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Were these pictures made by Mathematica or MATLAB? And how could I make ones like them?

  • $\begingroup$ Why not link to the reference/paper you saw these in? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 28, 2017 at 6:40
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. Sorry I only have these two screenshots not the whole paper... $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 28, 2017 at 6:46
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    $\begingroup$ One can easily search the web for the words at the top of the first image to find this: Chéritat, "Yet another sphere eversion", arXiv:1410.4417 $\endgroup$
    – user484
    Commented Jul 28, 2017 at 6:51
  • $\begingroup$ @Rahul Okey. Thanks. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 28, 2017 at 6:53
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These pictures must have been made with a raytracer. By default, MATLAB and Mathematica use shading only for rendering 3D-images.

But one can use both MATLAB and Mathematica to generate the geometry as a triangle mesh. Afterwards one can render the images by using an external, dedicated raytracing tool, e.g. blender, which has a nice user interface. I also made good experience with running POVray from the command line.

Anyways, these pictures are highly artistic and it must have taken several days to design them.


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