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MathGL3d Version 3.0 beta test

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  • Subject: [mg24638] MathGL3d Version 3.0 beta test
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 17:24:31 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Dear MathGroup,

I'm happy to announce the beta version of MathGL3d 3.0
the free OpenGL based viewer for Mathematica's 3d graphic.
MathGL3d is not only an viewer it allows the export of
the 3d data to various 3d graphics formats as well as the
import of 3d geometry data. OpenGL images can be saved as
PostScript (bit map and resolution independ 
smooth shaded) PNG and TIFF images and transfered into the

New in this version:
  - transparence and transparent textures
  - RenderMan RIB export
  - smaller POVray files
  - TIFF export of the OpenGL images
  - a new graphical user interface
  - a ContourPlot3D replacement that allow
    * find and render more than 50000 polygons per second 
    * the contour values can be changed in in real time for
      data sets up to 128^3 voxels 
    * an integrated polygon reduction 
  - an improved faster polygon reduction
  - creation of CromaDepth stereograms
  - a 3d cursor
  - realtime modification of the polygon shape
    (hollow, gap, clip vertex)
  - interactive line thickness and point size modification
  - faster copy of OpenGL images to Mathematica
  - a longer tutorial and an updated  reference manual

Compiled binaries for MS-Windows, RedHat 6.x Linux, SPARC/Solaris
and SGI/Irix 6.5 are available.

Versions for PowerMac's and older Linux system are comming next

The download for a single operating system is about 7 MByte.

Main page:


The main task of the beta test is to find forgotten libraries on
different installations.

Enjoy the program


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