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How do I create a circular lamina?

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  • Subject: [mg127506] How do I create a circular lamina?
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  • Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:13:36 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi,

I want to be able to visualize Euler's Rotation Theorem (I don't think there's an existing visualization/demonstration of that anywhere?), but in order to do so I need to draw two intersecting great circles of spheres.

I can't see any primitive that allows a circular lamina or disk to be drawn in 3D.  There's Disk[] and Circle[] in 2D, but Mathematica won't allow them to be converted to 3D.  I can make one via revolution plotting a constant but that seems a really ugly hack.

Is there a good way of getting a circular lamina in 3D/




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