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Making a labeled Klein bottle using TikZ or pgfplots?

I'd like to be able to draw the following cell complex structure on the (three-dimensional embedding of the) Klein bottle using LaTeX. I am pretty pleased with my hand-drawn rendition, but LaTeX is ...
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pgfplots: Color a 3D surf plot based on y-value

I'm not sure if things have changed since version 1.7, but this is the closest thing I could find. I'm wondering if there's an easier way to use the y-value with a colormap to determine the color, or ...
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Placing text on face of 3d cube

How simple/hard would it be to add text to the front face (the red colored face in this example) of the cubes found at http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/plane-partition/? I have seen examples like ...
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3D Cube within a cube?

I have been trying to make an image but have been unsuccessful. Typically I use the tikz environment but can still not figure it out. I would love some help! Thank you! \documentclass{article} ...
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Find cylinder tangent in 3D

I am trying to draw a complicated form that is loosely based on a half cylinder. I am using tikz-3dplot to be able to accurately draw arcs in planes other than the xy-plane and to nicely set the ...
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Parametric surfaces with dependent parameters

I'm trying to create an image that shows (for example) the portion of a standard cylinder (\cos(v),\sin(v),u) that lies between the planes z=0 and z+y=5. Generating the cylinder itself is not an ...
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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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media9: toggle elements of a 3D scene

I successfully created a 3D PRC file and have embedded it in a PDF using LaTeX and the media9 package. Now I need to create buttons to allow the user to toggle on/off some elements of the scene. From ...
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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 to draw revolved disk shape using TikZ?

Is there an elegant way to rotate this shape about the axis and draw in 3D? Ideally I would like to be able to draw a revolved view of this as 180 deg, 270 deg and the full revolution at 360 deg. ...
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Labels in 3D mode don't work in Asymptote

When I create 3D asymptote graphics, labels just don't work. When I copy the code from the question in Positioning Labels in Asymptote I get the exact same plot just without the "x". Everything works ...
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Asymptote: prevent label scaling in 3d perspective

Is there a simple way to prevent labels from scaling based on their distance to the camera in a perspective 3d view? (For example, see the first comment on this question or page 65 of this tutorial.) ...
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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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Make plot smoother in pgfplots

I'm trying to plot a function using pgfplots: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat = 1.12} \newcommand{\param}{2.0} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Drawing a three-dimensional region

I want to draw a region in a 3D envirement. At the moment I'm doing this using tikz. The region is defined by the addition of a translation (1) and a rotation (2). The resuling region in 2D would be ...
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Extrude shapes in tikz 3d

I want to have a shape protruding out of a plane, like the green rectangles here So far I have a made a box like this: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{3d} ...
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Tikz and figures in 3-space

How can I draw this in LaTeX? I can do with a lot of segments but I think that there is other easy way to do it. And how can I add this gray blackground to images that give that spatial view.
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Adjusting 3D-view in pgfplots by custom transformation matrix for multiple axes

I'm trying to overlay two axis environments in a tikzpicture for adjustable views. In principle this wouldn't be a big deal - but, I would like to use this technique for the projection e.g. of text ...
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Stereographic projection of a circle to a plane in Asymptote

I would like to produce an Asymptote version of the scene portrayed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE6aC51LMv0 The output should preferably be vector graphics. Nevertheless, this is how far I ...
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Tikz: Stacked hollow solid cylinders

Is there a way to draw three hollow cylinders with finite thickness in TikZ? The result should look something like this: I already found the shape=cylinder option as in here or here. But I have no ...
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pgfplots error plot 3D math function of two variables

I want to plot a very typical production function (q=L^0.5*K^0.5) in 3D using pgfplots package. When I compile the following MVE I get the following error "! Package pgfplots Error: An internal error ...
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3d sphere style changes coordinates?

i took this one http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/map-projections and rebuild or changed it for my use. This is a crosspost to: ...
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Drawing “beautiful spheres” in TikZ [duplicate]

I found some ready-made code to draw spheres and lines on them in this paper, which refers to this example. Bottom line is that I do not get the presented result using MiKTeX on 64-bit Windows 7, ...
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Drawing a 3D volume - Cube

I'm wondering how I could draw something like the image below: I've been working in that code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{matrix, calc, backgrounds, ...
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Glitches and other problems with pgfplots

I want to draw a rather smooth surface in a 3D graph with pgfplots. 1) It shows however, some glitches (spikes on the smooth surface), which I guess due to some numerical issues in the basic package. ...
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Cross in particular plane in 3D

I'm creating tikz graphics in (x,y,z) Cartesian coordinate system. I'm defining objects (circle in my WE) in some plane using \tikzset{xyplane/.style={canvas is yx plane at z=#1}}. I noticed it ...
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Drawing Ellipsoids in Asymptote; Camera too Close

I am trying to draw a set of Ellipsoids in Asymptote which are given by an symmetric positive definite matrix or in other words by three vectors v1,v2,v3 of length 1 forming an ONB (the ellipsoids ...
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Truncated cube with numerated faces

I am having difficulties to project texts in inclined planes. To be more precise, i would like do latex the following question. Exercise: In the following figure, we see two different views of a ...
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Asymptote: How to draw surfaces with more than four vertices without “seams?”

In Asymptote 3D, I need to draw surfaces with more than 4 vertices, but when I do, either it simply doesn't work (I can't reproduce this in a simple example, but can provide a more complicated case ...
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Best program for 3D plotting for LaTeX [closed]

I'm cross-posting this (also on Mathematics stack exchange, but not really getting the answers I'm looking for, so thinking I may have posted in the wrong community originally). I've hit a roadblock ...
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Tikz 3d trimetric view coordinate calculation bug

I'm trying to draw a line in the x-y-plane and circles in the y-z-plane at constant x position. Problem is, that the circle is far out of position (x-coordinate of center point of the circle is ...
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Plotting several 2d curves (with different colors) in a 3d graph

I'm trying to reproduce 3D plots with several 2d curves, like in Plotting several 2D functions in a 3D graph. The end result looks like this: The questions are: I would like to change X labels ...
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pgfplots: rotating a shape in 3D independent of the axes

I have a group of shapes I'm plotting in 3D via \addplot3 (such as a cone) and need to have them pointed in a direction specified by the macro arguments. I do not want to just change the view angle or ...
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PGFplots z buffer does not sort the plotted objects properly

I have a PGFplots axis environment in which I attempt to plot several line objects and a surface object. The objects have to be 'sorted' in the sense of which object is drawn before or behind the ...
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tikz-3dplot: Drawing an arc with the let syntax in 3d

How can I use the let syntax to draw an arc when using tikz-3dplot? At the present, the arc is drawn but doesn't look right. \documentclass[tikz, convert = false]{standalone} ...
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Asymptote: maintain window size while changing POV in animation

In every Asymptote animation example that I found (see e.g. here or here), the viewpoint is constant during the animation. I would like to make one which consists in a rotating viewpoint, the drawn ...
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Asymptote: set camera inside the box defined by the axis

The first figure is the (almost) the example elevation.asy from the demo gallery. I'd like to do an animation of a moving camera navigating in-between the peaks (a bit like a walkthrough in ...
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Asymptote: draw surface from data points in 3D

In the figure below, you can see 25 curves. Each of these curves was plotted from a list of points in a file mypoints_i.dat. Each of these files contains the exact same number of points. How would ...
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how can plot mesh from a data file?

i want plot a 3d mesh plot from a data file .the tex file can be run but it's output is wrong. please help me. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz, pgfplots} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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How can I draw the 3d blood vessel [closed]

How can I draw the 3d blood vessel as the picture showing?
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TikZ: two ellipses in different planes

How can show that two ellipses are in different planes? \documentclass[convert = false, border = 1cm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Shading of cubes in 3D picture

The example here is just great (and even better with the implementation in the comment). I would, however, like to have all the sides on a cube in the same color but have the color change in each ...
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I want to draw a dot / small sphere in a TikZ 3D Plot

I got a 3d coordinate system and I want to mark a point with a dot. \begin{tikzpicture}[x = {(0.866cm,0.5cm)}, y={(0cm,1cm)}, z={(0.866cm,-0.5cm)},] \draw[thick,->] (-15,0,0) -- (15,0,0) ...
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tilted planes as scopes

I am trying to rebuild the following 3D graphic with TikZ. Exact resemblance is not required, and I have actually decided to change the geometry and style a bit to increase the clarity of the ...
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Is it possible to make slideshow with u3d files in a beamer template?

I'm just interested if there is a technical way to merge between animate package and movie15 package in order to get an interactive 3D slideshow (like that shown below in the link) with full features ...
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Camera zoom and picture size in Asymptote

I am trying to make a 3D animation in Asymptote involving moving infinite surfaces. I would like to set up a "steady camera", so that a unit ball would always look the same size relative to the ...
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Lines plotted in front of others, though they should behind in a 3d plot

After converting a figure to TeX using matlab2tikz, I figured there's a little problem. The figure consists of many lines, but there are two different sets of lines a cloud set, forming a stream ...
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PGFplots 3D: Axis labels are placed “in the middle” of axis instead at the tip

I would like to use the "center"-style for axis and place the label of the axis near the arrow tip. It works in 2D but in 3D the labels for the x and y axis are placed at very weird places. See the ...
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Transform paper folding diagram to 3D object or vice versa

I made this commands to make paper models, and I ask if it is possible to have a 3D view of them converting in tikz-3D, or backward. But it's easier to draw the flat model and generate the volume ...
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How can I draw a twisted 3D arrow?

Does anyone know how I can draw an 3D arrow that in itself is twisted by 90 degrees? I need such arrow to show how polarized light is twisted in a liquid crystal. I would like to include that arrow ...