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Re: Drawing a HEART in mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg46288] Re: Drawing a HEART in mathematica?
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 21:56:53 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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what is with a heart-surface

ContourPlot3D[(2*x^2 + y^2 + z^2 - 1)^3 - (1/10)*x^2*z^3 - y^2*z^3, 
   {x, -0.9, 0.9}, {y, -1.2, 1.2}, {z, -1.2, 1.4}]

a good looking heart needs some more PlotPoints ..


Charlie Bishop wrote:
> can anyone suggest some code or a graph (or several graphs) that I could
> plot in mathematic to display the image of a heart? trying to make a
> homemade valentine for my girl.. and being a Physics/Math major it seems
> appropriatte to be a bit geeky about it :)
> I can't seem to get it look right though.. so can someone help?
> - Charlie

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