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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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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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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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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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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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Properly drawing unit normals (orientation and length) in TikZ 3D

I'd like to visualize some points in 3D together with the connecting triangles and the unit normals of these triangles (cross product of the difference vectors between the points) together with the ...
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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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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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Complex 3D drawings with tikz

I've already produced the following picture by means of TikZ. To do it, I modified the Sudoku example found here as follows: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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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: Parametric surface isn't working with Spline interpolation

I have a parametric surface that is defined in terms of the Lambert W function and which I want to display with Asymptote. For that the Lambert W function was implemented using Newton's method and the ...
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Setting camera view within Sketch

I'm using sketch to generate 3D tikz graphics, but the sketch documentation is not helpful. For example, here is some sketch code: def v1 ( 0.000, 0.000, 1.000 ) def v2 ( 0.894, 0.000, 0.447 ...
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TikZ — Intersection line of a cone and a helicoid, too many lines

Here is the image I'm working on: it's an archimedean spiral, shown as an orthogonal projection of an intersection line of a cone and a helicoid. \documentclass[12pt, border=0.5mm]{standalone} ...
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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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Drawing a plane inside a sphere in TikZ

I have the following code, which is basically a modified version of the sphere example from TeXample.net. \documentclass[crop,tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{calc,fadings} ...
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Corners of 3D cube extend beyond where they meet / tikz / draw [duplicate]

i figured out how to draw the 3d effect cubes, but now im facing the issue of the border lines extending beyond the points where they meet. i know that by doing "draw=none" i can turn these off, but i ...
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Transform paper folding diagram to 3D object or vice versa

I made this commands to make paper models, and I ask if it is possible to have a 3D view of them converting in tikz-3D, or backward. But it's easier to draw the flat model and generate the volume ...
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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 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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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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pgfplots: Color a 3D surf plot based on y-value

I'm not sure if things have changed since version 1.7, but this is the closest thing I could find. I'm wondering if there's an easier way to use the y-value with a colormap to determine the color, or ...
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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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3D Shaded diamond with intersecting plane pt 2

This code is building from the code found here. I am trying to get these plots: Here is what was already done in the previous post: \documentclass[tikz,border=3mm]{standalone} ...
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rotate node in 3D

I am trying to draw this 3D shape I draw the 4 arrows and the cylinder, but can't rotate the arrows in 3D to put them on the top. \documentclass{standalone} ...
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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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I want to draw a dot / small sphere in a TikZ 3D Plot

I got a 3d coordinate system and I want to mark a point with a dot. \begin{tikzpicture}[x = {(0.866cm,0.5cm)}, y={(0cm,1cm)}, z={(0.866cm,-0.5cm)},] \draw[thick,->] (-15,0,0) -- (15,0,0) ...
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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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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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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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How draw a cylinder with 3 balls?

I need to draw a cylindrical box with three ping-pong balls, as below But I can only do the cylinder. I can't get the balls in: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Change line style of contour lines in pgfplots

I have a problem regarding the contour lines that pgfplots can add to 3D plots. I want the contour lines to be dashed instead of solid. I've attached a small example from the pgfplots manual where I ...
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Using tikz how to draw a wedge?

I'm working on to create illustrations for my class on Mechanics of Materials & Theory of Elasticity! I am trying to create a wedge and put arrows on plane to show the stresses acting. ...
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Draw a circle in a coordinate system of an arrow on a half-sphere

I am trying to draw a half sphere with several arrows on it. Each of those arrows should have a circle positioned on it, drawn in a local coordinate system of the arrow. I managed to draw the sphere ...
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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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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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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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Drawing right ascension and declination on the celestial sphere

I am trying to draw the celestial sphere and can't figure out how to draw arcs around the outer surface of my sphere. I want to draw a red arrow starting from the vernal equinox towards right under ...
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Artificial Line in PGFPlots 3D Parametric Plots?

I just tried to make a 3D parametric plot of the spiraling helix r(t) = {t, cos(2*pi*t), sin(2*pi*t)} using PGFPlots, but there seems to be an extra line connecting the points r(t_min) and r(t_max). ...
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Plotting matrix image data

I have data from infrared measurements in a file with 194 rows and 194 columns, each value representing the temperature at a certain pixel. As the image from the camera does not look nice, I would ...
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Parametric Plot 3D, Helix and Astroidal Sphere

Can somebody help me with creating two plots -- a Helix and an Astroidal Sphere -- in LaTeX? The attached pictures are screenshots from Mathematica and show the desired results.
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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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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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Best program for 3D plotting for LaTeX [closed]

I'm cross-posting this (also on Mathematics stack exchange, but not really getting the answers I'm looking for, so thinking I may have posted in the wrong community originally). I've hit a roadblock ...
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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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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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Shaded 3D ellipsoid with pgfplot

I'm trying to display a shaded 3D ellipsoid with axis labels with PGFplots. So far I achieved this. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots,tikz-3dplot} \begin{document} ...
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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 ...