# Tagged Questions

{3d} is about three-dimensional content, e.g., images and drawings.

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### 3dplot viewing angle

I need to choose my view angle in \tdplotsetmaincoords{ }{ } (elevation and azimuth) so that my plot ends up looking like the one below. I wish to do this entirely via the view angle, not relabelling ...
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### Draw a 2D functions in tikz

I want to be able to plot in a 3D environment any type of function of two variables z = f(x,y), where x and y are specified within a given range. For instance plot f(x,y) = x^2 + y^2 where x in [-2,2] ...
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### Asymptote: Why are objects closer to the camera smaller

In the following example you can see that the atom that is closest to the camera, is acutally smaller than the rest, even though it should be the other way around. Shouldn't it? Here the MWE: size(...
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### Asymptote: Arrow3 only has 3D arrow head

If I draw a Arrow3, it does not really look 3D-ish because the line is not shaded like a cylinder. How do I change this? Probably drawing the cylinder and arrow head manually together? How? Here is a ...
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### Changing the view angle distort 3D tube image

In previous post water inside 3d tube I added a code. What I need is to have a look from front, but the problem is, if I change the angle from \tdplotsetmaincoords{30}{10} to \tdplotsetmaincoords{90}...
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### water inside 3D tube

How can I generate the above image using TikZ. The oval inside tube represents water and arrows indicates the dipole orientation of water. What I was able to get so far is pasted below. \...
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### tikz-cd: Shade faces of commutative cube

I would like to "shade" the faces of a commutative cube drawn using tikz-cd. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tikz-cd} \begin{document} \begin{tikzcd} & P \ar{dl}[swap, ...
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### How to draw a squeezed ellipse with fading color on a sphere surface with TikZ?

Ideally, I would like to draw something like part (c) of the image below: . Here, I narrow down the question to how to draw an ellipse on the surface of a sphere with fading color as shown on part (b) ...
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### Adding a 2D plot to a 3D plot without closing the ends

I want to add 2 parabolas to a plot of a hyperbolic paraboloid, but I can't figure out (and couldn't find any information on the internet) how to keep pgfplots from closing the ends of the graphs. My ...
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### Corners of 3D cube extend beyond where they meet / tikz / draw [duplicate]

i figured out how to draw the 3d effect cubes, but now im facing the issue of the border lines extending beyond the points where they meet. i know that by doing "draw=none" i can turn these off, but i ...
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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: \usepackage{tikz-...
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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} \usepackage[...
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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: http://latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=25078&...
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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 doesn'...
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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} \usepackage{tikz-3dplot}...
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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 ...