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Non-standard 3D rotation of a set of points

I want to create a 3D surface as shown in the figure below. Toward this, I thought if I rotate a set of points in $xy$-plane on a elliptical arc I may be able to get such a surface. I was thinking of ...
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Determine Euler Angles from look, up, and cross vectors

I have a spaceship flying through a $3D$ space. The flight is determined by applying a quaternion to the look, up, and cross vectors with the following scheme (this is working perfectly): starting ...
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Creating an ellipsoidal 3D surface

I am trying to find the equation of a 3D ellipsoidal surface. I have thought of two approaches which are schematically shown below: By revolving an elliptical arc over a 3D elliptical path: Or by ...
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Calculate the viewing-angle on a square (3d-calc)

I'm in big trouble: My program (Java) successfully recognised a square drawn on a paper (by its 4 edges). Now I need to calculate, under which angle the webcam is facing this square. So I get the 4 ...
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Determine similarity between two sequence of quaternions while allowing a degree of freedom around Z axis

A person holds his phone and rotates it in space in a sequence. I am able to obtain a sequence of quaternions from the phone's motion sensors representing the rotation of the phone from the phone ...
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Volume of a cylinder cut by a plane

I've looked online but I can't seem to find a calculus proof for the volume of a cylinder cut by a plane. The question is:...
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Find 3D concave hull based on original model and convex hull

I want to find the concave hull of a 3d model, with a threshold for the maximum edge size. Googling around let me to the following approach (mainly abstracting from 2d approaches): Determine the ...
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Line of greatest slope

Assuming the plane $4x-3y+7z=0$ to be horizontal, find the equation of the line of greatest slope through the point $(2,1,1)$ in the plane $2x+y-5z=0$
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Slope of image side for 3D rotation

I had a new idea for an experimental 3D assembler (not a rasterizer). The idea requires that I get the slope of the top, bottom, left, or right depending on the $z_n$ axis. My idea works on two ...
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Smooth decrease in size when using the dimensions of a cube

I wrote a maze like script a while back, and added in a part which would decrease the size in a linear fashion, based on the percentage of completion. The idea was it'd provide a smooth transition ...
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Intersection point in a 3D figure

I was considering the maximum number of points in a 3D-figure such that all the internal line segments of the figure (all the lines that have endpoints as vertices of the figure, and go through the ...
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Specific function

I'm looking for a functions with 2 parameters (to plot in 3D) which will satisfy the following criteria: ...
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What's the intersection between a cube and a circle inside it and not intersecting its faces? [closed]

What's the intersection of a cube and a circle inside it? is it? 1) the set of point of the circle 2) empty set of points 3) the set of points of the surface of the circle 4) Both 1 and 3
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Are the diagonals of cube subset of it?

The intersection of a cube and one of its diagonals is what? 1) This diagonal 2) two of its vertices
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When doing 3D rotations my angle flips 180 degrees

I'm implementing 3D rotations for a set of 3D circles. To do that I'm using the parametric equation as described in http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ParametricEquationOfACircleIn3D/. It works as ...
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Angular momentum superposition

I am doing a space simulation. I have a spaceship and this spaceship has engines that don't push the spaceship through its center of gravity. These engines can therefore give the spaceship angular ...
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Relation between edgelengths in a tetrahedron with two right angles and three equal edges

I have got a problem I can't solve myself. I had an attempt, but it's wrong. I was told to draw a grid of this tetrahedron and then it's easier to find a solution (I tried it, but I don't see ...
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Get direction of normal without matrix inversion

I am building a 3D engine and I want it to calculate normals for triangles automatically. The user creates a model that is made of triangles. Every triangle is made of three points in the space, and ...
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Change of co-ordinate frame

Hi Can someone help me with this question. Say point P and u, v, w are three orthogonal-normalized vectors whose co-ordinate are: P = [Xp, Yp, Zp], u = [Xu, Yu, Zu], v = [Xv, Yv, Zv] and w = [Xw, Yw, ...
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Question about the projection of a 3-d region onto the $xz$-plane

How do they get that $D_3$, below? Express the iterated integral as a triple integral: $\int_0^1 \int_0^{x^2} \int_0^y f(x,y,z)\ dz\ dy\ dx$. The projection of the region on the: $xy$-plane: ...
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What makes the inside of a shape the inside?

A question occurred to me when browsing SE this evening, just curious. What specifies the inside of a 3D construct? If I have a hollow sphere, what's to say that the world isn't the inside, and the ...
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Reflecting a line from plane

I have a plane given by equation $0=10x+2y-3z$ and a line described by vector with variable $t\ge0$ $(1-t, 1+2t, 1+t)$ How to calculate reflected vector of this line from plane? We treat line as ...
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doubt with direction angles

Is it possible for a 3D vector to be drawn with the direction angles of $\alpha=45^\circ$ and $\beta=45^\circ$ ? if yes what is measure of $\gamma^\circ$? I calculated $\cos^2(45^\circ ...
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Coplanarity of two lines in 3D

Suppose we have 2 lines $$l_1 : x = 5 , \frac{y}{3-\alpha}=\frac{z}{-2}$$ and $$ l_2: x= \alpha , \frac{y}{-1}= \frac{z}{2-\alpha}$$ so what will be value of $\alpha$ for lines to be coplaner ? I ...
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2d to 3d projection problem

I am writing a software where user can add objects in the 3d space and I want to make the user to be able to drag those objects with the mouse. Whenever my mouse moves I have an event fired ...
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Best fitting circle to points in 3D

I have a set of n ≥ 3 points in 3D that are measurements of a possible circle. The measured points are "noisy" so best-fitting algorithms are involved. I'm programming in C# and have put together some ...
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Incorrect angle detected between two planes

I want to calculate the angle between 2 planes, Reference plane and Plane1. When I feed the X,Y,Z co-ordinates of pointCloud to the function plane_fit.m (by Kevin Mattheus Moerman), I get the output ...
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Using several curves in 3D to create a surface

I have a set of several closed curves in 3d (like image below is showing my set of curves from 3 views). To clarify my idea, i ask my questions in two different ways showed by diction 1 and diction ...
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Every three of $n$ points is the vertices of an isosceles triangle. What is the max of $n$?

Suppose that we have $n\ (\ge 3)$ points in the three dimensional space and that every three of the $n$ points is the vertices of an isosceles triangle. Here, suppose that the vertices of an isosceles ...
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Shortest distance between two given lines (Hint)

There seems to be this question that I can't seem to be able to solve. I'm hoping someone could help me figure out how to solve it. Question: Find the shortest distance between the lines ...
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Reflections on a sphere

There is a sphere located in a point s with radius r. The Sphere is a perfect mirror. If i'm sitting in the point c, I want to cast a ray to the sphere such that I hit the point p after bouncing in ...
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Midpoint of the shortest distance between 2 rays in 3D

I would like to come with an algorithm to find the midpoint of the shortest between 2 rays a+tb and c+sd, where t and s are scalars. I have a scenario which I try to depict like this. One of the ...
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How to interpret the equation of a line in 3D through two points, when there are $0$s in the denominator? [closed]

If $A=(0,0,0)$ and $B=(1,0,0)$ are two points of a line in three dimensions, I think its equation should be $$\frac{x-0}{1}=\frac{y-0}{0}=\frac{z-0}{0}\tag1$$ according to the formula ...
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How to draw or plot illustrative figures?

stackexchange users I would like to plot or draw some illustrative figures for my research paper. I've tried GeoGebra already. But couldn't draw them as I wanted. So my question is How can I draw ...
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Triple integral, finding the volume between two planes and a surface in 3D

So I have tried to solve this problem, but I'm running into a problem, because the top circle (intersection of the function with z=1) when you project it onto the xy plane is smaller than the circle ...
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How to do the calculation of the error in positioning in 3D Space?

I'm mathematically calculating a position on given data in a program. But I need to validate that the calculated values against the original position value. If the Original position is Xi,Yi and Zi ...
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parametric representations 3d object

I'm trying to model a 3 dimensional body that is sort of ellipsoidal and am looking for parametric representation of 3D objects similar to the quadratic surface representation of a sphere or ...
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From Icosahedron to Pentagonal hexecontahedron (Floret Tessellation)

Inspired by this post: Floret Tessellation of a Sphere I tried to transform myself an icosahedron into its simplest Floret tessellation. But I am having trouble when applying the 'method' given in the ...
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Unique representation of each point in 3d space by Linear combination of 3 mutually perpendicular vectors.

I intuitively accepted that there is an unique representation of any point in a 3d space by linear combination of 3 mutually perp. vectors. But now I'm wondering is this an axiom or a theorem? If ...
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Flatten 3D VectorA so it's perpendicular to VectorB

Basically I have 2 3D vectors: Vector A (green) and vector B(red). I need to calculate a third vector that is perpendicular to VectorA (green) but points in the same direction than VectorB (red). ...
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Inertia tensor of a triangle in 3d

I am computing inertia tensor of a triangle given by its 3 vertices. The tensor should be computed at some local origin. I used covariance as explained in this Wikipedia article, but I am not sure ...
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3D equation of a cone-like shape

Imagine there are two parallel planes (base plane and plane1) in the following image: There is one point on the base plane and there are several points on the plane1. The positions of these points ...
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Is it true that a arbitrary 3D rotation can be composed with two rotations constrained to have their axes in the same plane?

I am interested in decomposing an arbitrary rotation in 3D space into the product of two rotations which are constrained to have their axes in the same plane (for instance x-y plane). Statement of ...
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What the Surface function will it be if a circle tilted with an angle and then rotating around z axis

My first idea is this will result in a elliptic torus. The horizontal semi-axis a=R and the vertical semi-axis b=R*cos(beta). assuming the titled or inclined angle is beta. The distance away from ...
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how to find opposite corner of 3d rectangle with another opposite corner points

I'm having two points say point1 and point3(one diagonal) as 3D points . Diagonal is sloped diagonal , like opposite corner of front mirror of a car. How can I find another two points(p2 and p3) of ...
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How to create cube in 3d with given center , height vector , width vector and depht vector?

I want to create cube in 3d. I have center point of cube, height vector , width vector and depth vector. using this information i want to create vector. e.g. Center point = (1, 5, 7) Height Vector = ...
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How to calculate translation matrix?

I have a point cloud, which consists of three points. First point cloud has points A(xa, ya, za), B(xb, yb, zb) and ...
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unique cube arrangments

i have received this math riddle which i cannot solve, the riddle: given a set of cubes, a unique shape is any shape that was created joining cubes sides together and does not match any previously ...
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An example of a space curve with given normal and osculating planes

I am student currently taking calculus 3 and I recently was given a quiz with a very difficult question. The question relates to the chapters in my book which talk about "Arc Length and Curvature" and ...
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Intersection between two surfaces

Find Find parametric equations for the tangent line to the curve of intersection of $z=x^2+y^2$ and $6x^2+5y^2+3z^2 =23$ at $(−1, 1, 2).$ I tried plugging in $z=x^2+y^2$ in the second equation to ...