# Tagged Questions

For questions specific to the Graphics3D command and related 3D graphics functionality.

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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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### Revolving an axisymmetric image for volumetric rendering

I have a series of axisymmetric images of a jellyfish swimming in fluid. Overlaid on these images are plots of the Lagrangian coherent structures associated with swimming, which highlight the fluid ...
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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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### 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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### 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 background....
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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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### How can I colorize an imported model?

How can I colorize an imported model from for example 3ds max? I'm trying to find the way to colorize a 3D plot from an imported model with something like this: ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### Plotting a complicated 3D wave on the surface of a sphere [duplicate]

Suppose you have a vectorial wave described by a complicated function of time and cartesian coordinates $t$, $x$, $y$ $z$ (very simple example below) : ...
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### How to Plot Prism in Graphics3D

I want to create an image of a rectangular prism, but there is no built-in primitive for it. One method to display a prism is shown in whubers's answer to Mathematica for teaching orthographic ...
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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 ordinary/parametric/...
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### How do you stack 2D graphics into a 3D graphic? [duplicate]

Suppose you have a series of 2D graphics that depend on a parameter. For example, ...
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### Efficient drawing of convex polyhedron given a set of points [duplicate]

I have a set of points in the 3D space and I want to draw the bounding convex polyhedron of those points. A very naïve solution would be to draw a triangle between every three points: ...
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### Graphs in 3 dimensions

I have a desired graph as here: the dashed line is just for perspective representation. I tried with LayeredGraphPlot and ...
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### Overlapping Spheres with a Shared Blank Region

We have two similar overlapped spheres in a way that the distance between their centers is smaller than the sum of their radius (2R>a). As I show here: Also, we want to draw them in a such way that ...
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### Point style in ListPointPlot3D

In ListPointPlot3D, it seems the only point style available is the default, because there is no PlotMarkers option for this ...
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### Text Annotation Disappears in Wrapped 3D Graphics

In a 3D graphic, if I wrap a figure, for example, ...
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### How to process .vtk file

I want to extract the cluster of points inside 3D box, is there any way one can do this in Mathematica?
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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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### Am I missing the point of ViewCenter?

Based on this description of 3D graphics and the associated Wolfram Training video, I anticipated that using the mouse to rotate the graphic below would rotate around the point where the three ...
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### Change lighting in ChromaticityPlot3D

It looks to me like ChromaticityPlot3D has some default lighting, but unlike most Graphics3D functions the Lighting option doesn't seem to have any effect. However, the documentation states "...
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### eigenoscillations of a sphere

I would like to animate the eigenoscillations of a sphere (Earth?). It's just simple to draw images one by one: ...
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### Create a square polygon that can be used as the base of a pyramid

For example I want to use the design generated by this code as the base of a pyramid as well as other iterations of the design ...
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### How can I draw this polyhedron?

I'm high school student, and I am doing research about buildings using Mathematica. I want to plot the polyhedron shown below: I have tried using Table, but it ...
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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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### Using RevolutionPlot3D to visualize a volume

I am working with some calculus students and trying to visualize solids of revolution. RevolutionPlot3D works well for this, but I am having a bit of difficulty with the syntax of the command. The ...
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### How can I use multiple Textures in Graphics3D

I am creating a Graphics3D object for a box using 6 Polygons (1 per side). I can use one single Texture on one or more sides but I can not find a way to use different Textures for different sides of ...
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### Remove the white margins of a Graphics3D figure

If the option Boxed is set to be False in Graphics3D, additional white margins may appear as ...
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### interpolating a smooth closed surface to a non-uniform data set (ListSurfacePlot3D)

I want to generate a smooth coloured surface from a discrete set of points of the form {x,y,z,F} using the ListSurfacePlot3D. My data set is quite non uniform; the ...
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### Graphics3D opacity of lines

I would like to make the lines opaque for a plot of form similar to: ...
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### Render Graphics3D of anatomical data in color

I am trying to render a bone structure in color in Mathematica 10.3, but none of the obvious methods seem to work: ...
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### How do I plot a filled cylinder in 3D?

All, I'm trying to plot a filled cylinder in 3D using Graphics3D and then take 2D slices of said cylinder. I know that Cylinder is officially 'filled', but the 2D ...
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### How to minimize the distance between two curves in 3D

I'm trying to find the shortest distance between r(t) and rm(t), at a certain time t. I could not get it using EuclideanDistance, any guess on how to do that? Here is what I have: ...
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### Customize FillingStyle in LIstPlot3D

I'm trying to plot inundation at different elevations on a 3D ground surface elevation plot. The closest I have got so far has been to use FillingStyle as the ...
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### How to include 2 dimensional disks in a Graphics3D object (Ellipsoid)

I hope I am not doing something wrong. Compare the following figures. 1) Ellipsoid ...
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### White spots in ListDensityPlot

I have a problem with ListDensityPlot. I have some data on an irregular grid. I try to plot them with ...
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I'm trying to generate a spherical distribution of radial random walk points in 3D space. The following code works, but the random walk lines aren't radial. Why ? Where is my mistake ? ...
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### Manipulating a Graphics3D output with a large number of geometric primitives

I'm attempting to view and rotate a Graphics3D object with a very large set of geometric primitives ($\approx 10^6$ objects such as spheres or lines), and everything is functioning very slowly. Are ...