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Generate curve from equation

I've been trying to design a dynamic sculpture which I can only define with exactitude through mathematical equations. Now, the equations yield only lines, like you can see in the animation below: I ...
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How can i create a 3d curve/saddle shape?

I have tried and failed to use the Bezier Curve tool to create a 3D saddle shape only managing to bend a plane in one direction. Is this the best way to do so and how should I go about doing it? ...
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How can I generate an object from a mathematical function?

I have a formula that mathematically describes the heart surface in Cartesian coordinates: $$\left(x^2+\frac{9y^2}{4}+z^2-1\right)^3-x^2z^3-\frac{9y^2z^3}{80}=0$$ Unfortunately, I have no idea how ...
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creating mesh on an isosurface

I have a function like $f(x,y,z)=\text{constant}$. It is not straightforward to solve $z$ as a function of $x$, $y$, and $\text{constant}$ analytically. So, I want to choose a Constant value, draw ...
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0answers
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normal vector calculation on a surface

Given a function like f(x,y,z)=constant like an isosurface, I was wondering if there is any way to: 1) create a mesh and save the coordinates of the points into a separate file? 2) calculate the ...
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1answer
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Drawing mathematical functions using Blender

Is it possible to draw Scherk's Minimal Surfaces (which is e^z*cosy=cosx) using Blender? Any suggestion would be great.
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1answer
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Creating mesh on a surface with two variables

I have an equation like this: $\cos(z)+\sin(x)+\sin(y)=1$ and I want to do something like: Graph in blender a function of two variables, I followed the proposed method in the same post. It was ...
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1answer
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How do you make perfect sinoids in a curve?

A want to model a several curves to have a perfect sinusoidal structures of specific integer frequencies. Is there any kind of generator for linear waves in curves?
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0answers
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How to create a path (curve) from an equation?

So what I want to do is draw an orbit of a planet (say, Mercury) with a proper shape and orientation. Then I want to make a sphere with a texture of Mercury and make it move along the orbit (with the ...
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1answer
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How can I turn this math formula into a 3d model?

how can i turn a 3d model made in surfer into a 3d file that i can print
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particle simulation distribution on a surface using the analytical expression

Not sure if this is possible with Blender or not. I have a collection of particles all with the same mass and same charge. I want to distribute them on a surface which I have the analytical expression ...