# Tagged Questions

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

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### Draw a hemisphere (or just a segment of a sphere)?

Drawing a sphere is easy enough using the ball shading, or some more refined form as in How to draw a shaded sphere, but I would like a way to shade only one half (or even just slices). I currently ...
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### Creating “cylinder with bottom” node shape in TikZ/PGF

How to create custom TikZ node "cylinder with bottom", where hidden line in cylinder bottom is shown using dashed line. Something like the following creation, except node center should be in the ...
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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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### 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} \pgfplotsset{colormap={...
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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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### 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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### How to rotate a circle around two axes?

I am trying to rotate a circle around two axes. The circle should be placed perpendicular to the red vector. Code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{...
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### tikz 3d graph with circular domain

I have got a pretty simple function to make a 3D graph of. The function is defined as: Plotting this was not that much of a problem with the follwing code: \documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone} \...
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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 doesn'...
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### Export matplotlib triangle mesh to an asymptote surface

This is a followup of a question of mine at stackoverflow partially reproduced here for clarity. I'm playing a bit with scikit-image marching cubes algorithm. Here is a simplified version of the ...
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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 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} \usetikzlibrary{...
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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} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor}...
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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) node[...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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 \def\Radius{1....
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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 (http://www.texample....
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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] \addplot3[surf,mesh/rows=3,...
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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.