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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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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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Plotting chaotic maps

I want to use PGF/Tikz to plot the points that satisfy the following recurrences: \begin{align} q_{n+1}&=q_n+p_{n+1} \\ p_{n+1}&=p_n+K\sin(q_n) \end{align} $p$ and $q$ are always taken ...
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Special 3d body - Steradiant

I want to create a 3D-Bodies in my thesis, but I dont have any clue how to. I know standard things like drawing lines and circles, but not more. Maybe one of you are really really fast in doing this. ...
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surface plot — end points get connect connected (tikzpicture) [duplicate]

It's the first time I'm asking a question here, but I've been using this side a lot on my way to get my head around Latex. I am currently working on something which I can't seem to figure out: I am ...
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pgfplots 3D surface broke

I'm a newcomer to LaTeX and pgfplots. And now I found a problem while I was using \addplot3. It seems that the image behaved abnormally on perspective.This is the image generated. For reference I ...
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3D PDF cycling between views animation

I'm creating a 3D pdf with latex and movie15 and I added some views for my u3d object... Then I added turntable.js to manually change a view of the object... till now everything is fine It is ...
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How to improve the 3D effect of this plot? (TikZ and pgfplots)

I have been experimenting with plots for a particular data series I have generated. The code below plots a surface around a polar axis reading in data from a file. The file can be downloaded here ...
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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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3D PDF : howto convert VRML with colors to U3D or PRC?

I'm using media9 package and it is great! What I'm trying to get is to have a 3D PDF coming from one or more VRML objects. I cannot find anymore the DeepExploration sw ...
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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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Set the color to the sides of cylinder and exterior ring/hollow cylinder

I'm a newbee to tikz and from tex.stackexchange.com I tried a lot of resources. But I didn't get the initial help to solve my problem by myself. Maybe you can help me. Here is my problem: I want to ...
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pgfplots: percentage in matrix plot

I'm trying to draw a matrix plot with the shown values in percentage. I already tried: nodes near coords = {\pgfmathprintnumber\pgfplotspointmeta\%} Unfortunately this didn't work out. Here is my ...
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3d plot with reflected arrows in “planes” using TikZ

I'm trying to reproduce this picture in TikZ, but I don't know how to get those 3D "planes" of arrows shown. Here is my attempt so far, which isn't remotely close to what I want (and mostly ...
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Spherical shell

I'd like to draw a figure like this using Tikz, anyone can help me?
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How to make this 3D shape (ellipsoid) more realistic?

So I am trying to draw an ellipsoid, this is what I have so far: How can I make it more realistic (by improving the shadowing)? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to embed Asymptote 3D objects in Latex code when using Overleaf?

This is my MWE: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[inline]{asymptote} \begin{document} Test. \begin{asydef} usepackage("bm"); texpreamble("\def\V#1{\bm{#1}}"); \end{asydef} 2d figure: ...
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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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Cylinder with specific orientation

I realize there are a couple of questions about cylinders in Tikz, but I haven't figured out how to add them to my image. I have something like: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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3D figures in LaTeX

Can you advise me some good packages for drawing this one stuff: And I'd like to ask for future, what is the most effective method for drawing 3D plot?
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Two windows on a roof

I'd like to use tikz 3d library, if possible, to easily draw this two windows on the roof. I read the posts concerning this library but I didn't understand how to do this. ...
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how to have transparent background in 3d plot of asymptote?

how to have transparent background in 3d plot of asymptote? Any idea? Suppose we save the output in png format, we can have transparent background in 2d plot of asymptote using the following, ...
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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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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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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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How to make 3D ribbon plots in PGF/TikZ

I'd like to make a bunch of 3D ribbon plots in TikZ or PGF, I've taken a look around and I've found no hints on how this might be accomplished, is there a simple way to do this? I'd settle for a 3D ...
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How to improve the 3d effect of sphere in asymptote?

I try to use asymptote to plot the lattice. But the 3d effect of sphere is not so good. I need to use opacity(0.3) function, since I need to plot inside the sphere other elements. Currently, it looks ...
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Drawing a plane in tikz in 3D with a sine wave

I am trying to draw a plane with the front edge having a sine wave. Using the code from this example I can draw it by something like \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Save 3D point for later use in TikZ

I want to save a three dimensional point for later use in \sfDefPoint. I am trying to write a command that lets me draw a line (and its projections) between two points using a simple syntax (e.g. ...
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Any code templates to draw 3D field lines inline (no pun intended)?

I'm particularly interested in magnetic and electric field lines such as showed in this picture (from http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/creating-a-3d-field):
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What is the easiest way to draw 3D cube with TikZ?

I'm trying to find the easiest way to draw a 3D cube (it's for my UML diagram) with TikZ. Could you please give an example? Like this:
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how to draw parallelepiped and cube with latex?

How can I draw these solid figures with LaTeX? \begin{tikzpicture} \pgfmathsetmacro{\cubex}{5} \pgfmathsetmacro{\cubey}{1} \pgfmathsetmacro{\cubez}{3} \draw[red,fill=yellow] (0,0,0) -- ...
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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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Draw an aircraft with Tikz

I want to draw a plane using the Tikz tool. You will find, attached, a screenshot.
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How to fill an area outside spheres?

The problem is the same as explained in my previous question: How to fill an area outside circles?. The only difference that now I need to fill the green area in three-dimensional space, i.e., the ...
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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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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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Drawing 3D surfaces with triangles (to show curvature effects)

I'm looking for a way to draw 3D surfaces in LaTeX with triangles on them to show the sum of angles being >, =, or < 180 degrees, exactly as in this photo . I'd just like to do it myself, but ...
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sphere with waves on the surface

I am working on surface waves on a curved surfaces and I need to draw a 3D sphere with sinusoidal waves on its surface, waves should start from the top and end in bottom, I have no idea how to do it. ...
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problem at drawing 3D square for right angle with tikz, pgfplots

I'm drawing a 3D square for right angle following http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/163384/14423. That works fine, but I try filling that square and the results isn't the spected: \documentclass{memoir} ...
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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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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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tikz, pgfplots, different colors for negative/postive z-values in addplot3

I want to color all points with negative z-values in the plane below red and all with positive z-values cyan!80. I searched for an hour now, but have no clue how to do it. Any suggestions? ...
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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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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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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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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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Render stl files in asymptote

I want to draw a propeller in 3D for my fluid dynamics lecture. I found a 3D model of a propeller that can be downloaded as a stl file. I found a python library numpy-stl that can read and draw, with ...
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pgfplots 3D plots size versus 2D plots size

I wanted to create a 3D plot but it's not possible for me to set the right size. Should I try out until I find the right values for height and width for the 3D plot or is there an easy way to find ...