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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]
posted by b1tr0t on Sep 1, 2006 - 21 answers

Rotation For the Stupid

Best way to rotate an image or text into 3d space? [more inside]
posted by Malor on Aug 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Is there a 3D scanning service?

Is there a 3D scanning service? [more inside]
posted by symbebekos on Aug 17, 2006 - 7 answers

Random hard locks.

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]
posted by krisjohn on Aug 7, 2006 - 9 answers

Google Earth 3D to SketchUp?

Can I grab the 3-D buildings from Google Earth and play with them in Google SketchUp? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Aug 2, 2006 - 3 answers

How do I convert a ZGL file to XGL?

How do I convert a .ZGL (compressed binary) file to a .XGL (uncompressed ASCII) file?
posted by Java_Man on Jul 12, 2006 - 14 answers

Fiat Lux!

Looking for a crash course in "lighting" as it applies to photography. [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Jul 10, 2006 - 10 answers

NuView 3D Adapter Content

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.
posted by ostranenie on May 25, 2006 - 2 answers

Keeping it together … in glorious 3D

Advice on digital asset management/version control for a baby Pixar? [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on May 5, 2006 - 9 answers

Lazy Man's Matrix

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]
posted by slactoid on Apr 28, 2006 - 7 answers

learning to model

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]
posted by delmoi on Apr 25, 2006 - 6 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

How to create rotating online flash product display?

Flash Template & Info for creating 360 rotating products? [more inside]
posted by Fishing Nut on Apr 12, 2006 - 3 answers

Animal Builder

beginner 3d modelling program? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Mar 10, 2006 - 8 answers

First person tour

How do I go about building a 3D first-person walk through tour? [more inside]
posted by almostcool on Mar 7, 2006 - 6 answers

3D 2D games

"2D", side-scrolling platform games (Sonic / Mario style) that make full use of 3D accelerated graphics? Are there any? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Feb 26, 2006 - 23 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

3D Printing Online

3D printing. Does anyone offer it online, at a consumer level price, in the UK? [more inside]
posted by MintSauce on Jan 26, 2006 - 5 answers

3D software for Mac os

3D Mechanical Design software for Mac OS? [more inside]
posted by retro88 on Nov 29, 2005 - 3 answers

3D software

Recommend 3D animation software with scripting ability. [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Oct 12, 2005 - 7 answers

Name this film

Name that film: early to mid eighties, 3D (I think), modern day fantasy/adventure/heist caper involving cursed ancient crowns... Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 11, 2005 - 3 answers

Blender 3D for OS X

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]
posted by gwint on May 15, 2005 - 6 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

What are those holograms called if not "hologram"?

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 - 10 answers

I like to model.

looking for a simple 3d-modeler [--->] [more inside]
posted by lkc on Oct 4, 2004 - 9 answers

Codemonkeys, help me work up software that uses a haptics device.

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 - 5 answers

flash based portfolio - seen this one?

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 - 0 answers

3D and OSX

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 - 8 answers

Seeking free 3d models of office and residential buildings to download

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 - 5 answers

2D -> 3D

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 - 4 answers

Do you know of a 3D model of Machu Picchu?

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 - 1 answer

3D interactive geometry software

Do you know of any 3D interactive geometry software? I would like to have the power of Cabri / Geometer's Sketchpad in 3D.
posted by MzB on Feb 3, 2004 - 0 answers

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