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Volume of Cavity between intersecting multiple Spheres

I want find an equation for this problem: Problem Statement:: I have different size sphere, for example say $R_1$ for Red balls and $R_{2}$ for white Balls, overlapping each other. 1.) I want to ...
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What 3D graph does $x^2+2z^2=1$ give?

I am missing the 3D graph for the equation $x^2+2z^2=1$.
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Calculate position of N points around given point in 3d space?

Sorry if I used wrong words - English is not my native language, and I never actually studied geometry. For a project I'm working on, I need to calculate set of points, that: are in given, ...
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how to find coordinates of point, given on plane, defined by normal

want to solve the task of 3d-space ploblem: In the 3-d space given point $p_o=(P_x,P_y,P_z)$, through which a plane with normal $n=(n_x,n_y,n_z)$ is constructed. There's a point on the plane, defined ...
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Creating a surface from a path of 3D cubic bezier curves

I have a list of cubic bezier curves in 3D, such that the curves are connected to each other and closes a cycle. I am looking for a way to create a surface from the bezier curves. Eventually i want ...
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transform line and point in 3d and 2d space [on hold]

I have a line which is described with two point and I know (x0,y0,z0) and (x1,y1,z1). After that I transform it to 2d space dividing with -z0 and -z1 values. Problem is that if I know (a,b) how can ...
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Seams/net of curved surfaces

Like with the seams of a piece of clothing or inflatable, what would the methodology be to creating a flat net of a curved 3d object? I would like to create a model of a mobius torus, and would like ...
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Find all such functions defined on the space

$f:\mathbb{R}^3\to \mathbb{R}^{\ast}$ is such that for any non-degenerate tetrahedron $ABCD$ with $O$ the center of the inscribed sphere, we have : $$f(O)=f(A)f(B)f(C)f(D) $$ Prove that $f(X)=1$ for ...
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How can I transform a 3D triangle to xy plane

Suppose I am given a triangle ABC and its corresponding vertex coordinates in 3D. I want to transform ABC in such a way so that vertex A lies on global (0,0,0) coordinate, B lies on (dist, 0, 0) ...
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Proving the 3-d pythagorean theorem on surface areas of oblique triangular pyramid

I would like suggestions if possible, other than the really sloppy picture, I'll edit that once my dad gets me Microsoft office. I got a snip of the shape, and edited it as best as I could. The ...
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How to average 3D Scale Vector?

I'm working in a 3D application and I'm trying to average scale values together, but I'm missing a step. The x, y, z scale values in my problem will all be the same so even though my values will be ...
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Given a point origin, find ray that intersects two lines

I'm working on a specific shadow calculation for a graphics project. I have a point light source obscured by a straight edge object, and I want to find where the edge of the shadow intersects a ...
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Triangle in 3D space point X and Y coordinate know find Z

I have a triangle in a 3D space. I know the points X an Y coordinate but I dont know the Z. How can the Z be calculated by knowing the points of the triangle and the X an Y coordinate of the point ...
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Calculate coordinate of any point on triangle in 3D plane

I am really stuck and can't find right way to write a formula(s) that will calculate Z coordinate of point on triangle plane in 3D plane. I know all coordinates of triangle points ( Ax, Ay, Az, Bx, ...
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Finding how “spreaded” a point cloud in 3D

I don't know the proper term for "spreaded" but what I want to find is, a value that indicates how far is an average point from the centroid. I think this is standard deviation of the point set, but ...
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Rotate XYZ frame in 3D space

Given a XYZ frame in 3D space at origin O(0,0,0). And given a plane equation: ...
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Transforming euler rotations to other coordinate system

I have a global $3D$ coordinate system, and it's transform matrix is an identity matrix. I also have an object with it's own, local coordinate system and it's transform is not identity matrix. Now I ...
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Area of triangle on a sphere (not spherical triangle)

How do I find the area of a triangle on a sphere, and the triangle is not a spherical triangle, for example, the triangle is formed with two geodesics and a line of latitude. Is there a specific ...
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Given an axis of rotation and an angle, work out the rotation angles around x,y,z axis

I want to convert from one 3D rotation convention to another. The first convention has an axis of rotation, $\boldsymbol{r}$ and an angle $\theta_r$ to rotate about this axis. The second convention ...
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x(u,v), y(u,v), z(u,v) parametric equations for a special cycloid

I'm trying to find out a 3d parametric equations for a cycloid I know that a cycloid is a 2d curve it is generated by a point on a rolling circle. but my circle is rolling around another circle both ...
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Need some help with 3-D rotation of a rectangle

A rectangular plane is subjected to rotate in about two different axes passing through it's center. One is perpendicular to plane and the other axis is along the length. Now 4 corners and the center ...
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Euler angles for mapping three points on a sphere to three other

Let $\mathbf{a}$, $\mathbf{b}$, $\mathbf{c}$ be points on the unitary sphere, so that $\|\mathbf{a}\| = \| \mathbf{b} \| = \| \mathbf{c} \| = 1$. Let $\mathbf{a'}$, $\mathbf{b'}$, $\mathbf{c'}$ be ...
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Collision detection between two accelerating spheres with no initial velocity?

We have two non-touching spheres of radii r1 & r2 are lying in space at rest. Both of them are then given accelerations a1 & a2 respectively at time t=0. Find whether they will ever come in ...
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Texture mapping from a camera image (knowing the camera pose) follow up question

To follow up on this post. Can any body please help me to understand it and provide some example with calculations? Maybe some case scenario with simple numbers. Example with given 3D point, rotation ...
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Resultant Euler angles?

I have a body which goes through two successive Euler transformations $(\phi_1, \theta_1, \psi_1)$ and $(\phi_2, \theta_2, \psi_2)$. What is the resultant $(\phi, \theta, \psi)$ of the system after ...
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Mapping between two unknown 3D coordinate systems from common motion

Coordinate systems A and B are rigidly linked in an unknown way. The platform then moves and the motion vectors [RA|TA] and [RB|TB] are calculated in each coordinate system. They are parallel but not ...
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Difference between Euclidean space and vector space?

I often hear them used interchangeably ... they are very complicated to make any use of. Wikipedia words: Euclidean space: One way to think of the Euclidean plane is as a set of points ...
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Famous graphs with nice 3D embeddings

The Petersen graph has an interesting 3D embedding. Take a tetrahedron. Add a midpoint to each edge. Connect opposing midpoints for a Petersen graph. The Perkel graph or 57-cell has an interesting ...
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rotating vector based on plane normal

This is probably very basic, but here is a drawing of what I'm trying to achieve : Explanation : Those are 3D normalized vectors and I'm trying to change v1 to v1' based on vn. As shown in the ...
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Volume of overlap between two convex polyhedra

I have two convex polyhedra represented by triangle meshes. I can easily determine if they are in contact or not, but when they are in contact then I would like to determine the volume of their ...
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Incorporating an error ellipse from eigenvalue/vectors into 3D geometry

I have a 3D point with a covariance matrix, and an associated 3D vector that begins at the point. I would like to be able to consider alternative points for the starting position of the vector, ...
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Intersection of a plane and a surface of revolution

I'm am stuck on the following problem: I have the equation of a curve in the plane $(x,z)$: $z=f(x)$. I build a surface of revolution in the space rotating this curve around the $z$ axis. I need to ...
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proof for euler-rodrigues formula - matrix form

I need for a matrix representation. Exactly I want to know how to get the Euler-Rodrigues formula in a matrix form like here. Thanks!
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How to find the $ x,y$ coordinates of a point in between $2$ points in $3$ dimension

Point $1 = (0,0,0)$ Point $2 = (5,6,7)$ Given that point $3$ have a $z$-coordinate of $3$, how can I find the $x,y$ coordinates of point $3$?
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Find the equation of a plane tangent to two spheres

Given the equations of two spheres, how would I find the equation of any plane tangent to the two spheres? I tried something, but I realized that it failed, and I am not sure where to go from here. I ...
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Fitting by an ellipsoid with a known center?

Consider a set of $N$ points in 3D of coordinates : $$p_{i} = \left\{x_{i}, y_{i}, z_{i} \right\}$$ The very general question I ask is : how to fit these points by the surface of an ellipsoid ...
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How does a measurement error change the volume of a tetrahedron?

Consider that I have a tetrahedron $T$ whose the lengths of edges are $(a,b,c,d,e,f)$. I want to calculate the volume of the tetrahedron by Cayley-Menger Determinant. However, I know that, the ...
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Jacobian of exponential mapping in SO3/SE3

Following this post Jacobian matrix of the Rodrigues' formula (exponential map) What if I really need the Jacobian of the exponential mapping function in $\omega \neq 0$? Basically, I want to ...
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Finding the shortest distance between two planes using Lagrange multipliers

A problem (among a list of Lagrange multipliers problems in Earl Swokowski's Calculus) states as follows: find the shortest distance between $2x+3y-z = 2$ and $2x+3y-z=4$. I can see that the ...
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3D Geometry Contest Math Problem

The problem is as follows: Six solid regular tetrahedra are placed on a flat surface so that their bases form a regular hexagon H with side length 1, and so that the vertices are not lying in the ...
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Transformation of the points on a plane

How do I transform a point $(x,y,z)$ on plane $\Pi (ax + by + cz = 0)$ to a point $(x',y',z')$ on plane $\Phi(ax+by+cz+d=0)$? What matrix should I use? Here is a 2-D representation of what I'm ...
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Generate rotations about X & Y axes between certain 3D vectors

Given a semi-arbitrary 3D vector (the z will always be positive for my purposes), how could I find rotation about the X and Y axis? Alternatively, how might I simplify an XYZ rotation to the X and Y ...
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N points in a circle around a point on a sphere.

Consider a 3D sphere: $(x_{c}, y_{c}, z_{c})$ : cartesian coordinates of the center $r$ : the radius Consider a random point on the surface of this sphere of coordinates : $(x_{0}, y_{0}, ...
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Multiplication with vectors.

Well, I'm not quite sure if I chose right terms for my problem but I will give it a chance. Here, I have some tasks and examples ( http://www.mif.vu.lt/matinf/asm/gr/p12.pdf ). On the bottom of the ...
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Can you find a ellipse so that its image is a circle?

This is a "fun" question and I have already a solution. I asked this question so that I may see a different approach or an elegant solution. Let $P$ be a plane with equation $x+y+z=1$. Find an ...
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slope of a line in 3D coordinate system

Suppose I have $2$ points in a 3D coordinate space. Say $p_1=(5,5,5)$, $p_2=(1,2,3)$. How do I find the slope of the line joining $p_1$ and $p_2$? After getting the slope (which I assume will be an ...
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Find point in 3D space based on plane and known point

I'm struggling with drawing geometry in 3D spaces via OpenGL. My current task is to find coordinates of point. Assume we have such input data: Points $a$, $b$ and $k$ define a plane. Point $c$ ...
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Projecting 3D Point to Plane

I have a plane defined by the equation $Ax + By + Cz + D = 0$. It does not pass through the origin. I have projected the origin of my global coordinate system onto the plane, so it is at $(a, b, c)$. ...
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the surface area of the cream white colored surface wants to be calculated using integral

I Want to calculate the area of the cream colored surface illustrated on the image below using integral. variables are $\beta$ and $\phi$ and constants are R and r
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What is the difference between $z=0$ plane and $26z=0$ plane

I'm using this site to calculate a plane equation. The points are $(2,3,0)$, $(5,1,0)$ and $(6,9,0)$. The result is $26z = 0$ plane. Is there a difference between $26z =0$ and $z = 0$? Moreover, ...