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Using ChemicalData to make molecule graphics

I would like to take the acetone $((CH_3)_2CO)$ and chloroform $(HCl_3)$ molecules that Mathematica's chemical data provides, and plot them together. I want to show how chloroform can hydrogen bond ...
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How do you show a cone inside of a sphere?

I have a sphere of radius 5 and a cone (i.e. z=√(x^2+y^2)) inside of it. I can show them separately, but I'd like to show them together. I've tried a few tricks with opacity, implicit specifications, ...
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How can I align Cuboids within a cube

I am trying to align (colored) Cuboids within a cube, but the automatically coordinate generation "Row-2.)" is currently buggy. Can somebody help me please (the variable bound should be the start and ...
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Plotting a Spericon and Bipyramid with 100 faces

I would like to plot convex polyhedron with 100 faces, which could be used as a die. My first attempt was asking for Conway's Hecatohedron. Unfortunatly, it can not be used as a die. Now there are ...
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How to draw Graphics3D items with straight border lines?

I want to make a Polygon with straight border lines. For that purpose I wrote the following code, but it doesn't show straight borders. ...
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How to draw a coordinate system diagram?

I want to make drawings like these in Mathematica: I don't know if Mathematica is a gppd solution for drawing such images. If it is, please tell me how to do it; if not, please suggest another ...
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How can I overlap image on Graphics3D at a specific position?

I make a Polygon with size of {width=0,length=50,height=30}; I want to overlap Image on ...
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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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Arrow pointing upwards in a Graphics3D

I am trying to write a code for an arrow that points upwards from the center of the circle in a Graphics3D. ...
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Modifying imported 3D file

Since I am visualizing my work using Mathematica, I import some 3D models of molecules to my notebook. So, the question is, is there any way to modify somehow that imported models inside Mathematica ...
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Find points on the surface of a Graphics3D object

If I have a Graphics3D object that was generated from manipulations to PolyhedronData rather than via an explicit equation, for example the Spikey (for which the entire code can be found here The ...
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MapThread to Spheres with various colours

I have these two lists ...
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How can I draw a curve through as set of xyz points?

I have a list of data and want to make a curve like the one below which I made in solidworks. The problem of this curve is, that I don't know how to put it in a box with coordinates. The best I ...
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Changing the Actions in EventHandler

I would like to be able to change which action specified events take depending on some condition. For example, I have established a SetterBar ...
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3D arrow tail properties

I would like to use VectorPlot3D to plot a vector field with 3D arrows: ...
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How to draw tiles with different height?

I have a random matrix RandomReal[{1, 2}, {20, 20}], whose elements represent the heights of an array of tiles. The cross sections of each tile are square and ...
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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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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 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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Interacting with 3D Graphics, for export [closed]

Are there any export formats which preserve the ability to interact with 3D Graphics? (In particular, the ability to rotate.) EDIT: I've found this question: How to make a 3D plot auto-rotate? ...
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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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Drawing tubes with a While loop

I'm trying to make a plot with many objects in it using a While loop. Something like the following: ...
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Extract the generating curves from a Graphics3d returned from RevolutionPlot3D

I have a plot g = RevolutionPlot3D[{Sin[t], t}, {t, 0, π}, {θ, -π, π + 3 π/4}]; Is it possible to extract the generatrices (generating curves) from ...
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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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Reducing quality of Graphics3D scene to improve performance?

ProteinData["SERPINA1", "MoleculePlot"] gives the detailed Graphics3D plot below. I'd like to make many small copies of this ...
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ParametricPlot3D[] Question

I know this is very similar to a previous question I asked, but there are some differences. When I graph: ...
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Distance between 3D curves

I would like to determine the distance bewteen two representations of the Lorenz Attractor. I have two 3D representations for different initial conditions and I want to calculate the distance between ...
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random discrete data 3D plot

I get the random discrete data as follows ...
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Change the colors of individual atoms in a .mol or XYZ file

Similar to (Changing the atom color for plotting xyz-files), I want to take a molecule and then simply change the colors of individual atoms. I don't want to change all atoms of a type to a color ...
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Using RegionPlot3D to make a cone under restrictions

I have to plot a cone that satisfies this statement: Use the RegionPlot3D command to draw a picture of a cone with its point at the origin. The other end of the cone is a circle with radius 5 ...
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Getting errors when I try to evaluate code taken from Trott's Mathematica Guidebook for Graphics

I would like to learn how to make high quality images in Mathematica. In my pursuit, I have come across Michael Trott's Mathematica Guidebook for Graphics. I have been trying some of the examples, ...
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Can I line the mesh lines on a `RegionPlot3D` up with integer values of the axes?

(Sorry if this is a duplicate, I searched briefly and didn't find anything.) I have region plots in 3D like: ...
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Cropping a non-cubic lattice unit cell

I would like to crop the hexagonal close-packed system as a hexagon and not as a cube. I would like to use the following volumetricPlot already given on this ...
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Perspective transformation of a 2d streamplot

I have a two-dimensional streamline plot from a fluid dynamics simulation. I am wondering: is it possible to somehow allow Mathematica to treat the streamline plot as a plane in three-dimensional ...
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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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Plotting rainbow circle [duplicate]

I am trying to plot a parametric circle in rainbow colors. It should go round once, but I'd like to be able to make it go round the rainbow an arbitrary amount of times. I currently have: ...
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Solving and plotting ODEs while varying one of the initial conditions

How can I vary an initial condition in the numerical solution of a system of ODEs and then make a 3D plot of the solution space with that condition as one of the variables. ...
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more than one label in Graphics3D

I'm trying to add some information to my Graphics3D Plot. At the moment I output the value of a function that changes when I use the sliders. I do that with PlotLabel. I need more data to be displayed ...
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Dynamic ViewPoint on notebook startup

(This is a follow-up question to the accepted answer found here.) I want to synchronize two 3D plots in a notebook by setting their ViewVertical and ...
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How to generate apart or non-intersecting spheres in cube? [duplicate]

I am trying to generate model of randomly distributed uniform spheres in the cube. For randomly distributed spheres I am using RandomReal option. But when I run the ...
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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 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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Coloring a set of polygons, each polygon to have a specific color

In addition to my previus post, regarding plotting the surface of a Möbius strip, I now realised, that some of the eigenmodes for a Möbius strip are either oscillations of a scalar field OR a vector ...
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How to export 3D graphics to Collada (.dae) format?

I'm looking for a way to export 3D graphics objects to the Collada (.dae) format. I need an automated way, i.e. using Blender to manually convert from another ...
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Randomly generated polymer with certain spatial density

For simplicity's sake, let the polymer's composing particle be integer 3-tuples (on 3D Cartesian grid), such that: Polymer-ness -- for all particle there is an directly adjacent neighbor. i.e in ...
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What are these strange shapes in my Plot3D[]? [closed]

Plotting a function, I noticed some strange spots away from the main feature, the dark purple here: You can see that they don't actually have any curvature themselves: Strangely, you don't see ...
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Problems with BSplineFunction vs. BSplineSurface

Why are those surfaces different? ...
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How to create a parallelepiped tiling?

I know how to create parallelepiped and combine them to form a parallelepiped tiling, but the tiles overlap... I started with this code: ...
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ContourPlot3D for a 3D vector contour plot

The procedure ContourPlot3D allows plotting the contour lines of the components of a 3D-vector. The problem is I don't know how to give the contour planes of each ...
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How to combine multiple Graphics3D scenes into a single Graphics3D scene?

ProteinData["A2M", "MoleculePlot"] gives you a Graphics3D object below. I'd like to display multiple of these proteins in a ...