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How to make a cylinder with bottom that shows hidden part of edge as dashed curve [duplicate]

I am learning a bit about TikZ and found a nice feature in its graphics, that I am having hard time duplicating with Graphics3D. It is making a ...
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Plotting the outline of a 3D shape [duplicate]

Is there anyway to make a 3D plot that's only the outline or silhouette of the plot, without all the lighting, shadow, etc? For example, if I were to plot a hyperboloid, I would want something like ...
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3D plotting: make some edges of the bounding box dashed [duplicate]

I am trying to produce a very simple 3D scatterplot with ListPointPlot3D[stratdatacleannew] with stratdatacleannew a list of ...
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Where can I find examples of good Mathematica programming practice?

I consider myself a pretty good Mathematica programmer, but I'm always looking out for ways to either improve my way of doing things in Mathematica, or to see if there's something nifty that I haven't ...
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How to project 3d image in the planes xy, xz, yz?

Some idea of how to do something similar to the image, but with any 3d object
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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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Volumes of Revolution with detailed diagram

All, In calculus I have to do images such as the following in helping explain technique to students. This one is by rotating $y=\sqrt x$ about the x-axis, an image copied from Stewart's Calculus ...
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How to use ContourPlot3D for Piecewise 3D function

How would I plot in 3D: $\begin{cases} (4 - z^2) = x^2 + y^2, 2 \le z \le 4 \\ x^2 + y^2 = 4, -2 \le z \le 2 \end{cases}$. I tried http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/Piecewise.html ...
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Cycles on a torus

I can draw a torus using a ParametricPlot3D: ...
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Arbitrary hollow cylinders in mathematica 9

I'm having trouble displaying a hollow cylinder in Mathematica 9. A hollow cylinder looks like this: I tried to use RevolutionPlot3D with a step function. It ...
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plot of phase on cylinder

I have a data including the function theta as a function of x ranging from 0 to pi and the function theta ranges from -pi to pi or from 0 to 2pi: I would like to plot this function something like ...
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How to get Mathematica to draw soft edges?

I need to create some black and white illustrations for which I use Glow[White]. Unfortunately this makes soft edges disappear, so objects blend into the background....
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How to add an outline around a closed 3D surface?

I would like to add a black outline (silhouette) all around a closed surface. Here's a MWE code to work with : ...
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How do I fit the parameters describing a 3D object so that it best resembles its projection seen by an observer at a particular position?

I have data which are the longitudes (l) and latitudes (b) for the vertices of the edges of a shape as it appears to an observer at a given location (i.e., as it appears on the observer's sky plane). ...
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Projecting Graphics3D onto the 2D plane for vector export (and solving other issues; revisited)

tl;dr: Q: How can we turn a Graphics3D into a manageable Graphics object with only 2D graphics primitives for vector export? A:...

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