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Don't understand why Mathematica is complaining about my Graph expression; how can I fix it?

The Tube in Arrow problem is fixed in version 10. Note that in version 10 Graph3D must be ...
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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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How can I fill a curve in ParametricPlot3D?

I'd like to fill a curve in a ParametricPlot3D in the same way as I might with ListPointPlot3D; i.e., ...
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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: ...
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Synchronizing manual rotations for multiple Graphics3D outputs?

Say I make a set of three Graphics3D images, here of three different cones, by evaluating: ...
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Visualize scalar field $f(x,y,z)$ in three dimension

I am trying to visualize scalar field in three dimension generated from some simulations with tuples $(x, y, z, w)$ where $w=f (x, y, z)$. Here is my first attempt ...
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Slice through Graphics3D

is there any possibility to slice through a Graphics3D object? At the end I would like to have a stack of images slicing , e.g. $n$ times in $z$-direction: $((x,y,z_{0}), (x,y,z_{1}),…,(x,y,z_{n}))$ ...
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Breaking down a 3D model into patches

I have a 3D model, say the Stanford bunny, which is available in Mathematica examples. Import[ "http://exampledata.wolfram.com/bunny.noff.gz" ] Also ...
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Plot3D constrained to a non-rectangular region

I would like to make a nice 3D graphic of a parabolic bowl, with a cylindrical rim. If I do the following: Plot3D[x^2 + y^2, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}] I get a ...
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Drawing a torus not bounding a solid torus

I am trying to make a "pretty" picture of a torus in $\mathbb{R}^3$ which does not bound a solid torus. The standard way of constructing such a thing is to first take a non-trivial torus knot: ...
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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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Construct a simple mesh or tetrahedral mesh from 3D image surface

I have a 3D Y-Shape hollow tube, not so good surface. Import["http://dl.dropbox.com/u/68983831/tube02.vtk", "Graphics3D"] I tried to use following vertex data ...
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How can I get this Graphics3D to rotate around a particular sphere?

I made this Graphics3D of the Sun with the plotted orbits of a few astronomical objects. ...
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Building a molecule viewer: aesthetic rotations

I am working on building a molecule viewer in Mathematica and am running in to problems with controlling rotation of the molecule (which is rendered as a ...
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Calculating a minimum bounding box for a set of 3-space coordinates / spheres

I have a set of 3-space coordinates for the atoms of a molecule (I could also transform them into spheres with radii corresponding to the atoms they represent). I would like to place this molecule ...
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How to draw curvy arrow at the edge of a cylinder

I would like to draw a figure similar to the attached here. What I ended up with is the following figure. I use the code: ...
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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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Graphics3D model of the human body and organs?

Does someone have a 3D model for a man (or woman) that can be displayed in Mathematica using Graphics3D? I have tried importing free .3DS models but they look ...
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Does it make sense to ask for the color of a Graphics3D “voxel”?

Say I generate some Graphics3D object, e.g.: Graphics3D[{Red, Sphere[{0, 0, 0}, 1], Blue, Sphere[{1, 0, 0}, 1]}] Does it make sense to ask for the color of a ...
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ListContourPlot3D doesn't use all points

Edited thanks to @Kuba: In the following example, ListContourPlot3D accepts an array of points spaced at intervals 0.1 apart throughout the volume, but seems to choose an arbitrary number of points ...
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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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Possible Bug with Options in DelaunayMesh

Update: It turns out after some testing, none of the Options work in DelaunayMesh when 3D point sets are involved. Original ...
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Performance tuning - Explicitly set Mathematica use Nvidia GPU for rendering

I feel hesitated to ask this question, but I cannot figure out a way to increase the performance. The problem is about running this featured example on a computer with both Intel HD GPU and Nvidia ...
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How can I draw a hyperboloid given its generatrix?

I want to see how a hyperboloid of revolution is generated by its generatrix, i.e. by rotating one (say the one passing point $(1,0,0)$ and $(0,1,1)$) of the skew lines around another (say the z ...
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Using ChemicalData to make molecule graphics

$\require{mhchem}$I would like to take the acetone $\cf{((CH3)2CO)}$ and chloroform $\cf{(HCCl_3)}$ molecules that Mathematica's chemical data provides, and plot them together. I want to show how ...
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What is the default ColorFunction for 3D plots?

This should be a really simple question, but it isn't in the documentation for some perverse reason. I like the default ColorFunction that Mathematica uses for ...
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Make spheres same size in Row

I have different 3D graphics containing spheres, for example pic1=Sphere[{0,0,0},1]; pic2={Sphere[{-1, 0, 0}, 1], Sphere[{1, 0, 0}, 1]}; I would like to show ...
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How to show the projections of 3D orbit on the three primary planes

Perhaps this question has been asked before but even though I searched the site I did not find what I want. The code is rather simple: ...
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How to measure cross sectional area of Tube

I have modified my question to a simple version. I have vertex clusters, polygons and a list of center points. Attached pts and polygons of 3d tube are: ...
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Plot 2D Vector function in 3D

I want to plot a 2D vector function such as $F(x,y) = (a(x,y),\,b(x,y))$ in a 3D graph so that the vectors are embedded in the xy plane. I tried to do the following: First I defined a piecewise ...
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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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Plotting Semi-hollow spheres [duplicate]

I wish to create a nice data representation of three nested spherical sections, with a cut away so they can be viewed. As a MWE, something like; ...
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How should a beginner figure out the context to use an expert answer provided on this forum?

J.M.'s answer to Extruding along a path related to custom cross-sections appears to answer a question I have been puzzling over for some time. I am interested in producing a tube with the stadium or ...
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Generating stripes on a polygon

I want to create a Graphics3D polygon that has stripes on it. My code is ...
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How may I remedy this erroneous lighting pattern?

What I did: ...
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Is it possible to assign different colors to parts of an .obj file?

There are four different cubes in an .obj file. After loaded into Mathematica, is it possible to assign four random colors to the cubes? ...
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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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How do I show only the intrinsic color of 3D polygons?

System: Mathematica 9, Windows 7. I want to assign a polygon a color in such a way that it is rendered in that color irrespective of any ambient light sources. In other words I want Yellow to be ...
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How to draw a box with holes using Mathematica

How to draw these two(especially the second one) graphs using Mathematica? The curve is not important.The point is how to dig some holes in a cube. BTW, These two shapes are Homotopy.
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three-dimensional graphic objects that are not simple cuboids

I am trying to draw some graphics with Mathematica. The objects I want to draw are just a little bit more complex than a cuboid -- the difference being that the top and bottom faces are of different ...
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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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Drawing a quadrangular surface

Is there a way to draw a quadrangular surface in Mathematica so that it shows the bilinear term (not two triangles)? The quadrangular polygon is given by the expression $$\phi = \sum_i^4 N_i U_i$$ ...
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Rotation of Graphics3D like rotating Plot3D

I like the way 3D plots are rotated with the z-axis always pointing up-down. Is there an elegant way of forcing that type of rotation on Graphics3D? I have tried the following: Using an invisible ...