# Tagged Questions

Drawing three dimensional solid faces.

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### Asymptote or pst-solides3d for 3d figure

I want to draw three dimensional figures and diagrams for my physics classes. Some examples of drawing can be various crystal structures in various orientations, various planes in them, three ...
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### Plane intersecting sphere

I have made this in matematica, but I need similar picture in metapost. Any ideas how to do so? sl3d1 = Graphics3D[{{Opacity[.5], Sphere[{0, 0, 0}, 1]}, {PointSize[.02], ...
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### Prism with curved surfaces with pgfplots

How can I reproduce the 3D prisms shown below using pgfplots (even if they'll be a collection of surfaces is ok)? My main problem is the generation of the bottom and top surfaces. I also tried to use ...
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### How to define a mathematical equation in two parameters in PSTricks?

I am to draw a 3D function, using PSTricks' \parametricplotThreeD. Coordinate Z in two parameters is so awkward, in terms of controlling boundary values and formulation that I decided to break it ...
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### Convert the pstricks to tikz, 3d tubes

How to convert the following code on pstricks to TikZ? \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \begin{...
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### Error /invalidfileaccess in --run— ,when you are using external files with pst-solides3d

Texmaker use and want to compile latex + dvips + ps2pdf + view pdf but I get the error shown in the image. Can you give me step by step solution to compile as I want. Error: /invalidfileaccess in --...
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### Changing thickness line using pst-solides3d [closed]

Changing thickness line using pst-solides3d: I'm trying to draw a thinness line in space using pst-solides3d: \begin{center} \psset{unit=0.4cm} \psset[pst-solides3d]{viewpoint=40 30 25 rtp2xyz,...
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### Thickness line using pst-solides3d [duplicate]

I'm trying to draw a thinness line in space using pst-solides3d: \begin{center} \psset{unit=0.4cm} \psset[pst-solides3d]{viewpoint=40 30 25 rtp2xyz,Decran=60,fontsize=0} \begin{pspicture}(-2,-3)(3,10)...
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### Triangle in space

I would like to draw the following surface in space using \psSolid command: $\{(x,y,z): x + 2y + 3z = 4, x \geq 0, y \geq 0, z \geq 0\}$. Here it is the best I can get: \psset{unit=0.5cm} \psset[...
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### Rendering problems for 3/4 of a cone with pst solides3d

I'm trying to get 3/4 of a cone by cutting it with two planes with pst solides3d, and having a lot of trouble... I've tried 4 methods, the results vary a lot. These methods fail miserably, I can't ...
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### projecting LaTeX onto a plane not just text onto a plane pst-solides3d

I am able to project text \psSolid[oject=text, text = zyz] but want put what would be in LaTeX $\alpha$ as the text. \psProjection prints verbatim: $\alpha$. Is it possible to force the LaTeX? ...
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### Dots appearing around navigation symbols in beamer

I am creating a presentation with beamer in XeLaTeX. I am using the Berkeley theme and have implemented a custom footline: \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} \setbeamertemplate{footline} {% ...
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### Reorienting the pst-solides3d axes

EDIT: I figured out how to make this diagram in tikz using the 3dplot package. You can see what I did for that here. I am still interested in this question however for potential future use so I will ...
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### How to remove horizontal grid from sphere pspicture

Here is what I have so far: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \begin{document} \psset{Decran=20,viewpoint=40 20 20 rtp2xyz,lightsrc=viewpoint,action=draw**, fillcolor=blue!...
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### Truncated Icosahedron in TikZ?

I would like to draw the Archimedean solid Truncated Icosahedron (soccer ball, Bucky ball), so one can use the resources on transparency, position and light source to manipulate the images. The ...
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### Recreate the sphere in TeX.SX logo

I'm trying to recreate this But looking in this Meta question the only code provided doesn't give that output %!TEX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \begin{...
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### Parametric surfaces with dependent parameters

I'm trying to create an image that shows (for example) the portion of a standard cylinder (\cos(v),\sin(v),u) that lies between the planes z=0 and z+y=5. Generating the cylinder itself is not an ...
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### Drawing a three-dimensional region

I want to draw a region in a 3D envirement. At the moment I'm doing this using tikz. The region is defined by the addition of a translation (1) and a rotation (2). The resuling region in 2D would be ...
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### change viewpoint and or lightsource

See the following MWE \documentclass[pstricks,border=0pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \usepackage{fp} \begin{document} \multido{\ra=10+2,\rb=1.8+0.2,\rc=0.7+0.1,\rd=60+-5,\rg=10+1}{5}% {% ...
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### How I can draw with pstricks this image?

I'm using pst-solides3d for draw several images. However I have the same picture in a eps file, I would prefer to use a pstrick code.
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### pst-solides3d Installation/Use Isuues

first time user, having trouble getting pst-solides3d to work, hoping somebody has some easy advice. I use TeXShop and my package is installed through MacTex. I've installed the pst-solides3d package ...
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### Is it possible to expect pst-solides3d (in the future) to generate gradient mesh?

I have been using pst-solides3d to generate surfaces and then importing them to Adobe Illustrator to turn them into a gradient mesh. The procedure can be time consuming if I want to be very precise, ...
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### Is there a function for rad2deg and deg2rad for use in pst-solides3d?

Basically I'm using pst-solides3d to produce 3d-perspective figures. When writing the 3d transform parameters for rotateOpoint3d, it is required to have a unit of degree. But when writing an argument ...
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### Projection of circle across two surfaces

I would like to build on a previous question in which is explained how to project a circle onto a defined plane of an octahedron using pstricks. I would like to know if it is possible to project a ...
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### PSTricks 3D drawing — tweaking of parameters

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \begin{document} \psset{viewpoint = 15 -30 11, Decran = 10} \begin{pspicture}[solidmemory](-8.25,-1)(5.3,2.05) \...
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### How to plot the four regular star polyhedra with tikz?

I can plot the regular convex polyhedra, for examples \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1.0] \tikzstyle{every node}=[circle,fill=blue!20,inner sep=0pt,minimum size=0.4cm] \foreach \y[count=\a] in {10,9,...
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### Slicing surfaces in solides3d

Is it possible to slice surfaces (psSurface mind you) in pst-solides3d? It is quite impressive to see the slicing mechanism on other solides (as described in the manual) but I have stumbled upon an ...
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There is an obstacle when using action=writesolid in pst-solides3d. Mainly, I need to generate some datafiles for some solides like the following. I want to perform some slices and the examples use ...
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### pstricks: strange behaviour using \rput* with pst-solides3d

i got a strange behaviour using \rput and \rput* with the package pst-solides3d. it concern more or less the commands \rput and \psdot in the following example \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{...
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### How can solides3d know when one object is behind another?

pst-solides3d has an impressive graphics engine behind its design. I'm interested in knowing how it is able to know when an object is behind another object. Disclaimer: I am not sure this is an ...
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### Draw one solid inside another

I want to generate a couple of solids, one inside the other. I know I can do it in pst-solides3d because it of the first picture in the documentation. My intention is to create an ellipsoid inside ...
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### Is there any feature for plotting level curves in pst-solides3d

Does pst-solides3d still have a mechanism for plotting level curves? I say "still" because of the following lines in the manual Changes compared to version 3.0 Suppression of the argument ...
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### What option suppresses axes, ticks and labels in gridIIID?

I am interested in using the \gridIIID command but I don't want the box to have ticks, labels or axes I found the following line in the changelog: 4.20 2010-07-23 - activate keyword planmarks for ...
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### Does the package pst-solides3d affect images made with pst-3dplot?

I am working in a simple project creating some 3D representations of math surfaces and shapes for a calculus course. Most of all the pictures I have created rely heavily on pst-3dplot. Once I found ...
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### Intersecting boxes in pst-solides3d

I need to make a picture of some 3D boxes (i.e., parallelepipeds) that intersect themselves in some complicated ways, so I tried pst-solides3d. Here's the minimal working example: A long and thin ...
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### pst-solides3d: fill region under plot

How can I fill with pst-solides3d the region under the plot (x^2+y^2)/4 like in the following picture? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \definecolor{darkred}...
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### Compilation fail standalone & pst-solides3d

I've got a PStricks schema made with both pst-solides3d and pst-3dplot, put (thanks to the standalone package) apart in a different file. The schema, when compiled itself, doesn't make any problems, ...
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### Problem layout pst-solides3d

I'm trying to have 2 cylinder pierce a parallelepiped, but I can't have the 2 cylinders properly drawed... Here is what I got : The two cylinders are within the box, and they pierce the yellow ...
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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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### 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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### What option do I have to set to remove the mesh from the cylinder?

\documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt,12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[viewpoint=5 30 45 rtp2xyz,Decran=5](-6,-6)(6,6) \psSolid[object=cylindrecreux,h=...
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### Problem with visibility and compilation for pstricks figure

I have been trying to find the solution to get my code to compile, which has an error message similar to this one. In his example, he was giving the wrong number of dimensions for one of his objects. ...
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### How to draw a circular, inclined road in 3D?

I want to draw the road which is similar to the following (but please ignore grass, soil, and the surrounding scenery for the sake of simplicity), to illustrate a physics problem about circular ...
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### Point on surface using PSTricks

I would like to draw a Point on a surface using PSTricks and pst-solides3d. What I mean by that is, that the point should look like it is attached onto the surface. That means that the point should ...
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### Draw cylinder from pst-solides3d “lying down”

I would like to draw a 'horizontal' cylinder connecting the two upper spheres from Herbert's answer here. I have looked at the pst-solides3d manual but I cannot find out how to do that. How do I do ...
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### How can I create simple 3D models?

I would like to reproduce the following image, but in addition labelled with "Wheelbase $w$" and "Track $t$". (Wikipedia image source) I've tried my best with pst-solides3d, but the result is much ...
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### PSTricks code not compiling

The following code is an attempt to extend Herbert's figure here: \documentclass[ dvipsnames ]{article} \usepackage[ hmargin=2.4cm, vmargin=3cm ]{geometry} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \...
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### Removal of grid lines in pst-solides3d object

Is it possible to either remove the grid lines in a pst-solides3d object or make them thinner? Specifically, I'm thinking of the rings in Herbert's answer here. I have had a look in the manual but I ...