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I saw a presentation Calculus 1 -- I'm pretty sure it was Maple -- that showed how to set up a volume of solid of revolutionvisually rotated the region and looked at it from different points of view.

Is there someplace I could go to find out ho0w to do that.  I am new and in experienced in using Maple.

Thanks in advance.

Tim Wisecarver

Georgetown preparatory School


  I would need to get access to the values of euler angles defining the orientation of a 3D plot.

I generate the 3D plot with a given orientation, then the user is allowed to rotate it with mouse orbit. How can I get the values of the new euler angles to use them in further computations?

In the plot/structure I cannot find any data concerned with orientation...


Thank you.




I have to plot in 2 different ways an ellipse that has been rotated in a plane. The equation of the ellipse is 

3x^2 - 3xy + 6y^2 -6x +7y =9

First of all I use the implicitplot which works great: 


For the second method I really am not sure if what I'm doing is good. I tried with the plot3d, but it gave me some sort of weird shape, I really don't think it is what I am looking for. 


The I tried to reduce the equation to the form x^2/a^2 + y^2/b^2 = 1, but I could not, maybe because of the rotation. Still, I tried to take the ellipse function from Maple with some empirical numbers I just tried to create an ellipse looking like the first one. 

This time I get an ellipse similar to the first, but I don't really think it is legit to do it that way, in a sort of trial-and-error.

So I was wondering if there was another way like implicitplot to create the graph of that ellipse. 

Hello Primers

I am doing some homework with the software Maple 2015 where I am supposed to design a lamp through creating some line segments and a circle in a 2d coordinate system. But my question is, how do I add a third dimension and rotate all these line segments around the y-axis, so I can get an idea of how it looks like in 3d?

Here is a picture

Thanks in advance

how can i do if i  want to change the color of point1 which is rotated from point2

i want to make point2 red , and point1 is black , but the point1 is still  red

anyone can help me? thx

i have a work on Magic Squares , and i need to rotate or flip them to all 8 possible directions .
but i am confused to find such special commands in maple for doing my purpose !

may you guide me how can i do this programmaticaly ?


order4 := Array(1 .. 4, 1 .. 4, {(1, 1) = 8, (1, 2) = 11, (1, 3) = 14, (1, 4) = 1, (2, 1) = 13, (2, 2) = 2, (2, 3) = 7, (2, 4) = 12, (3, 1) = 3, (3, 2) = 16, (3, 3) = 9, (3, 4) = 6, (4, 1) = 10, (4, 2) = 5, (4, 3) = 4, (4, 4) = 15}, datatype = anything, storage = rectangular, order = Fortran_order)

order4 := Array(1..4, 1..4, {(1, 1) = 8, (1, 2) = 11, (1, 3) = 14, (1, 4) = 1, (2, 1) = 13, (2, 2) = 2, (2, 3) = 7, (2, 4) = 12, (3, 1) = 3, (3, 2) = 16, (3, 3) = 9, (3, 4) = 6, (4, 1) = 10, (4, 2) = 5, (4, 3) = 4, (4, 4) = 15})





I am trying to make a three dimensional cube in maple by using matrices. I also have to make it rotate about the x,y,z axes, project it with three different origins, and translate it (I'm assuming this means translate it across an axis?). I have already made the cube, but when I try to rotate it across one of the axes by multiplying my matrix by one of the rotation matrices (this is what I put un maple: P1:= matrix([[1,0,0,0],[0,cos(theta),-sin(theta),0],[0,sin(theta),cos(theta),0...

I can't solve probably very easy problem. How to plot a filled semicircle which is rotated across one axis by an angle alpha? I came to the solution which I don't consider as the best one (since e.g. it will not work for alpha=Pi/2*(odd integer)) and I believe someone of you will show me a better approach. Thank you in advance.

My solution:

alpha := (1/6)*Pi:
plot3d([x, y, y*tan(alpha)], x = -1 .. 1, y = 0 .. sqrt(1-x^2)*cos(alpha), axes = normal, labels = ["x", "y", "z"...

Hello to everyone

Pls help,urgent....

I need to draw the deformation of one story building (for simplicity, 4 columns and 2 floors) whose columns and floors  under influence of external load acting to the left of the building at its intersection point undergo the deform shape like S . So means that when the building moves to the right its intersection point of column and floor has some small rotation.

I am new to Maple environment...

Suppose that you wish to animate the whole view of a plot. By whole view, I mean that it includes the axes and is not just a rotation of a plotted object such as a surface.

One simple way to do this is to call plots:-animate (or plots:-display on a list of plots supplied in a list, with its `insequence=true` option). The option `orientation` would contain the parameter that governs the animation (or generates the sequence).

But that entails recreating the same plot each time. The plot data might not even change. The key thing that changes is the ORIENTATION() descriptor within each 3d plot object in the reulting data structure. So this is inefficient in two key ways, in the worst case scenario.

1) It may even compute the plot's numeric results, as many times as there are frames in the resulting animation.

2) It stores as many instances of the grid of computed numeric data as there are frames.

We'd like to do better, if possible, reducing down to a single computation of the data, and a single instance of storage of a grid of data.

To keep this understandable, I'll consider the simple case of plotting a single 3d surface. More complicated cases can be handled with revisions to the techniques.

Avoiding problem 1) can be done in more than one way. Instead of plotting an expression, a procedure could be plotted, where that procedure has `option remember` so that it automatically stores computed results an immediately returns precomputed stored result when the arguments (x and y values) have been used already.

Another way to avoid problem 1) is to generate the unrotated plot once, and then to use plottools:-rotate to generate the other grids without necessitating recomputation of the surface. But this rotates only objects in the plot, and does alter the view of the axes.

But both 1) and 2) can be solved together by simply re-using the grid of computed data from an initial plot3d call, and then constructing each frame's plot data structure component "manually". The only thing that has to change, in each, is the ORIENTATION(...) subobject.

At 300 frames, the difference in the following example (Intel i7, Windows 7 Pro 64bit, Maple 15.01) is a 10-fold speedup and a seven-fold reduction is memory allocation, for the creation of the animation structure. I'm not inlining all the plots into this post, as they all look the same.





                                1.217, 25685408





                                0.125, 3538296

By creating the entire animation data structure manually, we can get a further factor of 3 improvement in speed and a further factor of 3 reduction in memory allocation.






                                0.046, 1179432                            

Unfortunately, control over the orientation is missing from Plot Components, otherwise such an "animation" could be programmed into a Button. That might be a nice functionality improvement, although it wouldn't be very nice unless accompanied by a way to export all a Plot Component's views to GIF (or mpeg!).

The above example produces animations each of 300 frames. Here's a 60-frame version:

I was recently looking at rotating a 3D plot, using plottools:-rotate, and noticed something inefficient.

In the past few releases of Maple, efficient float[8] datatype rtables (Arrays or hfarrays) can be used inside the plot data structure. This can save time and memory, both in terms of the users' creation and manipulation of them as well as in terms of the GUI's ability to use them for graphic rendering.

What I noticed is that, if one starts with a 3D plot data structure containing a float[8] Array in the MESH portion, then following application of plottools:-rotate a much less efficient list-of-lists is produced in the resulting structure.

Likewise, an effiecient float[8] Array or hfarray in the GRID portion of a 3D plot structure gets transformed by plottools:-rotate into an inefficient list-of-lists object in the MESH portion of the result. For example,



seq(whattype(op(3,zz)), zz in indets(p,specfunc(anything,GRID)));


seq(whattype(op(1,zz)), zz in indets(pnew,specfunc(anything,MESH)));

The efficiency concern is not just a matter of the occupying space in memory. It also relates to the optimal attainable methods for subsequent manipulation of the data.

It may be nice and convenient for plottools to get as much mileage as it can out of plottools:-transform, internally. But it's suboptimal. And plotting is a topic where dedicated, optimized helper routines for some particular data format is justified and of merit. If we want plot manipulation to be fast, then both Library-side as well as GUI-side operations need more case-by-case-optimizated.

Here's an illustrative worksheet, using and comparing memory performance with a (new, alternative) procedure that does inplace rotation of a 3D MESH.

If you have been logged in at mapleprimes in the last week you will know that I'm currently going through an obsession with plots. Indeed, some deadline is looming and it is all very stressful. For reference, and hopefully it may be of use to someone somewhere someday, I produce 2D plots with Standard GUI in the postscript format using plotsetup(ps). I'm on Windows for this. (3D plots aren't so hot with Standard GUI)

I use LaTeX for my documents. I used to insert postscript...

Very simple question


I want to plot the function y = f(x) but I want the axes to appear rotated (as I show in the picture)

HOw can i do this??? 


Thanks a lot!



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