# Tagged Questions

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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### Visualising 3rd degree equations

I know that general second degree curve, i.e. $ax^2 + by^2 + 2hxy + 2gx + 2fy + c=0$ gives us the equation of different cross sections of a cone. Similarly, what does a third degree* curve actually ...
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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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### Decomposing geodesic tessellations over a sphere into parallelograms

I'm working with some icosahedron-based tessellations of triangles over the surface of a sphere. Class I and Class II tessellations have a nice property where, cutting along the edges of the ...
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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 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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### 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 $n \le 6$...
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### Are there algorithms related to cloud shapes?

This is going to be applied in programming, but I thought the question would be best answered here, since I'm just looking for algorithms at the moment. I'm generating clouds on the fly, but I'm not ...
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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 3d ...
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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 ...
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 $AB$ ...