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How do I draw a pair of buttocks?

I'm trying to develop a function which 3D plot would have a buttocks like shape. Several days of searching the web and a dozen my of own attempts to solve the issue have brought nothing but two ...
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3D Plot of Matrix with bars, overlayed with empty bars

I am trying to plot a matrix with bars, and show what the perfect case would give in the form of non-filled bars. The bars I was able to create: ...
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Plot a function with respect to two parameters that are not explicitly function parameters

$$function = |\delta|\frac{I_1(\kappa)}{I_0(\kappa)}$$ where $I_0(\kappa)$ and $I_1(\kappa)$ are the modified bessel functions of the first kind of order $0$ and $1$ I want to plot the function in ...
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How can I illustrate the solution space of these equations in 3D?

I would like to plot the solution space $\{\theta,\varphi,\Omega\}$ of this vector equation, $$\begin{pmatrix} \sin (\theta ) \sin (\varphi ) \sin (2 \pi \Omega )-\sin (2 \theta ) \cos (\varphi ) \...
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Intersecting cone surfaces

Given two cone surfaces with common vertex O in 3D: Given are: Coordinates of point O Vectors OP, OL (OL is height for the green cone), OR (height of the blue cone), OC I would like to know the ...
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Issue plotting/re-creating 3d function

I am trying to re-create images created in Mathematica using the equations in the photos attached. I was able to somewhat plot the Equation 6 (Cartesian coordinates) Figure 4 using this code <...
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3D object on 2D pattern - how to adjust?

I want to re-create this pattern (apart from arrows which play only role of direction indicators; black line is a Sin/Cos function): I came up (for now) with this solution (code below). How to ...
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Tubes on spiral - Graphics 3D

Now I am working on something like this: ...
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How to increase the resolution of this figure?

I am saving this image using "save graphics as" command but the image quality is poor after saving. How can i improve the resolution of this image. After zooming the image pixels start distorting. ...
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How to take intersection of 3d graphics for 3d printing

The following two-lobed blob is the union of two spheres, and it appears (?) that I can Export[] it to STL for 3d printing: ...
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How do I flatten transparency on a graphics, for conversion to eps or similar?

I've got a graphic that I'd like to save as an eps file. Trouble is, the graphic has some transparency to it. Since the eps format doesn't handle transparency, I want to flatten the transparency out, ...
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Using color gradients in Graphics3D

I would like to use the thermometer color gradient in Graphics3D. Taking an example, I have the following: ...
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Advice on plotting a set of arrows in 3D

I have a data file composed of 5 columns (x, y, z, $\Delta$x, $\Delta$y). I'm using Mathematica to plot this data as arrows on a 3D surface. First of all, I generate a new table by summing columns 1 ...
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10.2 install ExampleData[“Geometry3D”] properties contain only Name and Polygon count

I just installed 10.2 and tried to load some example 3D geometry to work with the new features. The documentation continues to use the same examples, but they don't work in my 10.2.0 Win7-64bit ...
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How to avoid the wiggly text on Ticks and Labels when rotating 3D objects

Motivation I'm trying to do a nice animation of the rotation of a ParametricPlot3D . My problem is that the Ticks numbers and <...
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Using Inset[..] to overlay a Graphics3D with its raster version

Preamble First let me explain the why. You can skip this and go directly to the question if want to answer it right away. We had more than one discussion about how to produce nice looking 3d plots ...
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How to make a drop-shadow for a Graphics3D objects?

What's the best way to make a drop shadow for a 3D object? image = Graphics3D[Sphere[], Boxed -> False] I can get a blurry black outline of this: ...
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Adding a fading color to multiple lines in 3D

I would like to add a fading color to all the 3D lines I'm drawing with the code below, but I'm having difficulties with implementing the idea. The curves are starting on a unit sphere, and extend in ...
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ViewVector requires click before behaving with Graph3D (Also, viewing 3D subgraph “head on.”)

I want to produce 3D subgraphs that looks "head on" at the remaining vertices, held in their original positions via VertexCoordinates. The default viewpoint is not ...
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Combine Multiple ListDensityPlots into 3D Cube

I am wondering if anyone has suggestions on how best to go about creating an image of several ListDensityPlots merged into a single 3D cube (with only the axes, not the full frame). For example, I ...
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Remember Plotting Command [closed]

I used a command in another computer to obtain a surface without using any input more than the command. It returns me a surface like this: Anyone knows the command or commands that let me graph ...
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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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Fill the gap between two consecutive sphere with different colors [duplicate]

I wanted to shows the radial density (thickness 1) with different color such that dark color shows for lower radius and light color for higher radius. The gap between concentric sphere should be solid....
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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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Equilateral triangulation of a polyfile-defined surface

I would like to be able to make a (low fidelity) triangulation of a given surface with constant edge lengths (using equilateral triangles). This requirement limits the Gaussian curvature at each ...
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How do I change a 3d bspline curve to a polygon based graphic? [duplicate]

I have a graphics image generated with bsplines: Graphics3D[Tube[BSplineCurve[pts], 2]] I want to export this to a .stl file. To do so I know I need to modify ...
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Jagged appearance of lines in 3D plot

I wanted to know if there's a simple way to plot some field lines of a 3D vector field, something like an extension of StreamPlot. I've searched for a while, but ...
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Labelling Vertices of a GraphicsComplex

I cannot figure out how to label the vertices of a GraphicsComplex, for example ...
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Exporting 2D & 3D graphics for use in Adobe Illustrator

I have recently (perhaps since Mathematica Version 10?) encountered a change in how PDF images are saved and how they behave after being loaded into Adobe Illustrator (v16.0.4 under Mac OS X 10.10.5). ...
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How can I draw this polyhedron?

I'm high school student, and I am doing research about buildings using Mathematica. I want to plot the polyhedron shown below: I have tried using Table, but it ...
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Creating a tube with custom caps

I need a tube with only one end capped. I can do this relatively easily with: ...
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how to use filling in Graphic plots

i'm going to plot some angles in Trigonometric circle by using Graphic command how can i use filling axes by different colors in this program or color between the angles? ...
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Real-like jet engine flame

I’m trying to make rocket flame and jet engine fire that is a Graphics3D object so that it can be used with a 3D rocket project. There are many types of such flames, but for starters I would like the ...
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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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How to export graphics for Blend4Web [duplicate]

Mathematica Online is not helpful in deploying 3D graphics on your website. But a new sdk Blend4Web looks promising. Does anyone know a way to export textured graphics into the Blender engine?
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How to construct a treemap using non-rectangles?

I've written the standard version of a tree map (a graphic that shows nested data) and I'm looking to improve on this layout by switching to different types of polygons or perhaps circles. Can anyone ...
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How to set the opacity of a mesh?

I try to set the opacity of a mesh in this way: bunny = ExampleData[{"Geometry3D", "StanfordBunny"}]; Show[bunny, Opacity -> 0.5] However, the mesh is fully ...
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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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Mathematica and POV-Ray workflow (Q&A)

A couple of years ago, Alexey Popkov asked this question: Which ray tracing software is compatible with Graphics3D? It is my opinion, for various reasons, that out of the many ray tracing programs ...
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Ticks disappear in Graphics3D with Epilog

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 Normally, you can enable Graphics3D to show tick marks by doing this: ...
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Adding a fading color only to 3D curves going outside a cylinder

I'm having a problem with color shades on multi curves drawn with the Mathematica 7.0 code below. All the curves with both their endpoints inside the unit cylinder (green circle on the picture below) ...
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How to make a tight crop of a 3d plot?

I like Mathematica, but it's syntax baffles me. I am trying to figure out how to minimize the whitespace around a graphic. For example, ...
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Program to demonstrate rotation according to quaternion values

On the Wolfram|Alpha website, I type quaternion(1,1,1,1) into the search field. Wolfram|Alpha shows a 3D transformation of the quaternion values representing the orientation of an object. I have 9 ...
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How to get an element mesh from a region?

I've been exploring a new 3D solid commonly called the "Chestahedron" (7 faces of equal area). I wanted to find the centroid, so turned to Mathematica and found it!:) Other things of interest turned ...