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3D Explorer for Linux-ELF

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  • Subject: [mg12901] 3D Explorer for Linux-ELF
  • From: Bob Beretta <beretta at>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 03:44:24 -0400
  • Organization: Conix Enterprises
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

        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

################## 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 
3D Explorer is currently available for Windows95/NT, PowerMac, and
Linux-ELF platforms.

For more information, demo graphics, or example Mathematica notebooks,
see or email tech at


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.

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