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Does anyone know how I can draw an 3D arrow that in itself is twisted by 90 degrees? I need such arrow to show how polarized light is twisted in a liquid crystal.

I would like to include that arrow in my tikz graphic.

EDIT: This is sort of what I want my arrow to look like. The tip and end of the arrow have to be perpendicular.

enter image description here

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. In your case, could you provide a picture to clarify what you are asking for?
    – Pier Paolo
    Commented Nov 22, 2014 at 21:35
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    A minimal working example (MWE) would also make a courteous addition to your post, especially since it would give us some idea of what else in your TiKZ graphic might need to be taken into account when suggesting solutions.
    – cfr
    Commented Nov 22, 2014 at 21:44
  • @cfr I have updated my post Commented Nov 22, 2014 at 22:04
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    Seems more a response to @PierPaolo's comment than mine, which your edit seems to ignore...
    – cfr
    Commented Nov 22, 2014 at 23:00

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Just playing around without really knowing what I am doing...

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\filldraw[fill=orange,line width=1pt] (0,0) -- (1,1) -- (1.05,.7) -- 
  (7.5,0) -- (1.3,-.7) -- (1.35,-1) -- cycle;
\filldraw[fill=orange,line width=1pt] (12.1,-.7) -- (11.85,.7) --
  (4.7,.4) -- cycle;
\filldraw[fill=orange!50,line width=1pt] (0.025,0.045) -- (.1,.3) -- (1.08,1.3) -- 
  (1,1.0) -- cycle;
\filldraw[fill=orange!50,line width=1pt] (1.1,1.3) -- (1,1) -- 
  (1.05,.72) -- (1.15,1) -- cycle;
\filldraw[fill=orange!50,line width=1pt] (1.05,.7) -- (1.15,1) -- 
   (12.1,-.7) -- (12,-1.) -- cycle;
\filldraw[fill=orange!50,line width=1pt] (1.3,-.7) -- (1.36,-.98) -- 
  (1.45,-.7) -- cycle;
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

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  • wow, thats all i can say Commented Nov 23, 2014 at 12:41

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