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Correct clipping of 3D tikz for adjustbox?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[% 12pt, journal, onecolumn, twoside, draftcls, letterpaper, ]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} ...
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pgfplots 3d cylindrical coordinate system

I am trying to plot a cylindrical coordinate system using pgfplots. The idea would be to plot the r,theta plane similar to what polaraxis provides, see here. I don't know how to translate something ...
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Connecting line calculations with fitting node in 3D tikz?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \usetikzlibrary{fit} \usetikzlibrary{3d} \makeatletter \tikzset{ ...
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Opacity for pst-3dplot object

How can the opacity of a pst-3dplot object be set to be transparent? I have an example where using opacity or strokeopacity options do not work. I am trying to make an image similar to the following: ...
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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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Uniform appearance of tick marks in 3d pgfplot?

In the default configuration the tick marks in a 3d plot from pgfplots are looking nicely when using a box but in my opinion not really uniform when the axis lines are in the center. Is there any ...
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rectangle in 3d plane

I am trying to plot a 3d axis with a rectangle perpendicular to the x-plane using the following code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots,pgfplotstable} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...
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pgfplots: 3D surface plot from data with free format

I want to plot 3D data from a file (data file) using pgfplots. The data represents an ellipsoid. I want to draw the outer shell like in the following picture, just without the background and in ...
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\pgftransformtriangle problem

Why the red square and circle are not set and oriented on the blue points ? \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \def\Azi{30}%30 \def\Alt{20}%20 ...
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addplot3 [area plot] filling the wrong area

using some saved data, i use (The data file cane be download from pX.txt where the first column is the x and at each iteration, I plot the other columns with respect to the first column) ...
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indicate a right angle in 3d

The following MWE shows what appears to be a piece of paper folded. I want to indicate that the angle between the dashed lines is right angled by adding a simple square at M, such that the missing ...
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3D font in LaTeX

This is an unusual question regarding rendering of a font with a specific 3D-esque style in LaTeX, XeLaTex, or any other TeX flavor. I was looking at some fonts the other day and I came across one of ...
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Plotting 3D graphs in specified axial direction in tikz

I am a complete tikz noob and just taking snippets of examples to draw my first diagram. To get my head around orientations I am starting with the polarizing microscope example ...
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Can't zoom on u3d object in pdf

I am trying to make pdfs with u3d objects embedded, however when doing so I note that I cannot zoom in on the object, either by scrolling, or switching to the zoom tool. Interestingly, the pan tool ...
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Nice scientific pictures show off

Task Show off your best scientific illustration ! The main purpose of this question is to share beautiful scientific pictures, preferably with an educational aspect. Content Your post must ...
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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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Making a black hole and information

I would like to make the picture similar to the following to represent information in a black hole horizon and black hole inside the sphere in tex. I can make a sphere but making the discrete bits ...
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Is it possible to write text in 3D plots? (And newbie questions on 3d graphics)

I'm making my first steps in 3D graphics in LaTeX. What I got so far is this image In the backgorund one can sense a small D_g; the blue domain should be denoted with that. The red surface should ...
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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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Torus with semi-dashed line in TikZ

Is there a simple way to produce in TikZ a two-torus rounded by two circles, each with the non-visible half dashed, as in the sketch?
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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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3d arrows in tikz, or arrows that fit perspective

I'm trying to draw a 3d arrow in a 3d box (well lots of them actually). I've got the 3d box sorted, but the arrow doesn't look quite right. I've set up my axes/projection with: ...
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How can we draw a 3D Christmas gift box, with TikZ?

In the spirit of How can we draw a Christmas tree with decorations, using TikZ? Can you draw a 3D Christmas gift box with as many details as possible(bow tie, elevated lid/bow, patterned wrapping ...
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How to make a 3D Lattice?

How could I create a lattice like this: In 3D, with the ability to change the x,y and z spacing independently of each other? Any solution using any LaTeX program would be great! I have tried to do ...
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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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3d graphics/diagrams [closed]

Is there a convenient way to create a 3d graphic/diagram like the following in LaTeX (e.g. with tikz)? I'm aware that convenience is a point of view, however I would describe myself as a newbie to ...
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Replace \path in Tikz with a 3D tube

Is it possible to define a new command in Tikz, which will use the same arguments as the \path [line] (node1) -- (node2); command, but which draws instead a 3D tube?
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Splitting y domain in 3D pgfplots

What I want is to plot my function from y=0-->y=3 and then from y=3,2-->y=6. I want to ommit the space between 3 and 3,2. This is my code: \documentclass[border= 5mm]{standalone} ...
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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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How to draw this 3D H-layout recursive tree with Tikz? [closed]

Background: This is an extension problem from my last post How to draw the recursive H-Layout tree using Tikz?. The (2D) H-layout tree is actually from the VLSI layout problem in computer science. I ...
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Create 3D heatmap desity plot using TikZ

My question is very similar to "Create heatmap with PSTricks or TikZ", but this time in 3D. So I have tabulary data as follows: x | y | z | value 1.2 | 1.3 | 1.4 | 1.20 0.2 | 0.3 | 0.4 | 3.20 ...
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How can I create simple 3D models?

I would like to reproduce the following image, but in addition labelled with "Wheelbase $w$" and "Track $t$". (Wikipedia image source) I've tried my best with pst-solides3d, but the result is much ...
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How to produce a 3d surface plot by rotating the 2d plot of a function

What I want to do is to produce a 3d plot of a surface of revolution. So far I have achieved the following code... \documentclass[border= 5mm]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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How to draw a graph by indicating volume of 3D elements but not their position

I have about five thousand observations which I would like to plot in a graph. Since the range of values is wide (from 1 to 108,000, with 90% of the observation taking a value of 2, 99% of 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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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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Controlling Orientation in 3D PGF Plots

Question Why does x-axis pointing right and y-axis pointing into the page appear to be the default? When I found the page in the following link, the answer coincidentally presented the axes exactly ...
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Unwanted Line Drawn Between Ends of Curves in 3D

Okay, this was about one of the technical pitfalls and how to avoid it, which was solved quite easily by adding samples y=0 as recommended by Francis. Initial Question The following does two turns ...
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Controlling visibility of 3D axes in \addplot3

In trying to use \addplot3 to draw a paraboloid, the domain of which is [-4, 4] for both x and y, originally, the z-axis was sitting behind the surface. I discovered axis on top, but can you get the ...
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How to draw this picture in 3D (TikZ)

How to draw this picture in 3D (TikZ)? \documentclass[tikz,border=2mm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,3d} \begin{document} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Is it possible to draw a 3d cylinder using TikZ-3dplot?

I want to draw a clyinder between two planes. I want to specify the distance between the planes and position and radius of the cylinder. I would like to use tikz-3dplot, because it allows a free ...
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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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Unordered layers in tikz-3dplot (3d effect)

Short formulation of the question Is there a way to order layers in tikz-3dplot according to their distance to the observer's position? The picture should look realistic in order to give some ...
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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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Interactive surface plot with pgfplots

I know that it is possible to embed three-dimensional files into PDFs with \LaTeX which can then actively be interacted with by the reader (see here for example). I have a surface plot I made with ...
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TikZ: a cylinder of infinite height

I would like to use the Magenta cylinder from dandelin spheres, but I want to have the illusion that the cylinder goes to infinity in the positive z direction. I am ignoring the rest of the code ...
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Pgfplots: How to fill area under a curve in a 3d plot similar to \closedcycle in 2d

How can I fill the area under a curve in a 3d plot, similar to the \closedcycle command in ordinary 2d plots? Applying this command does a filling which is not rotated. Minimal working example: ...