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CDF Player - MMA9 - MMA10 oddities

I'm (slowly) building a WordPress site with some didactic simulation made with Mathematica. Users can run the simulations (on-line or off-line) with the free Wolfram CDF Player. One of the last ...
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How do I draw a pair of buttocks?

I'm trying to develop a function which 3D plot would have a buttocks like shape. Several days of searching the web and a dozen my of own attempts to solve the issue have brought nothing but two ...
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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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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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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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Changing the atom color for plotting xyz-files

Mathematica takes the standard color code for atoms when plotting an *.xyz file, but I want to customize the color for the specific atoms. I really become desperate as I did not get it so far. ...
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3D Probability distribution

I have a structure like this: ...
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Multiple-colored regions on a Sphere in Mathematica

The problem: I would like to draw a sphere where the bottom half is one color, and the top half is split into 3 equal regions, each with its own color. I have come up with the following code, by ...
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Real-like jet engine flame

I’m trying to make rocket flame and jet engine fire that is a Graphics3D object so that it can be used with a 3D rocket project. There are many types of such flames, but for starters I would like the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Phase portrait on a cylinder

It is very nice and very easy to make a sketch of a phase portrait with StreamPlot. For example, for the classical pendulum, defined by \begin{eqnarray*} \dot ...
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How can we get this infinite prism lattice to look more like `PolyhedronData[{“Prism”, 3}]`?

This is D$_3$h prism with order 12 (8 currently, needs 4 more edges) and rotational symmetry D$_3$ with order 6. A d=11 version is shown here. Using this code: ...
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How to combine solid objects using logical expressions?

How can one define and render in 3D a single solid object using logical operations on component solid objects? For instance, I would like to define a solid object that consists of a ...
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Bug(?) in version 10: Tooltip and ListPointPlot3D

Bug introduced in 10.0.0, persists through 10.1 The coordinates of a point in a three dimensional graph can be shown in a tooltip: ...
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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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Mean curvature of Sphere

I am trying to calculate mean curvature of a parametric surface(like sphere), and I wrote this code based on this discussion. Here is my code: ...
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How to build a 3D graph from a 3D matrix?

Following this and that question and the corresponding answers, Mathematica can build 2D graph from 2D matrices. Question How to make the corresponding 3D graphs from 3D cubes? Attempt ...
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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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Compose many Geometric Transformations for 3D Graphics

I'm struggling to understand what would be a good way to compose several geometrical transformations to create a single TransformationFunction to be applied to a ...
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Help recreating a gif

For my math class I am trying to recreate a mathematical GIF. Here is the GIF I wish to make: At this point I think I have a 3D function that would work to lay the hexagons on to. ...
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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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3D Plot of The Riemann Zeta Function

I am a new user and i would appreciate your help to visualize the 3D of the following function. Edit I tried this ...
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Rotating a plane about an arbitrary axis

I would like to rotate a plane by $k$ degrees about an arbitrary axis. How should I do it using RotationTransform? hmm i realise if I do the following ...
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Ticks Label in 3Dplot in Mathematica

In 3DListPlot, I am plotting data such that I have discretized a contineous function. While plotting, I automatically get the ticks labeling, marking the discrete points. I want to replace the ...
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Problem with old code for a Calabi-Yau manifold

I would like to draw a Calabi-Yau space in Mathematica. From Andrew J. Hanson's paper (page 6) about this topic, I got the following code, which just does not show anything at all in my Mathematica ...
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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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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 ...
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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 select default graphics device for charting?

Is there a way to tell Mathematica to use a specific graphics device for charting? My laptop has two graphics devices; an on-board Intel chip and a Nvidia graphics card. I noticed in Mathematica's ...
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How to make a 3D topographic globe?

I've made some attempt with this dataset of elevation. But I have some trouble with ListSurfacePlot3D, which can not show the globe correctly: And I've checked that the data is out of problem, ...
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How to build a bvh (a motion capture file format) player in Mathematica?

How to build a bvh player that can be used to visualize human motions in Mathematica? Any idea or sample code would be appreciated. ...
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Plotting triple data points while xy data are not regular

I plotted recently some figures in Matlab and their quality was not that satisfactory, so I come to Mathematica as my supervisor suggested. This is how such figure looks like in Matlab: . In Matlab, ...
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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 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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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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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 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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How to draw multi curves in a graph with errorbars

The curves are composed by several 2*n nested lists. I want these curves be placed in a 3d way, like the xy plane is for the data, different curves are located in several parallel xy planes with ...
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Continuous 3D Arg Plot

I have a problem with jumping phase plots using the Arg function in mathematica. I have looked at the other questions already asked here (e.g., continuous phase/Arg ...
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Generating 2D models from a 3D model [duplicate]

I have a model of cube with randomly distributed spheres included there. ...
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Generalize WASD Function First Person Viewing

How might I generalize the following WASD question such that it works with any Graphics3D object and includes q and ...
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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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Attaching a legend to BallAndStick picture

I am looking for a way to add a legend showing the identity of various atoms (with different colours) to this picture. Any Clues? ...