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Re: Removing hidden polygons in 3D graphics

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg18754] Re: Removing hidden polygons in 3D graphics
  • From: paulh at wolfram.com (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 01:33:21 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <7mp10c$l6d@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <7mp10c$l6d at smc.vnet.net>, Dan Truong <dtruong at irisa.fr> writes:

> Is there a routine to remove the polygons of a 3D graphics
> which are fully hidden, to reduce postscript file sizes and
> speed up their rendering (EPS in my casE) ?
> 
> When I compile & view Latex files, I see all the layers which
> are drawn from bottom to top... it's not very fast, and a lot
> of data is just wasted.
> 
> I know little of 3D rendering, but it might be even be easy
> to implement at some point on Graphics3D once the view angle
> is chosen , either during EPS generation in Display[] or
> in Show[]?

The answer to your question is no further away than your Help
Browser.

Paste this expression into a notebook and evaluate it.

FrontEndExecute[
  FrontEnd`HelpBrowserLookup[
    "MainBook",
    {"2.9.14", "14.10"}
  ]
]

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P.J. Hinton	
Mathematica Programming Group		paulh at wolfram.com
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.


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