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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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plot 3d graphs of functions defined implicitly

How can I plot 3d graphs of functions defined implicitly (quadratic forms, for Linear Algebra course notes -- I'd like to include lots of examples)? As far as I can see it is not possible with ...
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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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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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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 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 it possible to draw a 3d cylinder using TikZ-3dplot?

I want to draw a clyinder between two planes. I want to specify the distance between the planes and position and radius of the cylinder. I would like to use tikz-3dplot, because it allows a free ...
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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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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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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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Interactive surface plot with pgfplots

I know that it is possible to embed three-dimensional files into PDFs with \LaTeX which can then actively be interacted with by the reader (see here for example). I have a surface plot I made with ...
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TikZ: a cylinder of infinite height

I would like to use the Magenta cylinder from dandelin spheres, but I want to have the illusion that the cylinder goes to infinity in the positive z direction. I am ignoring the rest of the code ...
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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: ...
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Asymptote default renderer problem after upgrading to TeX Live 2013

I just upgraded my TeX Live installation on Ubuntu 64-bit from 2012 to 2013. After the upgrade, when I tried to render some simple 3D drawings I was not getting the default rendering window to come ...
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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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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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How can one plot in 3D a matrix with LaTeX?

I have a problem with drawing a 3d plot in TikZ. I have a matrix of size (n*m) n is the number of points in the x-direction and m is the number of points in the y-direction and the values in the ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to create red/blue 3d color in LaTeX?

Is it possible to create a red/blue 3d effect in LaTeX using a preexisting package? If not, would anybody have any insight into how to go about this? I am planning to make a beamer presentation on 3d ...
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tikz-3dplot: Drawing an arc with the let syntax in 3d

How can I use the let syntax to draw an arc when using tikz-3dplot? At the present, the arc is drawn but doesn't look right. \documentclass[tikz, convert = false]{standalone} ...
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TikZ & PGFPlots: adding a TikZ 3d axis into a pgfplot

\documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz-3dplot} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat = 1.8} \begin{document} \tdplotsetmaincoords{60}{130} \begin{tikzpicture}[tdplot_main_coords] ...
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Big data surface plots: Call gnuplot from tikz to generate bitmap and include automatically?

Motivation I have large numerical data files, that I would like to create density (surface) plots of. Since they are very big, we can rule out a few possibilities such as to plot them directly with ...
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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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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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TikZ: drawing 3 intersecting circles and shading

How can I draw the three intersection circles/ellipse with that shading paradigm (not necessarily the same colors) effectively? It appears that the original image doesn't have overlapping colors ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TikZ: two ellipses in different planes

How can show that two ellipses are in different planes? \documentclass[convert = false, border = 1cm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to draw an Euler angle rotation sequence with TikZ?

For some lecture notes I want to illustrate successive unit axis rotations using Euler angles. I am quite happy with what I came up with so far: However, I am failing at drawing the angles in ...
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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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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 ...