# Tagged Questions

For questions specific to the Graphics3D command and related 3D graphics functionality.

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### How to get the real PlotRange using AbsoluteOptions?

The problem in general involves the unreliable behaviour of AbsoluteOptions when option values are implicitly specified (e.g. ...
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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 (even in v10.0-v10.4, where ...
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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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### “Covering up” text in Graphics

Consider the following code: ...
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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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### Can 2D and 3D plots be combined so that the 2D plot is the bottom surface of the 3D plot boundary?

I have a ListlinePlot function, that I would like to combine with both a Graphics3D plot and a ...
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### What are the possible ways of visualizing a 4D function in Mathematica?

I have a function $F$ that maps the xyz space to a set of reals, more clearly: $c = F[x,y,z]$ Where $c$,$x$,$y$ and $z$ are reals. What are the possible ways of visualizing this 3d function in ...
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### Export Plot3D in Mathematica 10.1 is Rasterized by default

When I use Export to export Plot3D to PDF format, I get different behaviour in Mathematica 10.1 compared to 10.0. In particular, ...
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### Implementing a first person view of 3D objects in a scene

I've created the following scene with a Chinese-style building surrounded by trees, and a horse and a rabbit grazing on the grass in Mathematica (don't ask me why there's a bust of Beethoven in there.....
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### How to make a drop-shadow for a Graphics3D objects?

What's the best way to make a drop shadow for a 3D object? image = Graphics3D[Sphere[], Boxed -> False] I can get a blurry black outline of this: ...
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### How to extrude a 3D image from a binary 2D image

I'm trying to extrude a nice 3D form from the 2D binary image below using the code posted, but I haven't had any luck in figuring out the error that's keeping ...
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### How do I flatten transparency on a graphics, for conversion to eps or similar?

I've got a graphic that I'd like to save as an eps file. Trouble is, the graphic has some transparency to it. Since the eps format doesn't handle transparency, I want to flatten the transparency out, ...
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### How to draw an ellipse arc in 3D?

There is no Circle or Disk object in 3D. I quickly found a way to use Cylinder (thin lines, no faces, very flat): ...
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### How to build a bvh (a motion capture file format) player in Mathematica?

How to build a bvh player that can be used to visualize human motions in Mathematica? Any idea or sample code would be appreciated. ...
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### How to show solid bodies using volumetric rendering?

Note: This question was asked when Mathematica 8 was latest release. Version 9 has built-in support for volume rendering through Image3D. There's an example on ...
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### Morphing a “sheet of paper” into a torus

How can I visualize 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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### Increase 3D Graph thickness for 3D printing in Mathematica?

My code: Plot3D[{(2*x*y)/(x^2 + y^2)}, {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}] Output: And now I can export this to STL by using the export STL command, however, when I try ...
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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 to create a hexagonal mesh on a torus. What I would like to ...
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### Autorotating 3D plots

These days, I have to produce quite a few 3D surface plots (mostly functions of the type $\rho(\theta,\phi)$ plotted with SphericalPlot3D). To exchange these ...
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### Arrows on axes in Plot3D

I use the following code to draw Arrows on Axes in 2D graphics: ...
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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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### Convex hull of a 3D object?

I am trying to find a convex hull command for a Graphics3D object. Does it exist in Mathematica? ...
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### ListContourPlot and ListContourPlot3D use better interpolation for arrays of values than for lists of tuples (i.e. {{x,y,z,f[x,y,z]}..}

From reading the documentation, it seems that ListContourPlot3D should work equally well on an array versus a list of tuples, ?ListContourPlot3D ...
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### Mathematica Minecraft

Some time ago I asked myself: with all these great graphics and interactive capabilities of Mathematica, what kinds of 3D games can be implemented in it? And the answer which came to mind is ...
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### Cutting bagels into linked halves

I recently came across this video: Mathematically correct breakfast, which shows how a bagel can be neatly sliced into two identical linked halves. I'd like to try this with Mathematica. Here's a ...
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### Visualization of Bivariate Distributions

I know it is perfectly possible to show the bivariate probability distributions in MMA. But my question is can we show each dimension of distribution in 2D dimension while we are showing the 3D plot? ...
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### How to create blurred Graphics3D objects?

Initially I was interested in renderring a 3D analog of a blurred disk like this ...
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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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### Method -> {“AxesInFront” -> False} for Graphics3D

I'm aware of two ways to manage positioning of Axes for Graphics3D: AxesOrigin and ...
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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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### Rotating 3DPlot into animated gif

I'm trying to make an animated gif of a 3D plot by rotating the plot in its middle, around a vertical axis. I used the tricks gave by F'x and Heike in this thread autorotating 3D plot but I ...
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### Need 4D plot (3D + color for function) [duplicate]

I have a function f(x,y,z) of three variables and some constants: ...
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### Texture mapping and resizing a sphere primitive in Mathematica

Background Info In Mathematica, it's only possible to texture map a sphere through the use of SphericalPlot3D or ...
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### Transparent Cylinder with Dashed Edges only

I would like to have that kind of cylinder with Dashed edges (including the bellow inner ring): I've been trying that: ...
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### Add coordinate axes to a 3D plot of concentric spheres

I want to add coordinate axis to a figure of nested spheres. I have the command. ...
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### How to plot contours on the faces of a cube

I'm trying to plot contours of a function f[x,y,z] on the faces of a cube as the example below, which represents the domain of this function. Is there a way to do ...
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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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### How to get rid of the perspective effect in a 3D graphics

I have plotted a figure of MoS2 crytal structure. But the actual output looks like the spheres are not in the correct position due to the perspective effect. I obtained the correct position figure ...
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### How to draw a great circle on a sphere?

I apologize for the text description, but new users are not allowed to post images. I want to draw a circle that cuts through the center of a sphere and has an inclination of 15 degrees with the ...
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### Mathematica for teaching orthographic projection

Edit: All the four answers to this question are great, and if you're interested, you should take a look at all the answers. Nevertheless, belisarius' code was accepted since it was closest to what I ...
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### How to convert Graphics3D object into an Image3D object?

How does one convert a Graphics3D object into an Image3D object? E.g., start with ...
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### How to make hollow polyhedra?

I found a version of the Mathematica spikey in 3D printable format (STL) at the Shapeways site that was hollow. Here it is when viewed in MeshLab: You can see there's a bit cut out of the end, and ...
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### Dashed mesh behind 3D object

I am trying to create a simple, almost transparent 3D sphere with a mesh that is made of solid lines if they are on the front surface (i.e. if they are directly visible) and of dashed lines if those ...
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### Unintended edge extensions in 3D Cube rendering

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier -- persists through 10.0.1 or later I have arranged a certain configuration of cubes in 3D using the following code: ...
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### Is there a way to increase the smoothness of a cylinder?

I am using Cylinder to produce wide flat disks (in Mathematica 8). This works just fine except that the circular base of such a cylinder turns out to be really just ...
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### Smooth 4D (3D + color) plot from discrete points

I have a file containing isosurface $\{x,y,z,F\}$ data (around 9000 points). My goal is to generate a smooth (NOT a discrete set of points!) colored surface using ...
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### What is the default ColorFunction for 3D plots?

This should be a really simple question, but it isn't in the documentation for some perverse reason. I like the default ColorFunction that Mathematica uses for <...
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### generating randomly oriented non-intersecting cylinders

I could not find anything relevant with "googling" (only this) I can create a set of randomly oriented cylinders (code found here) ...
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### “Show” with Manipulate runs fine normally, but gives errors as a CDF

I've simplified my code to what can reproduce my error. Basically, I have two lines: ...
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### How to transform and combine multiple Graphics3D into one?

ProteinData["A2M", "MoleculePlot"] gives you a Graphics3D object below. I'd like to display multiple of these proteins in a ...