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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Spreading colors in ListDensityPlot

I want to create a two-dimensional plot using data from an external file. This file contains several triplets of numbers. The first two columns indicate the x and y position, while the third one works ...
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Creating plot markers with centered text

I want to create a series of plot markers which are circles, squares etc. with 2-3 letter codes centered within the marker. My current attempt looks like this: ...
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How to draw Fractal images of iteration functions on the Riemann sphere?

Prof. McClure, in the work "M. McClure, Newton's method for complex polynomials. A preprint version of a “Mathematical graphics” column from Mathematica in Education and Research, pp. 1–15 (2006)", ...
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How can I draw a Cuboid given its center and its dimensions? [duplicate]

I want to draw a Cuboid accroding to the coordinates of its geometric center and its dimensions, rather than its diagnoal coordiantes. And How can I draw a triangular prism?
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Automatically tracing and keeping ViewPoints in a list while manually rotating 3D graphics

I will need to make a video from the manual rotation of a 3D graphics. In order to do this, I will need to record the set of all view points that I made during rotation. There is method that we can ...
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How do I represent a system dynamics feedback loop?

In System Dynamics, if I want represent the relationship between Speed and Distances, I create a Flow (Speed) and a Stock (Distance) as you can see in this Insight Maker Sample . Heres an Image of how ...
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Aligning plot axes in a graphics object

I need to align the y-axes in the plots below. I think I'm going to have to do some rasterizing and searching for vertical lines, then vary x and ...
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Precision of rendered Rectangles in stiff-scale graphics

The attchd graphics called chromograms represent a set of discrete-state, continuous-time - ie, discrete-event signals, generated with Mathematica 9 on OSX with a Cinema display. • Top 2 rows are ...
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Removing unwanted appearance of underlying mesh

Let us first define two positive definite matrices: M1 = {{2, -6}, {4, 8}}; M2 = {{2, 3}, {4, 8}}; then set two points ...
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Density plot for data with a wide dynamic range

I'm generating some figures for a paper. One of them has a pattern like the following figure: ...
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How to export a plot into a file?

I am trying to save some graphics into a file, and it seems impossible. ...
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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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How to control the speed in Manipulation

As the title says, I want to control the speed when I use Manipulate. I have the following piece of code ...
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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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Illustrating half life

I'm teaching some lessons on negative exponents and one application listed was half life since the rate of decay can be written as 2^-1 every __ years. I found this nice animation on the net. ...
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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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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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Equidistant points on a polyline

Set of 2D-points connected by a polyline B-spline function: ...
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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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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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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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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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Convert Graphics3D containing BSpline to polygon primitives for export to 3DS?

Graphics3D[] objects created with BSpline functions will not export to 3DS format, which only supports the more basic primitives. Is there any straightforward way ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 I place vertical GridLines in front of horizontal ones?

By default horizontal GridLines are placed in front of vertical GridLines: ...