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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 ...
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Creating Bezier surfaces using procedural graphics

Are there any package for LaTeX that can create Bezier surfaces? I mean a actual existing function that takes matrices as arguments and generates the surface, not a function written by myself.
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3D line plot in pgfplots

I have the following problem with pgfplots and \addplot3. I have a graph in [0,1]x[0,1] that should display a mesh plot and a line plot that traces a particular line across the mesh. The line plot is ...
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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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Drawing specific curves/planes [closed]

I want to submit a paper and the only thing that's left to do is to add some graphics. My deadline is on Wednesday/Thursday. What I want to do is some basic curve/plane drawings. Here is an image: ...
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Axis label placement in 3d plot far out but why?

I want to plot a dataset in a 3D pgfplots graph. It looks like a good start but somehow the label placement is far out. Boiling it down to a MWE did not give me any hints how to get the labels back in ...
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More elegant way to achieve this same camera perspective projection model?

I just finished a camera perspective projection model using TikZ. Although, while I'm pretty satisfied with the result, it took me a lot of time to do it. It's easy to see from the code below that I'm ...
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3d axis and polyhedron with line segment towards origin

I would like to make a 3d plot containing the 3d axis and a convex polyhedron or better a Dodecahedron on the positive side for which one of its boundary edge points on its top is annotated e.g. ...
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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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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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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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Drawing 3D crystal lattice with tikz/pstricks

I need to draw 3D lattice of DO3 type (Ni-Mn-Al, DO3) and more complex ones. Both TiKZ and PSTricks packages draw following objects on top of previously drawn disregarding "real" 3D position. For ...
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How can I create a 3D Manhattan bar chart? [duplicate]

I have some data which I would like to visualize. This data are 3-tuples of integers: (Threads,Sum,# of occurences) (1,2,20) (1,7,18) (1,100,25) (2,7,15) (4,103,24) I would like to visualize this ...
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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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How to draw a “Mexican hat potential” using 3dplot?

I would like to make a Mexican hat potential (like this one from Wikipedia) drawing through TikZ, and I am sure the function to use is straightforward, but I have not managed to find the right ...
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Elliptic Moebius map on sphere using Tikz

I'm trying to adapt this example from texample to produce a sphere with arrows indicating the effect of a elliptic Moebius map. In fact, I'm trying to redraw the spheres below, but for a while I'm ...
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Plotting several 2d functions in a 3d graph

I am trying to reproduce a similar figure to the following one. My first guess was to use pgfplots but I didn't find any example that I could use as a starting point. At the moment I am unsure if ...
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How to 3D rotate figures in display

I have a bunch of 2D figures which I like to use latex to display them in a row (side by side). Since the number of the figures is a lot I cannot show them all horizontally. For this I would like to ...
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PGFPLOTS 3d box line for Z axis not being drawn

The vertical 3d box line for Z axis is not being drawn. If I make the grid lines dashed, the line is drawn, but also appears dashed, as the grid lines. To me, it looks that the line is in fact drawn, ...
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How to draw an Icosahedron?

After going through the pgf manual and also searching the web for some solution or at least a hint on how it can be done (preferably using TikZ), so I came here with my question: How to draw an ...
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How can i import a 3D SolidWorks Model into my PDF using LaTeX

Acrobat Adobe supports 3D PDFs to be included into LaTeX. I could use another tool to create a PDF and import that PDF into my build, but i would rather use a package o include a solid works model ...
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How can I draw nucleosomes with wrapped DNA in tikz or pstricks?

The nucleosome is the fundamental unit of DNA packing in cells, and I am trying to generate some figures for regular use in manuscripts and presentations. The nucleosome is commonly abstracted to a ...
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matlab2tikz for surf plots: reducing data?

I was really happy to see that matlab2tikz also supports surf plots. Unfortunately, it produces too much data, so I run into the well-known memory problem. I tried compiling with lualatex instead of ...
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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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Pst-Solides3D Transformation of a Cube with parameter [closed]

I'm working on the example given at 4.14.3. in the documentation on Pst-Solides3d : Transformation associated with the distance to the origin. The code is as follows ...
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TikZ, 3d library and circle fading

I'm using the 3d library to put a circle on the z=0 plane, and other things. I'd like to fade this circle radially, but the result isn't as I would expect because the fading is not proportional to the ...
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What is the easiest way to draw 3D cube with TikZ?

I'm trying to find the easiest way to draw a 3D cube (it's for my UML diagram) with TikZ. Could you please give an example? Like this: