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Help with 2D transforms in ellipse drawing algorithm

I'm trying to draw a 3D ellipse with a 2.5D graphics engine (Core Animation layers) which allow me to only compose my ellipse with line segments that must be moved into place using rotations and translations. I'm having trouble with the order of operations and can't get it to draw properly. Any graphics gurus or game programmers out there who can help me? [more inside]
posted by krunk on Sep 1, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me become a Cinema4D expert in a year

I have decided that in a year's time I would like to be a Cinema 4D expert-- or at least more of an expert than I am now. What are the best resources out there for me to make that happen? [more inside]
posted by matcha action on Jun 25, 2013 - 1 answer

Tactile 3D?

Are there examples besides aTilt of apps that render a 3d box apparently below the screen surface, adjusting its geometry according to the handset location relative to the eye? [more inside]
posted by unmake on Nov 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Can largescale 3D projections be diy?

Can anyone explain to me how 3D Projection Mapping is created and eventually executed? [more inside]
posted by poolsidemuse on Jun 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Is there a printer that can make complete lenticular prints?

Is there a consumer printer which can make 3d lenticular prints from 3d photos? [more inside]
posted by metasailor on May 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Making artwork "pop" on the web

Question for a web app I'm building... How can I distort a flat image as though it were projected onto a contour, using JS/jQuery and HTML5 or ColdFusion's server-side image processing? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Oct 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Help with finding a 3d gaming/virtual reality engine

I’ve been tasked with finding a suitable 3D system to power a VR platform we are thinking of building, and I’m having a hard time finding one that seems to be usable, let alone suitable. [more inside]
posted by Old'n'Busted on Feb 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Now...In 3-D!

With what imaging software was the new Sci-Fi Channel logo created? [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat on Mar 17, 2009 - 8 answers

What is a good source for very high quality 3D people?

What is a good source for high-quality 3D people for use in digital architectural models? Polygon count and cost are of no concern, while natural-looking faces, textures, and poses are a must. [more inside]
posted by sharkitect on Mar 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Windows OpenGL being tempramental

Why have some of my OpenGL applications stopped working in Windows? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Dec 6, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I rotate around 3 axes in opengl?

Please help me wrap my head around this 3d graphics math. :( [more inside]
posted by mebibyte on Oct 14, 2008 - 9 answers

What's the best way to create a 3D model from the "average" shape of real-world objects?

I'm beginning a project where I need to construct a 3D model based off the "average" shape (I'm not sure that's exactly the proper term) of a number of similar real-world objects, and I'm not sure on the best workflow or process. Example: I have 25 bananas and I want to create a 3D model based off the average shape of all these bananas. [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Aug 27, 2008 - 18 answers

Imprinting in Blender

How to get an "imprint" of a model in Blender? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Aug 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Best price/performance modern video card?

Neeerrrrrrrrdfilter: I want to play Bioshock. Help me find the most economical way to upgrade my video hardware so that it will run the game satisfactorily. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Aug 22, 2007 - 20 answers

Regular triangulation of irregular mesh.

Given a three dimensional triangular mesh M, composed of irregularly sized triangles, is there a program, plugin1 or algorithm that will create a new mesh M' with the same overall shape as M but with regularly sized triangles (i.e.:all triangles having similar sizes)? 1: For 3dsMax, Rhino, etc. [more inside]
posted by signal on May 15, 2007 - 8 answers

DIMM DDR RAM INSANITY

PC performance issues. 1) Is it a good idea to fill up all 3 of my DIMM slots, when my motherboard manual says that the max speed will be DDR 200 instead of DDR 400? The motherboard is an ASUS K8V SE Deluxe. 2) How do I best identify the bottlenecked hardware component that's causing framerate jerkiness e.g. when playing Oblivion (e.g. RAM, processor, AGP card)?
posted by thirteenkiller on Apr 26, 2007 - 14 answers

Game design software advice needed

Help me help my students design video games. [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Jan 12, 2007 - 13 answers

Gleaming the Cube: displaying a 3-d box of perspective-transformed bitmaps using client-side web technologies?

How would one create a web page showing a 3D rotating cube, with sides of the cube displaying arbitrary visitor-supplied images as their faces? [more inside]
posted by weston on Apr 19, 2006 - 27 answers

What percentage for the salesperson?

Does anyone happen to know what an "industry standard" percentage might be for an independent salesperson in the media industry (commercials/animation/print/etc.)? [more inside]
posted by numlok on Feb 18, 2006 - 0 answers

PHP help needed for 3D pie charts.

I'm writing some php functions to produce graphics of 3D pie charts. I don't remember enough trig to actually pull this off. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6 on Nov 8, 2004 - 7 answers

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