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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Contourplot gives inaccurate ellipses

I'm trying to draw a family of ellipses with pre-defined foci as follows: ...
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Surface area of a cylinder [on hold]

Evaluating expr = {Sin[t], Cos[t], Sin[p]}; ParametricPlot3D[expr, {t, 0, 2 π}, {p, 0, 2 π}] Area[expr, {t, 0, 2 π}, {p, 0, 2 π}] gives an area of ...
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How to set viewpoint Graphics3D to a different default orientation?

I'd like to have a SphericalPlot3D show up with the "z-axis" oriented horizontally by default. For example, in ...
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Font presentation difference between version 9 and version 10

I am trying to make presentation quality bar charts. As part of my effort, I used the code below. Updated to eliminate font specification. The problem appears to be a rendering difference, not a font ...
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Color lines by angle

I would like to color some lines according to the following color function: ...
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How to extract data points from an image of a log log plot? [duplicate]

I have a picture of a log-log plot, taken from a paper and I want to extract the data points so I will be able to plot them again along with results of my own solution. I would appreciate your help. ...
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Mapping Contour Plot onto ListPlot3D (or by using color variations)

I am trying to overlay a contour plot I have created on a ListPlot3D graph. I have seen a few questions answered on this website that answer my basic question. However, the contour plot I need to ...
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Finding a function that fits the shape of an image

How can I find a function that fits the given shape of an image? Or instead extract a point set from the shape and then find an interpolating function fits the shape. An example image is attached.
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Ghost trails with Animate?

What are some approaches to integrate Ghost trails methods with Animate, which otherwise seem more suited for exporting individual frames? For example, given this rootPlot function, how can trails ...
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Parametric Plots [continuous and discrete]: --showing parameter increase for multiple values of another parameter

In my problem, I am effectively plotting a parametric function that depends also on an outside parameter, e.g., the real/imaginary parts of ...
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How to generate mesh and calculate volume of 3d object?

I saw a couple of posts dicretizing the graphic and generate DelaunayMesh to get volume of 3D object. The issue I'm having is that DelaunayMesh creates a bigger solid covering the original one, ...
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Autorotating 3D plots

These days, I have to produce quite a few 3D surface plots (mostly functions of the type $\rho(\theta,\phi)$ plotted with SphericalPlot3D). To exchange these ...
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Changing the style of the Error Bars

I'm trying to get to change the length of the line at the top and the bottom of the error bars, but I have no idea how to do it. Can anyone help? Thanks!
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How can I change the position of my plot legends?

As the title indicates, I want to change the current position of the legends in a combined plot. The Mathematica code I used is ...
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Dynamically update a graphic object in Mathematica

I was trying to simulate a bouncing ball (with no gravity) in a unit box and I managed to come up with a solution: ...
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VertexRenderingFunction (or EdgeRenderingFunction) with movable nodes?

In GraphPlot, I'd like to use VertexRenderingFunction (VRF) and have the resulting object behave the same way under dragging verticies as it does when I do not use VRF. The same issue occurs for ...
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How do you plot polygons with GeoRegionValuePlot?

How do you plot polygons in GeoRegionValuePlots? I'd like to reproduce what the call (2) (below) does with something like the call to (4). As you can see using GeoDisk(s) (3) works but the call (4) ...
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EdgeRenderingFunction For 2 Vertices in a Loop

Assume there is a set of rules: set = {"A" -> "B", "B" -> "A", "B" -> "C", "C" -> "D", "D" -> "A", "C" -> "C"}; which we want to graph using ...
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How can I plot a polygon with n sides inscribed in a circle and show the area?

I am doing some work on Archimedes and want to show what the area of a regular n-sided polygon is within a circle. My professor from two years ago was able to show it with an adjustable slider that ...
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Graphics3D flickers in Mathematica 10 and Linux

Note: Fixed in version 10.0.2. Bug present in version 10.0.0. In the official Mathematica version 10.0, I get a very weird behavior when I try to rotate a 3d graphics The moment I click on ...
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Drawing an dodecahedron with vertexes at given coordinates

I want to draw an (edit)dodecahedron with the vertex in the following coordinates: ...
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How to change the font color and size of tick labels by default

I've read Mike Honeychurch's answer here, and while it tells me how to change the font size on all of my plots, that size change affects (I think) all text on the plot. I would like to be able to make ...
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StreamPlot for Bifurcation Diagram

When we do a StreamPlot, I want to show the bifurcation when $a = 0$ transitions to $a >0$, but do not see a better way to do this than the following. ...
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How do I plot results of complicated calculations in Mathematica?

I am new to Mathematica and am struggling with making plots of how features of solutions vary with parameters. For example, I can find the eigenvalues and zeroes of a Sturm Liouville problem (showing ...
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Using graphics primitives to draw a cross as inset in graphics

I would like to draw a cross as an inset in a Graphics environment. I tried the following: ...
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Rasterized density plot with vector axes

I'm wondering if there is an easy way to get the plot below exported in a small pdf? The plot below is made in the following steps: step 1: Create a streamplot step 2: Create a densityplot, where ...
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Scale Insetted Characters to Plot

I am trying to place a curly brace within a plot such that the top/bottom of the curly brace line up with two horizontal lines in the plot: I have not been able to find a way to make the curly ...
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Is there possibility of exporting mathematica code directly into $\LaTeX$?

I'm a very novice user of Mathematica - is there possibility of exporting Mathematica code directly into $\LaTeX$? I'm interested only in exporting mathematical formulas. Also, from which version of ...
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3D surface that looks like a virus

I have been recently using Mathematica for composing animations that are part of the supplementary information of my papers. I am currently trying to build an animation that involves a viral ...
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Animate point go round a triangle

How can I animate a point moving on triangle sides? I can generate traingle and point but I have no idea how to define point movement. I'm guessing that I have to use sin and cos in coordinates but I ...
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How do I reverse the axis in ParametricPlot?

In astronomy, right ascension is usually plotted with positive values that increase from right to left. I have seen discussions of successful and unsuccessful attempts to reverse the order of an axis ...
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How to add a Bar Legend to a density plot over the surface of a sphere?

I have a function with variables (theta,phi) the spherical coordinates. I want to represent it as a density plot over the surface of a sphere. following an answer to a previous question Density ...
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A plot with labeled points in one plotting command?

For my work, I am examining the values of a complex function as I vary the input according to a real parameter, and I want to both give the general plot and the plot of specific points, with labels ...
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GraphPlot with black edges no rendering function

Is there any way to make the edges of a GraphPlot black without tediously writing out a long "EdgeRenderingFunction"? I guess you could ask the same kind of question about vertex labeling. For ...
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Drawing a Gradient Between Two Circular Arcs

Suppose I wanted to use Mathematica graphics primitives to create a gradient of colors between two circular arcs. It's easy enough to make an area between two circles a solid color, but what if I ...
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LayeredGraphPlot: how to specify edge endpoints?

What directive within the LayeredGraphPlot command specifies where the edges attach to vertices? For example, instead of the left output below, I'd like to have the right one. ...
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Problem about an ant walking up a hill

An ant is walking up a hill given by $f(x)$. At what point can it see a blade of grass. I've been working on this problem with Mathematica and by hand. Help with either would be fantastic. The ...
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How to display MeshRegion without vertices

I'm writing a library for handling very large and complicated (boundary) mesh regions on the order of ~150,000 vertices, ~450,000 edges, and ~300,000 triangles. The regions themselves are the cortical ...
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Adjusting contrast of a color scale with ListDensityPlot

I am using ListDensityPlot to plot data of the form {{x1,y1,z1},{x2,y2,z2}, …}. It results in the plot shown below. But I'd like to adjust the color scale contrast to better show the variations in ...
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combine two ParametricPlot3D plots

I have the following parametric equations ...
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Performance Issue When Using Manipulate

Any help would be appreciated! I've been attempting to manipulate the graphics for time t. We need to have Di set to 11.2, however when it is set to any value greater than .1, we see a great deal of ...
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How to make Inset graphics maintain relative sizes when combined

I am learning a little about Inset, but after trying all options, I can't get this to work. I need to inset separately made Graphics2D objects, into one main ...
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2d perspective projection of a sphere

I am looking for improved quality of 3d plots. I don't want to keep the object in Mathematica notebook - just export it to a .pdf file. Because it will be just one "side" of the plot I was thinking ...
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How do you position a graphic to a specific set of coordinates?

I'm using the Show function to call a bunch of graphics. I just need to know how to position a few of these graphics (something that sets the coordinates/locations of the graphics I need positioned). ...
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Why can't a Plot be rendered by Graphics if it's a member of a list?

I grabbed the code to render a gear from a Mathematica Demo, but I'm having difficulty reproducing the way it's to be used: ...
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An efficient circular arc primitive for Graphics3D

As many people have noted, the 2D graphics primitive Circle doesn't work in a Graphics3D environment. Several solutions to this ...