represents a filled prism connecting the triangles {p1,p2,p3} and {p4,p5,p6}.

Details and Options


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Basic Examples  (3)

A prism:

A styled prism:

Volume and centroid:

Scope  (18)

Graphics  (8)

Specification  (2)

A single prism:

Multiple prisms:

Styling  (3)

FaceForm and EdgeForm can be used to specify the styles of the faces and edges:

Apply a Texture to the faces:

Assign VertexColors to vertices:

Coordinates  (3)

Specify coordinates by fractions of the plot range:

Specify scaled offsets from the ordinary coordinates:

Points can be Dynamic:

Regions  (10)

Embedding dimension is the dimension of the space in which the prism lives:

Geometric dimension is the dimension of the shape itself:

Membership testing:

Get conditions for membership:



Distance from a point:

The equidistance contours for a prism:

Signed distance from a point:

Nearest point in the region:

Nearest points to an enclosing sphere:

A prism is bounded:

Find its range:

Integrate over a prism region:

Optimize over a prism region:

Solve equations in a prism region:

Properties & Relations  (2)

A prism can be represented as the union of three tetrahedra:

Point index list of tetrahedra vertices:

ImplicitRegion can represent any Prism region:

Neat Examples  (1)

Sweep a prism around an axis:

Wolfram Research (2014), Prism, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2019).


Wolfram Research (2014), Prism, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2019).


Wolfram Language. 2014. "Prism." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2019.


Wolfram Language. (2014). Prism. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


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