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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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ListPointPlot3D with connected points?

With the command ListPlot[data,Joined -> True] I can visually connect adjacent data points in the array with lines. However, this option appears to be missing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Drawing circular patches around arbitrary points on a sphere

I am trying to draw circular patches of given angular radii around arbitrary points on a sphere. I am able to use, for example, ...
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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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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 ...
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Switching among view points in a Manipulate expression

Edit: Some additional viewpoints were included to make it easier to test. Here's code for an alternative function, the graph of which is a bit less symmetric. Feel free to use either code set: ...
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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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Generating and Imaging of the water molecules with Graphics3D [duplicate]

my problem is I don't know how to generate e.g. 20 water molecules: Graphics3D[ Rotate[First@ChemicalData["Water", "MoleculePlot"], 45 Degree, {8, .5, 0}]] ...
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How can we get this infinite prism lattice to look more like `PolyhedronData[{“Prism”, 3}]`?

This is D$_3$h prism with order 12 (8 currently, needs 4 more edges) and rotational symmetry D$_3$ with order 6. A d=11 version is shown here. Using this code: ...
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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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Integration of Two Manipulatable Cylinders

Introduction I created the following code to simulate the many possible interactions between a cylindrical protein crystal and a x-ray beam during serial femtosecond crystallography. ...
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How to create 3D architectural models in this shape with interactive faces?

I am a non-technical person in the imageProcessing side,so I don't have any idea how can I make polygon in the below shape... the above polygon is a 3D ...
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How to make 3 dimensional arrows look good when their lenghs are wildly different?

I was trying to adapt Jens's answer for adding arrows to a 3D graphics into a general plotting function here. But I find that when I try to combine the Graphics3D ...
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How can I add a mesh over this?

How can I add a mesh over the following 3D plot? ...
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How to feed parameters obtained from direct 3D manipulation back into Manipulate's controls?

Here's a simple example of using Manipulate to interactively change the viewer's point-of-view for a 3D graphics object: ...
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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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How to label axes in 3D plot adequately?

The following code produces plot with axes labels, which are jumping constantly. ...
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Smooth 3D plot with colour of scattered data

I have a set of scattered 3D points with coordinate (x,y,z) and an intensity associated with it. I would like to do a smooth surface with the intensity being represented by the colour. My points ...
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Problem using Rotation in Show

I would like to have an animation of rotating box and displayed it with other elements (not rotated) using Show. The first step to do that is to have all the elements working properly. So I did the ...
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10bits per rgb / 1024 shades of gray?

Can we display 10 bits per rgb in Mathematica? I'm using a quadro card and 30 bit monitor and can get a smooth gradient using Psychtoolbox in matlab. The following Mathematica should produce a bar ...
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How to remove a black border around Graphics3D[Texture[…]]

So I can create a 2D image that looks like ...
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Align ColorBar (axislabel) to be parallel to the y-axis for any view-angle

The following code produces the 3D plot below (which is almost what I want). ...
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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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axis label and ticks alignment of ListPlot3D and Histogram3D

I have a question on axis label alignment of ListPlot3D and Histogram3D. These labels are not aligned with the axis of the view, but only horizontally. I have tried very hard to align them manually, ...
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ListPointPlot3d to visualize points close to a manifold

I have a large set of points that are close to manifold which I want to show in a ListPointPlot3D. Using part of the data set illustrates this there are fewer ...
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Graphics3D/Plot3D rendering issue

I have an issue in Mathematica with the rendering of 3D graphics. Two sides (right and bottom) of some sort of bounding box are present, and, in the instance of ...
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Export from ParametricPlot3D to 3D Formats yields distorted surface meshes

as described im my blog post: http://wolfig-techblog.blogspot.de/2015/04/blender-as-shader-for-mathematica.html I tried to export a Klein bottle ParametricPlot3D to one commonly used 3D mesh formats ...
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How to export a 3D circle as a single piece PDF vectorial object?

I need to export a circle drawn in 3D with a specific point of view to a PDF file. This is easy to do. However, the exported circle is made of tons of non-connected small bits. I need the whole ...
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Contour labels on SliceContourPlot3D?

SliceContourPlot3D doesn't seem to come with the option of putting contour labels on the plots as far as I can see. I'm using the ...
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Creating a PolyhedronData[] structure for custom polyhedra [duplicate]

The PolyhedronData[] structure is wonderfully rich. I would like to create data for my own polyhedra, not any of the many that Mathematica provides. Is this ...
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Animate $2D$ butterfly curve in $3D$

There is a butterfly curve $$r(\theta)=e^{\sin(\theta)}-2.4\cos(4\theta)+\sin \bigg( \frac{\theta}{12} \bigg)^5$$ ...
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Transparent Cylinder with Dashed Edges only

I would like to have that kind of cylinder with Dashed edges (including the bellow inner ring): I've been trying that: ...
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How can I model composite 3D structures?

I know that Mathematica isn't built to model 3D, but most of my models are equation-defined so here's my question: is it somehow possible to combine ad-hoc 3D objects as well as ...