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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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tikz stacked disks 3D

I would like to know if it is possible to draw an image like this in 3D using tikz? I am having some text around this picture, which looks great in tikz, but I am unable to draw this kind of 3D figure ...
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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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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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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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Creating a labeled tetrahedron with tikzpicture

I am wanting to draw a tetrahedron with labeled points on each corner. I attempted to edit the example of a cone that I found here: A cone with tikzpicture I have made it look partially like a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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Why isn't the arc drawn on the good plane using tikz-3dplot in Tait-Bryan convention

As some people on tex.sx, I used the tikz-3dplot and changed some commands to use Tait-Bryan convention instead of the default Euler convention. As you can see on the following picture, the rotation ...
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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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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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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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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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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} ...
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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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2D colors above 3D surface plot

I would like to draw a 2D, colored plot of a function above its surface plot. I tried copying the surface plot and setting z filter/.code={\def\pgfmathresult{1.4}}, but then everything is the same ...
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Cyclic ring and visibility problem in pst-solides3d

I'm trying to draw two cylindric rings on top of each other with pst-solides3d. Here is what I have: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \begin{document} ...
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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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2D surface on a 3D surface plot external data in a file

I am drawing a 3D surface from external data. Here they are: 0 0 -0.64 1 0 -0.5 2 0 -0.4 3 0 -0.31 4 0 -0.23 5 0 -0.2 6 0 -0.24 7 0 -0.32 8 0 -0.42 9 0 -0.59 10 0 -0.76 0 1 -0.54 1 1 -0.4 2 1 -0.27 ...
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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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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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Asymptote generated 3D raster image

Consider the following minimal Asymptote 3D example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage{asymptote} \begin{filecontents*}{testfile.asy} import three; ...
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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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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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TikZ: showing a plane moving in 3 space

I have 2 identical planes a distance of \Delta t apart. I want to show that first plane is being pushed in the direction of the second plane. I was thinking maybe some randomly placed arrows tangent ...
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What packages or tools best support any 3D line, plane, surface intersections?

I have not explored the PSTricks' pst-solides3d, TikZ's equivalent packages, Asymptote as a tool, etc, yet. I have a task to make some simple 3D diagrams that are related to 3D geometry subject we ...
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Extract coordinates from 3D point

How do I extract coordinates from a three-dimensional point defined when using tikz-3dplot? I would like to perform some calculations on these (more specifically a cross-product of two vectors), but ...
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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 ...
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How to prepare coordinates for 3D surface plot using pgfplots

I'm trying to plot a Pareto front on 3 dimensions, using pgfplots. However, although I expect a nice surface to appear (since it is a Pareto front), pgfplots does not produce the result I want (yet). ...
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Recreating a square with fixed baseline and height (3d)

I am trying to recreate the following image, as close as possible. The point is that the circumference of the bottom, plus the height of the cube needs to be 30. Which gives 30 = 4x + h so I want ...
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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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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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Setting camera projection angle in tikz to enhance the depth perception when drawing 3D figures

First please see the following example using MATLAB drawing command >>surf(membrane); We can adjust the camera angle using MATLAB's built-in command camproj, the effects are as follows: ...
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plot 1d curves in 3d space with nice looking intersections

I am trying to draw multiple colored one-dimensional parametric curves in three dimensional euclidean space. The curves themselves do not intersect in 3d, but ...