with moving particles inside and a hole in one side? [closed]

The idea is to create a simulation for ideal gas motion in a container that have a hole and then find the speed distribution for the gas particles that leave the box through the hole. I have a ...
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Isometric perspective for Graphics3D

Is it possible to render Graphics3D in an isometric projection? I know that the ViewPoint option can be used for orthogonal ...
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Combine ListLinePlot and ListPlot3D using Graphics3D

I want to plot something very similar to what is plotted by @Sjoerd C. de Vries in Can 2D and 3D plots be combined so that the 2D plot is the bottom surface of the 3D plot boundary? I need to combine ...
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Mathematica does not recognize RegionPlot3D? [closed]

I've been desperately trying to graph a 3D region fitting the following three inequalities: -x <= z <= x -y <= z <= y (x-y)/2 <= z <= (x-y) ...
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Export 3D plot or Graphics3D object as stereoscopic 3D .jps file

I recently came across some Matlab code to output a 3D graph as a stereoscopic left/right .JPS file, viewable e.g. with 3D Media Viewer, Stereoscopic Player or using any 3D television or beamer: ...
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Create a moving plot along a parametric plot using Manipulate?

I have been looking through Manipulate examples and haven't been able to create a working plot yet. I have a parametric plot defined: ...
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Finding the global extrema of a surface? [closed]

I am trying to figure out how to find the global extrema of the function surface shown below and can't seem to get answers that make any sense. I am using the FindMinimum and FindMaximum functions ...
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MeshFunction at azimuthal angles for RegionPlot3D

Edit: I said "polar angle"... It should be "Azimuthal angle". Sorry. I want to plot a mesh line at a certain azimuthal angle in RegionPlot3D. My goal is to ...
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Can I Adjust Thickness of Spheres and Cylinders to Make Objects Printable in 3D?

I have a design of a crystal structure using Sphere and Cylinder in Mathematica. I then exported the result as an STL file and tried to print it. I was told that the objects were "too thin," that ...
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FindShortestTour 3D data

I would like to plot a line in 3D with the following set of (x,y,z) data points: ...
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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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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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How to replicate drawing applications' Quad-View playing with MatrixView?

I'm having trouble in figure out how to set the ViewMatrix in order to replicate the Quad-View that is available in drawing applications such as Blender. In these packages, if I drag the point of ...
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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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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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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 can I connect a curve to a point by a straight line?

I have a curve in space, already plotted: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Variable ViewPoint coordinates [duplicate]

Can I use the option ViewPoint on Graphics3D[], with its setting a variable function? For example: ...
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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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Generating and Imaging of the water molecules with Graphics3D [duplicate]

my problem is I don't know how to generate e.g. 20 water molecules: Graphics3D[ Rotate[First@ChemicalData["Water", "MoleculePlot"], 45 Degree, {8, .5, 0}]] ...
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The image turns black when I use the mouse to rotate it

All, This code ...
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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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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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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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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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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: ...