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How to speed up Manipulate with Graphics3D

How do I speed up the Manipulate of the Graphics3D objects here? It is currently painfully slow, and I'm at a loss. I have reviewed many other posts and implemented what I could based on them, but it ...
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Adding and summing overlapping Airy (or Gaussian) disks on a plane

In a previous question of mine, I asked how one might draw an Airy disk on a plane: Generating an Airy disk on a plane, and recieved some impressive answers from the users Timothy Wofford and ...
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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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Depth from Graphics3D

Consider this simple 3D rendering with some geometric primitives: ...
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Add contour lines to Graphics3D

I am writing the following code: ...
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How can I improve my Zooming code?

I recently started to work with the EventHandler function to make it possible to Zoom, Pan, etc, with only the use of a mouse. I have found a way to zoom that is ...
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Make further objects blurry?

I have the following function: ...
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Weird behaviour from ListSurfacePlot3D

Looking at Documentation for ListSurfacePlot3D, I follow the basic example presented there. ...
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Use of RegionFunction with Graphics3D?

I'd like to plot in 3D a long list of polygons created with TetGenConvexHull, but only in regions specified by a function. Is that possible? As I have it my ...
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How can I truncate only a single vertex of a polygon?

One can truncate all the vertices of a polygon at once with Truncate. I want to do exactly that -- but only on a single vertex. Is this possible with Mathematica 9? ...
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Using ChemicalData to make molecule graphics

I would like to take the acetone $((CH_3)_2CO)$ and chloroform $(HCl_3)$ molecules that Mathematica's chemical data provides, and plot them together. I want to show how chloroform can hydrogen bond ...
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How do you show a cone inside of a sphere?

I have a sphere of radius 5 and a cone (i.e. z=√(x^2+y^2)) inside of it. I can show them separately, but I'd like to show them together. I've tried a few tricks with opacity, implicit specifications, ...
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Plotting a Spericon and Bipyramid with 100 faces

I would like to plot convex polyhedron with 100 faces, which could be used as a die. My first attempt was asking for Conway's Hecatohedron. Unfortunatly, it can not be used as a die. Now there are ...
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Smooth 4D (3D + color) plot from discrete points

I have a file containing isosurface $\{x,y,z,F\}$ data (around 9000 points). My goal is to generate a smooth (NOT a discrete set of points!) colored surface using ...
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How to draw Graphics3D items with straight border lines?

I want to make a Polygon with straight border lines. For that purpose I wrote the following code, but it doesn't show straight borders. ...
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How to draw a coordinate system diagram?

I want to make drawings like these in Mathematica: I don't know if Mathematica is a gppd solution for drawing such images. If it is, please tell me how to do it; if not, please suggest another ...
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How can I overlap image on Graphics3D at a specific position?

I make a Polygon with size of {width=0,length=50,height=30}; I want to overlap Image on ...
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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 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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Arrow pointing upwards in a Graphics3D

I am trying to write a code for an arrow that points upwards from the center of the circle in a Graphics3D. ...
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Find points on the surface of a Graphics3D object

If I have a Graphics3D object that was generated from manipulations to PolyhedronData rather than via an explicit equation, for example the Spikey (for which the entire code can be found here The ...
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MapThread to Spheres with various colours

I have these two lists ...
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How can I draw a curve through as set of xyz points?

I have a list of data and want to make a curve like the one below which I made in solidworks. The problem of this curve is, that I don't know how to put it in a box with coordinates. The best I ...
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Changing the Actions in EventHandler

I would like to be able to change which action specified events take depending on some condition. For example, I have established a SetterBar ...
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3D arrow tail properties

I would like to use VectorPlot3D to plot a vector field with 3D arrows: ...
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Modifying imported 3D file

Since I am visualizing my work using Mathematica, I import some 3D models of molecules to my notebook. So, the question is, is there any way to modify somehow that imported models inside Mathematica ...
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How to draw tiles with different height?

I have a random matrix RandomReal[{1, 2}, {20, 20}], whose elements represent the heights of an array of tiles. The cross sections of each tile are square and ...
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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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Drawing tubes with a While loop

I'm trying to make a plot with many objects in it using a While loop. Something like the following: ...
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Extract the generating curves from a Graphics3d returned from RevolutionPlot3D

I have a plot g = RevolutionPlot3D[{Sin[t], t}, {t, 0, π}, {θ, -π, π + 3 π/4}]; Is it possible to extract the generatrices (generating curves) from ...
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Reducing quality of Graphics3D scene to improve performance?

ProteinData["SERPINA1", "MoleculePlot"] gives the detailed Graphics3D plot below. I'd like to make many small copies of this ...
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ParametricPlot3D[] Question

I know this is very similar to a previous question I asked, but there are some differences. When I graph: ...
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Distance between 3D curves

I would like to determine the distance bewteen two representations of the Lorenz Attractor. I have two 3D representations for different initial conditions and I want to calculate the distance between ...
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Cropping a non-cubic lattice unit cell

I would like to crop the hexagonal close-packed system as a hexagon and not as a cube. I would like to use the following volumetricPlot already given on this ...
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Plotting rainbow circle [duplicate]

I am trying to plot a parametric circle in rainbow colors. It should go round once, but I'd like to be able to make it go round the rainbow an arbitrary amount of times. I currently have: ...
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Solving and plotting ODEs while varying one of the initial conditions

How can I vary an initial condition in the numerical solution of a system of ODEs and then make a 3D plot of the solution space with that condition as one of the variables. ...
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Coloring a set of polygons, each polygon to have a specific color

In addition to my previus post, regarding plotting the surface of a Möbius strip, I now realised, that some of the eigenmodes for a Möbius strip are either oscillations of a scalar field OR a vector ...
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Perspective transformation of a 2d streamplot

I have a two-dimensional streamline plot from a fluid dynamics simulation. I am wondering: is it possible to somehow allow Mathematica to treat the streamline plot as a plane in three-dimensional ...
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What are these strange shapes in my Plot3D[]? [closed]

Plotting a function, I noticed some strange spots away from the main feature, the dark purple here: You can see that they don't actually have any curvature themselves: Strangely, you don't see ...
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Problems with BSplineFunction vs. BSplineSurface

Why are those surfaces different? ...
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How to create a parallelepiped tiling?

I know how to create parallelepiped and combine them to form a parallelepiped tiling, but the tiles overlap... I started with this code: ...
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ContourPlot3D for a 3D vector contour plot

The procedure ContourPlot3D allows plotting the contour lines of the components of a 3D-vector. The problem is I don't know how to give the contour planes of each ...
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Are there built-in functions for testing if a point lies within Graphics3D primitives?

I noticed in this question, Behavior of Graphics`Mesh`InPolygonQ with self-intersecting polygons, that Mathematica has some "psuedo-hidden" functionality for allowing one to quickly perform a winding ...
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How to combine multiple Graphics3D scenes into a single Graphics3D scene?

ProteinData["A2M", "MoleculePlot"] gives you a Graphics3D object below. I'd like to display multiple of these proteins in a ...
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Viewing the inside of cuboid intersections

    I have a number of cuboids intersecting as illustrated. I would like to see their intersection, almost the view from inside. Setting the ...
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How do I remove this awkward plane? [duplicate]

Using Plot3D, I tried to plot $x^3 + y^3+3xy=z$ ...
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Radial Random Walk

I'm trying to generate a spherical distribution of radial random walk points in 3D space. The following code works, but the random walk lines aren't radial. Why ? Where is my mistake ? ...
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How to draw a 3D convex hull of a set of points with styling

I´m trying to obtain the convex hull (with transparent faces) of a small number of points. I would like the Plot to have the points shown with small spheres numbers 1, 2, 3, ... along the axes ...
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How to export 3D graphics to Collada (.dae) format?

I'm looking for a way to export 3D graphics objects to the Collada (.dae) format. I need an automated way, i.e. using Blender to manually convert from another ...