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pgfplot: 3D version of a plane and its the gradient vector

Checking pgfplot for the addplot3-command was easy! I've found this very nice possibility to plot a plane: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} \addplot3[ surf, mesh, ] {x+y+1}; \end{axis} ...
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How can I make a 3D representation of a potential well

I want to do draw a 3D representation of a potential well in cartesain coordinates, like this: Since I never had to do 3D plots, I have no idea where to start.
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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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How can I fill a face of cubic with variable color on tikz?

Base on the bellow figure, I want to change color of two face. How it is possible.Both side are the same (just I cant plot correctly one of them). \documentclass[border=10pt,tikz,multi]{standalone} ...
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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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Drawing two spheres separated by horizontal distance along z axis

I would like to draw another sphere like the following one, including axes, lines and angles (all of them "primed"), but shifted by (0,0,5), that is, displaced by 5 along z axis. I want to have both ...
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Drawing waterdrop after splashing with tikz

I want to generate figures which represent a water drop after the impact with a liquid surface using TikZ. I would like to sketch a 2D-figure like the scheme attached and a sequential 3D-figure of ...
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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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Spherical shell

I'd like to draw a figure like this using Tikz, anyone can help me?
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Can I set z-axis to point to the right with tikz-3dplot?

All I want to do is to rotate the axes of the accepted answer of the question in How to draw and annotate a spherical coordinate system such that the new z-axis stays where the current y-axis is. ...
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Drawing ground in 3D using 3dplot

I want to draw ground at the specific point(0.25,0,-0.15). I am using 3dplot so the ground doesn't look aligned with the main_axis (having a little slope). How can I make the ground look aligned with ...
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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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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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Drawing arcs in tikz-3dplot

In my post here My document cannot draw angles, I replaced the drawing of angles by \tdplotdrawarc[color=blue]{(-0.25,-0.2,0)}{-0.3}{0}% {55}{anchor=south ...
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My document cannot draw angles

I have the following document which is just a figure and works as a standalone. When I copy the code and insert it in a larger document I get the following error: ! Missing \endcsname inserted. ...
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3D Shaded diamond with intersecting plane

I would like some help to get this figure in LaTex: with the shapes shaded. This is what I have so far. \documentclass[tikz,border=3mm]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{intersections,calc} ...
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Tikz-3dplot - how to draw a translucent gray dome on my coordinate system?

below is my attempt to draw a dome around my coordinates for illustration purposes. I have found a few problems. First, it appears that tike-3dplot does not support fill opacity with ...
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Draw cells in a 3D plot with only cell center data [duplicate]

I have data that is basically 3D (x,y, and temperature), a simple top view 3D plot in pgfplots \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Cube in TikZ not drawn correctly - possibly a bug in TikZ?

I have a simple cube in 3-space, 4 faces drawn in red and top and bottom in green. \documentclass[border=5,tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz-3dplot} \begin{document} \foreach\s ...
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How does tikz-3dplot parse keys?

I'm trying to draw in spherical polar using tikz-3dplot and I don't understand how some of the \td... commands parse their args. What I do is define a pic, which takes 2 arguments (using /.style args) ...
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Periodic coloring of boxed plane partions

I am using the code below, which creates different coloured layers. Having trouble to get a decoration in making it work simultaneously for each layer in the three axes. Kindly some help here. I am ...
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How to draw (Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical) coordinates and differential elements?

How to draw the following figures? I tried to do it myself, not an easy job, apparently! I did also find these relevant posts: For the 1st pic: 3D Cube within a cube? For the 2nd & 3rd pics: ...
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Reverse clipping in a 3D figure - Projection issue

I have an issue with a reverse clipping on a 2D surface represented in a 3D space. Although the reversed clipping is working, the cut part is not projected on a plane. Here is the MWE: ...
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How to draw the line above the filled section in diagram?

I am the basic user of \LaTex. It would be great if someone can help me to sort out this problem. In the following shown figure, If I fill the middle section with some colors the straight line in ...
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tikz-3dplot: Find projection of a vector on a unitary sphere

I am using TikZ (with the 3dplot package) to draw figures that mostly represent vectors lying on 2-Spheres surfaces. I have to say I am a bit of a newbie with TikZ, but I think i got the basic ...
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Drawing 3D cylinder with Tikz [duplicate]

I wanted to draw a 3D cylinder on top of a set of axes, and I don't know how to do this. My idea is to draw two circles, one at z=-1 and the other at z=1 and the somehow fill in the region between ...
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3D plot in Tikz - Points at the top connecting

I've made a plot of the function $z = sqrt(x^2+y^2)$. Here is my output: At the top of my plot, the points are connecting. How do I stop this from happening? Here is my code: ...
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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} ...
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How it is possible rotate a part of 3D tikz picture (like picture) and the bottom area is fix(no rotation)? [duplicate]

I want to rotate picture using 3D tikz like below picture. Is it possible? \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,tikz-3dplot} \begin{document}‎‎ \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[->] ...
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how I can draw an skew cylinder (rotate around x axis) and fill it (in 3D tikz)?

I can draw the black part in the picture, but I cant rotate with angle alpha and draw the red part and fill it. Also, it is obvious, two side of figure rotate, and one side is fix, and the other one ...
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How to plot multiple 2d filled graphs in 3d with TikZ? [duplicate]

I am trying to plot four 2d plots in a 3d box. I want these plots to be filled with respect to zero. That is, if the line is above zero, I want it to be filled from the line until zero. If the line ...
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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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Drawing a circle on non-plane in 3d - Tikz

So I'm trying to draw a circle in a nonstandard plane with TikZ, but can't seem to find any documentation. I originally tried what was found here: Drawing a circle on a non xy-plane with TikZ But this ...
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tikz 3-d object

Can the next code be drawn as a 3-d object { \begin{minipage}[c]{.7\textwidth} \vskip -15.cm { \begin{tikzpicture} \draw [thin,orange,fill=yellow] (.25,.25) -- (.25,0) -- (.5,0) -- (.5,.25) -- ...
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Change cubes in 3d plot pgfplot to bars

I am plotting a 3d diagram using cubes to represent the data. Works fine so far. Basically, this is what I started with: http://pgfplots.net/tikz/examples/scatter-cube-plot/ Now what I want to do, ...
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How to draw topological surfaces?

I am making some notes on differential geometry and topology lecture. As I know in LaTeX we can draw some very nice images. But I was not able to find any examples on surfaces, which I could use. Is ...
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TikZ: shading a ball with colors

I am interested in plotting a ball similar to the ones below: where the color of the surface of the ball depends on the distance from a chosen point (where the vector arrow points to). How can I ...
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Vectors from functions in tikz 3d plots

I designed this graphic but now I want to make a change. I would like to sample with 10 points the three functions that define the coordinates x, y, z. I would then create 10 vectors that depart from ...
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One legend for two bar charts [duplicate]

I want to use only one legend for two histogramme plot. See the following example. Thank you in adavance. \documentclass[1p]{elsarticle} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{width=5cm,compat=1.3} ...
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Draw a surface on a ternary diagram with pgfplots

I'd like to draw a surface on a ternary diagram. Until now, I can plot density maps on a ternary diagram (cf. density map). But I would like to replace the density map by a surface, like on figs a ...
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plotting 2D functions in 3D plot

I have the following code that plots 2D functions in a 3D plot. \documentclass[border=3pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.10} \usepackage{tikz-3dplot} ...
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Draw a sphere in Tikz

There are a lot of example codes and questions concerning Tikz, but I can't find exactly what I want. I want to draw a 3D sphere, but as the following figure illustrates something is wrong. The arc ...
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Properly drawing unit normals (orientation and length) in TikZ 3D

I'd like to visualize some points in 3D together with the connecting triangles and the unit normals of these triangles (cross product of the difference vectors between the points) together with the ...
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Asymptote: Intersect Line with Plane, z-order not correct

Hello TeX Stackoverflow! I have a question about 3D plotting in Asymptote. I want to produce a very simple 3D sketch of a line intersecting two planes, but I have trouble making it look "realistic": ...
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Best way to do 3d transluscent planes

I am trying to replace a diagram I made in powerpoint with something that I am making in tikz-3dplot. The diagram should look similar to this The problem that I'm running into is that the lines ...
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tikz-3dplot: Filling 3d-profile

\documentclass[tikz,border=10pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz-3dplot} \begin{document} \tdplotsetmaincoords{70}{70} \begin{tikzpicture}[tdplot_main_coords, scale=2] %define coordinates ...
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Drawing spherical harmonic density plots on the surface of a sphere in tikz/pgfplots

I would like to create spherical harmonic plots in tikz/pgfplots similar to the one below, except without the axes and with labels above every image: It would be good if I could specify different ...
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How can I enhance the plot of a convex hull?

I was trying to solve the problem of finding the convex hull of a set of points ( I posted a related question here ). I solved this problem by plotting all the possible links.. The correponding code ...
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Draw a convex hull and a plane using Pgfplots, in this specific case:

I have 2 surfaces to plot. The first one is a convex hull that passes through 7 points, and the second one is a plane formed by 3 points. The corresponding code is the following: ...
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plotting a function in 3d plot

I want to plot functions within the simplex, but every time I add a function in the usual 2d plot way i get an error. How can I add a function of two variables, for example x^2+y^2 =0.5, here is the ...