Drawing three dimensional solid faces.

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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 ...
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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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Granting write access to tex when using solides3d

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} ...
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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} ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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Polygons being clipped during pst-solides3d projections

I'm having trouble doing something that seems very simple, so I'm hoping that I've made a naive mistake. I'm attempting to project several polygons onto a plane using the \psProjection feature in ...
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How can I draw two intersecting spheres with highlighted intersection?

I would like to get an image like the this: with two intersecting spheres, marked centers , one point on the intersection should also be marked and a highlighted intersection. I've tried to get ...
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How to change origin in axesIIID? [closed]

I'm tying to plot a figure with pst-solides3d package and would like to move axis from origin (0,0,0) to (-2,-2, 0). I checked the available options for axisIIID ...
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Make lines disappear, pst-solides3D

I'm drawing the following cylinder which represents a water flowing and cooling down \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} ...
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3D figure with pst-3Dplot

I'm trying to plot a simple math function in 3D using the package pst-3dplot. The function is z = 1/(1+a*exp(-b*y)) * (c * (1 - exp(d*x)) * (1 - exp(e*(x-f)))). I tried the following: ...
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Draw 3D lines between points with PSTricks

Consider the following exmaple: Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pst-solides3d} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \psset{ viewpoint=15 -30 11, Decran=10 } ...
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Ghostscript Error when doing multiple slices with pst-solides3d [closed]

I'm trying to represent a polytope, but it seems that GhostScript doesn't let me slice a cube more than once. In particular, I tried the following: \psset{unit=0.6cm,labelsep=20pt} ...
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Drawing spherical harmonics with pst-3dplot

For my lecture notes in theoretical physics (namely quantum mechanics) I'm trying to visualize the spherical harmonics. I got Mathematica to plot them an this is what I did: ...
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Problems (several sorts of) with pst-solides3d [closed]

STRONGLY EDITED: I have been experiencing different sorts of problems with the package pst-solides3d. They are related mostly -- but not exclusively -- to the fusing of objects. Moreover, I have not ...
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Drawing of a helix

On this blog I found a 3D drawing of a transformer by Thomas Söll. After a few changes, I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \usepackage{expl3} % ...
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Transparency with psSurface in pst-solides 3D

I'm trying to draw a graph with pst-solides3D with the option psSurface : The problem is as follows : I want to draw z = +/- (y^2-y^2), which should give a saddle-point graph with the lines x=y and ...
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Pst-Solides3D Transformation of a Cube with parameter [closed]

I'm working on the example given at 4.14.3. in the documentation on Pst-Solides3d : Transformation associated with the distance to the origin. The code is as follows ...
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My compilation produces a result that is not the same as what the author got

I tried the following code \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[solidmemory](-6.5,-3.5)(6.5,3) \psset{viewpoint=30 0 15 ...
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How can i import a 3D SolidWorks Model into my PDF using LaTeX

Acrobat Adobe supports 3D PDFs to be included into LaTeX. I could use another tool to create a PDF and import that PDF into my build, but i would rather use a package o include a solid works model ...
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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 ...