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Function rotated about the x-axis

I try to reproduce some figure from that file: http://tug.org/TUGboat/tb33-1/tb103wolcott.pdf I exactly need Figure 7: f(x) = sin x rotated about the x-axis. The code for Figure 7 is in appendix B. ...
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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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Specifying the transformation matrix TikZ uses manually?

I'm creating some 3D graphics using TikZ, and I need to apply a transformation matrix to some coordinates I'm specifying in 2D so they end up in 3D. I am going to draw graphics on all three visible ...
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Shading faces of solid (described using using \parametricplotThreeD)

Does anyone know how to shade only one of the faces of a solid whose faces are described using parametricplot? For example, shade the faces of the solid below? In general, how to color each of the ...
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Bend 3D cylindrical object

I am trying to draw the following image with TIKZ. My question is that, is it possible to bend 3D objects in TIKZ. I would like to bend the cylinder object in the code that I have given below and ...
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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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Drawing polyhedra using TikZ with semi-transparent and shading effect

I would like to draw an Octahedron using TikZ, I found nowhere to start, I tried drawing 6 points and then connecting them properly, but this method gives no 3D feel at all, this is my drawing: ...
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tikz 3D intersection of planes [duplicate]

I have got this figure in form of a PNG graphics. I can directly use it in my latex document. However, I would like to know if I can draw it with Tikz. I don't have much idea about two things - ...
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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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Independent coloring of contour and 3D plot in pgfplots [duplicate]

I have a problem with pgfplots where the addition of a contour plot at the bottom of a 3D plot changes the coloring of the surface plot. This is a simple example: ...
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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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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 3D: how to draw a surface with a pattern (e.g. checkerboard)?

In Asymptote, I'd like to draw two intersecting planes, one with a solid color and another with some pattern (e.g. checkerboard), so that it would look okay if printed black and white. However, 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} ...
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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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Drawing intersecting 3D surface plots

I'm attempting to draw six semi-transparent intersecting spheres of different colors---two on each axis x, y, z and all joining at the origin---as shown in the figure below. Note how all the spheres ...
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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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How to draw 3d molecules with TikZ?

Is it possible to draw molecules in 3d with TikZ like in this picture?
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tikz stacked disks 3D

I would like to know if it is possible to draw an image like this in 3D using tikz? I am having some text around this picture, which looks great in tikz, but I am unable to draw this kind of 3D figure ...
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3D solids with Tikz - or an alternative?

I want to draw 3D shapes in latex. I have tried out different strategies, but nothing has led me to a good solution yet. First what I want to do, then what I have done so far. In prioritized order, ...
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Can we color and rotate a cube?

I want to present a cube to illustrate, and I want to color four of its sides. The colors will be blue, red, green and yellow; the two remaining sides should be clear or white or, perhaps, black. In ...
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How to change label and ticks of a pgfplots colorbar?

I have a 3d plot with colored surface and a colorbar made with pgfplots. My probably related questions are: How can I set the label of the colorbar? What are the equivalents of zticks (positions of ...
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Drawing Solids with LaTeX

I want to know if there is a package that automatically draw solids (spheres, cylinders, cubes, prisms). I know I can do this kind of drawing using TikZ or PSTricks. But what about a package where ...
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Creating a labeled tetrahedron with tikzpicture

I am wanting to draw a tetrahedron with labeled points on each corner. I attempted to edit the example of a cone that I found here: A cone with tikzpicture I have made it look partially like a ...
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PGFplots 3d: Creating a filled solid of revolution

I have searched through the internet for a solution, but since I'm not that skilled with pgfplots, I need your help. For several examples I want to draw solids of revolution, but filled ones. I ...
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How to prepare coordinates for 3D surface plot using pgfplots

I'm trying to plot a Pareto front on 3 dimensions, using pgfplots. However, although I expect a nice surface to appear (since it is a Pareto front), pgfplots does not produce the result I want (yet). ...
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Making mesh grid lines transparent in surface plot with pgfplots

I need to make a partly transparent, one color, surface plot. Additionally I want to control the transparency of mesh lines. Running this code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} ...
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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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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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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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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 ...