Questions on the construction of 2D and 3D graphics through the direct use of primitives, directives, and functions. Include the graphics3d tag for questions specifically on 3D graphics. This tag is not to be used for basic questions on visualizing functions and lists using the various flavors of ...

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Create triangular mesh from random list of points

I have a list of points. I would like to take these points and create a mesh of triangles from them, making sure triangles don't overlap. So here's a list of points: ...
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How to remove unwanted regions in a three-dimensional surface

As the title indicates, I want to delete some unwanted regions in a three-dimensional surface created using ContourPlot3D. Here is the corresponding code ...
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Parameters for the CIE XYZ Color Space in Mathematica

In Mathematica, producing a color based on its RGB parameters is easy; one can use (for example) ...
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Adjacency List representation of a graph

I am looking to draw a graph knowing a simple adjacency representation of the graph like: A = {{1, 3}, {2, 3}, {3, 4, 5}, {4, 5}, {5}} Where ...
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Changing default range for x- and y-axis in ListPlot3D

How do I change the default values for the x- and y- axis in this example without altering the z-axis values? For instance, I want the x-axis to follow a range based on "x= 0.01 i+3" (not just i) , ...
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Equidistant points on a polyline

Set of 2D-points connected by a polyline B-spline function: ...
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How do I determine the original aspect ratio of an imported image?

Say I import a TIFF, JPEG, or PDF image. How can I quickly determine the original aspect ratio of the image so that I can properly scale its size? I have thus far been unable to find an answer ...
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Snapping two “Drawing Tools” objects together while decorating an image

I'm using "Drawing Tools" to decorate an imported image (a TIFF file). I need to create a set of regularly spaced parallel lines, and my solution for doing this is to create a pair of parallel lines ...
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three-dimensional graphic objects that are not simple cuboids

I am trying to draw some graphics with Mathematica. The objects I want to draw are just a little bit more complex than a cuboid -- the difference being that the top and bottom faces are of different ...
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Drawing partition diagrams on spheres

I will be doing a few presentations at an undergraduate research conference later, the topics of which are somewhat tentative at the moment, but one of the things I wanted to go over were some of the ...
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How can I change a Slider's appearance?

I am using Mathematica 9.0 and Windows 7. I want to create a Slider that looks like the following: I tried the following: ...
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Tick marks shrinking with ImageResolution [duplicate]

High resolution PNG export is handy for print quality plots, however tick marks are not scaling properly. Does anyone know a solution or a work-around, preferably for M7 (on Win7)? ...
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Image Rotation, Line Symmetry

I'd like to import an image, superimpose it, reduce the opacity of the overlaid image, and then use a manipulate to rotate the top image to illustrate rotational symmetry. The image below is using ...
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Axes Origin & Labels in 3D Plot

I'm looking for a way to have the axes at the origin in a 3D plot and to label the (x,y,z) axes in the usual way---with x near the end of the drawn portion of the x axis, y near the end of the drawn ...
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MatrixPlot for DFT in black and white with ContourLabel

I have several data files such as this: ...
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How can I invert the colors in a color bar

I have this Mathematica code ...
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1answer
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Something wrong with RectangleChart and Tooltip?

Currently I'm working on a diagram showing the merit order of power plants in the Netherlands. On the horizontal axes you see the cumulative power and on the vertical axes you see the costs per MWh. ...
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Synchronizing manual rotations for multiple Graphics3D outputs?

Say I make a set of three Graphics3D images, here of three different cones, by evaluating: ...
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How can i generate a curve arrow tube?

Following the document, I generate a curve arrow tube using following code: ...
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1answer
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Using With in combination with Graphics [duplicate]

Assume that we are given a symbol p={x,y} which should represent a 2D point. If x and y have ...
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Exporting a Video of a Simulation of Pendulum Motion

In a series of previous questions, I asked how to solve a series of differential equations describing a series of coupled pendulums, and then how to plot this data by coloring the different pendulums. ...
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Color function doesn't span the whole color range in MatrixPlot

In matrix visualization, for instance, MatrixPlot[{{1, 2}, {3, 4}}, PlotRangePadding -> 0, ColorFunction -> "Rainbow"] the color map does not cover the ...
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Coloring Points in a Plot, based on their position in the list

Before I describe the question, I'd like to say that I've seen the excellent answers posted here but have not managed to get them to work for my own data. I have a list of values that I would like to ...
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Increasing the size of numbers in a legend bar

I would like to know how you go about increasing the size of numbers which appear in a legend to make them larger than the default (which is too small for publication purposes). Example: ...
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Transform 3D data into 2D color map like Matlab's surf/imagesc

I have a bunch of 3D data (x, y coordinates and values) which is generated in Matlab and I need to render them in a 2D color map with certain axis ranges. Here are the Matlab code and the generated ...
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Spiral pattern and Fibonacci numbers

I'm want to generate a 2D spiral pattern like the the one shown in the following figure. I can generate the spirals one by one, but I think there ought to be a more efficient method for generating ...
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Manipulating a Graphics3D output with a large number of geometric primitives

I'm attempting to view and rotate a Graphics3D object with a very large set of geometric primitives ($\approx 10^6$ objects such as spheres or lines), and everything is functioning very slowly. Are ...
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How to draw a higher-genus surface

NB: By higher-genus surface, I mean a closed orientable surface of genus at least 2. This question has come up before on math.SE, and even MathOverflow, but most posters suggested using either ...
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Graphing the amount of time a function takes

I know I can find out the amount of time a function takes to run like this: In:= function1[100] //Timing Out:= {0.043334, Null} How can I graph this over a set ...
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How can I make points “glow”?

I have a set of points in the plane which I would like to have "glow". I would like for each point to glow individually and I would also like some increase in the intensity corresponding to an ...
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Mathematica color schemes for the colorblind

Does Mathematica have a graphics option that makes plots intelligible for people with colorblindness?
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Helio chart for canonical correlation

I'm trying to create a chart usually called "Helio chart". It's a chart type very suited for canonical correlation analysis involving several dependent and independent variables. However, it is a ...
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Calculating a minimum bounding box for a set of 3-space coordinates / spheres

I have a set of 3-space coordinates for the atoms of a molecule (I could also transform them into spheres with radii corresponding to the atoms they represent). I would like to place this molecule ...
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Draw only the top of the boundary of a function in Plot3d

So currently I have via combining 3 Plot3D's in a show. My question is how can I make it so that the ONLY portion of that border highlighted green, is the "curving portion" in the xy plane, rather ...
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Copy and pasted graphics are fuzzy

I have a function that creates a 2D line with filling to the axis. When I copy this graphic into word it is very fuzzy, so much so that the numbers and text are almost unreadable, not to mention the ...
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1answer
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Color coding based on 4D data within a building

I am trying to create something similar to a Heatmap within a building. Suppose I have a room with dimensions, {30,40,50} as length, width, and height respectively. I have a set of data that is of ...
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ContourPlot of a complicated function

I have the function $pot_1(x,y,z)$ which is given in analytical form. So, in order to plot the contours at the primary planes $(x,y)$, $(x,z)$ and $(y,z)$, I use the following ...
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How do I draw multiple 3D shapes defined by lists of points?

I'm attempting to draw $N$ cones on a 3D object, where each cone is specified by a pair of 3D coordinates. The first coordinate is for the cone's base, the second one for the cone's apex. Here, I ...
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How can text-specific antialiasing be disabled in Rasterize?

While tinkering with the code in the Falling Matrix question, I was hoping to improve the rendering speed by making the rasterizations of the text grayscale. I changed the base color of the text to ...
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Plot a 2D vector path onto a surface

In my calculus 3 course, we're studying gradients and have a project that takes a combination of 3D Gaussian radial surfaces and a basic parametric path $r(t) = \{x(t),y(t)\}$ to see how the gradient ...
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How to prevent output truncation when importing large Graphics?

The Evaluation Preferences in Mathematica specify a maximum output size of 1048576 Bytes before truncation occurs. That makes a ...
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How do you draw credible regions/intervals on a 2D PDF?

I have some numerical data from which I generate a PDF via: pdf = HistogramDistribution[data]; Which can then be easily visualised thus: ...
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Saving table of plots into a single figure within a pdf file

I have following code: ...
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Control objects Sizing and placement in Graphicsgrid Vs Grid:

I have created a grid, and also made a list of control objects(e.g., input fields, buttons, etc.). Then, I lay the list in my grid. There is no problem. However, the final layout takes a lot of time. ...
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Why this code is considerably slower in version 9?

I have a Mathematica code for computing and plotting the density which corresponds to a given potential. The following code was written few years ago using version ...
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Showing a rectangular plot on an almost-closed sphere

I am currently teaching some students about the "point at infinity", and how it allows us to treat circles and lines as "the same", etc. I would like to kind of show this happening with a series of ...
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Is it possible to select outliers on a graph and determine the index of the outliers?

I have a large data set of experimental data for which I have determined a theoretical fit. However, for some of the experimental data I took, there was systematic error, leading to the data deviating ...
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How to color lines in Epilog

I often use Epilog to label lines within graphs, and I like to coordinate the color of the labels with the color of the lines they're labeling. This is no problem. However, I'm currently working on a ...
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Extracting a single layer from a SHP file

I have an ESRI ShapeFile (SHP) that I've loaded. It has a number of layers which I can see the names of by using: Import["file.shp", "LayerNames"] I get ...
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How can I draw this plot?

How can I draw a plot like this one? I want to be able to specify the x-axis, y-axis, and z-axis ticks and the number of bars in the plot.