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How I calculate the volume of multiple intersecting spheres?

I would like to know how to calculate the volume of the union of multiple possibly intersecting spheres (using Sphere[]). Please see the figure: I was trying to get a mesh/delaunayMesh out of the ...
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Triangular mesh of random points on a sphere

My employer with a new logo (shown below). I do not have information on how this was created (as it was done by an outside company), though I'm fairly sure it was not done in any formal mathematical ...
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How to get the real PlotRange using AbsoluteOptions?

The problem in general involves the unreliable behaviour of AbsoluteOptions when option values are implicitly specified (e.g. ...
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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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Plotting energy dispersion on a hexagonal Brillouin zone

I'm trying to plot the energy dispersion of a graphene similar material. I've used the Tight Binding Function Approximation considering first neighbours and no overlaping. I have this 2 expressions of ...
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How to make hollow Graphics3D?

I keep seeing a notebook to use of Mathematica as a 3D Printing tool (e.g.: this link). In the notebook on slide 8/11, we find these pictures: I'd like to design it as such that, but I don't ...
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Graphics3D: Objects with holes

In a recent project, I found out that there is a big limitation when using Graphics3D to construct objects - it lacks the ability to construct objects with holes in ...
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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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Histogram 3D: use different bin width in two directions

I'm trying to plot an histogram of a set of data, I would like to use a bin of different width in x and y direction. I've tried using the following two codes: ...
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Graphics3D loses interactivity in Dialog window

Is there a way to keep Graphics3D objects manipulable when they are embedded in a Dialog window (CreateDialog,...
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How can I use legend in ContourPlot3D and add arrowheads for axis?

I am using ContourPlot3D to show two surfaces. This is my code. Now I want to use Legend to distinguish the two surfaces, and add arrowhead for the three axis. ...
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Creating a right hand in graphics3d to illustrate the right hand rule

I would like to make a small right hand with fingers that curl to illustrate the right hand rule in graphics3d. Does anyone know if this is possible? For an example of what I'm looking to plot, see ...
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Embed 3D objects from Mathematica, in a pdf

Acrobat Reader 9+ supports interactive manipulation of 3D objects. See this file for example - another widely used example are PRC objects which may be produced by Asymptote. Exporting animations ...
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ListPlot3D with the color choosen from another list [closed]

I have a data set for doing a ListPlot3D in the required format as data={{x1,y1,z1},{x2,y2,z2}......{xN,yN,zN}}. I also have another list with N values ...
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Showing separate surfaces

The XYZPipeJunction is removed using circular trig functions from Both. ...
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Sketch-type graphics with transparency and dashed hidden lines?

I'd like to create transparent graphs like the following from P1095, Calculus 6th Ed, by James Stewart. Can Mathematica accomplish this? By "transparent," I mean the ability to see the interior, ...
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Moving polygon on path curve to create 3D shape

How can I move some polygon list = {{0, 0}, {0, 15}, {7, 13}, {2, 13}, {2, 5}, {5, 5}, {5, 3}, {2,3}, {2, 0}}; Graphics[{Black, Polygon[list]}] so it follow some ...
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How to adjust the animation rate in a Manipulate environment

The enclosed code is a simplified version of the "Make Your Own Solar System" demonstration. How do I remove the manual Faster and Slower animation controls and add code for a permanent very slow ...
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Visualizing the Gradient Vector

I already found this Example but i want to add a description and the individual vectors as in the picture. My approach so far: ...
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Display 3D function and its gradient in same graphic [duplicate]

Is it possible to display e.g., $z=x^2+y^2$ with Plot3D and in the same box, in the $z=0$ plane, plot its gradient?
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coordinate system problem [duplicate]

I had an issue about the coordinate system of mathematica. I have a {800,600} image acquired with a camera. The projection matrix P of the camera is calculated using the calibration task. Now, when I ...
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How can I create a minimal surface with trefoil knot as inner edge and circle as outer edge?

This minimal surface is the subject of Michael Foster's beautiful wood-turned sculpture "Inversion" (see http://breezyhillturning.com/styled-2/photos-2/index.html). In addition, how can one create 2D ...
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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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3D Sphere Plot + Points [closed]

I'm currently trying to create a 3D plot of a sphere along with four points of different colour, using the following code: ...
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What are the possible ways of visualizing a 4D function in Mathematica?

I have a function $F$ that maps the xyz space to a set of reals, more clearly: $c = F[x,y,z]$ Where $c$,$x$,$y$ and $z$ are reals. What are the possible ways of visualizing this 3d function in ...
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Rescale::nargs: error, what can be the cause [closed]

I was trying the code given in the answer to this question What are the possible ways of visualizing a 4D function in Mathematica? but in V 10.01, on windows, it now gives an error ...
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How to add texture to a parametric plot?

I need to put some simple textures to some parametric plots. My textures are not complicated, They are like the first example in here. Is there any simple way of doing this? For example, How can I ...
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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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presentation of 3D image only

For viewing or discussion is it possible to display a mouse rotatable ParametricPlot3D or Manipulate holding back Mathematica code lines in a slideshow for example?
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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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View inside the room

I used Cuboid to build 4 walls and make them composed like a room, the codes and result as followings. My question is that is it possible to move the viewpoint to inside the room? The thing I want to ...
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Syntax errors in mollusk shell function plot [closed]

I would like to reproduce this plot with Mathematica: In fact, both the mathematical background of such plot, and its implementation in Mathematica are here. This code is from web page I linked ...
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Delineate a Subset of Values on a 3D surface plot

This is building on a question previously answered by Rahul recently. I have a particular 3D surface plot on which I wish to delineate where z (the function) is between the corresponding x value and ...
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How to draw tubes around the edges of a three-dimensional object?

Suppose I have a three-dimensional object (such as a cylinder, or some finite parametric surface). Is there any easy way to draw tubes with given radius around the edges of the object (i.e., tubes ...
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How to combine manipulate and eventhandler

I combine manipulate and eventhandler, now I can change the controller when working on eventhandler, but how to change the value in eventhandler when I control the manipulate controller? ...
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Mathematica, animations, and external ray tracing programs

As much as I enjoy and admire Mathematica's animation capabilities, I would like to take my animations to the next level by exporting the geometry of every frame to an external ray tracing program ...
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sluggish 3D graphics

After I plot two concentric cylinder, I see that rotating the 3d object is not smooth and it's slow. ...
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Combining solar system planets orbits and positions in Graphics3D and Show

I am building an animated model of the solar system, where I would like to display the OrbitPaths of the planets along with their ...
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Strange wiggles on the surface of a ParametricPlot3D

I'm trying to plot two cones but when I try to display them, Mathematica (10) makes the edges wiggly. My code is: ...
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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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Implementing a first person view of 3D objects in a scene

I've created the following scene with a Chinese-style building surrounded by trees, and a horse and a rabbit grazing on the grass in Mathematica (don't ask me why there's a bust of Beethoven in ...
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Using TetGen in Mathematica to get 3D Voronoi diagram

In this post, the use of TetGen for 3D Voronoi tesselation has been briefly discussed. However there is still no info about the use of TetGen to generate a 3D Voronoi diagram. The TetGen documentation ...
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How can i construct a 3D surface pass through a curve defined by formula and some other controllable points?

For example, If a have a curve defined by x^2+y^2=1 and z=0, and some isolated points having z coordinates, Can I construct a 3D surface passed through? It's better if I can change the surface shape ...