Tagged Questions

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

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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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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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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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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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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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ListDensityPlot3D does not antialias axes

I sent a bug-report to Wolfram and the case number is [CASE:3454878] I'm on Linux with Mathematica 10.3 and I have my 3D graphics output set to the highest "Antialiasing Quality". It works fine for ...
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Mathematica and POV-Ray workflow: ListContourPlot3D

I have the following function describing a molecular electronic Orbital. ...
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Problem exporting Graphics3D into PDF

When I try to export some Graphics3D, like this one: into a PDF file I get a bad appearance like this: It's possible to fix? Steps to reproduce the problem: ...
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3D orbits of moons around their respective planets

I have seen a lot of solar system models (both animated and not), but I am trying to replicate the same thing with moons. Either just one planet and its lunar system or the our whole solar system with ...
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ClipPlanes on Translated 3D objects crash front end

Bug introduced in 10.1 or earlier and persists through 10.4.1 Applying Translate to a simple 3D object (e.g. Pyramid) along ...
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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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Contour labels on SliceContourPlot3D?

SliceContourPlot3D doesn't seem to come with the option of putting contour labels on the plots as far as I can see. I'm using the ...
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Possible Bug with Options in DelaunayMesh

Bug introduced in 10.2 and persisting through 10.4 Update: It turns out after some testing, none of the Options work in ...
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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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When Graphics3D renders a Polygon with non planar points, how does it triangulate to two separate polygons?

If we try to make a Polygon with nonplanar points, the documentation says Non-planar polygons are accepted in Graphics3D and ...
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Export a 3D list plot file to 3D viewing format

I am not quite aware of 3D file formats which I can export from Mathematica; I have the following problem. I have a very large 3D list plot (with axes labs, plot legends etc..) from my experiment. ...
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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: http:/...
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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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vector graphics of a ListPlot3D

My problem is quite simple and yet I can't seem to find a solution to it. I'm trying to create a figure in vector format but if I export it to EPS I get a very bad gradient in the colors. If I export ...
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How to plot points in 2D without restricting their apparent positions to pixel grid?

Compare the two renderings of the same point in the following code (this is just a reduced example, I know I could just zoom in the scene, it's not an option in original code): ...
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How two print two 3D objects together

I am trying to 3D print a torus with a curve running around it. This is what I tried: ...
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DiscretizeRegion fails on two clearly intersecting cylinders

Intersecting cylinders has been on the top here lately, so it got me to thinking of this, ...
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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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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 is ...
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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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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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Why are there these jagged “shards” in my RegionPlot3D?

I'm creating a region out of two component regions. Before anyone suggests it (because a lot of similar questions are about it), I don't think the problem is increasing PlotPoints. I've increased it ...
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Make a .C3D file in Mathematica

I have two different groups of points in an excel file, which are captured by two different cameras from two different angles (Motion Capture Process). These points are extracted by using markers on a ...
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Import[] .obj data with per-vertex colors?

There's a somewhat standard way of including per-vetex color with obj files: Geometric Vertex A vertex can be specified in a line starting with the letter "v". That is followed by (x,y,z[,...
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Exporting 3D graphics in vectorial form

I often have to export a 3D graphics to a PDF file, to be opened and edited with my favorite vectorial application ('m using Intaglio, on OS X). I frequently get two problems (see the picture below, ...
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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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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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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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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 to keep different animation durations for two variables in the same animation

I have a list of figures and strings to plot in a movie where each frame is slightly different from the previous one. I achieved that with the following code, where the ...
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Graphics3D and Postscript

When trying to export a figure with Graphics3D to postscript, I get abysmal results seen in the attached image. The image on the left is what I see in Mathematica. The image on the right is the ...
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How to find Graphics coordinates in 3D Plot in Mathematica 9

I can't reproduce the steps as in the link to get coordinate points in a 3D Plot or Graphics in version 9 because with the mouse pointer I can by default only rotate/scale/shift the 3D Plot (also ...