I want to make a picture the looks like the picture in this video, if you pause it at 42 seconds.


If anyone could help, I would really appreciate it!



Without too much bling bling

\begin{axis}[axis lines=none,unit vector ratio={1 1 1.2},width=10cm,
axis background/.style={
shade,top color=white,bottom color=black!80!gray,middle color=gray},view={10}{40},xmax=1.5,xmin=-1.5,ymax=1.5,ymin=-1.5]
\addplot3+[gray,domain=0:6*pi,samples y=0,samples=200,no marks, smooth](
) node[circle,inner sep=1pt,ball color=gray,pos=0.40]{};
\addplot3+[white,domain=0:2*pi,samples y=0,samples=100,no marks, smooth](
) node[circle,inner sep=1pt,ball color=gray,pos=0.2]{};


enter image description here

  • Very nice @percusse. When I plot this in a latex document, however, it gets very small. It is possible to make this any larger? – Eirik Nov 6 '14 at 13:24
  • @Eirik maybe scale it up? – percusse Nov 6 '14 at 15:43

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