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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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Plotting 3D Vector Field in one plane

I want to plot a vector field F={Fx, Fy, Fz}. However, I only want to plot it in one plane (say, z=0). When I use ...
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Another problem concerning slicing through Graphics3D

In my project, I have to generate 3D model of randomly distributed filled spheres inside a cube. As a result, I have to show the distribution of the spheres in the cube layer by layer. Using code from ...
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How to make a 3D topographic globe?

I've made some attempt with this dataset of elevation. But I have some trouble with ListSurfacePlot3D, which can not show the globe correctly: And I've checked that the data is out of problem, ...
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About Slicing through Graphics3D

Recently I have seen a code in mathematica about Slicing through Graphics3D in Slice through Graphics3D. My questions is: Is it possible to fill out these spheres? I have problem with generating ...
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How to select default graphics device for charting?

Is there a way to tell Mathematica to use a specific graphics device for charting? My laptop has two graphics devices; an on-board Intel chip and a Nvidia graphics card. I noticed in Mathematica's ...
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Fractal dimension of a large networked molecular system

I am trying to determine the fractal dimension of this complex biomolecule (figure attached). Any clues as to how this can be done. In trying to determine this quantity, I wonder how its ...
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How to convert a 2D image into a 3D graphics?

I have an image I would like to make into a .dxf and to do this I need a Graphics3D object. Is there anyway I can do this? Can ...
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Custom SmoothHistogram3D

I decided to make my own SmoothHistogram3D function because I wanted to be able to specify my own bin sizes and not rely on their distribution functions so taking a cue from this answer and bringing ...
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How to produce a chasing-view in Mathematica?

I would like to chase the flying plane with a video camera, how to do that in Mathematica? ...
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Edge labels in GraphPlot3D from Adjacency Matrix

I am rendering a family of graphs via GraphPlot3D[AdjacencyMatrix] and I would also like to label the edges. I already use a vertex rendering function to color the ...
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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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How to draw the trajectory of a moving particle

I want to draw a 3D graph showing a nanoparticle movements in liquid environment. Basically,the code is like the followings. I used Table to generate the position coordinates instead of using the ...
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Continuous 3D Arg Plot

I have a problem with jumping phase plots using the Arg function in mathematica. I have looked at the other questions already asked here (e.g., continuous phase/Arg ...
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Generating 2D models from a 3D model

I have a model of cube with randomly distributed spheres included there. ...
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Axis Labels Disappear With Manipulate

I have a ListPlot3D with custom axis labels that I am scrolling with Manipulate. My issue is that the axis labels scroll away as ...
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How to get an Excel-like surface plot with ListContourPlot3D

I'm trying to create an Excel like surface plot from an import of data from an Excel workbook. I get the data without issue. It is a set of percentages in bin ranges over a series of dates. I'd ...
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Excluding a Region in ParametricPlot3D

Suppose I have a torus and a closed path on said torus: ...
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How to convert a sparsearray to a graph?

s = Import["hello.mat"]; t = GraphEmbedding[Graph[s[[1]]], "GridEmbedding"]; I get the following error: GraphEmbedding::graph: A graph object is expected ...
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Graph embedding and edge weights [duplicate]

Does functions like GraphPlot take in to account edge weights in case of springelectrical embedding? In case of spring electrical embedding I expect the vertices connected by heavy edges to be pulled ...
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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? ...
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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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Missing arrow tips and colors

My main problem is: I plotted a curve here, but the tip of some arrows are missing. Why does this happen, and how can I fix this? Not the main problem: Also, I once tried to make the arrows with ...
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Map of United States as a 3D histogram

By combining the state data from here and the extrusion code from here I have managed to make prisms of the various US states such as However, the extrusion method looses information about the ...
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How to make a depth map from a 3D model?

Given a 3D .obj model, for example a rabbit. How can we make a depth map out of it? Any idea or help would be much appreciated.
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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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Strange behavior of `BoundaryMeshRegion`

BoundaryMeshRegion is new function of version 10. I am not familiar with the function. I want to decide whether a point is inside or outside in the Boundary using ...
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How to define logical expressions for platonic solids?

A more general question would be: How to find logical expressions for 3D-objects described by closed polygon sets? Finally a simple question is more prolific, therefore: How to define logical ...
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How can I decide whether a closed surface is intersected by a triangle?

A closed surface consisted of Polygons or GraphicsComplex and a triangle made by 3 points are in a 3D space. How can I decide ...
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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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Determining the total illumination of a polygon

Is it possible to determine the total illumination of a particular polygon with the given light sources? I truly acknowledge that Mathematica is not supposed to do this modeling, but it is what ...
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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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Ticks disappear in Graphics3D with Epilog

Normally, you can enable Graphics3D to show tick marks by doing this: Graphics3D[Sphere[], Axes -> True] But in ...
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Mathematica's “POV” export format ignores ColorFunction

I was playing with xslittlegrass's Pov-Ray package and more generally with the POV-conversion function ExportString[#, "POV"] &, and noticed that ...
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Internal self-test error MLParseStream|c|297

I have been plotting time-dependent vectors. Earlier I used the following plotting options: ...
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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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Getting messages Rest::norest and Divide::indet from ContourPlot3D

Note: The bug described in this post is found in Mathematica version 9 and seems to have been fixed in version 10. Ok I don't know if it's a bug or what, but here's what I found: If I use this ...
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Graphic using manipulate runs too slow

Here is a naive coding of a projection of a point on a sphere. It runs very slow. Can it be changed to run faster without losing its essential analytic character? ...
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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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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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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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Finding Symmetries of Points on a Sphere

Currently, I am working on a project where I would like to find symmetries of points plotted on a sphere. One example would be to rotate the sphere 180 degrees about the x-axis and the picture would ...
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Error message: Coordinate index 0 is out of range for the enclosing GraphicsComplex

I am unable understand following error message: Coordinate index 0 is out of range for the enclosing GraphicsComplex. How to fix it? Attached data here: pts and polygons. See also end of question. ...
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How to get UV mapping of 3D tube

Here is cylinder data: file We can mesh the surface, thanks to lalmei, Belisarius and Simon (link) How to achieve uv mapping from a 3d straight and curved tube? Working code: ...
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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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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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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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Convex hull of a 3D object?

I am trying to find a convex hull command for a Graphics3D object. Does it exist in Mathematica? ...
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