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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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Vector graphics in LaTeX

I need to add some vector graphics to my LaTeX files. I would like to end up with good looking wireframes, such as in Hatcher's book "Algebraic Topology" (for an example take a look here). Which tools ...
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Helix on a cylinder

I want to plot geodesics on a cylinder. These are straight lines, circles or helices. I can plot the first two, but I don't know how to draw the helices. To be precise, I would like to know how to ...
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How can I draw two intersecting spheres with highlighted intersection?

I would like to get an image like the this: with two intersecting spheres, marked centers , one point on the intersection should also be marked and a highlighted intersection. I've tried to get ...
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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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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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3D data plot with PSTricks

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-3dplot} \begin{filecontents*}{plotting-of-3d-surface.data} 2.17 0.001 0.82044815 2.17 0.002 0.82345825 2.17 ...
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3d Image using tikz?

I have attempted to draw a sphere between two planes that are defined as follows. a:= 2x - 2y + z + 2 = 0 and b:= 4x - 4y + 2z - 4 = 0 I know that the line is perpendicular to the two planes are ...
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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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Plot TikZ items with respect to 3D position, not the order of appearance in the code

I have a big bunch of polygons plot in 3D with TikZ. The code is generated by a program, so it's hard for me to print the "foreground" polygons last, so that they are well printed in space. In other ...
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For movie15-based 3D embeds, how to get u3d files?

The movie15 package (an interface to embed movies, sounds and 3D objects into PDF documents for use with LaTeX as well as pdfLaTeX) requires 3D files to be in u3d format for embedding into pdf. This ...
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Setting the unit vector ratio gives a '! Dimension too large' error

I have a Delaunay-triangulated surface generated in MATLAB, which I would prefer to render in tikz. I use Nico Schlömer's matlab2tikz script to generate the standalone tex file. The MATLAB result ...
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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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A perpendicular line to a plane in 3D

I have two line segments identified by two end points each. Two line segments are in the same plane and intersecting at a point. I would like to draw a line (normal of the plane) passing through the ...
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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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Asymptote: Is there an equivalent to silhouette for surfaces?

Update If there is no equivalent to silhouette could you comment on my following ideas: I can get the projection of my surface using the planeproject transformation. This is still a three dimension ...
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How to project a function over a 3D plane

When I looked up the method to express two variable functions as a sequence of intersecting horizontal planes, I thought to use PGFplots to construct a simple set of "slices" of a generic function ...
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Best way to get the unit vector of a given vector in tikz 3d

Suppose I have a coordinate in tikz 3d which I interpret as a vector, for example \coordinate (v) at (3,2,9); What's the best way to get the unit vector pointing into the same direction? My first ...
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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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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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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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3D-plotting sine integral (PSTRICKS)

I'd like to build up a 3D-Plot (based on pst-solides3d), where the function looks like x=u, y=v and z=\int_0^x \frac{\sin\left(\pi t \right)}{\pi t} - \frac{1}{3} ...
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Drawing Axis Grid in 3D with Custom Unit Vectors

I am trying to adjust the unit vectors for each of the axis, and draw a coordinate grid. I can get it to work without specifying the unit vectors, of specifying it as: x={(1.0cm,0.0cm)}, ...
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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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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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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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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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Drawing 3D cylinder

I need to draw a lot of 3D cylinders with different dimensions. Has anyone maybe already defined a command like \3Dcylinder{x}{y}{z}? I found 3D bodies in TikZ and tried the third answer. But I don't ...
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tikz-3dplot rotation around the x-axis

I'm trying to create a simple spherical quadrant grid using the tikz-3dplot package. The longitudinal grid lines look fine but when I try to create the latitudinal lines I get really strange results ...
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3D TikZ lines on the perimeter of a circle

I'm just learning TikZ, I've done a few 2D images and I wanted to make a 3D wire frame of the Hubble telescope. The body of the telescope is basically a pair of tubes, the front one slightly narrower ...
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pgfplots: color a (3D) surf using arbitrary RGB colors

I would like to color a surf using arbitrary RGB colors (unlike this question, which just colors the surf using the colormap). In this minimal example (which plots the x+y function), I would like the ...
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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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Position shift when adding label to 3D asymptote diagram

I have this strange issue with 3d asymptote diagrams. Without labels they act as a normal figure, but when I add label, the diagram moves to the edge off the page... MWE: ...
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TikZ: draw objects in transparent objects (3d)

I want to draw a cuboid in another transparent cuboid with TikZ. Therefore I've created a \newcommand to draw a cuboid. \documentclass[11pt, halfparskip]{scrartcl} \usepackage{ucs} ...
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pgfplots: labels and width issues in non-boxed 3d plot with oblique projection

Update april 2013 The bug has been fixed with pgfplots version 1.8 (requires \pgfplotsset{compat=1.8}). When I try to add the axes labels to this code, I get a division by zero error. I think the ...
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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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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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pgfplots: 2d graphics in 3d axis environment

I would like to stack several external 2d plots into a 3d axis environment like the orange and green planes in my example. As the 2d plots are created externally, I am looking for a way to rotate and ...
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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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Random 3D shape

I created a picture for a random charge distribution and it currently looks like this \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{intersections, decorations,circuits.ee.IEC, calc, ...
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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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TikZ trapezoid transformation (vanishing point) [closed]

Within a TikZ drawing, I want to distort a 2D rasterimage (from \includegraphics) so that it appears to be rotated by 90° around the vertical axis in 3D (it should look perpendicular to the sheet of ...
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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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3D surface plots in TikZ

I need to plot a surface plot using TikZ. I have the (x,y) coordinate and the corresponding function value in a table form. I have not done 3D plots before in TikZ and hence I would appreciate any ...
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Circular arrow in 3D to indicate a unit axis rotation

I would like to indicate the directions of rotation and symbols used for the respective Euler angles. This would look nice using small circular arrows around the axes, as shown below: In this ...
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Draw bivariate normal distribution in x-z plane

In draw-a-bivariate-normal-distribution-in-tikz, the bivariate normal distribution was plotted on the x-y plane. Is it possible to plot this on the x-z plane/y-z plane?
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xyz coordinates rotation

is it possible to set a different orthonormal base for the xyz coordinate space? for example, the default one is x=(1,0,0) y=(0,1,0) and z=(0,0,1). I would want to set this base: x=(1,0,0) y=(0,0,1) ...
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Making mesh grid lines transparent in surface plot with pgfplots

I need to make a partly transparent, one color, surface plot. Additionally I want to control the transparency of mesh lines. Running this code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} ...
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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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Draw 3D rectangle

I've been searching this for hours, but didn't find a reason for this behaviour: Here is my example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{3d} \begin{document} ...