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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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Fitting Expanding Spheres in the Irregular Surface

This is a kind of a puzzle: What we have? Consider a irregular 3D surface formed due to overlapping spheres, with same radius $R$, lets say them $S_{Big}$. We put similar set of sphere of initial ...
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Why one V-axis and two H-axis on 3D? [on hold]

Why when drawing a 3D graphic there are one vertical axis and two horizontal axis and it is not vice-versa?
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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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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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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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How to recover three successive rotations of a vector

I have a vector, which I rotated with respect to $x$, $y$ and $z$ axes, respectively. Now I want to recover this operation, that means I want to bring it to the previous position by rotating it with ...
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What is the use of direction cosines? [on hold]

What is the use of direction cosines and direction ratios? Is there any practical problems related to direction cosines? Why we tagged the word 'direction'? If possible explain me through photos or ...
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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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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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is there a higher dimensional analogue of the first isogonic center?

I'm curious to know if, given four points $a, b, c, d$, you can always find a point $p$ such that last lines $pa, pb, pc, pd$ form equal angles pairwise. I'd also appreciate resources on 3d geometry ...
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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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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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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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Intersection of a line segment and a paraboloid in 3D

Suppose I have a line segment $L$ in 3D: $$x=a_1(1-t)+b_1t$$ $$y=a_2(1-t)+b_2t$$ $$z=(a_1^2+a_2^2-k_1^2)(1-t)+(b_1^2+b_2^2-k_2^2)t$$ Because $L$ is line segment then $0\leq t\leq 1$. And defining ...
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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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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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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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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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Shortest distance between a 3D parametric surface and a point

Right now I'm working on a library for finding the distances between objects in Lua. I've had some trouble finding the distance between a point and a bounded plane. I'm using these parametric ...
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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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points of intersection on a randomly situated plane and ellipsoid (spherical) in 3d space

if i have an ellipsoid and a plane oriented in any way in a 3 dimensional coordinate system, and they intersect; is there a way to find an equation that describes (or at least approximates) all points ...
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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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Pipe-fitting problem 3D

I have a 3D pipe-fitting problem for which I was able to write the following equations: $$ y = \tan (a)\sqrt{x^2 + z^2}\\ z = \tan (b)\sqrt{x^2 + y^2}\\ y = \sin (a)\sqrt{x^2 + y^2 + z^2}\\ z = \sin ...
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Extracting perspective transformation from a 2D projection

I have a 2D projection of a flat, rectangular object in 3D space, like this one: I know all sorts of information about this shape—its opposite sides have the same length, the sides meet at right ...
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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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Determine if projection of 3D point onto plane is within a triangle

In 3D, given three points $P_1$, $P_2$, and $P_3$ spanning a non-degenerate triangle $T$. How to determine if the projection of a point $P$ onto the plane of $T$ lies within $T$?
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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)

I'm not sure if I should ask this question here or on stackoverflow, so forgive me if I'm wrong. I want to apply a texture (taken from a camera) on a 3D surface, let me explain my problem: I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Best way to plot a 4 dimensional meshgrid

I have $4$ variables $X$, $Y$, $Z$ and $C$, and I want to plot these on a graph. Usually I would just plot the surface $X$, $Y$, $Z$ and then use color to represent the $4$th dimension, as shown ...
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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 ...