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Is this the most effective and efficient programming style for prototyping (a ray tracer) in Mathematica?

I am trying out Mathematica as a prototyping tool. As an initial exercise I have put together a brute force ray tracer, with a view to using Mathematica's built in probability distribution functions ...
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Mathematica 10 Notebook Fonts Look Bad

I've upgraded my home installation of Mathematica from version 9 to 10 today on a Windows 8.1 machine, and I'm getting a weird font issue - the fonts are not anti-aliased, and look unbalanced and ...
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Unintended edge extensions in 3D Cube rendering

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier -- persists through 10.0.1 or later I have arranged a certain configuration of cubes in 3D using the following code: ...
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How to get shadows in Graphics3D?

It was a shock to me when I found that in Graphics3D a surface is always transparent to the light sources: ...
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How to find out available fonts from within Mathematica?

How to find out available fonts on the system from within Mathematica? When I do Style["foobar", FontFamily -> "Foobar"] how do I know which font the ...
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Which ray-tracing software is compatible with Graphics3D?

I am interested in working alternative to Mathematica's FrontEnd for rendering Graphics3D produced by Mathematica. The requrements are: An ability to import ...
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Mathematica, animations, and external ray tracing programs

As much as I enjoy and admire Mathematica's animation capabilities, I would like to take my animations to the next level by exporting the geometry of every frame to an external ray tracing program ...
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How to make a depth map from a 3D model?

Given a 3D .obj model, for example a rabbit. How can we make a depth map out of it? Any idea or help would be much appreciated.
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Tube and CapForm

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 I am using version 10 to draw tubes. With the CapForm set as Butt the first pipe is as expected but the bent pipe has one rounded end. Is this a bug? ...
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Is it possible to render Graphics with more than “Byte” bitdepth?

I wonder is it possible to render Graphics in Mathematica with bitdepth higher than "Byte" which is the maximum bitdepth ...
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Is Mathematica 10 color managed?

With ColorProfileData[] Mathematica 10 can handle device-dependent color spaces. However, images with embedded color profiles, e.g. sRGB, are rendered and displayed ...
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Volumetric analysis from topological maps

I want to calculate the volume of fill required to level an area about the size of three foodball fields. The Department of Public Works in my city can provide me with topo data for the area. Their ...
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Volumetric Rendering of cylinder symmetric radial image

I would like to render a cylinder symmetric radial cross-section with Image3D. As an example one could use the propagation of a Bessel Beam through a Lens: Here the cylinder axis is the bottom of ...
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How to make Graphics3D with multiple lighting sources being rendered faster

I have a very "precise"(through setting "SpherePoints") Sphere illuminated by hundreds of random color lighting sources. The ...
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Is Mathematica compatible with primusrun?

I use Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86 (64-bit). My computer has an Nvidia graphics card, for which I installed primus and ...
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How to obtain the GIF by Mathematica?

Is it possible to create such GIF illustration amination by Mathematica? and the rendering effects of each trigonometric function curve. UPDATE I have mainly two puzzles: 1) how to obtain the ...
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Make further objects blurry?

I have the following function: ...
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Frontend cursor movement speed depends on the position in large notebook file

I run Mathematica v9 on my Atom laptop (don't ask) and I got used to the fact that everything is slower. Except for one annoying thing: cursor movement (in text) is slower than the keyboard key repeat ...
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How to use SaveDefinitions when using Rasterized Frames for a ListAnimate?

In another post (Is it possible to prerender animation in Wolfram Mathematica?) I got a good way to prerender frames in order to get a smooth animation using ListAnimate. I need to save the Animation ...
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Opacity limitations?

Trying to make a better-looking globe model, I start off with something like this To enhance the 3D effect, I want the lines further from the eye to be "grayer" than the lines closer to the eye, as ...