I'd highly appreciate if someone could give me hand to draw this diagram in TikZ.

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    Generally, questions of the type "Can someone do this for me?" are strongly discouraged. You should make an effort to show what you've done so far to solve the problem, show the code you have so far, and specify where exactly you're stuck. As a pointer to where to start, you could take a look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/28363/…
    – Jake
    Sep 23, 2011 at 6:44
  • AB and BC seem odd since we cannot really distinguish where the blue and red surfaces cross.
    – pluton
    Sep 23, 2011 at 13:37
  • You might want to have a look at Sketch - a program to generate 3D drawings using PSTricks or TPGF/TikZ.
    – diabonas
    Sep 23, 2011 at 13:39
  • Perhaps how to draw a cube with tikz where all faces have a distinct color can help you get started. Sep 23, 2011 at 16:03
  • From the link I mentioned, you should easily be able to to A, B, and C just by choosing the colors and opacity of each plane. Enable the debug options to see where each point is and then you can produce the last three by connecting the appropriate points. To finish it off, add a line where the planes intersect as mentioned by pluton. If you make an attempt and get stuck please edit your question and we can help. Sep 23, 2011 at 16:54

2 Answers 2


I'm conscious this question is two years old, but I'm bored. Here is my take on this:

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    ] #1 -- cycle;%




        \coordinate (OOO) at (0,0);
        \coordinate (OOI) at (xyz cs:z=1);
        \coordinate (OIO) at (xyz cs:y=1);
        \coordinate (OII) at (xyz cs:y=1,z=1);
        \coordinate (IOO) at (xyz cs:x=1);
        \coordinate (IOI) at (xyz cs:x=1,z=1);
        \coordinate (IIO) at (xyz cs:x=1,y=1);
        \coordinate (III) at (xyz cs:x=1,y=1,z=1);


        \draw[edgevis] (OOI) -- (OII) -- (OIO) -- (IIO) -- (IOO) -- (IOI) -- cycle;
        \draw[edgevis] (III) -- (IIO);
        \draw[edgevis] (III) -- (IOI);
        \draw[edgevis] (III) -- (OII);
        \draw[edgehid] (OOO) -- (OOI);
        \draw[edgehid] (OOO) -- (OIO);
        \draw[edgehid] (OOO) -- (IOO);

        \draw (OOO) circle (\vertexradius);
        \draw (OOI) circle (\vertexradius);
        \draw (OIO) circle (\vertexradius);
        \draw (OII) circle (\vertexradius);
        \draw (IOO) circle (\vertexradius);
        \draw (IOI) circle (\vertexradius);
        \draw (IIO) circle (\vertexradius);
        \draw (III) circle (\vertexradius);


                {(OOO) -- (OOI) -- (OII) -- (OIO)}{red}
                {(IOO) -- (IOI) -- (III) -- (IIO)}{blue}
                {(OOO) -- (IOO) -- (IIO) -- (OIO)}{blue}
                {(OOI) -- (IOI) -- (III) -- (OII)}{red}
                {(OOO) -- (IOO) -- (IOI) -- (OOI)}{red}
                {(OIO) -- (IIO) -- (III) -- (OII)}{blue}
            $A$ & $B$ & $C$
        \caption{Main effects}
                {(OOI) -- (OII) -- (IIO) -- (IOO)}{blue}
                {(OOO) -- (OIO) -- (III) -- (IOI)}{red}
                {(OII) -- (OIO) -- (IOO) -- (IOI)}{red}
                {(OOI) -- (OOO) -- (IIO) -- (III)}{blue}
                {(OOI) -- (IOI) -- (IIO) -- (OIO)}{blue}
                {(OII) -- (III) -- (IOO) -- (OOO)}{red}
            $AB$ & $AC$ & $BC$
        \caption{Two-factor interactions}
        Geometric presentation of contrast.
        In each case, high levels are highlighted in blue, low levels in red.%

  • Thanks @Jubobs for your nice answer. I solved this problem lot time ago (See here, and here but forgot to mention here. Anyway thanks for your effort and for nice answer.
    – MYaseen208
    Oct 12, 2013 at 11:11

A few pointers:

  • You can use XYZ coordinates (origin would be the lower left of the back face), see PGF manual, page 124
  • Use the dashed option for dashed lines, see page 158
  • to see lines and surfaces behind the colored surfaces, use the draw opacity option, see page 234
  • for the small circles at the corners, use circular arrow tips, see page 257

If special problems arise, please update your answer, and please then include what you've done so far.

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