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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How can I highlight a moving bar in an animation of a bar chart?

I wrote the following code, but I don't know how to highlight the moving bar. ...
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WaveletScalogram in polar coordinates

For given dataset data = Re[Zeta[1/2 + I Range[0, 100, 0.01]]]; It is nice that Mathematica can plot data in both Cartesian and Polar coordinates. ...
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3D plots with parallel projection

It is easy to make 3D Plots with Mathematica, e.g. use: Plot3D[Sin[x+y^2],{x,-3,3},{y,-2,2}] But I want to have nice plots in my thesis, so I decided to use ...
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Plotting vectors originating from the origin in 3D

I have an array of data with 3D elements. Ex: x = {{1,2,3}, {3,4,5}, {5,6,7}}. I want to show this data in 3 dimensions, such that each point in the space is shown ...
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How to plot a barycentric line

I want to plot a barycentric function on an equilateral triangle (ternary plot). For example f1 = {Abs[Sin[x]], Mod[x, 2], Abs[Cos[x]]}; At the moment I evaluate ...
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Redirect of mathematica graphics output to another computer screen

I need send the result of my calculation to the screen connected to HDMI output as a full-screen image. As I understand, I need change the DisplayFunction to usage of certain OutputStream. Do anybody ...
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How can I make a cell that contains an image which can be shifted?

When you're looking at some help pages, they may have cells containing images which can be shifted within the cell by left-clicking and dragging the mouse. Here is a sample: ...
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Why is ListDensityPlot unable to plot datasets with extreme ranges

Consider the following dataset: data = Flatten[ Table[{x 10^-9, y 10^-9, x^2 + y^2},{x, -100, 100, 10}, {y, -100,100, 10}] , 1]; If I try to ...
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can a ColorFunction have side effects?

Can anyone explain this (to me) odd behavior. If I run this code once (fresh kernel) it works as intended. ...
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Finding minimal region with padding and linear map to circle

Suppose I have n ordered points. I would like to find a simple region that contains all the points and is close to the smallest region that contains the points except it is smooth and has some ...
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2D Gaussian distribution of squares coordinates

I would like to imitate the structure of this great painting from Ellsworth Kelly in Mathematica. Yet with all the colored squares in Black and the beige one in white. Below is what I have wrote to ...
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How to make Excel-like data bars?

I would like to make a grid where each cell background is partially filled according to the numerical value being represented (on a scale from 0 to 1). Similar functionality to the one requested in ...
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How to plot rectangles aligned by their center?

Supose I have a rectangle which area is $x^2$. In some cases I may not know what is the size of each side, for $x=12,$ we have several possibilites: ...
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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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Creating an animation illustrating the time-evolution of a pre-computed orbit

As the title says, I would like to use Mathematica in order to create an animation depicting the time-evolution of a three-dimensional (3D) orbit. To begin with, I have an ASCII file which contains ...
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Non-geometric transformation of Graphics3D primitives

I want to apply non-geometric transformations to polygons etc, the goal is to have a Manipulate objects that behaves like that famous möbius transform video. Since ...
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How should I reproduce this colorful swirling gif?

Surfing on the web, I came upon this cool gif: Does any one know how to reproduce this in Mathematica? I have some ideas myself, so I will try to answer this question as well.
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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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Creating a Sierpinski gasket with the missing triangles filled in

I'm creating some questions for my math classes. The one below refers to the Sierpinski gasket. I found some great demonstrations to create the gasket. So that's good. Solving the problem is ...
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Poor rendering of fractals

Could someone explain why I get those ugly graphics .. ..trying to use fractals in mathematica 8 ? I'd also like to know if it is possible to draw 2D fractals in Mathematica My configuration ...
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Sinusoid modelling

There are lots of great demonstrations that show how to get periodic functions in the unit circle. I'm wondering how hard it would be to simulate a "moving grid" similar to this video on youtube ...
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Order items by closest to the previous

I have a list of 2D points (a table, imagine the data of a parametric plot shuffled) I would like to join the points with a line that starts from one of them and always goes to the closest one. I ...
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Showing the empty space in a Graphics3D plot

I would like to be able to visualize the empty space in a Graphics3D plot. For example, if I plot hexagonally close packed spheres using something like: ...
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2D Visualization of links and knots

I am trying to draw a picture using Mathematica of three loops linking together in 3D as follows. ...
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Unsatisfactory view of Panel, when transformed to pdf

I like very much to wrap Mathematica images by Panel, which gives many of them a much better view. To be precise, if image is some illustration, plot etc. I would ...
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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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Rebuild a polygon so it doesn't self intersect

If you consider the following Polygon: ...
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Use different ColorFunction for each function plotted

When plotting two curves on one plot, you can specify different colors for each function: Plot[{Sin@x, Cos@x}, {x, 0, 4π}, PlotStyle -> {Red, Blue}] To ...
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ShearingTransform and Dynamic

Background: I have a geometric transformation composed of a RotationTransform, ScalingTransform and ...
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The mysterious gap inside Grid

There's this gap inside Grid which I cannot seem to remove. Perhaps someone knows how. ...
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Change base font for all graphics objects

How can I change the base font style for all graphics objects, including the ones generated using plotting functions? I would like to change this a single time and have it affect all graphics ...
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Encoding format used by GraphicsData?

I am trying to extract some graphics stored in PICT format from a Mathematica notebook, using a platform that doesn't support PICT. If I look at the .nb file in a ...
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How to insert graphics primitives into a plot?

I have a standard normal curve rendered with the following command: Plot[{1/Sqrt[2*Pi] Exp[-1/2*x^2]}, {x, -3, 3}, Filling -> Axis] It looks exactly as you ...
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Can a LatticeData image be displayed in a space filled fashion

I'd like a FaceCenteredCubic image as in the in LatticeData docs, but space packed, and cropped on all the boundaries, so that it illustrates the geometry of the calculation that leads to the ...
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How can I prevent ColorFunction from disabling antialiasing in graphics?

When I use ColorFunction, the appearance of my plots is ruined, changing from this which has the normal smooth lines and antialiased fonts, to this in which ...
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Is there an option to plot the Z axis reversed (as shown in the figure)?

Normally the Z axis is plotted from bottom-to-top as shown below : I got a plot with the axis (axes to be more precise) reversed as shown below: Is there a way to force the axes to be plotted ...
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How to get and set default font parameters for Plot, ListPlot, LogPlot, etc.?

How can I find the default font parameters (family, size, etc.) for the text that appears in Graphics produced by Plot, ...
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Unwanted PlotMarkers appear at non-existent places

In this simple code ...
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How to use legends from PlotLegends in LevelScheme?

I've been attempting to find efficient ways to generate graphics with legends for export, and have been working with both LevelScheme and the new (to v9) ...
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Diagonal Tick Marks

I would like to draw diagonal tick marks around a plot, and simultaneously rotate the tick labels as well. I've mocked up what this would look like: Is there an easy way to do this in Mathematica? ...
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Camera Troubles in Mathematica

I'm trying to animate a torus being cut by a plane, so that as the plane enters the torus the part in front of the plane disappears (the idea is to show the cross section). That much I can do, but I ...
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How to properly project a Graphics object consisting of line primitives

My problem starts from attempts at depicting overlapping lines of different thickness, i.e. ...
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How to vary color of fill between listplots based on y-distance between them

I have two lists with the same x-values but different y-values. I have used ListPlot to plot and fill the space (line) between them; however, I would like the color ...
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Two-sided slider getting stuck

I'm implementing a two-sided slider to be able to set upper and lower bound in just one slider: The problem is that it can get stuck when both locators are at the far left: And I'm unable to ...
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Can I define new graphics directives?

Is it possible to define new graphics directives? For example, suppose I want to be able to use the following code: ...
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Roads network visualization by thickness and color intensity by population from GIS files

We can have road networks of the countries in GIS shape file.For exmple from here. Normally traffic flows are proportionate to populations of the cities. I wonder how we can have the same in ...
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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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Detecting edge/region in contour plot

I am interested in improving this plot: which I produced with the following command: ...
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How do I map a Mollweide projection onto a sphere?

I have this Mollweide projection of the Earth circa 600 million years ago (http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~rcb7/370moll.jpg).(1) I want to map this onto a sphere. My results have big black splotches in ...
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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 ...