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How to minimize the distance between two curves in 3D

I'm trying to find the shortest distance between r(t) and rm(t), at a certain time t. I could not get it using EuclideanDistance, any guess on how to do that? Here is what I have: ...
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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 ...
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“Show” with Manipulate runs fine normally, but gives errors as a CDF

I've simplified my code to what can reproduce my error. Basically, I have two lines: ...
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Extrude 2D cross-section to 3D shape with shrinkfactor

I would like to create a 3D shape from extrusion and scaling of a 2D contour. The 2D contour that I have looks like this: and it consists of a bunch of points (here plotted with ...
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Remove the white margins of a Graphics3D figure

If the option Boxed is set to be False in Graphics3D, additional white margins may appear as ...
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Manipulating a Graphics3D output with a large number of geometric primitives

I'm attempting to view and rotate a Graphics3D object with a very large set of geometric primitives ($\approx 10^6$ objects such as spheres or lines), and everything is functioning very slowly. Are ...
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Revolving an axisymmetric image for volumetric rendering

I have a series of axisymmetric images of a jellyfish swimming in fluid. Overlaid on these images are plots of the Lagrangian coherent structures associated with swimming, which highlight the fluid ...
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Problem with ViewVector

I am trying to have a satellite (camera) move around the earth (unit sphere) and take picture of the earth. The satellite keeps constant distance from the earth, and always looks toward earth center. ...
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Animation of tube with fixed height

the problem is following: my task is to make an animation: tube changes its radius but doesn't change its height. With command ...
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White spots in ListDensityPlot

I have a problem with ListDensityPlot. I have some data on an irregular grid. I try to plot them with ...
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combined 3D graphics with no interface

I'd like to combine several 3D graphics, but the interface, indicated by the arrow in the figure attached between them is alway present. How to eliminate it? Thanks in advance. Here is my example: ...
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How to get Mathematica to draw soft edges?

I need to create some black and white illustrations for which I use Glow[White]. Unfortunately this makes soft edges disappear, so objects blend into the ...
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How to vary line thickness to add a sense of perspective?

Is there a simple way to vary the line thickness relative to the viewpoint so as to add a sense of perspective? Take for example the following: ...
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How can I use Manipulate[] to click on a Graphics3D output and generate $(x,y)$ outputs on a projection plane parallel to my screen?

Say I have some Graphics3D object that I'm looking at from a top down perspective, e.g.: ...
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Noticeable slowdown in graphical performance when using manipulate

I have been making these mathematica 3D objects that involve a molecule with some sort of surface displayed above them. This is done fairly easily by: ...
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3D Plot of The Riemann Zeta Function

I am a new user and i would appreciate your help to visualize the 3D of the following function. Edit I tried this ...
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Does the VerticalCallout algorithm in PieChart3D work correctly?

In real world usage you often want to use real world labels with long strings (say 15-20 characters) in 3D pie charts. Here is a toy example : ...
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OpenGl Z-Order Equivalent in Mathematica?

I am trying to draw the arrows in this picture on top of the two parallel plates. In OpenGL I would just set the 4th coordinate the z-order to be closer. Any ideas how to draw them on top in ...
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How can I colorize an imported model?

How can I colorize an imported model from for example 3ds max? I'm trying to find the way to colorize a 3D plot from an imported model with something like this: ...
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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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Add coordinate axes to a 3D plot of concentric spheres

I want to add coordinate axis to a figure of nested spheres. I have the command. ...
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How can I define a 3d-body through different views? [closed]

In one of the maths blogs I follow I stumbled upon the following question: The bottom, side, and front views of an object are shown below: How would the object look in three dimensions? My ...
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Animating a 3-D arrow given the vector's x, y, and z components as a function of time

I am trying to show how a vector M varies over time. I have the following code: ...
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How can I fill a wire-frame structure with gas in a Graphics3D drawing?

I am very poor at visualization. I want to make a transparent "building" filled with gas. I wrote the following code for the building and it's fine. ...
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How do I display the plane of best fit in 3D?

I'm trying to display the plane of best fit in the same 3D-box. Currently, I have the following code which spits out a plot of the points in 3D. I want to have a plane of best fit, can Mathematica do ...
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How can I fill an entire Building with transparent points? [duplicate]

I am posting the same code found at an earlier question, although the concept here is totally different. The following code corresponds to a building-shaped structure. ...
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How to Plot Prism in Graphics3D

I want to create an image of a rectangular prism, but there is no built-in primitive for it. One method to display a prism is shown in whubers's answer to Mathematica for teaching orthographic ...
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Generating an Airy disk on a plane

I wish to generate a surface intensity plot of an Airy disk (or perhaps a two-dimensional Gaussian approximation to an Airy disk) on an (x, y)-plane at a specified coordinate. The hope is to have ...
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fit a curve in a three dimensional space

I have a list of points of a curve in a three dimensional space, like ...
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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 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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Colorize a 3D distribution of points according to density

Suppose we have some random 3D distribution of points. I'll use the spherical ball defined below as an example and a starting point for the discussion here : ...
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Image3D and Graphics3D

also I guess that the topic was tackled in Combining Image3D and Graphics3D. My question is quite similar: How do I match the coordinate Systems of Graphics3D and Image3D? Here some code: ...
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Including two ListLinePlots in a 3D graphic

I have two lists of data which I am plotting on two ListLinePlots. I would like to have these two plots appear perpendicular to each other on a 3D graphic. I have ...
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Slow rendering in GraphPlot3D

Is there a way to speed up this rendering? I have to make this call many times in order to make an animation of some dynamics on the graph g. Thus dynamics are carried in the list var. Each entry in ...
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How to make overlapped part to be transparent?

I want to ask is it possible to make the overlapped part to be transparent in Graphics3D. ...
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How do you make a 3D city population graphic?

I want to make a graphic that has the shape of a country, finds all the cities of that country, gets their coordinates and populations and turns that into a SmoothHistogram3D with the population being ...
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fragment loss with ContourPlot3D

I expect to have a chimney-look plot out of the function z = 1/(x^2 + y^2), but what I got is a broken one. Is there a way to get an intact plot from ...
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Is Mathematica compatible with primusrun?

I use Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86 (64-bit). My computer has an Nvidia graphics card, for which I installed primus and ...
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ParametricPlot3D Question

When I graph: ParametricPlot3D[ If[11*Cos[t] <= 5, {9*Cos[s]*Sin[t], 10*Sin[s]*Sin[t], 11*Cos[t]}, Null], {s, 0, 2*Pi}, {t, 0, Pi}] I get but ...
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Represent Plot Scale with an offset

I want to know how to represent the axis on my 3dplot with a scaled offset. Please see the image below, I just want to show in the plot as {X-Axis*0.1} and {Y-Axis*0.1} ...
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How to combine solid objects using logical expressions?

How can one define and render in 3D a single solid object using logical operations on component solid objects? For instance, I would like to define a solid object that consists of a ...
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How to color a BSplineSurface

I am trying to color a BSplineSurface in a complex way but not having any luck using ColorFunction. I can use ...
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A one-liner to place some number of Graphics3D polytopes on a plane and to randomly assign colorations

I'm looking for a nice one- or two-liner to randomly place some number, $N$, of Graphics3D polytopes on a plane with dimensions $X \times Y$, and to specify that $k ...
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Quality control when exporting graphics into JPG

If I export a graphics from Mathematica to JPG format the image quality in JPG is visibly lower than that in Mathematica. Is it possible to control and eventually increase the quality of the exported ...
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Problem in RegionPlot3D

I tried to plot the region bounded by the three planes. This is supposed to give me a pyramid type of shape (actually two, but I am just taking one of them). The code is given by ...
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How to color objects from a single .obj file?

How to paint the dolphin, shark and the box with different colors after loading the .obj file into Mathematica? ...