The (3d) tag is for things related to 3-dimensions. For geometry of 3-dimensional solids, please use instead (solid-geometry). For geometry that is not on a plane, but otherwise agnostic of dimensions, perhaps (euclidean-geometry) or (analytic-geometry) should also be considered.

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Visualizing a Calabi Yau

I would like to understand how I can visualize the quintic threefold $$ z_1^5 + z_2^5 + z_3^5 + z_4^5 +z_5^5 - 5\psi z_1z_2z_3z_4z_5 = 0$$ For a similar problem, Hanson proposes the following: ...
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Random 3D points uniformly distributed on an ellipse shaped window of a sphere

How can I generate random points uniformly distributed on the surface of a sphere such that a line that originates at the center of the sphere, and passes through one of the points, will intersect a ...
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Analytic caustics for 3D objects

Is it possible to efficiently calculate caustics for a given 3D object, like a torus, or a cube? To be more precise: let's assume that we have a 3d torus, resting on a 2d plane and a single light ...
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Does a point quadrilateral form a rect in 3D space?

I have 4 points with x and y coordinate and would like to find out a way to check if given quadrilateral would be a rectangle in 3D space. I tried a bunch of conditions, but there was always and edge ...
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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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Generating a 3d ribbon from a series of points

I am attempting to generate a 3d ribbon from a set of 3d points. The idea is to generate a realistic ribbon which follows those points. In its current state, one example looks like this: In this ...
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How can I solve the Poisson PDE efficiently and fast in cylindrical coordinates?

I am trying to numerically solve the Possion PDE in cylindrical coordinate system. $$\Delta f = {1 \over \rho} {\partial \over \partial \rho} \left(\rho {\partial f \over \partial \rho} \right) + {1 ...
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Is it 3-D Catalan numbers?

I am studying Catalan numbers recently but I think that how about 3-D Catalan? So that I imagine following situation ; A man travel through the path-way parallel to $ x, y, z $ axis from O ...
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Is this a legit way to visualize complex functions?

I am doing laplace transform in a class and I hate how there seems to be no graphical support when things are transformed to laplace domain i.e. nobody cares what they look like in laplace domain But ...
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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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Maximum length of pencil in a pencil case

What is the maximum length of an unsharpened, cylindrical pencil inside an empty rectangular pencil box? Or, in a rectangular cuboid of dimensions $x \times y \times z$, what is the maximum possible ...
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How to solve a distance problem inside of a picture?

sorry for my bad english. I have the following problem: In the picture you can see 4 different positions. Every position is known to me (longitude, latitude with screen-x and screen-y). Now i want ...
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Visualizing and manipulating 4-dimensional data with 3D technology

It is possible to visualize 3 dimensional data (like a scatter plot) by projecting it on a 2 dimensional screen in a way that allows to interact with it in an intuitive way. Is it possible to ...
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Convolution theorem in 3D

Suppose to have a 3-dimensional discrete grid. I would like to convolve it with a 3-dimensional tensor (a 3x3x3 "cube"), applying the convolution theorem. Hence, I should apply a Fourier transform to ...
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Three-dimensional vectors and force systems

Full disclosure: this is a homework problem. However, I find myself stuck in the middle. The problem is below As shown, a system of cables suspends a crate weighing W = 350 . (Part C 1 figure) ...
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Scale-agnostic, differentiable, co-planarity measure

I am looking for an (almost everywhere) differentiable function $f(p_1,p_2,p_3,p_4)$ that given four points will give me a scale-agnostic measure for co-planarity. It is zero if the four points lie on ...
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Dinamically generate Goldberg polyhedra G(m,n)

In these pages the autor provided a lot of info about some Goldberg polyhedra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldberg_polyhedron): http://dmccooey.com/polyhedra/DualGeodesicIcosahedra.html ...
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Compute volume of the tetrahedron from circumsphere test

I'm working on a computational geometry algorithm. In every iteration I solve the matrix below, where (a,b,c,d) are the vertices of a tetrahedron, and e is an arbitrary point. Solving the determinant ...
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Calculate vector of an object aligned to another object in a 3D envorionment

I have an object (100x100x5) with given coordinates and angles. Now I want to place another object aligned to the left/right side of the "original" object. On the X-Axis I need to substract/add 100, ...
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Rotate a 3D Vector onto Another 3D Vector

I am trying to transform one triangle onto another triangle in 3D space (Right Triangles). My thought was I align the forward and left vectors, then translate the center of one to the other. ...
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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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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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Best closed convex surface fitting N points in 3D

First. It's easier to understand the problem by describing the application where it arises from. We have a convex body $B$ in $\mathbb{R}^{3}$ and measure points on its surface. The measurements are ...
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Taking into account Camera Direction in 3d models using Trig

I have been working on a 3d rendering project as code. I am a bit stumped on the math though. I know how to render points using arctangent on an HTML canvas using JavaScript, like this: ...
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What should happen to an impossible cube at a vertex?

I have automated the process of impossible-cube renders in Blender3D as an exercise. However, while the automator works fine as long as the intersection of the 'impossible' edge and the nearer edge is ...
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What is the Area formed when a line is traced between two 3D curves?

This question is quite related to intersection of cylinders, Hyperbolic paraboloid and modelling. I am welding a trunnion to a pipe (both are hollow cylinders in different geometry). They intersect ...
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The exact type of my 3d model

I have reconstructed vertical features (hole like objects lie on a vertical face) lie on two connected faces. To understand the situation, I say I have 2 walls with many windows and doors on ...
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Finding point of contact of a sphere in an image

I have an image, in which there is a table, and on this table, a sphere. I would like to find the point of contact between the sphere and the table. This point can be the center of the sphere, for ...
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how to calculate the volume of irregular shape by the Cartesian coordinates of its corners?

I've 4 points in a plane "A" and another 4 in another plane "B". is there a way to automatically calculate the volume contained into this irregular box? The automation is important as this set of 8 ...
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Find an SO(3) matrix which satisfies some linear constraints

I have the following optimization problem: $\displaystyle \min_R \sum_{i=1}^n (X_i^T R Y_i)^2$ where $R \in \text{SO}(3)$, i.e. is a 3x3 rotation matrix, and $X_i,Y_i \in \mathbb{R}^3$. If $n \le ...
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Finding a simple template within a 3D point cloud

I want to find a template - defined by 5 coplanar, non-collinear points - within a point cloud of say 100 3D points, in the most efficient way possible. I know there is the ICP (Iterative Closest ...
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RANSAC line fitting (3d) by line segments (3d)

I am having many 3d line segments. some of them are nearly parallel and some are oriented in to different direction. I want to avoid outliers and to get the best line 3d to represent the given ...
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Big data: 3D clustering with over 40 groups

I am a computational neuroscientist and I struggling over a problem; I have around one hundred 3D matrices (I am working on MATLAB at the moment), each of them is 121x145x121. Any 'cell' stores a ...
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Are there 3D tilings of a 3D projective hyperplane or 3-sphere?

I noticed that pentagons tile the projective plane (a spherical dodecahedron). Something they do not do on a flat euclidean plane. Is there analogous 3D tilings (honeycombs) of a 3D projective ...
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How do you call a 3d convex shape made of 8 arbitrary points?

Is there a name for a 3d convex shape made of 8 arbitrary points ? That would be like a cube or a box, except that the distances would not necessarily be equals, neither the angles necessarily be ...
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Transform 3D vectors between planes using a matrix

I've got 6 points in 3D space: $A,B,C,D,E,F$, that represent 4 vectors. $AB$ is perpendicular to $AC$ and $DE$ is perpendicular to $DF$. I need to find a transformation matrix M, that transforms $AB$ ...
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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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Is there a formula for the solid angle at each vertex of tetrahedron?

A tetrahedron has four vertices as much as a triangle has three vertices. A tetrahedron therefore can have four solid angles as much as a triangle can have three angles. I am wondering: Is there a ...
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Taylor expansion need help understanding.

I am at the moment reading a paper (SURF) and trying to understand what is happening here and how the things works as it does.... a non maximum supression is performed on the scale space ...
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3D surface intersections

I tried to look at 3D Hypersurface intersections of 4D this way based on four Mathematica (circular) trigonometric parametrization combination selections. No hyperbolic functions are directly ...
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Calculate point's coordinates relative to rotation in 3D-space

I have a point "A" in 3D-space, let's say in coordinates (2, 3, -1). Then there's a point "B" which position is A + (-1, 2, -1), so now it's ...
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How to compute the best fitting frustum for a set of points?

I am struggling with a problem that I am sure is well known, but I could not find any answer using google or searching on MathOverflow. I have a set of 3D points (x,y,z) and a camera reference frame ...
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Calculate the plane angle from 2D plane

I am analysing a squared plane from a perfect cube. This plane is distorted by the perspective view of a camera. I would like to know ask please, some approaches of how could I get to know the ...
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How do I calculate 3D movement based on yaw, pitch and roll?

I'm creating a 3D game demo and I need to calculate the position of the player in the space (i.e. the player's x, y and z coordinates). I understand that this would be affected based on the camera ...
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Mapping A point from one 3D Coordinate System to Another 3D coordinate System with Euler Angles between the two systems given

Suppose I have a point in the green coordinate system, and I wish to describe it in reference to the orange coordinate system. I know the roll, pitch, and yaw of the green system with respect to the ...
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3D topographic progress compensation by the least squares method.

I'm looking for an explanation of the least squares method used in the case of a correction of 3D point network. We have reference points with known coordinates XYZ, we calculate intermediate points ...
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Trying to find the volume of a 3D torus shape that I made

After playing around with 3D parametric equations on my calculator (modifying the equations of a standard torus), I came across a shape that I like. The equations are: $$x=(2+\sin t)\cos u$$ ...
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Catenary equation in 3D

I have two points with coordinates A(x1,y1,z1) and B(x2,y2,z2). There is a third point which is lowest point of the catenary curve. I only know z-coordinate of this third point. I need to find ...
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Calculating Normals across a sphere with a wave-like vertex shader

This is a bit of a CS question, but more than not it's a 3D math problem. I've been trying to get the correct normals for a sphere I'm messing with using a vertex shader. The algorithm can be boiled ...
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Sections of cones in higher dimensions

Everybody knows that when a plane intersects a cone at different angles and positions, we get conic sections. But, I wanted to know that if the same was possible in higher dimensions. If we take the 4 ...