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Asymptote 3D: how to draw a surface with a pattern (e.g. checkerboard)?

In Asymptote, I'd like to draw two intersecting planes, one with a solid color and another with some pattern (e.g. checkerboard), so that it would look okay if printed black and white. However, the ...
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Drawing Solids with LaTeX

I want to know if there is a package that automatically draw solids (spheres, cylinders, cubes, prisms). I know I can do this kind of drawing using TikZ or PSTricks. But what about a package where ...
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Asymptote: when white isn't white

I'm trying to display a white 3D ball with Asymptote (3D PDF), but it always turns up gray: import graph3; import solids; defaultrender.merge=true; size(10cm,0); ...
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Projection of included 2D graphics to a plane

General purpose I want to project a graphic file from external sources (example.pdf saved on my computer e.g. a chip design) on the bottom of a 3D graphic (which I can draw in LaTeX by using TikZ, ...
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Close the corners of a grid (of tubes) on a surface in asymptote

Consider the following simple drawing of a saddle surface using asymptote import graph3; real f (pair p) { real x = p.x; real y = p.y; return 0.5*(x^2-y^2); } surface ...
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Fill a triangle in space using asymptote

I am trying to draw a triangle in space, given its three vertices, using asymptote. A minimal example is import grid3; import graph3; size(12cm,0); currentprojection=orthographic(1,-2,1); ...
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Surfaces rendered using Asymptote won't layer correctly

Question I recently asked a question here: How to plot a lattice of points on the surface of a torus? Where I have two answers, but both render incorrectly on my machine. They are supposed to look ...
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quiver plot on hyperboloid surface

Using pgfplots, I'm trying to create a quiver plot on a hyperboloid surface something like this. I was able to generate the hyperboloid surface using parametric equations. I could'nt find out how ...
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Draw a 3D diamond structure

I want to draw a 3D diamond crystal structure. The point where I struggle is quite in the beginning to draw connecting 3D rods: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Asymptote generates different output whether running in interactive mode or from pdflatex

I would like to make 3d pictures and put them side-by-side. I can do that nicely creating a file example.asy: settings.render=1; import graph; import graph3; import contour3; material reds = ...
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Asymptote takes too long to render images

I need to include several 3d graphics in a LaTeX document, and decided to use asymptote. However, it seems that rendering takes too long. A document with 20 images takes more than 15 minutes to finish ...
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plot 3d graphs of functions defined implicitly

How can I plot 3d graphs of functions defined implicitly (quadratic forms, for Linear Algebra course notes -- I'd like to include lots of examples)? As far as I can see it is not possible with ...
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3D arc in Asymptote

I constructed the technical figure embedded below. I wonder how to draw red arc to denote angle $\alpha$ between two blue vectors. (Actually, I add the desired output using Inkscape.) The Asymptote ...
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Fill a region between two coplanar paths in asymptote

I'd like to reproduce in 3D the same thing as can be seen in the manual (section 3.5, Paths) size(0,100); path unitcircle=E..N..W..S..cycle; path g=scale(2)*unitcircle; ...
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Asymptote default renderer problem after upgrading to TeX Live 2013

I just upgraded my TeX Live installation on Ubuntu 64-bit from 2012 to 2013. After the upgrade, when I tried to render some simple 3D drawings I was not getting the default rendering window to come ...
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Asymptote: Is there an equivalent to silhouette for surfaces?

Update If there is no equivalent to silhouette could you comment on my following ideas: I can get the projection of my surface using the planeproject transformation. This is still a three dimension ...
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Drawing a surface over a nonrectangular domain in asymptote

I use asymptote because of its amazing 3D capabilities. However, when I tried to plot a surface over a nonrectangular domain, I could not do it without getting jagged edges. As far as I know, other ...
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Asymptote 3D viewable in Evince/Okular

Is there a way to get Asymptote 3D figures in a PDF viewable in Evince/Okular? All what I can get is a very bad rastered image in place of my figure. I don't care about the interaction with the 3D ...
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How to achieve a perspective where two axes of a 3D scene coincide with the x and y axes of the 2D projection?

How should the corresponding camera line look like? currentprojection = orthographic(camera=(x,y,z),up=Y,target=O); In particular, I need a formula for the triple (x,y,z) depending on the angle ...
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Drawing the contour of a 3d torus

I would like to draw a torus, like the one on the question How to draw a torus, with a 3d package. I would like to avoid drawing the torus in 2d with inkscape (or directly with tikz) because I will ...
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Position shift when adding label to 3D asymptote diagram

I have this strange issue with 3d asymptote diagrams. Without labels they act as a normal figure, but when I add label, the diagram moves to the edge off the page... MWE: ...
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Help creating solid cylinders along a path in Tikz for crystal lattice diagram

I am trying to draw a diagram using Tikz that will show the crystalline lattice structure of diamond. It should look like the following illustration (reference). I have managed to figure out the ...
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How to cut a surface at the intersection with another surface in Asymptote?

In the code below, I define a cylinder (as a surface of revolution) and a plane (as a cyclic path). From both, I can get a surface that renders in 3D. Now, I would like to hide (or better remove) the ...
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What packages or tools best support any 3D line, plane, surface intersections?

I have not explored the PSTricks' pst-solides3d, TikZ's equivalent packages, Asymptote as a tool, etc, yet. I have a task to make some simple 3D diagrams that are related to 3D geometry subject we ...
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3D helix torus with hidden lines

How can I generate the above image using TikZ (possibly other methods will work if they produce better looking results)? I would like to have a nicely shaded (not so dark image) without gridlines ...
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How to get rid of the viewer's (incorrect) axes in an Asymptote 3D graphics

I have an Asymptote graph of a 3D surface (code below) that I export into 3D PDF file (containing PRC). I include nice axes with LaTeX labels on them, but in addition to these the viewer displays very ...
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Asymptote generated 3D raster image

Consider the following minimal Asymptote 3D example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage{asymptote} \begin{filecontents*}{testfile.asy} import three; ...