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tikz-3dplot, geodesics and adressing endpoints in polar coordinates

I am trying to draw geodesics on a sphere. While many approaches, like for example this one, i am more interested in another way. If i specify two points, say qand p on the Sphere, i would like to ...
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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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pgfplots: frame not closed for surface plot

If you compile this MWE you will find that the frame for the 2d plot is closed, but for the contour plot, which is a 3d plot, not. Both figures are taken from the examples from the pgfplots manual. ...
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HowTo: 3D plot of a surface element with normal vector

I'm new to tikz, and I'm trying to visualize a surface element, something like In contrast to the example image above (which I referenced from the web), I would like to draw the surface element in ...
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Asymptote: Parametric surface isn't working with Spline interpolation

I have a parametric surface that is defined in terms of the Lambert W function and which I want to display with Asymptote. For that the Lambert W function was implemented using Newton's method and the ...
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Drawing coaxial cables: TikZ or pstricks

I want to draw this. I don't find any way to do I can draw some things... but it's so bad! and it's not realistic! please HELP... \begin{document} \newcommand\innenleiter[3]{% ...
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Using tikz how to draw a wedge?

I'm working on to create illustrations for my class on Mechanics of Materials & Theory of Elasticity! I am trying to create a wedge and put arrows on plane to show the stresses acting. ...
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Draw a circle in a coordinate system of an arrow on a half-sphere

I am trying to draw a half sphere with several arrows on it. Each of those arrows should have a circle positioned on it, drawn in a local coordinate system of the arrow. I managed to draw the sphere ...
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Bending of edges

I have some problems bending the edges of my grap properly. I want to draw a flow network, so far I have done the following: What I would like to have is that the edges going out from the Source ...
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How to plot the four regular star polyhedra with tikz?

I can plot the regular convex polyhedra, for examples \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1.0] \tikzstyle{every node}=[circle,fill=blue!20,inner sep=0pt,minimum size=0.4cm] \foreach \y[count=\a] in ...
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Path shaded perpendicular to its direction

Is ist possible to apply a shading to a path perpendicular to it's current tangent. I want to draw some kind of 3d-pipe. My question is related to this question. I want to draw 3d-molecules and I am ...
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parametric plot 3D, helix and astroidal sphere

Can somebody help me and write code for this 2 picture in WinEdt (latex) (this is from Mathematica, I write in Mathematica, but I don't know write this code in WinEdt). I tried with ...
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How can two bivariate normal distributions be plotted in one plot?

I would like to visualize the following two bivariate normal distributions: I found Jakes awesome answer and adjusted it so that the plots get rotated the correct way. Current plot Question ...
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Improving the visual appearance of a truncated cone in TikZ

I have drawn a truncated cone in TikZ and am generally happy with the result. Here is the output and an MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Draw molecule structure with torsion angles in TikZ [closed]

I am trying to reproduce this figure in LaTeX: The packages that I have seen for annotating chemical structures do not seem to accomplish what I want (not to mention that my knowledge on chemical ...
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3d plot of a surface with nonrectangular domain

I need to make a 3D plot of a step function For example, suppose that I want to plot the function f:[0,1]x[0,1]->[0,1] given by: f(x,y) = 1 if x < y^2 and f(x,y) = 0 otherwise I would like to ...
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Setting camera view within Sketch

I'm using sketch to generate 3D tikz graphics, but the sketch documentation is not helpful. For example, here is some sketch code: def v1 ( 0.000, 0.000, 1.000 ) def v2 ( 0.894, 0.000, 0.447 ...
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3D ipelets for ipe

Is there an ipelet to draw 3D objects in Ipe? I know there's one for plotting 2D functions, but I didn't find any in 3D. Thanks!
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Import 3D object in LaTeX

Is there any way to import a 3D file of an object (.stl for example) to draw a 2D projection of it into a TeX document ? I have been surprised to don't find any subject about that, I was thinking a ...
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Adding arrows on 3D curves in Asymptote

I am trying to plot (1D) trajectories in 3D with Asymptote (because I am also plotting surfaces with opacity and do not want to use hacks for hidden surfaces). Each curve is defined by points in an ...
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Make lines disappear, pst-solides3D [duplicate]

I'm drawing the following cylinder which represents a water flowing and cooling down \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} ...
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pgfplot: how to render 3dplot with colors black, white and gray

I my previous question, I rendered a 3d plot, but as I want to print my plots they should be in black, white or gray coloring format. How should I change the coloring scheme? ...
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Solid of revolution about arbitrary axis

I'd like to rotate the region between y=cos(x) and y=x^2 - 0.25*pi^2 about the line x=pi. How to do this? So far I have only managed to rotate around the x-axis: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} ...
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Surface plot with coordinates in pgf

Is it possible to draw a three dimensional surface using coordinates instead of formulas? MWE so far: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Sketching conic sections as intersections of cone and plane?

I would have thought this would be trivial, but I still haven't found an easy method. All I want to do is draw a cone, a plane, and their intersection (which will be a conic section). Something ...
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Rotation transformation of a parametrized plot

I'm working on this plot with pgfplots: The image is from our sister-site Mathematica.SE and there's also a nice explanation how to do it with Mathematica. I follow these steps: Parametrize the ...
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How to draw spherical using 3dplot

I would like do draw some sphericals using the package 3dplot. Does anybody know how to draw spericals with different diameter and postition in a coordinate system like that one? ...
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Intersecting boxes in pst-solides3d

I need to make a picture of some 3D boxes (i.e., parallelepipeds) that intersect themselves in some complicated ways, so I tried pst-solides3d. Here's the minimal working example: A long and thin ...
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Function rotated about the x-axis

I try to reproduce some figure from that file: http://tug.org/TUGboat/tb33-1/tb103wolcott.pdf I exactly need Figure 7: f(x) = sin x rotated about the x-axis. The code for Figure 7 is in appendix B. ...
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Draw 3D intersecting surfaces

Problem This is a shameless "just do it for me" graphics question, but honestly I have no idea where to start. I'd like to reproduce this figure The image shows the intersection of two ...
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Specifying the transformation matrix TikZ uses manually?

I'm creating some 3D graphics using TikZ, and I need to apply a transformation matrix to some coordinates I'm specifying in 2D so they end up in 3D. I am going to draw graphics on all three visible ...
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Shading faces of solid (described using using \parametricplotThreeD)

Does anyone know how to shade only one of the faces of a solid whose faces are described using parametricplot? For example, shade the faces of the solid below? In general, how to color each of the ...
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Bend 3D cylindrical object

I am trying to draw the following image with TIKZ. My question is that, is it possible to bend 3D objects in TIKZ. I would like to bend the cylinder object in the code that I have given below and ...
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Drawing polyhedra using TikZ with semi-transparent and shading effect

I would like to draw an Octahedron using TikZ, I found nowhere to start, I tried drawing 6 points and then connecting them properly, but this method gives no 3D feel at all, this is my drawing: ...
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tikz 3D intersection of planes [duplicate]

I have got this figure in form of a PNG graphics. I can directly use it in my latex document. However, I would like to know if I can draw it with Tikz. I don't have much idea about two things - ...
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Creating “cylinder with bottom” node shape in TikZ/PGF

How to create custom TikZ node "cylinder with bottom", where hidden line in cylinder bottom is shown using dashed line. Something like the following creation, except node center should be in the ...
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Independent coloring of contour and 3D plot in pgfplots [duplicate]

I have a problem with pgfplots where the addition of a contour plot at the bottom of a 3D plot changes the coloring of the surface plot. This is a simple example: ...
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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 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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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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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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Drawing intersecting 3D surface plots

I'm attempting to draw six semi-transparent intersecting spheres of different colors---two on each axis x, y, z and all joining at the origin---as shown in the figure below. Note how all the spheres ...
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How to draw 3d molecules with TikZ?

Is it possible to draw molecules in 3d with TikZ like in this picture?
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3D solids with Tikz - or an alternative?

I want to draw 3D shapes in latex. I have tried out different strategies, but nothing has led me to a good solution yet. First what I want to do, then what I have done so far. In prioritized order, ...
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Can we color and rotate a cube?

I want to present a cube to illustrate, and I want to color four of its sides. The colors will be blue, red, green and yellow; the two remaining sides should be clear or white or, perhaps, black. In ...
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How to change label and ticks of a pgfplots colorbar?

I have a 3d plot with colored surface and a colorbar made with pgfplots. My probably related questions are: How can I set the label of the colorbar? What are the equivalents of zticks (positions of ...
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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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Creating a labeled tetrahedron with tikzpicture

I am wanting to draw a tetrahedron with labeled points on each corner. I attempted to edit the example of a cone that I found here: A cone with tikzpicture I have made it look partially like a ...
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PGFplots 3d: Creating a filled solid of revolution

I have searched through the internet for a solution, but since I'm not that skilled with pgfplots, I need your help. For several examples I want to draw solids of revolution, but filled ones. I ...
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How to prepare coordinates for 3D surface plot using pgfplots

I'm trying to plot a Pareto front on 3 dimensions, using pgfplots. However, although I expect a nice surface to appear (since it is a Pareto front), pgfplots does not produce the result I want (yet). ...