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How to properly project a Graphics object consisting of line primitives

My problem starts from attempts at depicting overlapping lines of different thickness, i.e. ...
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Ploting a 3D vector field using Manipulate, VectorPlot3D and NDSolve

My aim is to plot a vector field of the following system with a few trajectories: $$r'(t)=i-l.r(t)-\text{ux}. r(t). x(t)-\text{uy}. r(t). y(t) \\ x'(t)=\text{ex}. \text{ux}. r(t). x(t)-\text{mx}. ...
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A problem on generating convex hull

For example, I typed the following: ...
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Rotation of Graphics3D like rotating Plot3D

I like the way 3D plots are rotated with the z-axis always pointing up-down. Is there an elegant way of forcing that type of rotation on Graphics3D? I have tried the following: Using an invisible ...
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How to create a simple cross eyed 3d plot

I wanted to create a stereoscopic view of my threedimensional plots, so I can interpret them better. The basic things, one would need, are two plot windows which are somehow connected to each other ...
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Weird behaviour from ListSurfacePlot3D

Looking at Documentation for ListSurfacePlot3D, I follow the basic example presented there. ...
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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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How can I suppress rotation of 3D graphics?

Given a 3D image built of a combination several Graphics3D objects, is it possible to suppress rotation of the displayed image by the mouse? To be specific, here ...
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Plotting a 2D shape along a 3D parametric function curve

Say I have a 3D curve that is parametrically defined. How would I be able to plot shapes like figure 8s whose centers are aligned along the 3D curve? Say the curve was: ...
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Can I apply a ColorFunction to FaceGrids, or otherwise have FaceGrids with varying color?

I want to make a 3d plot with FaceGrids with a certain color scheme. Specifically, I'd like them to be one color below a diagonal line, and a different color above ...
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Depth from Graphics3D

Consider this simple 3D rendering with some geometric primitives: ...
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How do I flatten transparency on a graphics, for conversion to eps or similar?

I've got a graphic that I'd like to save as an eps file. Trouble is, the graphic has some transparency to it. Since the eps format doesn't handle transparency, I want to flatten the transparency out, ...
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Projecting on an arbitrary plane

I have the following code, giving me a representation of a photon hitting a cylinder: ...
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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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How to rotate 3D graphics in ListAnimate … without making a mess?

Manipulate is, of course, wonderful … but there are LOTS of examples that are simply far too computationally intensive to use live real-time animations for. In such ...
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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 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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How to get rid of the perspective effect in a 3D graphics

I have plotted a figure of MoS2 crytal structure. But the actual output looks like the spheres are not in the correct position due to the perspective effect. I obtained the correct position figure ...
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Switching among view points in a Manipulate expression

Edit: Some additional viewpoints were included to make it easier to test. Here's code for an alternative function, the graph of which is a bit less symmetric. Feel free to use either code set: ...
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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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Plot a 3D vector field from a file [duplicate]

I have a data file with six columns {x,y,z} and {ux,uy,uz} respectively, and I would like to plot the 3D vector field. http://www.mediafire.com/download/udoa61hu0m6itrc/campo.txt I'm trying to do ...
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Mathematica with a Touchpad

I'm trying to make it so that you do not need to rely on keyboard presses to manipulate a 3D graphic. I've done some searching, but I can't find a way to make it so that Mathematica will recognize ...
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How to rescale a Graphics3D object?

I've created a Graphics3D object by extruding a binary 2D image (as shown here). ...
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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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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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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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Viewing the inside of cuboid intersections

    I have a number of cuboids intersecting as illustrated. I would like to see their intersection, almost the view from inside. Setting the ...
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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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Is there a way to interactively read a point from a Graphics3D?

Suppose I have a tesselation, e.g. the Stanford bunny: bunny = Import["http://graphics.stanford.edu/~mdfisher/Data/Meshes/bunny.obj", "OBJ"] I'd like to be ...
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Breaking down a 3D model into patches

I have a 3D model, say the Stanford bunny, which is available in Mathematica examples. Import[ "http://exampledata.wolfram.com/bunny.noff.gz" ] Also ...
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Graphics3D model of the human body and organs?

Does someone have a 3D model for a man (or woman) that can be displayed in Mathematica using Graphics3D? I have tried importing free .3DS models but they look ...
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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 do you adjust tick direction on a 3d plot?

I have a 3d plot with oddly angled tick marks. Whether it's due to the viewing angle being unexpected or some other reason, the tick marks on the bottom axes are angled up along the sides rather than ...
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What is the default ColorFunction for 3D plots?

This should be a really simple question, but it isn't in the documentation for some perverse reason. I like the default ColorFunction that Mathematica uses for ...
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How can I visualize 6 square matrices as a cube?

I have six square matrices of the same dimensions in a list, for example: ...
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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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Adding tangent (velocity) vectors to a plot of a space curve [duplicate]

I am just getting started with Mathematica and need help plotting tangential vectors to a 3D parametric function. I know how to do this in 2D but am unsure how to do it in 3D. Maybe I am using the ...
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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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Plot3D constrained to a non-rectangular region

I would like to make a nice 3D graphic of a parabolic bowl, with a cylindrical rim. If I do the following: Plot3D[x^2 + y^2, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}] I get a ...
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Visualization of Bivariate Distributions

I know it is perfectly possible to show the bivariate probability distributions in MMA. But my question is can we show each dimension of distribution in 2D dimension while we are showing the 3D plot? ...
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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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How to label axes in 3D plot adequately?

The following code produces plot with axes labels, which are jumping constantly. ...
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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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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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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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Building a molecule viewer: aesthetic rotations

I am working on building a molecule viewer in Mathematica and am running in to problems with controlling rotation of the molecule (which is rendered as a ...
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Poor Graphics3D rendering

I am rendering a world environment simulation in Mathematica with Graphics3D code: ...
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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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Quality control when exporting graphics into JPG

If I export a graphics from Mathematica to JPG format the image quality in JPG is visibly lower than that in Mathematica. Is it possible to control and eventually increase the quality of the exported ...