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Showing separate surfaces

The XYZPipeJunction is removed using circular trig functions from Both. ...
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How to adjust the animation rate in a Manipulate environment

The enclosed code is a simplified version of the "Make Your Own Solar System" demonstration. How do I remove the manual Faster and Slower animation controls and add code for a permanent very slow ...
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Moving polygon on path curve to create 3D shape

How can I move some polygon list = {{0, 0}, {0, 15}, {7, 13}, {2, 13}, {2, 5}, {5, 5}, {5, 3}, {2,3}, {2, 0}}; Graphics[{Black, Polygon[list]}] so it follow some ...
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Visualizing the Gradient Vector [closed]

I already found this Example but i want to add a description and the individual vectors as in the picture. My approach so far: ...
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Display 3D function and its gradient in same graphic [duplicate]

Is it possible to display e.g., $z=x^2+y^2$ with Plot3D and in the same box, in the $z=0$ plane, plot its gradient?
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coordinate system problem [duplicate]

I had an issue about the coordinate system of mathematica. I have a {800,600} image acquired with a camera. The projection matrix P of the camera is calculated using the calibration task. Now, when I ...
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How can I create a minimal surface with trefoil knot as inner edge and circle as outer edge?

This minimal surface is the subject of Michael Foster's beautiful wood-turned sculpture "Inversion" (see http://breezyhillturning.com/styled-2/photos-2/index.html). In addition, how can one create 2D ...
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Export and manipulate 3D plots

How can I export 3D Mathematica plots such that I can put them into a presentation and still being able to rotate them? Is there a specific format or does it depend on the program used to create the ...
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Slow rendering in GraphPlot3D

Is there a way to speed up this rendering? I have to make this call many times in order to make an animation of some dynamics on the graph g. Thus dynamics are carried in the list var. Each entry in ...
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presentation of 3D image only

For viewing or discussion is it possible to display a mouse rotatable ParametricPlot3D or Manipulate holding back Mathematica code lines in a slideshow for example?
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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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How to add texture to a parametric plot?

I need to put some simple textures to some parametric plots. My textures are not complicated, They are like the first example in here. Is there any simple way of doing this? For example, How can I ...
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How do you make a 3D city population graphic?

I want to make a graphic that has the shape of a country, finds all the cities of that country, gets their coordinates and populations and turns that into a SmoothHistogram3D with the population being ...
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View inside the room

I used Cuboid to build 4 walls and make them composed like a room, the codes and result as followings. My question is that is it possible to move the viewpoint to inside the room? The thing I want to ...
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Delineate a Subset of Values on a 3D surface plot

This is building on a question previously answered by Rahul recently. I have a particular 3D surface plot on which I wish to delineate where z (the function) is between the corresponding x value and ...
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How to draw tubes around the edges of a three-dimensional object?

Suppose I have a three-dimensional object (such as a cylinder, or some finite parametric surface). Is there any easy way to draw tubes with given radius around the edges of the object (i.e., tubes ...
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How to combine manipulate and eventhandler

I combine manipulate and eventhandler, now I can change the controller when working on eventhandler, but how to change the value in eventhandler when I control the manipulate controller? ...
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How do I plot a line delineating a subset of values on a 3D surface plot?

I have the following surface plot: ...
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Mathematica, animations, and external ray tracing programs

As much as I enjoy and admire Mathematica's animation capabilities, I would like to take my animations to the next level by exporting the geometry of every frame to an external ray tracing program (...
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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 x&...
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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 ...