3D Explorer for Linux-ELF
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg12901] 3D Explorer for Linux-ELF
- From: Bob Beretta <beretta at conix3d.com>
- Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 03:44:24 -0400
- Organization: Conix Enterprises
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Introducing Conix 3D Explorer(tm) for Linux-ELF The power of OpenGL Graphics in Mathematica Conix 3D Explorer is now available for the Linux-ELF platform. 3D Explorer for Linux provides the same advanced OpenGL rendering features introduced on the Windows 95/NT and Power Macintosh versions. 3D Explorer for Linux comes with a run-time installation of OpenGL for Linux by Conix. Conix's highly flexible rendering system automatically switches between using the GLX protocol on systems that have an OpenGL extended X server, and using Conix's high-performance software renderers on systems that do not. Therefore, 3D Explorer can be installed on any Linux system, regardless of it's X server's support for OpenGL, and it will always utilize the best available rendering system for local or remote displays. For more information about Conix 3D Explorer, please read on or contact us at tech at conix3d.com. ################## 3D Explorer Press Release ################## If you like Mathematica graphics, you'll love 3D Explorer - the interactive graphics solution for Mathematica. With a single command 3D Explorer brings your Mathematica graphics to life in an interactive OpenGL window, providing advanced rendering capabilities previously reserved for high-end rendering systems. 3D Explorer's new graphics options take your Mathematica graphics to a new level with smooth shading, texture mapping, anti-aliasing, transparency, fog, accumulation effects, and more. While supporting all standard Mathematica graphics, 3D Explorer also provides a new graphics type, GLGraphics, with extended graphics primitives and directives. New features include continuous surfaces, display lists, inline transformations, and per-element control over all graphics options. Standard Mathematica graphics are easily converted to GLGraphics and enhanced - allowing you to build directly on your existing Mathematica graphics skills. With 3D Explorer's advanced animation features you can create stunning interactive animations with very large frame counts on computers with limited memory. 3D Explorer provides a full suite of functions from simple, easy to use, routines to a full OpenGL-like programming environment. 3D Explorer's low-level interface provides direct access to 100% of the OpenGL API, allowing GLGraphics primitives to be extended to include any OpenGL capability, from blending effects to pixel-level operations. Because OpenGL commands can be executed directly in a Mathematica expression, textbook OpenGL programming examples can be used within Mathematica. This makes 3D Explorer a powerful OpenGL code development tool and teaching aid, allowing you to quickly perform rendering experiments in the flexible Mathematica environment. 3D Explorer comes with online documentation, including user's guide, reference manual, programming examples, and demos. Quality email technical support is provided by Conix Enterprises, tech at conix3d.com. 3D Explorer is currently available for Windows95/NT, PowerMac, and Linux-ELF platforms. For more information, demo graphics, or example Mathematica notebooks, see http://www.conix3d.com or email tech at conix3d.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright 1996/1998 Conix Enterprisies, Inc. All rights reserved. All brand names and trademarks are property of their respective holders. Conix 3D Explorer is a registered trademark of Conix Entererprises, Inc. Silicon Graphics and OpenGL are registered trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc. Macintosh and Power Macintosh, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Mathematica is a registered trademark of Wolfram Research, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.