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How can I improve my Zooming code?

I recently started to work with the EventHandler function to make it possible to Zoom, Pan, etc, with only the use of a mouse. I have found a way to zoom that is ...
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VertexNormals depends on Polygon's orientation - an expected behaviour?

I'm studying VertexNormals (on Mathematica 10.0.2 for Mac) and have set up the following to represent three points and a normal vector: ...
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Using NVIDIA 3D Shutter Glasses with Mathematica

Mathematica has great capabilities to display 3D Graphics rendered to the 2D screen. This should make it perfectly suited to use the Graphics3D system together with an NVIDIA Graphics card, a 3D ...
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Weird behaviour from ListSurfacePlot3D

Looking at Documentation for ListSurfacePlot3D, I follow the basic example presented there. ...
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Use of RegionFunction with Graphics3D?

I'd like to plot in 3D a long list of polygons created with TetGenConvexHull, but only in regions specified by a function. Is that possible? As I have it my ...
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How can I truncate only a single vertex of a polygon?

One can truncate all the vertices of a polygon at once with Truncate. I want to do exactly that -- but only on a single vertex. Is this possible with Mathematica 9? ...
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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 ...