I never used Mathematica to plot something that can be considered non-trivial. I want to create a plot similar to the one used here on the left, but with an equal (symmetric) cone on the bottom hemisphere, with a plane cutting the two hemispheres creating the two equal opposite spherical caps, and perhaps using some nice translucent effects. I am a bit lost. Could you please suggest any reference/link that I can study to achieve my goal?


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Something like;

theta = Pi/4;
  Cone[{{0, 0, Cos[theta]}, {0, 0, 0}}, Sin[theta]],
  Cone[{{0, 0, -Cos[theta]}, {0, 0, 0}}, Sin[theta]],
  Cylinder[{{0, 0, -10^-6}, {0, 0, 10^-6}}, 1]

enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Wow, so quick! Thank you! Yes, something like this. Do you know how I can remove the edges of the big cube enclosing the whole picture? $\endgroup$ Dec 23, 2020 at 16:58
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    $\begingroup$ Use: Boxed -> False $\endgroup$ Dec 23, 2020 at 17:01
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you Daniel ! $\endgroup$ Dec 23, 2020 at 17:02

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