25 questions linked to/from Extruding along a path
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### Convert Tube[BSplineCurve[…]] Graphics3D object to polygons [duplicate]

I wish to voxelize a complex shape composed of Tube[BSplineCurve[...]] objects, while maintaining the additional information of the (unvoxelated) surface normal ...
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### Tube cross-section [duplicate]

By default, Tube has round cross-section (and we define its diameter). Is it possible to draw Tube along some known path in 3D with, e.g. square cross-section? Thank you. EDIT Tried to follow ...
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### Plot 3D model of DNA in Mathematica

My friend asked me if we can plot a 3D model of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in Mathematica. However, I am not really familiar with this and I don't know if Mathematica can do this. Could you answer ...
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### Random points around the given curve

How to plot a random points around the following Helix curve? ...
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### Convert Graphics3D containing BSpline to polygon primitives for export to 3DS?

Graphics3D[] objects created with BSpline functions will not export to 3DS format, which only supports the more basic primitives. Is there any straightforward way ...
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### Plotting a 2D shape along a 3D parametric function curve

Say I have a 3D curve that is parametrically defined. How would I be able to plot shapes like figure 8's whose centers are aligned along the 3D curve? Say the curve was: ...
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### How to render a 3D tubular graphics from a 2D image path

Question: Is it possible to create a tubular 3D image like Extruding along a path using "Tube" function in mathematica for following images? Image (1) Image (2) Thanks I have been playing ...
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### Moving polygon on path curve to create 3D shape

How can I move some polygon list = {{0, 0}, {0, 15}, {7, 13}, {2, 13}, {2, 5}, {5, 5}, {5, 3}, {2,3}, {2, 0}}; Graphics[{Black, Polygon[list]}] so it follow some ...
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### How do I plot a space curve as a ribbon?

I know Mathematica has a built in Tube function, but I want to be able to change the parameters of a ribbon and visualize that. Is this possible? How do I do this?
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### How to Discretize a Tube

In Is there a way to outline text?, I was amazed that BoundaryDiscretizeGraphics can discretize a Text primitive. So in a ...
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I'm currently trying to draw tubular neighborhoods of torus knots, which Mathematica's Tube function allows me to do quite easily. My question regards the ...
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### Is it possible to get a VertexColors effect in cylinder?

I'm trying to create a figure illustrating a cylinder filled with gas. And I saw a very good looking similar one at here. The shape is polygon and by using the VertexColors option, it creates a ...
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### How should a beginner figure out the context to use an expert answer provided on this forum?

J.M.'s answer to Extruding along a path related to custom cross-sections appears to answer a question I have been puzzling over for some time. I am interested in producing a tube with the stadium or ...