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Re: Mathematica Art

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  • Subject: [mg8186] Re: [mg8120] Mathematica Art
  • From: Fabian Haas <b5hafa at>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 03:07:09 -0400
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fractalier at (Fractalier) wrote:

>I have recently been given access to Mathematica 2.2 but have little
>knowledge about it's use and syntax, etc...  The professor who turned me
>on to it intimated that it had a rather steep learning curve so I thought
>I would approach all of you first....
>I am very interested in generating interesting 3D solids for texture
>mapping and rendering...I have used another system quite a lot in the past =
>have done quite a bit with Spherical-Harmonics-type 3D forms in both
>spherical and cylindrical coordinates.  Please visit to
>see what I mean.
>What I need is some simple instruction, code fragments, pointers,
>suggestions, anything that allows me to hit the ground running so to
>speak...My old prof raves about this program and its
>wonderful graphics capabilities but doesn't have the time to devote to
>Thank you very much in advance.  Kindly post your replies here or e-mail
>me at fractali at
>Take care,
>Jeff Berkowitz, M.S.
>Lifesmith Classic Fractals


well for the basics just get the Mathematica Handbook which contains almost=
 everthing on Graphics primitive, options etc. It also includes small=
 program examples, so you can learn the syntax. If you professor has the=
 full version then he must have this book otherwise look in the library. The=
 Author is Stephen Wolfram, its thick and black.
The next step is  Tom Wickham-Jones Mathematica Graphics which goes much=
 more into detail but you will need a little understanding of the code=
 before. Should also be available in a good library. (If you need details to=
 get it write me).
Also you could try
There you should be able to find further hints on graphics and fractals.

Last but not least I programmed a few filters which translate Mma Graphics=
 in DXF and Rotater files.

Hope that helps


Dipl.Biol. Fabian Haas, MPhil
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