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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 ...
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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} ...
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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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pgfplots: three dimensional plot with one variable as exponent?

In want to draw this function with pgfplots: f(x,y) = 1-(1-(1+y)^(-x))/x*y. When compiling, I get some error message about z buffer reoderings. I already played around a bit and ist seems to me the ...
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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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Changing axes in tikz-3dplot picture

As is, the axes in the following picture \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,tikz-3dplot} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=3] \draw[thick,->,black] (0,0,0) -- (2,0,0) ...
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Unwanted Line Drawn Between Ends of Curves in 3D

Okay, this was about one of the technical pitfalls and how to avoid it, which was solved quite easily by adding samples y=0 as recommended by Francis. Initial Question The following does two turns ...
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Drawing molecules with tikz

I have to draw a molecule in 3D with a little pore represented by a 3D sphere inside of it with the same center. I have never used TikZ but I know that it's useful for drawing in LaTeX and I hope ...
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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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How can I create simple 3D models?

I would like to reproduce the following image, but in addition labelled with "Wheelbase $w$" and "Track $t$". (Wikipedia image source) I've tried my best with pst-solides3d, but the result is much ...
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Sketching conic sections as intersections of cone and plane?

I would have thought this would be trivial, but I still haven't found an easy method. All I want to do is draw a cone, a plane, and their intersection (which will be a conic section). Something ...
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Surfaces rendered using Asymptote won't layer correctly

Question I recently asked a question here: How to plot a lattice of points on the surface of a torus? Where I have two answers, but both render incorrectly on my machine. They are supposed to look ...
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How to produce a 3d surface plot by rotating the 2d plot of a function

What I want to do is to produce a 3d plot of a surface of revolution. So far I have achieved the following code... \documentclass[border= 5mm]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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How to draw this picture in 3D (TikZ)

How to draw this picture in 3D (TikZ)? \documentclass[tikz,border=2mm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,3d} \begin{document} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Is there any way to remove mesh lines completely in a pgfplots faceted 3d plot?

I can not seem to find the way to remove the lines in the surface mesh in a 3d faceted plot. I need a solution that does not use the "shader=interp" (i.e. gradient filling) so that the faces are ...
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Some extensions to pst-solides3d

I asked this set of questions (actually 2 of the 3 below) on the PSTricks mailing list a couple of days ago, but have since heard that Herbert's "to do" list is quite lengthy. So, I'm distributing ...
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Drawing a surface over a nonrectangular domain in asymptote

I use asymptote because of its amazing 3D capabilities. However, when I tried to plot a surface over a nonrectangular domain, I could not do it without getting jagged edges. As far as I know, other ...
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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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Disable movie15 movies and U3D graphics for printing

I am using the movie15 package to include movies and U3D graphics into my document. I have it setup so that a PDF reader not supporting U3D will display a static image which I have chosen instead. ...
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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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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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Cross in particular plane in 3D

I'm creating tikz graphics in (x,y,z) Cartesian coordinate system. I'm defining objects (circle in my WE) in some plane using \tikzset{xyplane/.style={canvas is yx plane at z=#1}}. I noticed it ...
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Help creating 3D solids of revolution in pgfplots? [duplicate]

I have done a lot of plotting in 2D using pgfplots but I am new to the 3D portion. I am attempting to illustrate a solid of revolution. For example, I have the area under the curve y = x^2 + 1 on the ...
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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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Drawing conic projection with TikZ

I struggle with drawing a sphere that has a cone set on top of it. What I'm trying to get is something like this: The left cone touches the sphere on one latitude and the right one intersects the ...
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Import 3D object in LaTeX

Is there any way to import a 3D file of an object (.stl for example) to draw a 2D projection of it into a TeX document ? I have been surprised to don't find any subject about that, I was thinking a ...
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PDF file containing 3D object is not included correctly with \includegraphics

I have a PDF file, containing a 3D object in PRC format. I try to include this into a LaTeX document to be compiled with pdflatex, with the simple source below: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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Draw circle perpendicular to line

I was trying to create a circumference perpendicular to a line similar to this but I only see a tutorial for creating in a axis-plane (xy, xz, yz) \documentclass[tikz, border=15mm]{standalone} ...
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Correct clipping of 3D tikz for adjustbox?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[% 12pt, journal, onecolumn, twoside, draftcls, letterpaper, ]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} ...
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Drawing a central composite design

Please I would like to draw a central composite design using PSTricks, or possibly tikz. This is the cube with the axes showed below. I have tried pst-3d but this is not easy. If you had an example of ...
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\pgftransformtriangle problem

Why the red square and circle are not set and oriented on the blue points ? \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \def\Azi{30}%30 \def\Alt{20}%20 ...
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Controlling visibility of 3D axes in \addplot3

In trying to use \addplot3 to draw a paraboloid, the domain of which is [-4, 4] for both x and y, originally, the z-axis was sitting behind the surface. I discovered axis on top, but can you get the ...
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How to remove coordinates in a 3d plot using pgfplots

I would like to know how to remove coordinates in an addplot3 surf plot. Here is a simplified example: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[clip=false,view={45}{45},grid=major] ...
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Asymptote 3D viewable in Evince/Okular

Is there a way to get Asymptote 3D figures in a PDF viewable in Evince/Okular? All what I can get is a very bad rastered image in place of my figure. I don't care about the interaction with the 3D ...
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Relative positioning in 3D

I am trying to position a node in 3D according to the (x, y) coordinates of a node previously defined on another z level. However, I can't figure out how to make it work: \documentclass{article} ...
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parametric plot 3D, helix and astroidal sphere

Can somebody help me and write code for this 2 picture in WinEdt (latex) (this is from Mathematica, I write in Mathematica, but I don't know write this code in WinEdt). I tried with ...
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3d plot of a surface with nonrectangular domain

I need to make a 3D plot of a step function For example, suppose that I want to plot the function f:[0,1]x[0,1]->[0,1] given by: f(x,y) = 1 if x < y^2 and f(x,y) = 0 otherwise I would like to ...
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Plotting 3D graphs in specified axial direction in tikz

I am a complete tikz noob and just taking snippets of examples to draw my first diagram. To get my head around orientations I am starting with the polarizing microscope example ...
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Fill a triangle in space using asymptote

I am trying to draw a triangle in space, given its three vertices, using asymptote. A minimal example is import grid3; import graph3; size(12cm,0); currentprojection=orthographic(1,-2,1); ...
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Asymptote takes too long to render images

I need to include several 3d graphics in a LaTeX document, and decided to use asymptote. However, it seems that rendering takes too long. A document with 20 images takes more than 15 minutes to finish ...
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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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Opacity for pst-3dplot object

How can the opacity of a pst-3dplot object be set to be transparent? I have an example where using opacity or strokeopacity options do not work. I am trying to make an image similar to the following: ...
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Controlling Orientation in 3D PGF Plots

Question Why does x-axis pointing right and y-axis pointing into the page appear to be the default? When I found the page in the following link, the answer coincidentally presented the axes exactly ...
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Unordered layers in tikz-3dplot (3d effect)

Short formulation of the question Is there a way to order layers in tikz-3dplot according to their distance to the observer's position? The picture should look realistic in order to give some ...
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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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Naming 3D axes in pgfplots

I want to label the axes in a 3D plot with pgfplots. Using the anchors .right of origin and .above origin, I can label the axes as "x" and "y" in 2D with ease. In 3D, the labels must be tweaked to ...
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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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Easy way to do several line styles on one path using TikZ?

I'm drawing a lot of 3D pictures for school using 3D-plot for TikZ. I like it when the lines that are inside or behind an object, eg. the ones that shouldn't be visible to be thinner than the lines ...
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Pgfplots: How to fill area under a curve in a 3d plot similar to \closedcycle in 2d

How can I fill the area under a curve in a 3d plot, similar to the \closedcycle command in ordinary 2d plots? Applying this command does a filling which is not rotated. Minimal working example: ...