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Plot3D and animate a Surface?

Posted 11 months ago
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Hello and greetings from Sydney - Australia. Is there someone out there who knows how to wolfram alpha expert for hire who can assist me in designing a Surface Plot in 3D. I have the data and just need someone to design this. Probably approx 2-3 hours work and I'll pay $100 per hour, then I'd like to run an animation of it and not sure in Wolfram Alpha has this capability? Yours sincerely, Peter.

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Posted 11 months ago

If you have functional forms for the surfaces you can make this happen in ~5s in Mathematica. You can use the same syntax in Wolfram|Alpha. For instance:

Animate[Plot3D[Sin[Pi*x/n]*Cos[Pi*y/n], {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}], {n, 1, 4}]

will give you a fun little animation of Sin and Cos functions.

Here's the same query in Alpha

You can then export this animation to the Wolfram Cloud like so:

 Animate[Plot3D[Sin[Pi*x/n]*Cos[Pi*y/n], {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}], {n, 
   1, 4}],"GIF","basic_af.gif",
 Permissions -> "Public"


And if you go to that URL:

You'll see that GIF.

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Finally, you can do this all for free from a free Wolfram Cloud account, which means you don't have to pay anyone anything to get it done.

Posted 10 months ago

Hey there Peter! If you ever need additional help compiling advanced 3D visualizations or exporting them to a variety of formats to be used in analyis / presentatio; feel free to shoot me an e-mail at

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