Vector Geometry Filter: I'm working in matlab and need to transform a surface to match an arbitrary angle. I have the unit vector of the new normal (and the original normal is in the Z axis (0 0 1))...however i'm not sure how to rotate one normal to another (i know, i know, it sounds very simple really...) [more inside]
Where can I find old DirectX SDKs, or archives of the included samples? [more inside]
My girlfriend is looking to buy powerful laptop to use Autocad software on in it for work. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I am starting work on my MArch thesis that revolves around the development of 3 dimensional spatial analysis software (basically, Space Syntax in 3D). I am not sure yet what language to write it in. [more inside]
I can visualize complex 3D objects in my mind, and give them arbitrary rotations. Why can't I do long multiplication in my head? [more inside]
Best way to rotate an image or text into 3d space? [more inside]
Is there a 3D scanning service? [more inside]
My Windows 2003 PC with a Matrox Parhelia randomly hard-locks when I'm running any 3D application. Does anyone know what might be the cause? [more inside]
Can I grab the 3-D buildings from Google Earth and play with them in Google SketchUp? [more inside]
How do I convert a .ZGL (compressed binary) file to a .XGL (uncompressed ASCII) file?
Looking for a crash course in "lighting" as it applies to photography. [more inside]
Thinking about buying a NuView camcorder adapter (discontinued product, shoots interlaced 3D video) and I would like to see some content before I buy...if there's any way someone could point me to an MPEG/AVI/QT/any type of movie so I could watch/convert it, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Advice on digital asset management/version control for a baby Pixar? [more inside]
3dFilter: I'm interested in making a short 3d animation of a Martial Arts form (or kata). Not really sure how I'd do this. [more inside]
I'd like to learn basic 3-d modeling. Right now I have 3-d studio max r4. Are there any good online tutorials or guides that go over the basics. [more inside]
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]
Flash Template & Info for creating 360 rotating products? [more inside]
beginner 3d modelling program? [more inside]
How do I go about building a 3D first-person walk through tour? [more inside]
"2D", side-scrolling platform games (Sonic / Mario style) that make full use of 3D accelerated graphics? Are there any? [more inside]
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]
3D printing. Does anyone offer it online, at a consumer level price, in the UK? [more inside]
3D Mechanical Design software for Mac OS? [more inside]
Recommend 3D animation software with scripting ability. [more inside]
Name that film: early to mid eighties, 3D (I think), modern day fantasy/adventure/heist caper involving cursed ancient crowns... Any ideas? [more inside]
I need a 3D app for OS X. Is Blender my best choice if I don't want to spend a lot of dough? [more inside]
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]
Ever since I was a kid it's always baffled me what the technical term for those 'magic' rulers is - the ones that display an image, and as you tilt it in the light, it displays another, or multiple images, to give the impression the image is moving. They were usually cartoon based, depicting Transformers or some similar childhood cult characters. People always told me to accept they were called holograms and be done with it, but I am convinced they are not holograms, as holograms are a 3D image, or should I say give the illusion of a 3D image, which these rulers did not, only a moving image. Can anyone shed any light on the matter?
looking for a simple 3d-modeler [--->] [more inside]
I have a 7 month long software design project to do (with 5 other geeks) that will be using a haptics device in this lab. The project seems to be pretty wide open, however, we bring limited skills to to table (i.e. we need to learn OpenGL or some other graphics API on the fly) and have a very narrow window for coding after doing all the design documentation. Does anybody have a any good ideas that would involve 3D represention and tactile feedback using a gimbled stylus?
Looking for a flash based portfolio that I saw a year or so ago. Full browser window sort of thing, white background I seem to recall. All of the projects were on small little horizontal strips, scattered around the window. Each strip had a project picture on the left and whitespace or maybe a spot of text, such as a title on the right. Clicking on a strip would cause it to visually float up (I seem to recall that there was a nice 3d effect and generated shadow) and expand to give more project detail. Does this ring a bell for anyone? Simple and elegant in it's execution.
So I'm on OS9, and I'm about to make the leap to OSX... and I need to find a 3D graphics program. I don't need to do the next Pixar film... all I really need to do is build/model simple shapes, adjust lighting, then map images (vector and raster) to them, and export as either vector or raster (preferably with alpha channel transparency) to use in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
I'm new to 3D, so please take that into consideration.
I'm new to 3D, so please take that into consideration.
Where could a young, devilishly handsome architect find free 3d models of office and residential buildings to download, preferably in 3ds or DXF format? [more inside]
Making a 3-D box out of several 2-D images: is there any software out there that makes this relatively easy/painless? Small shareware apps or steps in Macromedia or Adobe applications preferred.
I'm working on this competition. Does anybody know where to find a 3D model of Machu Picchu? (the ruins, I already downloaded the topo from the competition website)
Do you know of any 3D interactive geometry software? I would like to have the power of Cabri / Geometer's Sketchpad in 3D.