# Wolfram Language™

## Visualize Slices

Use multiple intersecting planes as the surfaces on which to plot the contours of a function.

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```opts = {ColorFunction -> ColorData[{"Rainbow", {-2.5, 2.5}}], ColorFunctionScaling -> False, ClippingStyle -> Automatic, PlotTheme -> "Bare", SphericalRegion -> True, ImageSize -> 250, Contours -> Subdivide[-2.5, 2.5, 10]};```
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```func = Simplify[ Sum[Cos[5 Norm[{x, y, z} - {Sin[\[Theta]], Cos[\[Theta]], 0}]], {\[Theta], 0, 2 \[Pi] - (2 \[Pi])/3, (2 \[Pi])/ 3}], (x | y | z) \[Element] Reals];```
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```With[{k = 1}, SliceContourPlot3D[ func, {x == -k, x == k, y == -k, y == k, z == -k, z == k}, {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, {z, -2, 2}, Evaluate@opts] ]```
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Use a -norm ball as the surface.

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```With[{p = 5}, SliceContourPlot3D[func, BoundaryDiscretizeRegion[ ImplicitRegion[ Norm[{x, y, z}, p] <= 2, {{x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, {z, -2, 2}}], {{-2, 2}, {-2, 2}, {-2, 2}}, MaxCellMeasure -> {"Length" -> 0.05}], {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, {z, -2, 2}, Evaluate@opts] ]```
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Use a sphere and intersecting disks as the surfaces.

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```sphere = BoundaryDiscretizeRegion[ ImplicitRegion[Norm[{x, y, z}, 2] <= 1, {{x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, {z, -2, 2}}], {{-2, 2}, {-2, 2}, {-2, 2}}, MaxCellMeasure -> {"Length" -> 0.05}];```
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```planes = With[{r = 2}, DiscretizeRegion[ImplicitRegion[ (x^2 + y^2 <= r^2 && z == 0) || (x^2 + z^2 <= r^2 && y == 0) || (z^2 + y^2 <= r^2 && x == 0), {{x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, {z, -2, 2}}], {{-2, 2}, {-2, 2}, {-2, 2}}, MaxCellMeasure -> {"Length" -> 0.05}] ];```
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```SliceContourPlot3D[func, {sphere, planes}, {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, {z, -2, 2}, Evaluate@opts]```
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Smoothly transition between different parameter settings for the surfaces to get an interesting movie.