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How to maintain a smooth surface in CDFs while playing? [duplicate]

I created a CDF for viewing the Möbius Band, and its generation. https://www.dropbox.com/s/e3af0xelbbqjfhd/Cinta_Moebious_Rafa.cdf But: 1.- When it´s PAUSED the surface is soft and you can see with ...
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Colors not showing in Graphics3D

The following code works, except that the colors aren't showing in the output. Wh? I probably made a trivial mistake, but I'm yet unable to find it. ...
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How to draw a tangent to a surface in a given direction?

It seems quite embarrassing for me, but somehow I can't draw a tangent line to a surface in a given direction. Assume that I want to visualize directional derivative of the function, say, ...
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Code to draw geometry doesn't run

I'm new to Mathematica and have no background whatsoever in programming, although I will teach myself soon. I was wondering if one of you programming pros could help me out. I received a code from ...
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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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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 to “merge” various graphics 2d into one 3d graphic? [closed]

I did some calculations and as result got a 2D graphic, but at the beginning of the work I used a constant parameter. What I want is to make a 3D graphic with this parameter as an axis, varying from 1 ...
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Finding intersection of 3D lines

I want to find the intersection of 3D line. I want to detect the 3D light source position by intersecting 3D lines. ...
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How to keep front and back colors of Polygon in Graphics3D same all the time [duplicate]

I want the same face color for a 3D Polygon when viewed from front or back or from any angle. i.e. I want the color not changed under any conditions. Front and ...
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Import Excel sheet into 3D array?

I have an excel spreadsheet that I would like to plot in a 3D graph using mathematica. The X and Y values are the location of the cell, and the Z value is the number of the scale. How can I import ...
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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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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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How to specify the centre or PlotRange of a Graphics3D?

When I create a Graphics3D, I often want to place an object right at the centre of the box. Initially I thought that the centre was specified by ...
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Trouble combining planet 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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How Manipulating a matrix and a graphic in only one Manipulate? [closed]

I have to manipulate a matrix and graphics in one big Manipulate-Block. This way: Manipulate[Matrixform[mat],Graphics3D[]] How can I achieve that? Ok, here my ...
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Rotating a set of 3D points against an arbitrary axis

I want to rotate a list of 3D points around unit vector (1,0,1) by the angle of Pi. How can I accomplish it?
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Plot3D missing a zone

I am trying to plot a simple graph using Plot3D: ...
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Isometric 3d Plot

I was wondering if its possible to make the following type of plot in Mathematica: I would like to take a 3D object, such as an ellipsoid, and cut out a wedge. I know this can be done using ...
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Projecting image or contour plot on xy-plane of Histogram3D? [duplicate]

I've generated a simple 3D histogram, where the x-y coordinates corresponding to the "location" of an event defined on a simple 160x160 grid, and the z-axis height is simply the count of events that ...
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Exporting as .PDB extension

I am working with the 3-D coordinates of proteins. The file format I import and modify coordinates of is in the .PDB format, and the string to import is also in this same format. Currently, when I try ...
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Specifying view angle of a 3D plot [duplicate]

I would like to create a stereogram from a 3d plot; I would like to export two images of a 3d plot at a slightly different angle, so that when each picture is presented to a different eye, one gets ...
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Manipulate wrapping ParametricPlot3D - part spec longer than depth of object?

I have a system of parametric equations s0 = {t0, 0. +2. Sin[θ] Sin[ϕ]-1. (0.5 t0+0.5 Sin[θ] Sin[ϕ]), 4. (0. +0.25 Cos[θ] Sin[ϕ]), 1. Cos[ϕ]} If I plot them ...
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Combining Newtonian 3D N-Body Simulation Output and Earth Sphere

I'm trying to figure out how to make a simulation whereby two satellites orbit Earth, but have run into a little bit of a snag. I have a solution to the system of ODEs for the n-body output, and I ...
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Use a custom3D graphic for points in ListPointPlot3D

I would like to make a plot where the points of ListPointPlot3D are themselves a Graphics3D object created using SphericalPlot3D, and each one depends on the position of the point. So basically, you ...
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Opacity and overlapping points on ListPlot3D

I am plotting a dataset on ListPointPlot3D, and in order to give an idea of density of points I used opacity of 0.5. The problem is that that while the opacity of points behind one another is added, ...
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How can I increase the number of polygons / resolution for this plot?

I have generated the following plot: Code: RegionPlot3D[ x^2 + z^2 < 1 && x^2 + y^2 < 1, {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, {z, -2, 2}, Axes -> False] ...
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Embedding text on an opaque plane in 3D [duplicate]

A simplified specification of what I am trying to accomplish would be to construct a cube each face with a different color and each face having a text label that can be seen only when viewing from the ...
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Performing operations on function lists

I am exploring the use of Dynamic variables for the ViewPoint and ViewVertical options in a ...
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How manipulate rasterized Graphics3D objects combined with non-rasterized objects

I am trying to construct a building with a manipulated sliding roof and other objects that can be manipulated. I have found that the manipulation of translations and rotations of graphics groups of ...
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How do I draw multiple 3D shapes defined by lists of points?

I'm attempting to draw $N$ cones on a 3D object, where each cone is specified by a pair of 3D coordinates. The first coordinate is for the cone's base, the second one for the cone's apex. Here, I ...
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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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Plotting a multivariable function [closed]

m[x_, y_] := 0.9*Exp[-((x - 1)^2 + (y - 1)^2)] + 0.5 Exp[-(3^2 ((x - 2.5)^2 + (y - 1.5)^2))] I'm trying to create a 3d plot for the function above. I tried ...
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plotting 3d points: z-axis is squashed

I am plotting 3D points and it occurs to me that Mathematica doesn't have an easy way to specify my points to be plotted in a uniformly scaled cartesian space. For example I plotted ...
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Shading using VertexNormal changed when combining graphics3D andy ListContourPlot3D with Show

I want to combine some ListContourPlot3D and Graphics3D to present, on one 3D plot, the projection of the contour plots on each ...
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Lists not being recognized correctly within manipulate

I've created a keyboard-free panning system within Mathematica. The code does the job, but I continually get errors in relation to it, and I cannot seem to get it to perform within a CDF because of ...
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Interpolating and plotting a surface for a sparse set of 3d data points

I have a set of $(x,y,z)$ coordinates which sparsely cover a surface, e.g.: data = {{51, 15, 0.1}, {300, 11, 0.99}, {140, 22, 0.123}, {54, 12, 0.66}, ...}; What ...
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How to plot X and Y data to see average data converging?

I initially have ran a large, say 1000 (to be changed later) number of monte carlo simulations (mcRun), and I want to see when the average data result starts to converge to a reasonable value. So I ...
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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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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 find the intersection points of two circles in 3D [migrated]

I have two circles in 3D space generated from their parametric equations. Also, these two circles are on the same plane. How can I find out their intersection points from the parametric equations? ...
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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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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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Opacity limitations?

Trying to make a better-looking globe model, I start off with something like this To enhance the 3D effect, I want the lines further from the eye to be "grayer" than the lines closer to the eye, as ...
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Moving two Spheres in the Opposite Direction [closed]

We know that we can achieve to a box contained two spheres by the code: Graphics3D[Table[Sphere[{i, Mod[i^2, 10], Mod[i^3, 12]}], {i, 2}]] How can the left ...
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How to keep labels inside the box in BarChart3D

The following code ...
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Animated 3D graphics is low resolution [duplicate]

I'm trying to animate a 3D shape in Mathematica 7. It's working, but the graphics is extremely crude while animated. The resolution gets better if I stop the animation. Is there a way to get a nice ...
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3D plot changes it's size while rotating [duplicate]

When I am rotating drawn 3D plot by mouse it rotates Ok until mouse release. After that it slightly changes it's size instantly. Probably it tries to accommodate document layout or something. Is it ...
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Anti-aliasing won't work when there is PlotStyle command

I've found that if there is PlotStyle command in the input, anti-aliasing will not work. However if the Style code is ...
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Not getting anti-aliasing with BarChart3D [duplicate]

When I put Antialiasing -> True in a BarChart3D, it doesn't work. Here is the code. ...
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Plotting an array of data onto a sphere [duplicate]

See the link to plot at the bottom of this post, it is a function of the spherical coordinates theta and phi. It is generated by MatrixPlot of an Array of data. I would like to plot this onto a sphere ...