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Re: semi-transparent surfaces

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  • Subject: [mg16881] Re: semi-transparent surfaces
  • From: Mark C McClure <mcmcclur at>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999 02:24:21 -0400
  • Organization: University of North Carolina at Asheville
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Matthias Georg Imhof <mgi at> wrote:
: I want to render surfaces semitransparent to let other graphics underneath  
: shimmer through.

Take a look at the cover of Mathematica in Education and Research, 
Volume 6, Number 4.  There is an article in that issue by Michael Trott
which provides a technique to do approximately what you describe.  Rather
than making the surfaces transparent, a bunch of small holes are punched
in the surfaces.  It really looks rather cool.

Hope that helps,
Mark McClure                               
Department of Mathematics            
UNC - Asheville     

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