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Does the VerticalCallout algorithm in PieChart3D work correctly?

In real world usage you often want to use real world labels with long strings (say 15-20 characters) in 3D pie charts. Here is a toy example : ...
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Explain the difference between ViewPoint and ViewVector?

I've read the documentation, but am still very unclear as to what the difference is between ViewVector and ViewPoint for ...
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Why does Arrow not work well with Scaled coordinates in 3D?

I am a little puzzled by the fact that if I try to use Arrow with Scaled coordinates in 3 dimensions the arrowheads are all over ...
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How can I get this Graphics3D to rotate around a particular sphere?

I made this Graphics3D of the Sun with the plotted orbits of a few astronomical objects. ...
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How to map rotate, pan, zoom to manipulate controls

I am wondering if there is a way to restrict the motion of the rotate mouse cursor in when moving around a 3d plot. For example, I want the y direction of the cursor to correspond to pulling the z ...
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How to specify the centre or PlotRange of a Graphics3D?

When I create a Graphics3D, I often want to place an object right at the centre of the box. Initially I thought that the centre was specified by ...
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What are these strange shapes in my Plot3D[]? [closed]

Plotting a function, I noticed some strange spots away from the main feature, the dark purple here: You can see that they don't actually have any curvature themselves: Strangely, you don't see ...
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How to make a 3D globe?

There are many ways to create a 3D Earth that is rotatable (see here, here, related here), but most of them have some drawbacks. These issues mainly stem from either ...
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Displaying primes as a 3D array of spheres

I am currently learning my way through Mathematica and have stumbled upon a strange problem. It is asking me to implement PrimeQ into ...
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Getting messages Rest::norest and Divide::indet from ContourPlot3D

Ok I don't know if it's a bug or what, but here's what I found: If I use this function: ...
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Sketch-type graphics with transparency and dashed hidden lines?

I'd like to create transparent graphs like the following from P1095, Calculus 6th Ed, by James Stewart. Can Mathematica accomplish this? By "transparent," I mean the ability to see the interior, ...
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Trouble combining planet orbits and positions in Graphics3D and Show

I am building an animated model of the solar system, where I would like to display the OrbitPaths of the planets along with their ...
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Numerically Solving Compatible Systems of Overdetermined PDE

Is there an easy way to get Mathematica to numerically solve a compatible system of overdetermined PDE, and plot the solutions? For example, consider the "toy" example $\dfrac{\partial u}{\partial ...
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How do I keep my Animate running at high resolution?

I'm building an Animate where I have a 3D plot with some of its parameters changing: ...
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Generate polyhedron from coordinates [duplicate]

This seems to me as an exceedingly simple question which I to my frustration can't seem to get a hold on: Given a set of coordinates, how do I make mathematica create a polyhedron from them? In my ...
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Animating moving surface of torus

I would like to try to recreate something similar to Paolo Čerić's torus animation: I have isolated the moving surface torus section form this Wolfram Demonstration by Kevin Sonnanburg: ...
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Plot The Cornu Parametric Spiral

How to plot the Cornu parametric Spiral in 3D With Mathematica. The 2D is quite easy. Thx. For more details you need to be familiar with the Cornu statement. $$\begin{cases} ...
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Improve the clarity of a graphic [closed]

I want to use Mathematica to plot two 3D plots which delimit different regions of the space, and I want to show the differences between the region they delimit. These regions are: $z \geq cte /(4 x + ...
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Problems with BSplineFunction vs. BSplineSurface

Why are those surfaces different? ...
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How to put a dodecahedron inside another dodecahedron?

I know how to put a sphere inside a dodecahedron but instead of a sphere I would like it to be another dodecahedron. How can I do it? ...
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How does one draw a parallelepiped in Mathematica?

I'm a bit new to the application, and I'm not sure how to draw a parallelepiped in Mathematica.
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Drawing tubes with a While loop

I'm trying to make a plot with many objects in it using a While loop. Something like the following: ...
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Making an animation which displays a rotating object [closed]

I want to rotate the geometry obtained whith the input: movil = ExampleData[{"Geometry3D", "SpaceShuttle"}] But it shows an error message : Graphics is not a ...
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Visualize fixed points and stable points in 4D

I have a list of 4 dimensional data points which are sum to one and always positive. These points are the fixed points of the 4 dimensional nonlinear ODE. I also found the stable points of the system ...
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How can I define a 3d-body through different views? [closed]

In one of the maths blogs I follow I stumbled upon the following question: The bottom, side, and front views of an object are shown below: How would the object look in three dimensions? My ...
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Manipulate wrapping ParametricPlot3D - part spec longer than depth of object?

I have a system of parametric equations s0 = {t0, 0. +2. Sin[θ] Sin[ϕ]-1. (0.5 t0+0.5 Sin[θ] Sin[ϕ]), 4. (0. +0.25 Cos[θ] Sin[ϕ]), 1. Cos[ϕ]} If I plot them ...
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How can I compute and graph a recursive 3D parametric equation after each iteration?

Basically, I have a function defined by $A(x,y,t+1)=A(x-1,y,t)+A(x,y-1,t)+A(x+1,y,t)+A(x,y+1,t)-A(x,y,t)$, with initial condition $A(x,y,0) = \cos(i)^2, x = \cos(i), y = \sin(i)$. I can graph the ...
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CurveGraphics for 3D System of DEQs

I am using the CurveGraphics6 NB to try and do some 3D related phase portraits and graphics. The following works and produces an animation. ...
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Colorize a 3D distribution of points according to density

Suppose we have some random 3D distribution of points. I'll use the spherical ball defined below as an example and a starting point for the discussion here : ...
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Using NVIDIA 3D Shutter Glasses with Mathematica

Mathematica has great capabilities to display 3D Graphics rendered to the 2D screen. This should make it perfectly suited to use the Graphics3D system together with an NVIDIA Graphics card, a 3D ...
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Morphing a “sheet of paper” into a torus

How can I visualise the standard topological "rubber-sheet" construction of a torus, that is, morphing a square into a torus? How can I start or are there any examples in the Mathematica ...
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How Manipulating a matrix and a graphic in only one Manipulate? [closed]

I have to manipulate a matrix and graphics in one big Manipulate-Block. This way: Manipulate[Matrixform[mat],Graphics3D[]] How can I achieve that? Ok, here my ...
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ListSurfacePlot3D generates ugly artifacts

I have a list of $\{x,y,z\}$ pairs representing points in $R^3$. For every unique value of $z$ there are many $\{x,y\}$ pairs defining a polygon/contour in that particular $z$-plane. My dataset looks ...
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ListContourPlot3D doesn't use all points

Edited thanks to @Kuba: In the following example, ListContourPlot3D accepts an array of points spaced at intervals 0.1 apart throughout the volume, but seems to choose an arbitrary number of points ...
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What is PointForm?

I stumbled across a function called PointForm but the only documentation I can find is the pop-up line offered by autocomplete, which contains the same information ...
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Problem with ViewVector

I am trying to have a satellite (camera) move around the earth (unit sphere) and take picture of the earth. The satellite keeps constant distance from the earth, and always looks toward earth center. ...
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Overlay graphic3d and ListPlot3d

I have this two input for 3d graphics: 1) A Graphics3D with a Polygon that represents a map 2) A ...
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Filling between two 3D surfaces

I know it is possible to create a filling in between two curves on a 2D plot, but is it possible to do the same in 3D? My attempt like this: ...
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BarChart3D does not print zeros and odd tick positions

Note: This is a version 9.0.0 problem that is fixed in 9.0.1. I want to generate a simple 3D view of some frequencies for two variables. I have the counts in a 4x3 matrix, say. This is my bar chart ...
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Is Mathematica compatible with primusrun?

I use Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86 (64-bit). My computer has an Nvidia graphics card, for which I installed primus and ...
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Plot3D region bounded by equations?

I have four equations, $$ z = xy \\ z=0 \\ y=x^2 \\ x=y^2$$ I would like to integrate the region bounded by them. Before this, I would like to plot the region they bound, but I cannot seem to find ...
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Animation of tube with fixed height

the problem is following: my task is to make an animation: tube changes its radius but doesn't change its height. With command ...
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Manipulate: After Changing view of a Graphic, the sliders can't be used anymore

I have a new problem: I have exported my program as a cdf standalone. I changed the view of the graphic and now the sliders cant be used anymore. Very strange... Here is a screenshot: The orange ...
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OpenSCAD like functionality with Mathematica?

I keep seeing reference to use of Mathematica as a CAD tool (for instance: http://www.makerbot.com/support/guides/design/). I'd like to use it as such if feasible, but I'm having trouble locating ...
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Extract the generating curves from a Graphics3d returned from RevolutionPlot3D

I have a plot g = RevolutionPlot3D[{Sin[t], t}, {t, 0, π}, {θ, -π, π + 3 π/4}]; Is it possible to extract the generatrices (generating curves) from ...
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Combining Newtonian 3D N-Body Simulation Output and Earth Sphere

I'm trying to figure out how to make a simulation whereby two satellites orbit Earth, but have run into a little bit of a snag. I have a solution to the system of ODEs for the n-body output, and I ...
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ListPointPlot3D with connected points?

With the command ListPlot[data,Joined -> True] I can visually connect adjacent data points in the array with lines. However, this option appears to be missing ...