# I want to draw a dot / small sphere in a TikZ 3D Plot

I got a 3d coordinate system and I want to mark a point with a dot.

\begin{tikzpicture}[x = {(0.866cm,0.5cm)}, y={(0cm,1cm)}, z={(0.866cm,-0.5cm)},]
\draw[thick,->] (-15,0,0) -- (15,0,0) node[right] {x};
\draw[thick,->] (0,-12,0) -- (0,12,0) node[above] {y};
\draw[thick,->] (0,0,-15) -- (0,0,50) node[right] {z};
\fill (0,0,5) circle (1);
\end{tikzpicture}


This is the result: but what i want is a sphere or a circle from the point of view: How can I achieve this?

typical, 2 hours searching the internet. then after finally posting, 2 mins later i find the answer myself. but since it was so hard to find maybe it will be helpful to somebody else:

\begin{tikzpicture}[x = {(0.866cm,0.5cm)}, y={(0cm,1cm)}, z={(0.866cm,-0.5cm)},]
\draw[thick,->] (-15,0,0) -- (15,0,0) node[right] {x};
\draw[thick,->] (0,-12,0) -- (0,12,0) node[above] {y};
\draw[thick,->] (0,0,-15) -- (0,0,50) node[right] {z};
\draw plot [mark=*, mark size=10] coordinates{(0,0,5)};
\end{tikzpicture}


i dont know how it works, but it does perfectly what i wanted: A tikz-3dplot solution that both sphere and circle, whose size can be changed, are shown here. Code

\documentclass[border=1cm]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{tikz-3dplot}

\tdplotsetmaincoords{120}{50}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}[scale=2, tdplot_main_coords,axis/.style={->},thick]
\draw[axis] (-1, 0, 0) -- (1, 0, 0) node [right] {$X$};
\draw[axis] (0, -1, 0) -- (0, 3, 0) node [right] {$Z$};
\draw[axis] (0, 0, -1) -- (0, 0, 1) node [above] {$Y$};

\node[draw=none,shape=circle,fill, inner sep=2pt] (d1) at (0,1,0){};  % circle

\tdplottransformmainscreen{0}{2}{0}
\shade[tdplot_screen_coords, ball color = red] (\tdplotresx,\tdplotresy) circle (0.05);                                                                   % sphere
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


You can use node to put your points.

Using marks is perfect if you want to put points on lines, but if you want to put points outside of lines ...

\documentclass[tikz, varwidth, border=10]{standalone}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[scale=.2, x = {(0.866cm,0.5cm)}, y={(0cm,1cm)}, z={(0.866cm,-0.5cm)}]
\draw[thick,->] (-15,0,0) -- (15,0,0) node[right] {x};
\draw[thick,->] (0,-12,0) -- (0,12,0) node[above] {y};
\draw[thick,->] (0,0,-15) -- (0,0,50) node[right] {z};
\path (0,0,5) node[circle, fill, inner sep=1]{};
\path (1,0,5) node[circle, fill, inner sep=1]{};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document} 