Questions that relate to graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 3D images.

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Google Earth stereoscopic 3D browsing

One of the things I like very much in Google Earth is Flight Simulator. It would be great if one could use a red-cyan glasses for 3D effect using stereoscopic (anaglyph) rendering. On Windows there ...
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How to perform a detailed and quick 3D performance test

I am wondering how to quickly test performance of my 3D graphics. Since glxgears is not benchmark what should I use. Also glxgears sometimes stuck at 60FPS, you cannot even compare before/after driver ...
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Best Graphics Card For Ubuntu [closed]

I am trying to find a useable graphics card which has support for compiz and the unity interface.
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What 2D/3D engines and game SDKs are available? [closed]

What 2D/3D engines and game development SDKs are available that run natively on Ubuntu? Please limit one engine/sdk per answer - and include why you enjoy the engine/sdk.
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Are there 3D effects on Xubuntu? (hardware-accelerated graphics)

Does the default XFCE's window manager offer any 3D eye candy? If it does, how do I enable it after installing the relevant drivers? I want to install Nouveau's experimental 3D driver (which worked ...
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How to test 3d acceleration?

I want to install and test 3d acceleration in Ubuntu 12. I have read these pages: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver ...
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Is there an equivalent to Google Sketchup?

I would like to know the various tools available in Ubuntu similar to Google Sketchup. I dont like to install Sketchup using wine in Ubuntu.
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Howto disable 3d effects/compiz on 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable llvmpipe rendering in Unity? What would be the best way to disable 3d effects/compiz on ubuntu 12.10 (quantal quetzal)? I found a way to disable some ...
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How to render 3D models as SVG vector graphics? (planar projection)

This image (original SVG from Wikipedia, public domain) was created using the following procedure: Create a 3D model in Google sketchup Export as PDF Import in Inkscape Save as SVG Is there a ...
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How to enable 3D in VMware Player?

I want to test Unity in a VM using VMware Player. I have already enabled 3D acceleration in the Display options and I have VMware Tools installed. However, when I try to run Unity or when I try to ...
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How can I make Ubuntu (preferably gnome desktop) be 3d?

By 3D I mean anaglyph 3d with 3d glasses like the red and blue ones. I've seen some ways to do this but they are at least two years old. I'm using ubuntu gnome 14.04. I'm using nvidia 330m, but by all ...
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OpenGL warnings with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running as a VirtualBox Guest under Windows7

I have been using 12.04 as a guest on my laptop for quiet some time now and it works flawlessly. Today a colleague asked me about the 3D performance of the guest. It never came in my mind to use ...
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Can't get 3D vision working

I have a new graphic card and wanted to enjoy 3D movies, however I can't get 3D vision to work with my setup. I tried many tutorials, without results. Here are the informations I can provide: ...
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3d acceleration under kvm

Hey guys I'm new to kvm and virt-manager. Recently I've been trying testing the new ubuntu 12.04 alpha 2 and found unity3d in a unacceptable speed. After some googleing, I found it may be the ...
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Is there a straight forward 3D sketch tool capable of producing wireframe vector images? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to render 3D models as SVG vector graphics? (planar projection) Inkscape features a nice mode to create isometric projections of three dimensional images. The ...
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How to add nvidia-current drivers into an iso file with remastersys?

It is necessary to use 3D drivers with Unity Desktop 11.04. How can I create my own iso disk to burn it on usb drive for testing Unity. I have some problems to test unity in Virtual box also default ...
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What is the best 3D modeling and design program?

Hey i would love to get into 3D modeling and design and i was wondering if their were any alternatives to 3DS Max and other such programs for Ubuntu
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Which free software can you use to create rotating 3D Spacefill models of molecules in .gif format?

An example of what I'm talking about is this animation from Wikipedia. I am running 32 bit 12.10 if it is relevant. Please describe step-by-step, with pictures (screenshots with the appropriate areas ...
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Braid, Bastion showing black polygons

I just got the Humble Bundle 5 and am suffering severe graphical defects on Braid and Bastion. Both games run but do not display properly. Sound, mouse etc. work fine. Here are some screens of ...
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Where's the screen to enable/disable 3d visual effects?

I just upgraded from 11.4 to 11.10 and my desktop effects (like wobbly windows) are gone (they are still enabled in the compiz-config thingy). So I'm looking for the window/screen that would let me ...
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How to get Autocad working with Wine?

I am trying 3 years now installing Autocad,*3ds Max* and Revit architecture on Ubuntu with wine! Every year I am very optimistic 'cause I see the new wine versions already improved. So, now I am ...
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No Unity 3d option on the login screen

I upgraded my ubuntu to 11.10 on day one but the unity 3d is not there as an option. I have User Defined, Recovery Mode and Ubuntu 2D. I've done this test /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p and all ...
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How to view 3D PDF files?

Is it possible to view 3D models with PDF documents? There are a number of PDFs which contain detailed 3D models such as this example: ...
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Slow/laggy desktop effects with Nvidia card

I've installed Oneiric from scratch (didn't upgrade), and I'm having troubles with desktop effects: Unity is very slow - whenever I click on the workspaces icon, I either get no animation, or the ...
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Unity 3D on Live CD - Only 2D on install

Every time I log in, Unity switches to 2D instead of 3D. This is what I've been trying so far: Install proprietary drivers NVIDIA. unity --reset Install compiz effects Choose "Ubuntu" instead of ...
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No Unity, launcher and dash on Ubuntu 13.04 within VirtualBox4.2.12 after enabel 3D Acceleration

I was using Ubuntu 12.10 in my VirtualBox4.2.12 on my Windows7 Host. They worked good. But when I install Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.12, the screen and display are very slow. I have followed this ...
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How do I create a cube effect for PDF presentation transitions?

I already saw in the past some presentations made with a 'cube effect' transition, similar to the 3D-multiple desktop of Compiz. I heard 'Keynotes' on Mac OSX could do that. Is it possible to do the ...
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Why doesn't 3d acceleration work?

Hello first of all and sorry if my english is hard to understand hehe I've been using Ubuntu since 9.04 and I used the 3d effects. But since the 9.10 version, the drivers stop working. I have a ...
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How to enable Unity 3D on an Nvidia Quadro 1000M

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop, which has a Nvidia Quadro 1000M graphics card. At login, I chose the 3D version of Ubuntu, but somehow my laptop doesn't support this and switches to Unity 2D ...
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drivers for ati 3000 graphics

I am currently using a system with integrated mother board graphics of Radeon 3000 graphics, and I am facing a severe problem of Ubuntu's INCOMPATIBILITY with 3d graphics on Chrome. For example, ...
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Unity 3D Launcher Color/Transparency with MyUnity 3.0

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS beta. I installed MyUnity 3.0 to be able to control the color and opacity of the launcher to override the whole chameleon idea. So far it seems the transparency setting works ...
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Can r600g drive 3D displays?

Can open-source Radeon (r600g) driver output stereoscopic image to displays that support it? Is it not mentioned in Radeon feature matrix (currently down, archive link) and I couldn't find any info ...
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Why are bugs responsible for big deficiencies in functionality given such low priority? [closed]

Well, first of all, change is inevitable and mostly good. Furthermore attempts at simplifying the User Interface such as Gnome 3, Unity to make Linux more inclusive hold much promise, even though they ...
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Best video cards for 3 monitors? [closed]

I am looking to purchase a new video card and I want to run three LCDs side-by-side. I normally would buy NVidia, but from what I have read, ATI is the leader in multi-monitor with their Eyefinity ...
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One SSD, two computers (with different video cards). Best approach for video drivers?

I have a single SSD I dual-boot with Windows 7 / Ubuntu 11.10. I switch this drive daily between two computers. One is a laptop with integrated Intel graphics. The other is a desktop with an NVIDIA ...
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Rhino 3D 5.0 64bit

I would do anything to get Rhino 5 working on my Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. First the extension of the file is .msi. I have tried using CrossOver to install it, but failed. I tried to install it using wine ...
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A browser that supports css3 3d transforms?

I am doing web development on a Ubuntu machine (Lubuntu 10.10 more specifically), and wondered if there is a browser that I can install (in the repositories or otherwise) that has decent support for ...
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3D not working any more after adding xorg-edgers PPA

I updated my perfectly running laptop from 11.04 to 11.10. after the upgrade graphics started to act weird. It was a heavily modified system, so I thought that was probably the issue.. so I ...
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NVIDIA Nouveau Driver: No more 3D acceleration?

After playing around with my drivers, my Nouveau driver no longer seems to support 3D acceleration: Compiz effects are gone, as are 3D gaming capabilities. Nouveau is still doing something correctly ...
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Strange artifacts in 3D programs on Mac

I recently upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 on my MacBook 7,1. Now, in any 3D program, strange rectangular artifacts cover some of the screen; they seem to be dependent on displayed objects. This is, of ...
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Unity 3D doesn't work on ubuntu 12.04 LTS in virtual box hosted by Windows 7 64bit

Can't google out the solution through some time so I'm asking here. I have installed Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in virtual box hosted by Windows 7 64bit Simple >>>my 3D stopped working after some kernel ...
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How to enable 3D acceleration with Sis Vga 771/671 on Ubuntu 12.04

It's been a while since I configured a good resolution with my sis vga 771/671. How can I enable the 3D acceleration with this video card?
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(VRML) Files, How to Render

How can i render (VRML) Files. From here http://csi.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de/ak/immel/script/redirect.cgi?filename=http://csi.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de/ak/immel/tutorials/orbitals/vrml.html ...
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Extremely low 3D perfomance

I recently bought a Radeon HD 6850 and installed a fresh version of 12.04 on my computer. It has 4GB RAM, a somewhat fast CPU and a suprisingly fast S-ATA HDD. However I noticed that my 3D ...
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How to enable 3D acceleration under VMware workstation 8?

I saw there are similar questions, but I don't think they answer exactly my questions. Did anyone managed to get 3D acceleration work under VMWare workstation 8? I have VMware 8.01 installed on ...
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Which virtualization software supports 3D acceleration?

I want to run a virtualisation server on my notebook. When ever I log onto my notebook I want to be able to initialise a virtual machine and work with it. The virtual machine could be located off of ...
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Installing Ogre3D in Ubuntu 13.04 x64?

I'm using code::blocks. I'm a C++ developer, and I need Ogre3D for a project I'm working on. I've heard of Ogre before, and the demo applications are impressive, so I have decided to use it. THe ...
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Make Unity run in 3D mode on Ubuntu 12.04

My computer, a Samsung q330 with a Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz with 4 GB RAM, runs Unity in 2D mode. I have tried to see how to activate 3D mode, but I cant figure out how to do it and I am in ...
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Why doesn't Unity 3D work?

I have a small problem. I have an Asus with a Nvidia GT630m k55vm and I want to install Ubuntu from a USB. I select try without installing, and it works perfectly with the effects of Unity 3D mode, ...
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Why do I get an “OpenGL Warning” message after running Google Chrome through the Ubuntu terminal?

I just downloaded Google Chrome for Ubuntu 64-bit onto my Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit OS (which is running as a guest as a VM on a Win 7 host). After it had installed, I opened up the terminal and typed ...