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How to improve these WASD + mouse look 3D controls?

Insipred by this question and the corresponding answer I've written a code for full-screen exploration of 3D scenes using standard WASD and mouse look controls. Here it is. ...
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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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CDF Player - MMA9 - MMA10 oddities

I'm (slowly) building a WordPress site with some didactic simulation made with Mathematica. Users can run the simulations (on-line or off-line) with the free Wolfram CDF Player. One of the last ...
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Using TetGen in Mathematica to get 3D Voronoi diagram

In this post, the use of TetGen for 3D Voronoi tesselation has been briefly discussed. However there is still no info about the use of TetGen to generate a 3D Voronoi diagram. The TetGen documentation ...
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How to make Graphics3D with multiple lighting sources being rendered faster

I have a very "precise"(through setting "SpherePoints") Sphere illuminated by hundreds of random color lighting sources. The ...
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How to rasterize a Graphics3D expression into an Image3D?

I'd like to make a 3d image from a 3d graphics. Unfortunately Rasterize@Graphics3D[Sphere[]] gives a 2d image, is there any function like a Rasterize3D that does ...
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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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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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Mathematica and POV-Ray workflow: ListContourPlot3D

I have the following function describing a molecular electronic Orbital. ...
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Possible Bug with Options in DelaunayMesh

Update: It turns out after some testing, none of the Options work in DelaunayMesh when 3D point sets are involved. Original ...
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Performance tuning - Explicitly set Mathematica use Nvidia GPU for rendering

I feel hesitated to ask this question, but I cannot figure out a way to increase the performance. The problem is about running this featured example on a computer with both Intel HD GPU and Nvidia ...
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How can I make sure that 3D plots have the exact same orientation and viewpoint?

First off, I apologize that I can't come up with a simpler working example, but I only seem to have this problem with the larger examples. I am trying to make animations, using functions like the ...
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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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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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Weird behaviour from ListSurfacePlot3D

Looking at Documentation for ListSurfacePlot3D, I follow the basic example presented there. ...
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Use of RegionFunction with Graphics3D?

I'd like to plot in 3D a long list of polygons created with TetGenConvexHull, but only in regions specified by a function. Is that possible? As I have it my ...
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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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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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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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Embed 3D objects from Mathematica, in a pdf

Acrobat Reader 9+ supports interactive manipulation of 3D objects. See this file for example - another widely used example are PRC objects which may be produced by Asymptote. Exporting animations ...
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Visualizing the Gradient Vector

I already found this Example but i want to add a description and the individual vectors as in the picture. My approach so far: ...
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How can I create a minimal surface with trefoil knot as inner edge and circle as outer edge?

This minimal surface is the subject of Michael Foster's beautiful wood-turned sculpture "Inversion" (see http://breezyhillturning.com/styled-2/photos-2/index.html). In addition, how can one create 2D ...
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Generalize WASD Function First Person Viewing

How might I generalize the following WASD question such that it works with any Graphics3D object and includes q and ...
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Determining the total illumination of a polygon

Is it possible to determine the total illumination of a particular polygon with the given light sources? I truly acknowledge that Mathematica is not supposed to do this modeling, but it is what ...
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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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Mathematica with a Touchpad

I'm trying to make it so that you do not need to rely on keyboard presses to manipulate a 3D graphic. I've done some searching, but I can't find a way to make it so that Mathematica will recognize ...
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Equilateral triangulation of a polyfile-defined surface

I would like to be able to make a (low fidelity) triangulation of a given surface with constant edge lengths (using equilateral triangles). This requirement limits the Gaussian curvature at each ...
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Jagged appearance of lines in 3D plot

I wanted to know if there's a simple way to plot some field lines of a 3D vector field, something like an extension of StreamPlot. I've searched for a while, but ...
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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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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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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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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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How to select default graphics device for charting?

Is there a way to tell Mathematica to use a specific graphics device for charting? My laptop has two graphics devices; an on-board Intel chip and a Nvidia graphics card. I noticed in Mathematica's ...
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Edge labels in GraphPlot3D from Adjacency Matrix

I am rendering a family of graphs via GraphPlot3D[AdjacencyMatrix] and I would also like to label the edges. I already use a vertex rendering function to color the ...
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Generating 2D models from a 3D model

I have a model of cube with randomly distributed spheres included there. ...
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Internal self-test error MLParseStream|c|297

I have been plotting time-dependent vectors. Earlier I used the following plotting options: ...
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Anti-aliasing won't work when there is PlotStyle command

I've found that if there is PlotStyle command in the input, anti-aliasing will not work. However if the Style code is ...
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How do I change a 3d bspline curve to a polygon based graphic?

I have a graphics image generated with bsplines: Graphics3D[Tube[BSplineCurve[pts], 2]] I want to export this to a .stl file. To do so I know I need to modify ...
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Mesh-Warping image from 3DS

Id there a way to warp an image using a mesh (plane with 14x8 cells) I have created and imported from 3d-studio? The reason for this is to warp a UV texture so I can look up quickly for distorted ...
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How to get an element mesh from a region?

I've been exploring a new 3D solid commonly called the "Chestahedron" (7 faces of equal area). I wanted to find the centroid, so turned to Mathematica and found it!:) Other things of interest turned ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Combining GPS 3D plot with 2D map

I have seen the post on combining a listline plot with a Graphics 3d plot. I cant seem to get it to work with the map I import as described below. Thanks I have a series of 3D GPS points (long ...
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How can I make a pretzel shape using bezier curves?

I am trying to make a pretzel shape,but I cannot seem to get the loops even. Eventually, I need to make the pretzel shape loop in 3D so I need to nail the 2D concept first. Here's what I have so far. ...