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{3d} is about three-dimensional content, e.g., images and drawings.

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Draw 3D intersecting surfaces

Problem This is a shameless "just do it for me" graphics question, but honestly I have no idea where to start. I'd like to reproduce this figure The image shows the intersection of two ...
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Making a black hole and information [closed]

I would like to make the picture similar to the following to represent information in a black hole horizon and black hole inside the sphere in tex. I can make a sphere but making the discrete bits ...
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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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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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Torus with semi-dashed line in TikZ

Is there a simple way to produce in TikZ a two-torus rounded by two circles, each with the non-visible half dashed, as in the sketch?
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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 saddle=surface(f,(-2,-2),...
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3d arrows in tikz, or arrows that fit perspective

I'm trying to draw a 3d arrow in a 3d box (well lots of them actually). I've got the 3d box sorted, but the arrow doesn't look quite right. I've set up my axes/projection with: \usepackage{tikz-...
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How can we draw a 3D Christmas gift box, with TikZ?

In the spirit of How can we draw a Christmas tree with decorations, using TikZ? Can you draw a 3D Christmas gift box with as many details as possible(bow tie, elevated lid/bow, patterned wrapping ...
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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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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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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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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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Define a \path like command in Tikz to draw 3D tubes

Is it possible to define a new command in TikZ which will use the same arguments as the \path [line] (node1) -- (node2); command, but which draws instead a 3D tube?
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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} \usepackage{pgfplots}...
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quiver plot on hyperboloid surface

Using pgfplots, I'm trying to create a quiver plot on a hyperboloid surface something like this. I was able to generate the hyperboloid surface using parametric equations. I could'nt find out how ...
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How to draw this 3D H-layout recursive tree with Tikz? [closed]

Background: This is an extension problem from my last post How to draw the recursive H-Layout tree using Tikz?. The (2D) H-layout tree is actually from the VLSI layout problem in computer science. I ...
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Create 3D heatmap desity plot using TikZ

My question is very similar to "Create heatmap with PSTricks or TikZ", but this time in 3D. So I have tabulary data as follows: x | y | z | value 1.2 | 1.3 | 1.4 | 1.20 0.2 | 0.3 | 0.4 | 3.20 ...
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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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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} \pgfplotsset{colormap={...
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How to draw a graph by indicating volume of 3D elements but not their position

I have about five thousand observations which I would like to plot in a graph. Since the range of values is wide (from 1 to 108,000, with 90% of the observation taking a value of 2, 99% of the ...
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Draw a 3D diamond structure

I want to draw a 3D diamond crystal structure. The point where I struggle is quite in the beginning to draw connecting 3D rods: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]...
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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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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} [x={(-0.6cm,-0....
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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; filldraw(unitcircle^^g,...
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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 up....
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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} \usepackage{tikz-3dplot}...
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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 ...