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Transparent textures don't show

EDIT For now, I'm going to accept Brett's answer. It's a way to get transparency back by having 3D calculations done in software instead of hardware. It addresses the symptoms but not the ...
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Buying a new computer (specifically for Mathematica)

My current computer is a MacBook Air, the mid-2011 version: 4 GB RAM, 1.7 GHz Intel dual core. It runs Mathematica 9 smoothly, but a bit too slowly for my taste. I use Mathematica almost exclusively ...
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Release the web camera after using CurrentImage[]

CurrentImage[] will capture an image from the webcam. It is even possible to create a live video in the notebook using ...
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Kinect on Mathematica

I saw on the internet a lot of nice experiments with Microsoft Kinect. I just bought one and would like to know if someone here has been able to use it with Mathematica. The main idea is to been able ...
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Hardware Performance Metrics for Mathematica

Dear Mathematica users I am looking into buying a new computer and Mathematica is one of the main applications I run. To help me assess the overwhelming welter of choice out there: I'd like to know ...
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Connecting to LeapMotion

Thanks to those who helped me with my previous question. I will help others too where I can. In the meantime I have a general question whether anyone has had success connecting Mathematica to the ...
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Is there a way to convert mathematica code to OpenMP or OpenACC?

I see that Mathematica has limited support for things like OpenCL and CUDA, but what about other standards like OpenMP or OpenACC?
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Crash when displaying / rasterizing graphics with textures at high resolutions

CAUTION/Disclaimer: execution of some of the code below can result in a complete crash of Mathematica or even your system. Save all your work and do not try in a productive situation. For a graphical ...
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Hardware required to perform large symbolic calculations

I'm choosing components to set up a pc aimed to run large symbolic computations in Mathematica 9.0 under Windows 7 64 Bit Pro. I have a limited budget therefore I'm considering this system: Mother ...
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Manage a network of Arduinos using Mathematica and xbee

I'm trying to take 5 analog reads from two or more Arduinos at different times. So to do that my listening port via xbee is COM8, then I start a ...
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Using data from multiple cameras

ImageCapture[] has an option Device-> for specifying which camera to use, but ...
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Interfacing with a LabJack

I have a LabJack U3-HV and I wanted to use it with Mathematica to interface some hardware. I cannot find any information on the Internet; if I have to use Python, I will, but I would rather use ...
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What kind of objects in NETLink for PicoScope interfacing?

I have two issues in my mathematica code for control PicoScope using NETLink. PicoScope series 3206 remote controll was in one paper already shown ...