# Tagged Questions

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

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Beamer class and U3D Views

I want to switch 3D views in my presentation. I have read in the movie15 package that it is possible with the command: (dice example from movie15.pdf page 16) \movieref[3Dviewindex=N]{dice}{Click ...
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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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### 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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### 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: 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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### PGF: draw longitudinal arcs in 3D axis environment

I want to draw a sphere, similar to the first one here: http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/map-projections/ But - of course - different. This is, what I did so far: The dashed lines are behind ...
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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} \begin{...
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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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### 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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### 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) node[...
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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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### 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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### Can I add 3D objects as subfigures (using movie15)

I have faced one stiff problem that when I try to add four 3D plots (2 rows x 2 columns) in my beamer by using subfigure approach, I fail! This is my minimal example: \begin{frame} \begin{figure}[t] ...
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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 ...
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### Draw closed section of sphere using pgfplots

I want to draw a section of a sphere to represent its volume. I have currently got the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.11} \begin{document} \begin{...
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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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### Cannot compile asymptote 3D graphic

I just installed Asymptote on my laptop and while I can compile 2D images, rendering never completes when compiling 3D images. Here is what I did on my Windows 8.1, 64 bit machine: installed ...
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### Drawing bonds between atoms with pgfplots

I'm trying to draw a molecule using pgfplots. I have successfully drawn the atoms with the code below: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.9} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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### How to fill a planar 3D path in asymptote?

Is there, in Asymptote an equivalent of the fill command that works for planar 3D paths? I thought surface did this: I expected the commands fill(project(p)) and draw(surface(p)) to always ...
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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 screen,...
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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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### 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]{% \tikzset{Cylin/.style={...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 {10,9,...
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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 with creating two plots -- a Helix and an Astroidal Sphere -- in LaTeX? The attached pictures are screenshots from Mathematica and show the desired results.
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### Parabolic Moebius map on sphere using tikz

There is a discussion here about coding the elliptic Moebius map. I however am interested in how I might do the parabolic one. case [d] The arrow heads are not an issue, but how do I get the lines ...
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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} \begin{tikzpicture}[>...
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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 ...