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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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Trouble with 3D axis in pgfplots [closed]

I have texlive 2012 and have drawn a curve in three dimensions with pgfplots. That has not been a problem. The axes occurs in a way not appear well suited. In the code I indicated that ymax = 1.5, ...
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How to do a surface with pstricks using data from a surveying?

For each point of the grid a have the coordinates (X,Y) and height (Z), like: X 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 Y 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 Z 2 1 0 4 5 1 8 4 3
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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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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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Scale Axis in PGFPlots without changing orientation

I'm trying to plot a data matrix using pgfplots and a surface plot. The method described in this question worked well for me: Using pgfplots, how do I arrange my data matrix for a surface plot so ...
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Draw an implicitly defined surface in 3D

I want to visualise the following set as a subset of [0,\infty)^3: What's the most efficient way to do this? I am thinking of either TikZ or psTricks.
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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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Drawing a Plane in 3D space

How can I draw a plane with equation $- \sqrt{3} x+y=0 $ in space (with tikz)?
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How to achieve a perspective where two axes of a 3D scene coincide with the x and y axes of the 2D projection?

How should the corresponding camera line look like? currentprojection = orthographic(camera=(x,y,z),up=Y,target=O); In particular, I need a formula for the triple (x,y,z) depending on the angle ...
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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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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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How to fix layering with the 3d package?

I used the 3d TikZ library to draw a circle in the z-y plane around a line along the x axis. But since the circle is drawn on top of the line, it does not look like the line passes through the circle. ...
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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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How can I draw a vector field (quiver plot) on a surface in 3D?

I'd like to draw a vector field on a torus using PGFPlots and/or TikZ. I managed to do it using ePiX, based on the file decorate.xp from the example gallery, but then I have to do z-sorting by hand, ...
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How to rotate around arbitrary axis in XYZ coordinate system

I am drawing the cartesian coordinate system in XYZ coordinate system and would like to illustrate a point in the 3d space by drawing the projections on each plane. A simple version would be as ...
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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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Drawing a ring around a torus (doughnut) using TikZ

I was trying to draw a 2-torus (a doughnut) using TikZ, based on the answer to my previous question Moebius Strip using Tikz, and got the following The result is impressive! However, the vertical ...
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Addplot3 with graphics / Image Offset to Axis

I'm currently working with tikz and pgfplots to set a few plots. It works marvelously for a lot of applications, add I have set a number of plots (especially surfaces from matlab) with help of the ...
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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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pgfplots “dimension too large” with 3D graphic from external source

I want to include a 3D plot that I created in R. The plot is prepared according to the example given for Matlab in the pgfplots manual. I cropped the whitespace around the saved png, added ...
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Presumed error of pgfplots in the “cutting” of a surface

I'm struggling with a 3D representation through the use of the package pgfplots. I'm faced with an alleged error in pgfplots (from my point of view). Consider the txt file (which is attached here) and ...
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How to plot a surface from a set of data?

Disclaimer: I already read questions like 2D surface on a 3D surface plot external data in a file and 3D surface plots in TikZ but these did not solve my problem. I have this set of data: x y ...
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Easiest way to draw a 3d coordinate system with axis labels and ticks in tikz

What's the easiest way to draw a 3d coordinate system in tikz with axis labels and ticks like the following one: Is there any additional package which does this (with adjustable parameters)?
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How to draw the right ascension and declination of a vector in a rotated coordinate frame in TikZ?

During my research I came across the illustration of two reference frames. In my opinion this illustration is lacking, because the coordinate systems are not drawn. This makes it hard to understand, ...
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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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Draw an aircraft with Tikz

I want to draw a plane using the Tikz tool. You will find, attached, a screenshot.
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Draw a bivariate normal distribution in TikZ

For a small class I want to draw a bivariate normal distribution and show where the means from the two variables meet in the space. Has anyone done this in TikZ?
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How to project text onto a plane?

I'm trying to create the impression that the text "slice" in the example below is written on the cube slice. What is the best solution? To slant the text? \documentclass{standalone} ...
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spherical coordinates in tikz 3d

Can we specify direction in spherical coordinates? I know we can do polar (angle:radius) but what is we are using tikz-3d and want to specify (r, theta, phi) where theta is the azimuthal angle?
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Draw polarized light

I was trying to draw something like that Searching through the net to see if it already exists in tikz I came accross in texample.net the following image which looks a lot like what I want to draw. ...
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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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Drawing a 3D cone

I want to create some thing like this , but instead of a box, I use another object (a dog silhouette). Here is what I have so far \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{scope}[scale=0.25, xshift=70, ...
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ray from the origin of a sphere to the radius

In my previous post shifting a sphere, I have two spheres which were lifted from texexamples.net On the left bottom side, there is a sphere with a ray from the center to the radius of the sphere. I ...
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Shifting a sphere in code from Texample.net

From Texamples - Stereographic and cylindrical map projections, I decided to use the first sphere. However, I want to setup two spheres. When I add another sphere, only the shaded circle shifts ...
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Tikz: intersection of line and plane

I am struggling with drawing a plane and a intersecting line. I would like to have the line C,P',P in the image, disappear if it is "behind" the plane and have it reappear if it is not behind the ...
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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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How to draw a 3d cylinder using TikZ-3dplot? [duplicate]

I'm trying to draw a 3d cylinder using TikZ-3dplot, but the cylinder walls are not aligned properly (as you can see in the image). Does anybody knows what am I doing wrong? \documentclass{article} ...
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Stereographic Projections

Take the unit sphere in the three dimensional space. A plane through the half of the sphere perpendicular to the vertical axis. Pick a point in the plane and draw the line which joins it with the ...
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Navigation system coordinates in tikz-3dplot

I am using tikz-3dplot and trying to represent navigation system transformations. In navigation systems, the orientation of the vehicle axis is given in terms of Roll, Pitch and Yaw. These are ...
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Intersecting planes not shown correctly with TikZ

I made a plot in MATLAB of a deformed and an undeformed model. I converted the figure to TikZ using matlab2tikz and added it to my .tex file. I then noticed that the two configurations, which are ...
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Projection of Circle onto Spherical Surface

I want to draw shapes looks like 15 degrees tilted-semi-sphere and there are circles, placed in a triangular shaped array, on the base area. Then these circles are projected onto surface of sphere. ...
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drawing a circle in the xy plane when using 3d coordinates

I am trying to make a circle in the xy plane that has walls that slope up. How can I do this? Basically a bucket with a bigger opening then base. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz, ...
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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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Contour partially hidden by a surface in pgfplots

Thank's to SE (and particularly these two questions: Draw a bivariate normal distribution in TikZ and How to fix a contour plot at top of a 3D box), I've been able to draw what I was looking for with ...
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How to draw a 3D hexagonal structure with TikZ?

What is the best way in TikZ to draw a hexagonal stucture in 3D? For example, graphite crystals, honeycombs or stable racks made of hexagonal aligned stiffeners. I already found this nice solution: ...
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Isometric Elevation Grid in TikZ

Is there a (simplistic?) way to draw a 3D elevation grid like this in Tikz or PGFPlots? The blue line should be able to move up or down and, eventually, submerge the interior blocks. I've looked ...
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How do I replace an XYZ coordinate system on an already available plot? [closed]

I have an eps file looking like this: I have no access to the original dataset, so replotting it is not an option. I would like to replace the ugly 80s style coordinate system (Both the captions ...
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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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How to draw the outlines of a patch in pgfplots?

In pgfplots the patch plot library allows to basically draw 3D bezier planes easily. This is very helpful if the exact mathematical form of a plane is not known or not important. What I have not ...