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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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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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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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How to export 3D graphics to any 3D model format while preserving texture?

This question was asked previously but never answered. In recent posts people are finally talking about povray again, so I thought I'd repost but generalize the question to any 3D modeling format?
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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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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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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: ...
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Constant orientation of graphics in Graphics3D

I have been facing a challenge for programming for quite a while now, and I think it is now time for me to consult some Mathematica experts: I would like to draw a three-dimensional graphic, e.g. ...
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Make continuous 3D tube out of 2D image (Mathematica 8) [duplicate]

I have the following image with transparency: which I want to paste repeatedly into a 3D space to make it like a tube, something like this (but denser): I tried using the code from here but it ...
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How to make a smooth revolution surface plot

I'm trying to plot a 3d revolution plot from a set of 2d points. These data points form a 2d curve, then we rotate that curve around y axis and get a 3d surface. @J. M. has a well explained and very ...
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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 can I bold the outline of conic section as the plane intercepts the cone?

Plot3D[{-5 - x - y, -Sqrt[8 x^2 + 8 y^2]}, {x, -5, 5}, {y, -5, 5}, Mesh -> None, BoxRatios -> {1, 1, 1}, PlotLegends -> "Expressions"]
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How do I map a Mollweide projection onto a sphere?

I have this Mollweide projection of the Earth circa 600 million years ago (http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~rcb7/370moll.jpg).(1) I want to map this onto a sphere. My results have big black splotches in ...
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How to create these famous surfaces in topology with the desired color effects?

It was said such real objects of famous topological surfaces were plotted by the cooperation between mathematician Richard Palais and artist Luc Benard, and published as the cover page of Science ...
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Consistent Graphics3D object size from different view points [duplicate]

Consider the following code that shows a rotating cube. ...
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Create a torus with a hexagonal mesh for 3D-printing

I am new to Mathematica, and I'm looking for a way to create patterns on the surface of 3D objects. One thing I have not been able to do is create a hexagonal mesh on a torus. What I would like to ...
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Plot a partition of the sphere given vertices of polygons

I saw in this question that Mathematica can draw spherical triangles. I guess something similar can be done to plot a spherical polygon. I am interested in something similar: I have a set of ...
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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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VertexNormals depends on Polygon's orientation - an expected behaviour?

I'm studying VertexNormals (on Mathematica 10.0.2 for Mac) and have set up the following to represent three points and a normal vector: ...
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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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random discrete data 3D plot

I get the random discrete data as follows ...
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Finding a Concave Hull

I have a 3d clustered data: Is there any other way to get concavehull of 3D data points?
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Don't understand why Mathematica is complaining about my Graph expression; how can I fix it?

The Tube in Arrow problem is fixed in version 10. Note that in version 10 Graph3D must be ...
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Dashed 3D plot: dashes run together

When I use the Dashed option in my 3D parametric plot, the dashing looks very muddy and the dashes are running together. For example, I plot the below code, right ...
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How to remove Graphics3D artifacts and order graphics objects; best practice?

What is best practice (or different methods) to remove graphical artifacts in Graphics3D objects? Are there, for example, rules of thumb for ordering the arguments (...
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White Lines in Contour Plot and 3D Plot

This is a follow up question to the original question here (has a solution). I am plotting another different total potentials and for this particular case the repulsive potential is a rectangle (open ...
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BoundaryMeshRegion::buncl error in V 10.1, that works ok in V 10.0.2

This code works ok in V 10.0.2 (from a post I was looking at here) I noticed what seems to be a regression bug. This code works in version 10.0.2 on windows 7 ...
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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 to show mulitple 3D graphics in one figure

I have this surface. I want to create another one which is rotated 60 degrees about a point at the left extreme and then want to see both these surfaces together in one figure? Any help appreciated! ...
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How to add texture to solid Graphics3D object such as cylinder?

I'd like to add texture to a Cylinder inside Graphics3D. I can't see how to use FaceForm and ...
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How to add pattern or write numbers on a cylinder? [duplicate]

I want to draw several cylinders in Mathematica. In order to distinguish them in a grey-style print, I should write a visible number on or add a different pattern (dotted, lines, stripes, etc.) to ...
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How do I smooth or remove jitter from an exported Graphics3D plot?

I have exported a Graphics3D plot as gif. But the plot shows jitter (You can see the yellow ball shows somewhat slight move around, which is expected to be still). How does this happen and how to get ...
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3D scatter plot with specific collor for each dot [duplicate]

I'm a chemist and using cartesian coordinates I've created a 3D scatter plot of my molecule: There is one attribute that I want to show and it is a value that range from -6 to 6, lets say. I'd like ...
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Image3D with values outside of the range [0,1]

I am writing some functions in Mathematica for representing MRI anatomical image volumes. The natural way to represent such a volume seems to be as an Image3D form. However, I've noticed an ...