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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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Setting a rotation matrix instead of Euler angles in tikz-3dplot

In tikz-3dplot, I would like to use rotated coordinates by setting the according rotation matrix directly, instead of implicitly by Euler Z-Y-Z angles. I already tried to modifiy the internal matrix ...
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Help creating 3D solids of revolution in pgfplots?

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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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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Drawing a mesh heart in TikZ

I would like to reproduce the figure created with Matlab here, using TikZ. However, I'm very inexperienced with TikZ, and anything more than just drawing lines is beyond my abilities. Could anyone ...
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Converting node coordinates in tikz 3d?

Consider this MWE: \documentclass[% 12pt, journal, onecolumn, twoside, draftcls, letterpaper, ]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \usetikzlibrary{3d} ...
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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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pgfplots 3d cylindrical coordinate system

I am trying to plot a cylindrical coordinate system using pgfplots. The idea would be to plot the r,theta plane similar to what polaraxis provides, see here. I don't know how to translate something ...
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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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Asymptote: when white isn't white

I'm trying to display a white 3D ball with Asymptote (3D PDF), but it always turns up gray: import graph3; import solids; defaultrender.merge=true; size(10cm,0); ...
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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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Connecting line calculations with fitting node in 3D tikz?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \usetikzlibrary{fit} \usetikzlibrary{3d} \makeatletter \tikzset{ ...
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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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tikz-3dplot rotation around the x-axis

I'm trying to create a simple spherical quadrant grid using the tikz-3dplot package. The longitudinal grid lines look fine but when I try to create the latitudinal lines I get really strange results ...
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Uniform appearance of tick marks in 3d pgfplot?

In the default configuration the tick marks in a 3d plot from pgfplots are looking nicely when using a box but in my opinion not really uniform when the axis lines are in the center. Is there any ...
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Nice scientific pictures show off

Task Show off your best scientific illustration ! The main purpose of this question is to share beautiful scientific pictures, preferably with an educational aspect. Content Your post must ...
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addplot3 [area plot] filling the wrong area

using some saved data, i use (The data file cane be download from pX.txt where the first column is the x and at each iteration, I plot the other columns with respect to the first column) ...
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pgfplots: 3D surface plot from data with free format

I want to plot 3D data from a file (data file) using pgfplots. The data represents an ellipsoid. I want to draw the outer shell like in the following picture, just without the background and in ...
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rectangle in 3d plane

I am trying to plot a 3d axis with a rectangle perpendicular to the x-plane using the following code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots,pgfplotstable} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...
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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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indicate a right angle in 3d

The following MWE shows what appears to be a piece of paper folded. I want to indicate that the angle between the dashed lines is right angled by adding a simple square at M, such that the missing ...
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3D font in LaTeX

This is an unusual question regarding rendering of a font with a specific 3D-esque style in LaTeX, XeLaTex, or any other TeX flavor. I was looking at some fonts the other day and I came across one of ...
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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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Draw a 3D diamond structure

I want to draw a 3D crystal structure. The point where I struggle is quite in the beginning to draw connecting 3D rods: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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3D helix torus with hidden lines

How can I generate the above image using TikZ (possibly other methods will work if they produce better looking results)? I would like to have a nicely shaded (not so dark image) without gridlines ...
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How to cut a surface at the intersection with another surface in Asymptote?

In the code below, I define a cylinder (as a surface of revolution) and a plane (as a cyclic path). From both, I can get a surface that renders in 3D. Now, I would like to hide (or better remove) the ...
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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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Can't zoom on u3d object in pdf

I am trying to make pdfs with u3d objects embedded, however when doing so I note that I cannot zoom in on the object, either by scrolling, or switching to the zoom tool. Interestingly, the pan tool ...
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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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Making a black hole and information

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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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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Help creating solid cylinders along a path in Tikz for crystal lattice diagram

I am trying to draw a diagram using Tikz that will show the crystalline lattice structure of diamond. It should look like the following illustration (reference). I have managed to figure out the ...
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How to draw spherical geometries with TeX?

I am working in the field of Astrodynamics and have to do many computations using spherical geometry. To visualize some of the concepts I would like to prepare drawings of things like spherical ...
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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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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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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: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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Replace \path in Tikz with a 3D tube

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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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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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} ...
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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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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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How to get rid of the viewer's (incorrect) axes in an Asymptote 3D graphics

I have an Asymptote graph of a 3D surface (code below) that I export into 3D PDF file (containing PRC). I include nice axes with LaTeX labels on them, but in addition to these the viewer displays very ...