# Questions tagged [3d]

{3d} is about three-dimensional content, e.g., images and drawings.

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### Draw 3D Cubes around centre

I'm trying to draw a set of rotated rectangular cuboids around a centre point in Tikz. I've created an example of what I'm trying to achieve in OpenSCAD below with the code to generate the above ...
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### media9: How to disable zoom in 3D view

I try to disable the "zoom" functionality in my 3D .prc model using media9 package. How can I archive this? \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{media9} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} ...
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### Colormap drawing order in parametric 3D tube

Similar to this question, I am trying to draw a parametric tube in a PGFplots 3D-plot: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.16} \begin{document} \begin{...
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### PGFPlots Line Plot at constant x

In this and this question, we learned how to draw real line plots in 3D axes in PGFPlots by supplying samples y=1 (samples y=0 seems to work as well) or y domain=0:0 to get rid of meshes/matrices. ...
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### “Walls” of plane partition

This example by Jang Soo Kim shows how to create a plane partition using TikZ. Is it possible to modify the code there so that the partition is indeed a bunch of blocks lying on a floor and pushed ...
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### Is there a simple way to define a “one color colormap” in 3D surface plots?

The following MWE does exactly what I want. I'm just wondering if there's an easier, "canonical" way of specifying the color map as I just want black lines. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{...
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### Sphere on axis with defined radius

I Hope someone can help me. I want to make a picture like this in latex. Everywhere I'm searching there are examples that are much too complicated, I think. I can draw a circle, but LaTeX don't ...
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### Densest sphere packing

I would like to represent the densest sphere packing in dimension 3 as the following picture, for a beamer presentation. Is Tikz the way to go for it? It is not a real 3D drawing since I only want a ...
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### Gnuplot 3D splot in tikz raw gnuplot (without pgfplots)

please look at the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=.5] \draw[color=blue] plot[raw gnuplot, smooth] function{ splot sin(x)*sin(y)}...
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### Suggestions for creating high-quality 3D line drawings

When I'm creating 2D graphics for my math lectures (for Beamer presentations and lecture notes), I'm very happy with TikZ and I've been using it for many years now. However, I still haven't found a ...
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### help drawing a plane cutting a cone

I am trying to draw the following figure with 3d Tikz but with little success. My codes will be posted here after some corrections. I am a newbie and would appreciate any hint from the forum. ...
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### How to make letters size on picture the same as in text

The following two pictures are drawn in TikZ 3D (the first) and in Asymptote (the second). It is visible that the letter sizes for the Asymptote picture are bigger than the ones with TikZ 3D (for ...
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### pgfplots: How to smoothen a 3D surface plot?

Long time has passed - based on this and this question I would like to know if pgfplots does already support surface smoothening of coordinate based 3D plots in 2019? Minimum Working Example (MWE): \...
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### pgfplots: How to draw mesh of 3D plot only in y direction (but not in x direction)?

Assumed we draw a simple 3D plot with pgfplots. Minimum Working Example (MWE): \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots,pgfplotstable} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{testdata....
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### How to draw toroidal grid diagrams in TikZ [duplicate]

I am trying to turn a planar grid diagram into a 3D toroidal graph by identifying the top edge with the bottom and the left with the right, i.e: So the grid below on the left would be transformed ...
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### Drawing spherical mirrors

What is the best way to draw 3D spherical mirrors like these on tikz?
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### How to fill region under a surface?

I'm trying to fill the region under the surface z = x^2 + y^2, over the rectangle 0<=x<=1, 0<=y<=1. How may I do so? Also, how do I orient the 3-d plot to as to have the x-axis coming ...
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### Plot Velocity field having three components with Quiver pgfplots

I am stuck into plotting velocity field having three components. My data file contains velocity values on a plane y=0. My data is in the form. x z u v w where x and z are coordinates on y plane ...
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### Multiple 2D Gaussian ellipses in 3D plot

I'd like to plot different bivariate Gaussian distributions as shaded 2D ellipses at different points in 3D space. The 2D ellipses I would plot like Jake suggests in Gaussian ellipsoids using tikz, ...
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### A diagram about partial derivatives of f(x,y)

How can I draw this image using TikZ?
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### How to change viewpoint when using logarithmic scale with pgfplots?

I want to display a surface, with 3 points sitting on it. I attempted to combine two posts, with partial success. If I change the viewpoint, I receive the upper figure. In this case the log scaling ...
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### How can one go about drawing a sphere with a hole using pgfplots or TikZ?

I want to draw a sphere with a hole as shown below: What I have done so far is to create an outline of the required shape in Inkscape and export to a pstricks picture. The autogenerated code is as ...
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### How to draw cubes in a 3 dimensional plane

So I want to draw a picture like this. However I can get no where close to it. I have tried following other posts and adapting them which has allowed be to set the axis up correctly but I just cannot ...
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### Projecting contour on the floor in a 3d plot

The contour is drawn on the top surface, I'm trying to plot the contour on the floor (A-B). \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{width=10cm, compat=1.9} \begin{document} \...
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### Levi-Civita symbol: 3D matrix

During the current review of the tensors I have arrived at a page of Wikipedia where you can see the symbol of Levi-Civita in a beautiful three-dimensional matrix. I hope that nobody will be angry ...
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### 3D Lighting & Shading with TikZ/PGFPlots

I'm trying to shade 3D parametric surfaces using a basic 3D lighting model, but this answer says that TikZ has no support for lighting. The only option is to use color gradients to shade vertices. ...
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### How could I graph z=sqrt(x^2-y^2) using Pgftools? I believe I've all suggestions on the internet but to no avail

I have tried graphing it with the parametric notation (i.e. ({x},{y},{sort(x^2-y^2)}) and as seen on my code below but nothing renders the image shown on graphing calculators. \begin{tikzpicture}[...
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### How can I 3D plot y=4x^2+z^2 using Pgfplots?

I am trying to 3D plot y=4x^2+z^2 using Pgftools but I'm unable to use z as an independent variable in the function. \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1.5] \begin{axis}[ grid=major, 3d box=complete, ...
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### Restricting Domain of 3D Plot

I have this 3D plot: I would like to plot the function only over the region over the darker half of the bottom (the part closer to us). Here is a MWE: \PassOptionsToPackage{usenames,dvipsnames,...
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### Drawing Solid Lines on 3D Plots

I am trying to draw a line moving along with a 3D graph to represent the region of integration. So for this, the black line on the bottom represents the cut off for the region of integration. I ...
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### Tikz/Pgf - Surf plot with smooth color transition

I am drawing a surf 3d plot in Tikz/Pgf using gnuplot. This surface need to be projected on a plane, which can be achieved by adding another surf plot. The thing is that the transition between colors,...
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### Smooth projection of a surf plot - tikz/gnuplot

I am drawing a 3D-Bessel function using pgfplots and gnuplot. What I am trying to do is plot on top of the 3d box, a projection of the 3d function. I thought of using a contour gnuplot plot, but ...
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### Plotting a smooth curve in 3D from external coordinate file

I want to create a 3D plot from previously calculated coordinates saved in a file, like "xz.dat". This contains the data as : x z 0.5 0 0.54 0.01 0.58 0.01 0.62 0.02 0.66 0.03 0.7 0.03 0.74 0.04 0....
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### 3D buried view in Tikz

I want to achieve 3D effect in my picture. This is to show Electron beam lithography followed by lift-off process. I want to make a cross shaped hole in the top layer and fill it with a gray color ...
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### Filling In Region of 3D Plot

I am trying to fill in the area under this 3D graph, using the idea from this post. Here is a MWE for the function I want to plot under: \PassOptionsToPackage{usenames,dvipsnames,table,x11names}{...
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### Planar disk axisymmetric

I'm trying to recreate this image: The figure is representing an axisymmetric representation (cylindrical coordinate system) of 2 planar coils of wire. I am wanting to add some intuition to the ...
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### TikZ PGF: How to hide parts of 3D graph when lower than surface?

Assumed we have this kind of 3D surface: Minimum Working Example: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[zmin=0,zmax=0.5,...
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### TikZ PGF: How to draw crater-like 3D surface based on polynomial equations?

Assumed we have some kind of squared 3D graph like this one: Minimum Working Example (MWE): \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz, pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{...
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### TikZ PGF: How to draw 3D graph based on polynomial equation?

Unfortunately the TikZ-manual is a bit complicated to understand about this point. Assumed we have some kind of squared 3D graph like this one: Minimum Working Example (MWE): \documentclass{...
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### Is there a command to find coordinates of projection of a point on a plane?

Let SABC be a tetrahedron, SA = c, AB = a, AC = b, SA perpendicular to AB, AB perpendicular to AC, and AC perpendicular to SA. I am trying to find the projection H of the point A on the plane SBC. I ...
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### How to draw cylinder and cone to finish this drawing?

After a lot of attempts without success, I am asking here: How to draw a cylinder connecting the two circles? How to draw a cone from point A to the nearest circle? \documentclass[tikz,border=5pt]{...
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### Is there a command to find coordinates of projection of a point on a line in 3D?

Sometimes, I need determine coordinates of projection of a point on a line in 3D. I know The Syntax of Projection in 2D at 13.5.5 The Syntax of Projection Modifiers at Manual for Version 3.1. This ...
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### TikZ PGF: How to develop cell values for 3D graph?

Currently there are some awesome pgfplots around here. I think about something like this one: Minimum Working Example (MWE): \documentclass[border=5mm]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots, filecontents}...
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### Improve perspective visualization in 3d plot

I'm trying to vizualize the computation of Euclidean distance in 3d using pgfplots. This is my current attempt: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \$\mathrm{dist}(p,q) = \...
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### How to draw a circle (sphere) passing through four points?

I am trying to draw a circle (sphere) passing through four points B, C, E, F like this picture I tried with tikz-3dplot and my code \documentclass[border=3mm,12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{fouriernc}...
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### parallelepiped inscribed in cylinder

I 'm trying to draw a simple 3D shape (like parallelepiped or cylinder) with tikz, but I fund too complicated codes. I want to draw something like this Is it possible with a simple code? Thank's ...
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### Chemfig: a 3d molecule

I want to draw the molecule attached with chemfig. Could not find anything for the core of the connections. Any idea?
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### How to make cuboids with different dimensions xyz with TikZ

I want to plot blocks (transportation pallets). Each block has 0.8m width, 1.2m depth, and 2.15m high, and they are placed horizontally (only one block height) grouped 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7 ...