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Extracting points from the MeshFunctions of Plot3D

I am trying to extract the points from the mesh lines of a 3D plot. (Not my actual function.) ...
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Draw a vector with mathematica

at the risk of being trivial I would like to draw the vector $\vec{AB}$ where $A$ an d $B$ have the coordinates $(1,1,1)$ and (1,-1,2) respectively.
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Graphics3D bug in Mathematica 10.1 64bit Home Edition - Windows 7?

Please confirm if you face the same issue in your system... (In gnu-linux it is working fine) Notice the right and bottom lines - they appear for some reason in every ...
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exporting 3D graphics in STL format (for 3D printing) [duplicate]

How do I set the size of the exported item? (Graphics3D has no implied unit, so it is not a-priori clear what size the object will be, and experiment indicates that ...
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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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Variable ViewPoint coordinates

Can I use the option ViewPoint on Graphics3D[], with its setting a variable function? For example: ...
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How do I generate the Mathematica Version 2 Spikey in Mathematica?

As we all know, Mathematica changes its logo design with every new version, while still maintaining the dodecahedral/icosahedral motif. I have been able, through much digging around, to finally ...
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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. ...
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PDB Graphics Options: Opacity and Scale to superimpose on 3D point plot

I am trying to superimpose a pdb file into a 3D plot of points extracted from the pdb model, while making the pdb somewhat transparent for easy viewing of plotted points. My problems are as follows. ...
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Move figures inside function Show

I have a ListLinePlot and a ListPlot3D that I want to combine using Show. I do not know how to change the positions of the figures. Here a toy example: ...
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Animate an object in 3D given by six lines [closed]

I have a structure defined by six line segments connecting six points. The coordinates of the six points change with time. Each coordinate has a formula giving it as a function of time. Three of ...
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How can I draw a box with moving particles inside and a hole in one side? [closed]

The idea is to create a simulation for ideal gas motion in a container that have a hole and then find the speed distribution for the gas particles that leave the box through the hole. I have a ...
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Isometric perspective for Graphics3D

Is it possible to render Graphics3D in an isometric projection? I know that the ViewPoint option can be used for orthogonal ...
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Combine ListLinePlot and ListPlot3D using Graphics3D

I want to plot something very similar to what is plotted by @Sjoerd C. de Vries in Can 2D and 3D plots be combined so that the 2D plot is the bottom surface of the 3D plot boundary? I need to combine ...
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Mathematica does not recognize RegionPlot3D? [closed]

I've been desperately trying to graph a 3D region fitting the following three inequalities: -x <= z <= x -y <= z <= y (x-y)/2 <= z <= (x-y) ...
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Export 3D plot or Graphics3D object as stereoscopic 3D .jps file

I recently came across some Matlab code to output a 3D graph as a stereoscopic left/right .JPS file, viewable e.g. with 3D Media Viewer, Stereoscopic Player or using any 3D television or beamer: ...
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MeshFunction at azimuthal angles for RegionPlot3D

Edit: I said "polar angle"... It should be "Azimuthal angle". Sorry. I want to plot a Mesh line at a certain azimuthal angle in RegionPlot3D. My goal is to ...
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Combining 2D slices into a 3D plot

I am currently trying to combine several 2D plots into one big 3D plot. The 2D-plots are simply input-results from calculations (so these things have 2D coördinates (x,y)). The results depend on an ...
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Create a moving plot along a parametric plot using Manipulate?

I have been looking through Manipulate examples and haven't been able to create a working plot yet. I have a parametric plot defined: ...
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Finding the global extrema of a surface? [closed]

I am trying to figure out how to find the global extrema of the function surface shown below and can't seem to get answers that make any sense. I am using the FindMinimum and FindMaximum functions ...
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Can I Adjust Thickness of Spheres and Cylinders to Make Objects Printable in 3D?

I have a design of a crystal structure using Sphere and Cylinder in Mathematica. I then exported the result as an STL file and tried to print it. I was told that the objects were "too thin," that ...
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Trying to Visualize a Collatz - The Collatz conjecture

So I'm new in this and learning--- and I happen to have this collatz collatz[x_, y_] := If[x == 3*y || x == 2*y + 1 || y == 3*x || y == 2*x + 2, 2, 0] So i want ...
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What are some of the iconic mathematical images ever done in 3D and 4D? I've mentioned just a few [migrated]

Since I'm on my school break I'm trying to visualize mathematics, I encountered a visualization of the following(3D). Deformation of the Riemann surface of an Algebraic function by Anatoly ...
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How can I draw a hyperboloid given its generatrix?

I want to see how a hyperboloid of revolution is generated by its generatrix, i.e. by rotating one (say the one passing point $(1,0,0)$ and $(0,1,1)$) of the skew lines around another (say the z ...
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Mathematica: 3D plot based on combined 2D graphs

I have several sigmoidal fits to 3 different datasets, with mean fit predictions plus the 95% confidence limits (not symmetrical around the mean) and the actual data. I would now like to show these ...
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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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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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FindShortestTour 3D data

I would like to plot a line in 3D with the following set of (x,y,z) data points: ...
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How to replicate drawing applications' Quad-View playing with MatrixView?

I'm having trouble in figure out how to set the ViewMatrix in order to replicate the Quad-View that is available in drawing applications such as Blender. In these packages, if I drag the point of ...
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How to create the new CDF logo by Mathematica?

I am very curious about the CDF logo, can anyone tell me how is it made? is it made by Mathematica? Does anyone give me any tips?
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Randomly assigning color to Graphics3D objects?

I have a set of Graphics3D primitives (here, spheres) which I would like to assign either: One of a subset of colors, e.g. {Green, Red} A random color over some RGB interval Writing something ...
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Cannot shade 3D vector in different color

I need to color each vector into different colors... but this formula just doesn't work: ...
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Putting N cubes on a circle

I'm trying to put $N$ cubes on a circle equidistantly. So in the case of 4 cubes, I'd for example like to put the lower left corner of the first cube at $\pi/4$, the lower right of the second cube at ...
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Plotting the Schwarz D minimal surface

With the aid of the following paper I'm trying to plot the Schwarz D minimal surface: paper. So far I have followed all the instructions to the best of my abilities and have come up with the following ...
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Export Tube with VertexColors to 3DS

I would like to export a Tube object with VertexColors defined to 3DS format. Here's a minimum example: ...
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How to feed parameters obtained from direct 3D manipulation back into Manipulate's controls?

Here's a simple example of using Manipulate to interactively change the viewer's point-of-view for a 3D graphics object: ...
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How to make sure polygon is drawn flat in 3D?

I'm working on this SE question about pentagrams on top of dodecahedron for exercising. Both solutions are basically connecting different sets of vertices of existing dodecahedron. They don't really ...
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How to draw a dodecahedron with each face modified to a pentagram?

I'd like to draw a dodecahedron with each face carved on the sides so it becomes a pentagram. I wonder how to start to do this kind of task in Wolfram language? Edit: The result should still be a ...
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Embedding StreamPlot in Graphics3D

I am trying to visualise the action of the infinitesimal generator of a Lie group on the solution of a 2-ODE system drawn in the 3D space (t,y1,y2): t is time and y1,y2 are the two dependent ...
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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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Adding a 3D point using Epilog [duplicate]

I am trying to add a point using the Epilog option with ContourPlot3D. ...
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Orthographic view (top,bottom,left,right,rear,front) and Isometric view using ViewMatrix [duplicate]

I want to know how to obtain the orthographic view (top,bottom,left,right,rear,front) and Isometric view using ViewMatrix. I read the ViewMatrix documentantion but couldn't figure out how to do it.
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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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RegionPlot3D Empty

I am attempting to cut out holes in a sphere, circumscribed around a regular tetrahedron. To do so I define some points (p1 through p4 are the vertices of a tetrahedron) ...
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Translating and Rotating a Region

I'm having an issue that is related to an old question (How do I plot a filled cylinder in 3D?), but it's an extension of it. The previous question details how to make 2D slices of a 3D region with ...
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Tube vs. Cylinder

What is the practical difference between plotting Tubes and Cylinders? The documentation for each describe a 3D tube/cylinder around the line between 2 points....they seem identical. However, there ...