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One way is to compute the solid angle subtended by the cow viewed at the point by summing signed solid angles corresponding to the cow's polygonal faces. If the total is 4 pi, the point is inside the cow; if 0, outside. Background Quoting Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_angle), "Solid angle is the two-dimensional angle in ...

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This is basically a rehash of code I posted in a prior thread on this topic. The underlying method is to shoot a ray from the point and see how many surface triangles it intersects. elsie = ExampleData[{"Geometry3D", "Cow"}]; verts = First[Cases[elsie, GraphicsComplex[a_, ___] :> a, Infinity]]; pgons = First[Cases[elsie, Polygon[x_, ___] :> x, ...

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labels = {"Sun", "Sirius", "Canopus", "Arcturus", "Rigil K", "Vega", "Rigel", "Procyon", "Betelgeuse", "Bellatrix", "Capella", "Aldebaran", "Antares", "Pollux", "Castor", "Regulus", "VY Canis M", "Proxima C", "Barnard", "Wolf 359", "Lalande 21185", "Ross 154", "Epsilon Eri", "Tau Ceti", "Kruger 60", "Gliese 876", "55 Cancri", "61 ...

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Perhaps this solution, which uses Tooltip, will work for you. I prefer this approach because it is simple and minimizes clutter in the plot. data = {{0.000, 0.000, 0.000}, {-1.612, 8.077, -2.474}, {-19.599, 186.849, -246.583}, {-29.000, -19.499, 12.157}, {-1.646, -1.375, -3.842}, {3.127, -19.235, 15.660}, {167.744, 834.512, -122.686}, {-5.353, ...

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