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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Using Inset[..] to overlay a Graphics3D with its raster version

Preamble First let me explain the why. You can skip this and go directly to the question if want to answer it right away. We had more than one discussion about how to produce nice looking 3d plots ...
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2answers
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Graphics elements do not line up perfectly in exported PDFs

Graphics elements do not always line up perfectly in exported PDFs using "Save As..." method. Take, for example: ...
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Drawing pairs (graph, circle packing)

Circle packing theorem states: For every connected simple planar graph G there is a circle packing in the plane whose intersection graph is (isomorphic to) G. How to use Mathematica to draw examples ...
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2answers
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Saving graphics in Adobe Illustrator .ai format

How do I save a ListLinePlot graphic as an Adobe Illustrator file (with extension .ai)?
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Publishing quality graphs to Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

I am trying to produce publishing quality graphs. I would like to export graphs from a Notebook to Ai (Adobe Illustrator). How do I do this? Just started using Mathematica, very new! Thanks, Anousheh ...
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1answer
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Combining ArrayPlot and Plot

I have two plots. plot1 is a colour graph generated using ArrayPlot. plot2 is a function plotted using Plot. I want to do two things. Scale the axes of plot1 to be the same as plot2 (instead ...
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1answer
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Problem When Trying to Export Graphics with Transparency to SVG

I'm trying to export a graph as a graphic to an SVG file with transparent background. When the background is specified as a color (or unspecified), it works just fine. When the background is specified ...
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0answers
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Processing Collada file

I have this [collada file][1]. Answer: Thanks to : Yves Klett http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6246392/importing-google-sketchup-models-in-mathematica
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1answer
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How to construct a treemap using non-rectangles?

I've written the standard version of a tree map (a graphic that shows nested data) and I'm looking to improve on this layout by switching to different types of polygons or perhaps circles. Can anyone ...
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2answers
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How can I get Inset to use ImageScaled, but preserve aspect ratio?

This code produces two identical images, despite the difference in the rectangles: ...
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1answer
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Adjusting the vertices positions of a RandomGraph

By adopting the codes I got from the previous questions, here I intend to adjust the vertices positions of a RandomGraph. However, I only got an inactive graph, it even disappears suddenly when ...
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1answer
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Country borders and grids with CountryData plot?

I am coloring several countries in the manner of the following: ...
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2answers
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Using ChemicalData to make molecule graphics

I would like to take the acetone $((CH_3)_2CO)$ and chloroform $(HCl_3)$ molecules that Mathematica's chemical data provides, and plot them together. I want to show how chloroform can hydrogen bond ...
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5answers
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How do I draw a triangle given the lengths of the sides?

I know, of course, how to draw a triangle in the plane given the vertices: Graphics[Polygon[{{1, 0}, {0, Sqrt[3]}, {-1, 0}}]] But I'm not sure how to simply draw ...
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1answer
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Graphics // Triangle // Manipulation

I have been Mathematica user for a considerably short while. I have learned some of its functionality using wolfram how-to resources and the documentation. I am having difficulties constructing ...
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4answers
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Can TreeForm be displayed “sideways”?

One recurrent problem I'm having with displays generated with TreeForm is that the expressions to be so displayed often at least one level with many (> 20) nodes ...
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5answers
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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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1answer
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Why does show combined plots and graphics fail in CDF Player but not in Mathematica?

The question is, how might I get the following script working as a CDF demo of complex inversion in a circle? It works fine in my home edition of MMA 8 run on OS X Mavericks. When saved as a CDF file ...
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5answers
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Find intersection of pairs of straight lines

I have a list of 24 points, in which 2 consecutive points (1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, ...) are supposed to form a line. ...
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7answers
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Distance between point and line segments

How would you determine the shortest distance between a point and one or more segments? For example, what is the shortest distance between the point and the two segments below? Clearly the point is ...
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7answers
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Intersecting graphics

Does the Mathematica graphics system have any concept of intersecting graphics? I've not found much in the documents so far. For example, if I want to show the intersection of two shapes: ...
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1answer
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Plot has red 'film', no error message

I am encountering really strange behavior: I wrote a function that plots values some data. After executing the code the resulting plot has the red 'error' colour, but only momentarily (maybe 0.1 sec). ...
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0answers
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Change Default Font Color of Commands

I encountered to two problems with Mathematica: one: How can I change the default font color of commands and functions in Mathematica (which is black) to another color, so that whenever I wanted to ...
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Collapsible Group of Control Objects

I did what I believe was a thorough search on this topic, but still ended up fruitless. Apologies if there is a trivial solution to this. Is there a way to group control objects together to form ...
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1answer
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How to create these famous surfaces in topology with the desired color effects?

It was said such real objects of famous topological surfaces were plotted by the cooperation between mathematician Richard Palais and artist Luc Benard, and published as the cover page of Science ...
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1answer
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How to make custom discrete color data function

Attempting to make custom discrete color data function: my custom color: is it possible to use my custom color ...
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2answers
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How to create moving graphics that maintain shape [closed]

In the output code for the following graphic: ...
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1answer
109 views

Smarter way of manipulating plot style?

Say, I have a colorlist listColor={Black,Brown,Red,Cyan} Now, I have some Plot function that I can use this list: ...
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1answer
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How to add more than one label to Histogram automatically

I have a huge data and I want to add two labels to the Histogram. the problem here is that the labels are calculated and added automatically to the histogram. for example if I have the following ...
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4answers
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3D isosurface plotting

I have a matrix of data of the form of 3 vectors R, Z, M1, M2, M3 ..., cylindric coordinates representing a measurement M of an axisymmetric hypersonic flow at the position R, Z (I don't measure along ...
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1answer
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Trying to combine an image with a Plot

I've got this picture: The image has a resolution of 2001x2001. The left most pixel has an x-value of -2, and the right most pixel has an x-value of 2. Same goes for the y-values. Now I am trying ...
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2answers
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How To interactively create a Polygon in a Graphic?

Background: suppose I start with the following (working) snippet. Manipulate[Graphics[Line[{{0, 0}, p}], PlotRange -> 2], {{p, {1, 1}}, Locator}] Ideally, I ...
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2answers
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Labeling vertices by number in Graph: Getting text to display at the right size

Minor aesthetic question here. I was playing around with Graph's and decided to render a cute-looking family of directed graphs, with the vertices being the number ...
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3answers
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How to change the number of markers in Plots?

Two questions, but I am not sure whether they are already answered or not. How can I create PlotMarkers (in ListLinePlot) with ...
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2answers
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How to control the layering of graphics displayed with Show

I am trying to combine two graphics objects using Show. The first one is an isosurface: ...
0
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1answer
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How to find a fit for a function?

I have the following function: ...
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6answers
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Extruding along a path

I'm trying to render a 3D image of a path by extruding a circular cross-section along the path, creating a "snake-like" path. Here is an image I found to illustrate: I can't seem to figure out if ...
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4answers
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Label each panel of Grid

I have a set of figures that I would like to show as grid for a publication. I currently just export the figure as an eps and use another software package to add Labels (A,B,C,D) to each panel of the ...
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1answer
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Combine a contour plot of a conic and an inset with an polygon such as all its vertices are on the conic

I have a difficulty to programmatically adjust the size of a polygon within an inset of a conic (here I limit myself to a circle) in order to have all its vertices on the circle: ...
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2answers
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ListLinePlot with colors from data

I am trying to color a simple 2D plot (using ListLinePlot) based on data in the form of 3-vectors. ...
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3answers
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Background image in a polygon / CountryData

Is it possible to use a background image in a polygon without rasterizing the polygon? I tried with textures, but they seem to be viable only for simple polygons. I want to put a flag as the ...
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0answers
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Tooltip over a picture & creating complex forms [closed]

I have some picture like the one seen below. Now, I'm trying to create some tooltip with some descriptions when moving with the mouse over a body part e.g. "this is the head", "This is the left arm" ...
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0answers
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GraphicsGrid command

When we merge some colorful plots to a single image, with the command GraphicsGrid, the quality of output image will be lost, slightly. That is, for instance all ...
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0answers
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Tick marks on curves [duplicate]

I would like to put tick marks on a curve. In this trivial example I have managed to put some ticks. ...
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1answer
193 views

Using Mathematica to make a graphics array of circles

I need to make .svg file that contains an array of black circles that all have radii of 5 units ad are evenly spaced apart from each other 32 units. The difficulty in creating this design is the ...
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1answer
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ArrayPlot of square matrix: how does ColorFunction -> Automatic work?

Suppose you have the following: tt = Table[{i, j}, {i, 0, 10}, {j, 0, 10}] The table tt is a matrix of pairs, ...
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1answer
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How to make a big image/dashboard containing various data-graph

I want to make and image/dashborad (to export to PDF) with many VERTICAL bullet graphs gauges. And I can´t make it, in a automatic way. In general, the questions are: QUESTION 1: How to make a ...
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3answers
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How can I find the boundary function in RegionPlot?

I have a problem with finding the function that gives the boundary curve in RegionPlot comamnd. I use the following code to make the regions in which two ...
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3answers
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TreePlot with centered vertexes

I want to draw a tree plot for Euler totient function for this question like the following: I generate the EulerPhi for first 20 numbers into a list: ...