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Animating an InterpolationFunction and its integral

I have a list of data that I interpolate (Omega[t]) and animate - it is working fine, but an Integrate over the ...
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Generating and Imaging of the water molecules with Graphics3D

my problem is I don't know how to generate e.g. 20 water molecules: Graphics3D[ Rotate[First@ChemicalData["Water", "MoleculePlot"], 45 Degree, {8, .5, 0}]] ...
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Can Mathematica produce manipulatable WebGL 3D plots?

I have a 3D plot I produced in Mathematica and I would like to share it with the world in a way that allows my audience to rotate it and interact with it in the broadest possible way. I would like ...
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Adding a 3D point using Epilog [on hold]

I am trying to add a point using the Epilog option with ContourPlot3D. ...
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How to conditionally combine a RegionPlot3D with a ContourPlot3D inside a Manipulate?

I know how to combine a RegionPlot3D and a ContourPlot3D, which I did (see below for details on the code I'm referring to) with ...
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How can I fit the parameters describing a given 3D object such that its projected shape best matches the silhouette observed from a given location?

[I'm reposing my previous question to make it clearer]. I have data which are the longitudes (l) and latitudes (b) for the vertices of the edges of a shape as it appears to an observer at a given ...
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Fitting NURBS surface from point clouds

I'd like to build a large surface with many knots using BSplineSurface to play with Mathematica's parallel computing capabilities. The questions are where can I ...
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plot randomly oriented lines

I want to create the following graphic: A set of line-elements are randomly oriented in planes parallel to xy-plane. In addition, on each plane the drawed line-elements should not cross each other. ...
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Coloring points via “TemperatureMap” [duplicate]

I have a collection of 3D points, and each is associated with a real number in [0,1]. A typical element looks like {{x,y,z},c} where ...
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Animating a Sphere to move along a 3D curve [on hold]

How do I get a sphere to move along a 3D function in Mathematica?
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Simultaneous projections ViewPoint

I have static projections and have to switch between them to change the view. Is it possible to display projections obtained with ViewPoint on the corresponding ...
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How to construct a treemap using non-rectangles?

I've written the standard version of a tree map (a graphic that shows nested data) and I'm looking to improve on this layout by switching to different types of polygons or perhaps circles. Can anyone ...
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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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Möbius transformations revealed

Möbius Transformations Revealed is a short video that vividly illustrates the simplicity of Möbius transformations when viewed as rigid motions of the Riemann sphere. It was one of the winners in the ...
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How would I use sliders to manipulate the slope and intercept of a plane in a graphics 3d box while the cdf was running

Would I link a slider value to a polynomial that represents the plane and draw it in the draw plane a function, Or, is there a way that would allow me to have sliders in the draw plane function ...
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Equation with two unknowns [closed]

I am doing some work on valuation multiples, and I created a long equation for a value driver model using inputs such as sales in year 0, tax rate, change in ICAP as a % of sales, ICAP in year 0, and ...
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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? ...
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RegionPlot3D of MeshRegion with VertexColor-like behavior

I regularly use the VertexColors option with GraphicsComplex[] to render images of objects with certain attributes at the ...
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Problem with 3D surface disconnections [duplicate]

I have a problem with a 3D surface in Mathematica 10.1. The problem is that the surface comes out disconnected even if it shouldn't. Here's a minimal toy example showing the problem: ...
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Color Snapping When Using VertexColors with a Tube with BSplineCurve as an Argument

I think I've identified a bug in how VertexColors are treated when rendering a Tube object where the underlying data is a ...
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Dynamically change the ViewCenter location of a 3D graphics

I would like to be able to dynamically change the rotation pivot point location of a 3D graphics (in Mathematica terminology ViewCenter). In 3D CAD software, this ...
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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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RegionPlot3D in cylindrical or spherical coordinates?

RegionPlot3D is awesome. Unfortunately, it appears to work only for Cartesian coordinates. While there are ways to draw surfaces in spherical or cylindrical coordinates, I can't find a way to draw ...
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Arrowhead becomes unattached to line in a Graphics3D Manipulate

I'm trying to Manipulate a Graphics3D figure, and am seeing some errors. If I execute the following code, and move the slider, ...
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Find the volume of the region defined by $|x|+|y|+|z|<4$

I want to find the volume of the region defined by the following inequality: $\quad \quad |x|+|y|+|z|<4$ In addition to calculating the volume of this region, I would also like to be able to ...
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How do I draw a polygon defined by a list of data points?

I am attempting to make a 3D model of a device defined by a list of {x,y,z} points, digitized from a 2D image. The z coordinate is defined in mma. What I tried so far: ...
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SIGSEGV Error on Plotting Tubes

I have code to plot some "2 dimensional" points in 3D space, and connect a line between them (because ListLinePlot3D takes way to long/hangs), which works fine: ...
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Why are my 3D plots getting inverted?

For some reason, all 3D plots that I make in Mathematica 9 get inverted in both the image and the axes. For example, using the simple plot: ...
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Plot The volume of a cylinder between a cone and XY

I want to plot the volume of a cylinder between a cone and the plane XY The equation of the cone is $z$ $=$ $\sqrt{x^2 + y^2}$ and the cylinder equation $y^2 - 2y + x^2 = 0 $ I am using the ...
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Bad rendering of rotated text in 3D graphics in notebooks

Why is my rotated text so badly rendered in 3D graphics in notebooks (the exported pdf are OK). It happens for me with v9 or v10.1.0 and OSX (10.9.5). Notice that the rendering is good in 2D ...
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Mapping Contour Plot onto ListPlot3D (or by using color variations)

I am trying to overlay a contour plot I have created on a ListPlot3D graph. I have seen a few questions answered on this website that answer my basic question. However, the contour plot I need to ...
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Graphics3D and Bit Depth of Rendering

A year or so ago, I sent this question to WRI (nb- a former employer of mine) and, as happens with bug-reports-that-arent-bug-reports, it was swallowed into the black hole that is Chambanna. So- I ...
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Choosing which edges of the box to show in 3D graphics

Is there a way to explicitly choose which edges of the bounding box to show when plotting something with Boxed->True? For instance, a plot like ...
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How to draw a Circle in 3D on a sphere [duplicate]

The Circle function is strictly a 2D Graphics object, so that we cannot directly combine a ...
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Random polyhedra walk

I would like to recreate ssch's random polyhedra random walk, which he posted in the chat. For convenience here it is again: Since it's been one and a half year since then I've certainly had time ...
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Put labels sloped along axes in ListPlot3D

The three text labels in the following figure are all in horizontal direction. How to put the labels sloped along each axis to which it is attached? My Code ...
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Eliminate an unexpected mesh line

What is the source of the vertical mesh (ring) in this figure and how does one eliminate it? ...
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How to get an obj file and close it using the reflection without knowing what the vertex is?

I was given an problem in mathematica, that gives me a .obj file, and I need to close it. All I was given was this, ...
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Combined ListPlot3D using arrays of different length

I have three parts of a ListPlot3D that I would like to combine. The problem is, the middle part has more points in one dimension than the other two, which means I can't combine them easily to plot ...
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How to have one or multiple Boxed graphics, mixed with non Boxed, in the same Graphics3D

In the following example, I would like to Boxed only the RegionPlot3D, and not the Sphere. ...
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Create hexagonal mesh on 3D Parametric Plot and 3D spheres?

I am looking to put a cool geometric mesh on this object. I came across this question that explained how to put a hexagonal mesh on a parametric equation but I have a series of geometric objects of ...
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Mathematica and POV-Ray workflow (Q&A)

A couple of years ago, Alexey Popkov asked this question: Which ray tracing software is compatible with Graphics3D? It is my opinion, for various reasons, that out of the many ray tracing programs ...
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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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An efficient circular arc primitive for Graphics3D

As many people have noted, the 2D graphics primitive Circle doesn't work in a Graphics3D environment. Several solutions to this ...
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How to synchronize the display of dynamic objects?

I was looking at this question, which asks to keep the orientation of some 3D graphics objects constant (relative to the viewer) while rotating the rest with the mouse. I thought that maybe the ...
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Controlling scaling of multiple vector fields in VectorPlot3D

I'm trying to plot the electric and magnetic fields of a relativistically moving electric charge using VectorPlot3D, and apply "Manipulate" to change the velocity. The code I'm using is as follows: ...