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 -
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?
posted by si
on Oct 11, 2004 -
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?
posted by srboisvert
on Sep 27, 2004 -
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.
posted by warhol
on Sep 24, 2004 -
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.
posted by silusGROK
on Aug 20, 2004 -
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]
posted by signal
on Aug 9, 2004 -
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.
posted by namespan
on Apr 29, 2004 -
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)
posted by signal
on Feb 8, 2004 -