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Creating a 2D meshing algorithm in Mathematica

As what is proving to be a difficult, but entertaining task, I am attempting to adapt a 2D meshing algorithm created for MATLAB and port it to Mathematica. I understand meshing functions already exist ...
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Build a refined grid based on intersecting line

I honestly have no idea where to begin with this problem. In summary, I have a 2D coarse grid with an intersecting line. For an easy example, let's assume it's a 4x4 grid. I wish to pass through ...
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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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How can the {x,y,z} points that fall on the outer boundary of a set of values be selected and smoothly surfaced?

For a given set of x,y,z values, that may, or may not form a uniform shape, how can the center of the data cloud be found, and the surface points be located and a solid smooth surface created from ...
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How to get actual triangles from DelaunayTriangulation[]?

The ComputationalGeometry package has a DelaunayTriangulation[] function. It returns a list of points connected to each point, ...
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Finding a Concave Hull

I have a 3d clustered data: Is there any other way to get concavehull of 3D data points?
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How do I place a texture on an irregular 3D model?

I'm trying to reproduce a textured head in Mathematica, and I'm using a kind of 'net' of a head which contains all the features on the face. The texture looks like this: which is supposed to look ...
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Using TetGen in Mathematica to get 3D Voronoi diagram

In this post, the use of TetGen for 3D Voronoi tesselation has been briefly discussed. However there is still no info about the use of TetGen to generate a 3D Voronoi diagram. The TetGen documentation ...
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Dashed mesh behind 3D object

I am trying to create a simple, almost transparent 3D sphere with a mesh that is made of solid lines if they are on the front surface (i.e. if they are directly visible) and of dashed lines if those ...
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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 can I draw a grid behind graphics without using Plot?

I want to a show simple vector summation but I don't know how to draw a grid behind the vectors. I am pretty sure I can do it with Mathematica but how? It should look like this:
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Converting Mesh in Density Plots to a Graph

Consider the following line of code: ...
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How can I mesh a solid cylinder with triangular or tetrahedral elements

I need to plot triangular mesh on a cylinder. However the function Cylinder doesn't have a mesh option. By using ...
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Function Interpolation with Automatic / Algorithmic Values Mesh

I have an underlying function f(x,y,z) that is computationally intensive, but is smooth and continuous. I'm needing to find the function values along a line in xyz. Currently, I'm calculating f at ...
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How to show wireframes on imported Object / Mesh (.obj file)

I've managed to import a Wavefront (.obj) file and store it in a variable like so: ...
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Mesh at Ticks positions

In a ListPlot3D[ ] I want to have the Mesh at the same positions as the ticks. For some reason this isn't default if both are ...
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Construct a simple mesh or tetrahedral mesh from 3D image surface

I have a 3D Y-Shape hollow tube, not so good surface. Import["http://dl.dropbox.com/u/68983831/tube02.vtk", "Graphics3D"] I tried to use following vertex data ...
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What algorithm does Plot use to determine abscissas?

(I'm hoping this question is not hopelessly naive...) My understanding is that Plot's strategy is to generate a list of abscissas, evaluate the argument expression ...
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ListContourPlot3D doesn't use all points

Edited thanks to @Kuba: In the following example, ListContourPlot3D accepts an array of points spaced at intervals 0.1 apart throughout the volume, but seems to choose an arbitrary number of points ...
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Custom mesh in ListPlot3D

I have the following data: ...
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Finding concave hull for separated small clusters

Data : data3D = Import[file, "VertexData"]; Graphics3D[Point[data3D]] How to find concave polygon for separated small clusters.
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Delaunay Triangulation for 3D Surface Data

I want to do a Delaunay triangulation on scattered 3D surface data. Mathematica itself does it only for 2D through the command DelaunayTriangulation[], which gives ...
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Meshing the surface of a non-convex object

I would like to mesh the surface of a cloud of points that may not be completely convex, for example the points in this question. Mathematica does not provide triangulation of 3D points, but there is ...
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Explanation about RegionFunction and MeshFunctions?

In the link, ParametricPlot3D, consider the example(Variation on the Spheres) given in the Neat Examples section. Can someone please explain how ...
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Writing loops for triangle elements

I'm kind of new to using Mathematica, so any help is great. I'm trying to write a program that will create a list or matrix that will give each small triangle's point numbers. For example if given ...
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Change position of mesh

I'm trying to plot a 3D graphic and I want to highlight the intersection between two graphics: a plane and a surface. I thought that Meshfunction->{#3&} was ...
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Add contour lines to Graphics3D

I am writing the following code: ...
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How to control the order of meshing?

I want the first pic,but i got the second. What can I do? Below if the code to produce the second pic: ...
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Different MeshStyle for different functions

By using Plot command I want to get one curve in form if circles and other like a solid line. ...
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How does one get Mesh lines at 0 in ParametricPlot3D?

The following is in the documentation (MMA 10) under ParametricPlot3D -> Options -> Mesh : ...
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How to generate 2D FEM mesh in Mathematica?

To generate 3D mesh TetGen can be easily used. Are there similar functions (or a way to use TetGen) to generate 2d mesh? I know that such functionality can be easily implemented but I would like to ...
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Rough mesh lines in partially opaque 3D plots

If I plot a surface with mesh lines, they show up fine (of course). However, if the surface is even just a little transparent, they get quite rough. Compare this to setting the Opacity to 1: ...
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ListDensityPlot and ListPlot3D with big data [duplicate]

I have a large data set (512 x 512) and I have problems plotting it. ListPointPlot3D works fine But ListDensityPlot won't go through all the points (the same goes for ListPlot3D): Is there a way to ...
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Drawing a shape on the mesh of a Plot3D [duplicate]

My question pertains to modifying the output of a typical Plot3D object, and overlaying a 2D shape, like a circle, on the 3D surface. Thinking of the surface as a stretchy surface, I want to put the ...
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Doing local FFT on huge 3D vector data cell mesh and visualizing it spatially?

Simulation type: I'm running a simulation with the OOMMF micromagnetics package http://math.nist.gov/oommf/ where are magnet is represented by a mesh of 3 million cells, it gets excited by a ...