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Equation for Circle in 3D Space Given Center, Radius, and Point

I'm looking for how to derive the equation of a circle, in 3D space, given the following information: The Center Point The Radius One point on the circle I understand that this is functionally the ...
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3D Geometry Problem

If we have 4 equal sized spheres with radius $R$ arranged surrounding another smaller sphere such as to make a triangular pyramid from the centers of the $4$ spheres with radius $R$. The radius of ...
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Algorithm for solving line line intersection in 3d

I am trying to find an algorithm that a computer can execute that finds the intersection point between two lines each defined by a point on the line and a direction vector. Does anyone know of one? It ...
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For an app teaching about polyhedra, what are some core characteristics to include?

For fun: I'm building a 3d app that teaches about polyhedra. What should I include? The obvious didactic elements for each polyhedron would be: Fundamental polygon's Vertices 
Edges
 Faces
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Drawing 3D stomach structure in Matlab [closed]

I would like to plot a 3D structure representing the stomach in Matlab. A sketch of what it should look like is here: http://thoracicsurgery.stanford.edu/patient_care/images/normal-stomach.jpg Still, ...
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Is it possible to accurately calculate an irregularly shaped frustum's volume?

I have the following water basin Now imagine this basin is filled with water to the top, is there anyway to accurately calculate the volume of water stored in it using only top and bottom areas A1 ...
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Counting points in/on cuboid

Given a cuboid that extend in x,y,z axis such that |x|≤N, |y|≤N, |z|≤N where N is given and can have value up to 10^9.Now a shooter is standing at origin (0,0,0).He need to shoot on any of the ...
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Rotate and translate a line so that it passes through two given points

I have 2 point and a line segment in 2d space. The line only rotates and translates using its mid point. How do I calculate the translation and rotation required for the line to be touching the 2 ...
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Surface of 3D Triangle

The coordinates $A(-1,0,2), B(2,-1,3)$ and $C(4,0,1)$ are the corners in the triangle $ABC$. a) Find the length of the sides in the triangle. b) Find the area of the triangle. Now I'm able to ...
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Is it possible to create a volumetric object which has a circle, a square and an equilateral triangle as orthogonal profiles?

This question was posed to me by a friend (formulated as creating a peg to fit perfectly into holes of these shapes), and after an experiment in OpenSCAD it seems it is not possible - either one ...
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Get Vector From Angle In $3D$ Space

I have a camera angle in $x,y,z$ with values between $0$ and $360$, I'm trying to compute this into an 'aim vector' which would have values between $0,0,0$ and $1,1,1$ depending on what the angles ...
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Dot product of any point on plane and its normal

I was trying to find the distance between a point and a 3D line with parametric equations. On the web, I found a video detailling the steps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wznbg_aKOo At 2:20, the ...
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Stable equilibrium position of 3d models.

I have 2 models, described by vertices arrays. The aim is to find stable equilibrium position of one of the models upon the other. The algorithm should consider the possibilities of transformation of ...
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Calculating the length of a NURBS curve

I'm attempting to find the length of a NURBS curve, but I'm not having any luck (I'm also not entirely sure if NURBS are more of a programming thing, I initially asked this question over on Stack ...
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Rotation plane on the sphere (quarternion)

I asked similar question on stackoverflow but still no answers.http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25185329/image-rotation-with-the-gyro-data-math I assume it is more math than programming problem. ...
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Two and Three Variable Limit Questions

Find the following limits, if they exist. $$\lim_{x,y\rightarrow 0,0}\frac{x^2 + \sin^2 y}{\sqrt{x^2+y^2}}$$ I believe we're suppose to use the squeeze theorem on this first one above. Possibly ...
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Intersection of two lines in 3D

The two points $A=(x_{0},y_{0},z_{0})$ and $B=(x_{1},y_{1},z_{1})$ are given. I want to find the coordiantes of the point $C=(x,y,z) $. The line segments $AC$ and $BC$ make equal angle $\alpha$ with ...
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slope of a plane

I'm trying to understand the math behind 3d perspective clipping algorithm dixit: We need four constant to express the equations of the four side planes. These are the slopes of the planes in ...
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Formula to display a $3D$ $90$ degree pipe bend

I am trying to display a $3D$ Pipe with $90°$ bend. I am writing code for it, but I am sure this is more of a mathematical question as a programming one. It would be nice if anyone could help me ...
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Find out whether two rectangles are intersecting in 3D space

I've got two rectangles in 3D space, each given by the coordinates of their 4 corners. They are not axis aligned, meaning their edges are not necessarily parallel/perpendicular to the world axes. Each ...
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Efficiency in vector translation by matrix instead of vector

I try to understand math for 3D games. If I want to translate a point, I may do it in two ways: 1. Using vector summation. 2. Using matrix multiplication. For example: Initial vector $p =(1,2,3)$. ...
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Oblique projection for which the projection vector is at an angle of 45 degrees

dixit: A special case of oblique projection is called cavalier projection. It is given when the projection vector forms an angle of 45° with the z-axis. This means that: $$(x_p^2+y_p^2)/z_p^2=1$$ My ...
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Derive a quaternion from three axis

My problem originates from some code that I'm writing to parse an obscure file-type in which a geometric entity is defined in it's own 'local space', and a rotation and translation are provided to ...
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Making a function periodic

This might not be the best place to ask this question, but here it goes... I'm creating a game and need 3D sea waves. Since it's for mobiles, there's no time to generate entire screen worth of waves ...
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Water swallowing in Matlab

I want to simulate some water passing through a vertical cylinder in Matlab, and I would like to implement a 3d animation of it. I built the cylinder using the patch function, but I do not know how to ...
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To find the center of gravity of a homogeneous tetrahedron

The center of gravity coordinates of a triangle can be calculated $O(\frac{x_1+x_2+x_3}{3},\frac{y_1+y_2+y_3}{3},\frac{z_1+z_2+z_3}{3})$ where $P_1,P_2, P_3$ are the corner points of a homogeneous ...
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Elevation of 3D function

$f(x,y) = \begin{cases} x^2/y & y \neq 0 \\ 0 & y = 0\end{cases}$ I need to draw the elevation (or you may call it Equivalent curve) of this function and I don't know how to draw them. Can ...
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Rotating a cube about an axis through opposite vertices

I have a cube made using CSS transforms that I'm trying to animate rotating about an axis going through 2 opposite vertices. What I have: Initial cube: ...
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Translation of basis for a vector space on the specified distance

In the Euclidean space $XYZ$ is a basis $X_1Y_1Z_1$ defined that is specified by the vectors $\overrightarrow {O_1X_1}$, $\overrightarrow {O_1Y_1}$ and $\overrightarrow {O_1Z_1}$. How to calculate ...
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Intersection between 2 lines (3D). This doesn't have a solution does it?

so I was looking through an old exam and this question was given: The teachers answer was the point (9, -9, 21) I tried solving this myself, I got x = x, y = y, but I could not find a point where ...
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Why does a 3d line of segments with constant angles always make a helix?

I have a chain of discrete segments, of equal sizes, built by the following rules: 1)every next segment rotates around it's Y axis by 7 degrees, 2)then it pivots at the join with the previous ...
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Software to easily draw 3d plots from functions

my problem is that I need a way to quickly check results of my, that is to say, homework. I think that the best way to do this is to draw a plot of a function to quickly see whether my solution is ...
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Area of projection of cube in $\mathbb{Z}^3$ onto a hyperplane

A cube with vertices $(\pm 1, \pm 1, \pm 1)$ gets projected into the plane perpendicular to vector $\mathbf{n}\in S^2$. The projection is a hexagon, how do I find the area? I think I can just ...
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To find the volume of the region that is bordered by 4 points in 3D space

To find the volume of the region that in the points $A(x_1,y_1,z_1),B(x_2,y_2,z_2),C(x_3,y_3,z_3),D(x_0,y_0,z_0)$. Let's define a 4X4 matrix to determine plane equation that are on $A,B,C$ ...
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Parametric equation for intersection of curve

Here's the three part question: A) Find parametric equations for curve which is the intersection of the cylinder $x^2 + z^2 = 1$ and the plane y = -x. B) Show that the curve lies on the surface $x^2 ...
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Probability that two circles in space are linked

Let $C_0$ be a circle centered on the origin, and $C_1$ a circle centered on $(1,0,0)$, center distance of $1$. Q1. If both $C_0$ and $C_1$ are randomly oriented and have the same radius $r ...
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What is and what are the use for an “ AINV preconditioner ” or “ SAINV ”?

In an article that I'm reading there is a mention to this "thing" and I absolutely don't know anything about it, for me it could be anything. I noticed that this thing is somehow related to the math ...
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Rotation of point with infinite child objects. (Chain rotation)

More of a thought experiment here, knowledge for knowledges sake. Let's say you can create infinite points that rotate smoothly and at the same speed as each other through a full revolution - let's ...
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Finding a 3rd coordinate of the rectangle points in 3d

I have a 4 3-D-points, each of them has only 2 of 3 known coordinates, as follow (? is unknown here): P5 (P5x, P5y?, P5z) P6 (P6x, P6y?, P6z) P3 (P3x, P3y, P3z?) P4 (P4x, P4y, P4z?) They build ...
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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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Angular displacement/speed of a rotating sphere from 3d points

I have 3d points on the surface of a unit sphere that describe every minute its rotation. I want to know angular velocity of this sphere. The sphere center is fixed and the axis of rotation can change ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...