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Ubuntu since 11.04 comes with benchmarks glmark2 and glmark2-es2 which are quite good to perform simple benchmark (with shader) and are very light for download. glmark2 is actively developed by Linaro group. With each new release, new and more demanding benchmarks are coming. https://launchpad.net/glmark2 Benchmark also runs well on devices (ARM, ...


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Blender Blender is the best free and open source 3D modelling program out there by a long shot! The program is under constant development, has a huge community and has been used in many major films for video editing and 3D concepts. As Said before blender has new builds being uploaded hourly at graphicall.org and you can download all the official ...


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Depends. If you are going to use ANY kind of laptop. Stick with Intel. Any Intel will do. Nvidia, although very good, heats up very fast the laptop and you will always need some kind of cooling system to have a normal temperature inside the laptop. Most heat problems in laptops are do to some of the Nvidia cards if not all. Having a source of heat so strong ...


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The command below could provide at least a partial answer to your question. /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p The command tests whether your video adapter will support Unity 3D. While it does not test 3D acceleration per se, it will at least test for the 3D features which Unity 3D requires. And, what the heck, it comes with Ubuntu so all you have to do ...


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Also exist nice alternatives for hungry Autodesk products. FreeCAD FreeCAD - A parametric 3D CAD modeler just free and just available for all major operating systems. Q-CAD Other one is more than ten times cheaper than AutoCAD and it is very handy software: Q-CAD Community Edition - Features A professional 2d builder based on SVG manipulation ...


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The chromium-bsu and gltron games in Ubuntu have a much smaller installation footprint than nexuiz and both feature a FPS counter. If I wanted to quickly test, I'd go this way.


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Unigine has a Linux version of their benchmarks with different shader levels support, could be worth checking out: http://unigine.com/download/ This is also included in the Phoronix test suite, which has lots of other automated graphics (and other) testing options as well. http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/ In short, use the software centre to install ...


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The Art of illusion Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. Many of its capabilities rival those found in commercial programs. Highlights include subdivision surface based modelling tools, skeleton based animation, and a graphical language for designing procedural textures and materials.. K-3D (Available in the ...


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Xubuntu doesn't come with Compiz so no 3D effects out of the box, but turning on the Composite feature gives you many effects like transparency and shadows plus it allows you to use 3D programs like Docky... To enable go to: Applications -> Settings -> XFCE Settings Manager Then run: Window Manager Tweaks - Compositor (tab) and Enable ...and from there ...


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Xfce by design leaves out much of the eye candy of other systems. There aren't even fancy animations. The most you can get is 2D accelerated compositing if your driver supports it (most do), unless you are willing to install other software. You have to enable the compositing feature in XFCE's settings manager, and to my memory it will use hardware ...


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I find that integrated Intel cards are generally very well supported. They aren't as powerful as discrete cards, but they are powerful enough to support unity. And usually better supported than either ATI or NVIDIA.


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QuteMol Overview QuteMol produces some of the most beautiful molecular visualizations I have ever seen. The software is FLOSS and available from the official repositories. Description QuteMol is an open source (GPL), interactive, high quality molecular visualization system. QuteMol exploits the current GPU capabilites through OpenGL shaders to ...


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Clear your apt cache sudo apt-get clean Install Ubuntu desktop and force a re-install sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop This will install all the packages necessary from the desktop to run, you should see Ubuntu as an option next time you reboot.


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Unfortunately 3D hardware-acceleration is a no-go for KVM yet - it's something I'm eagerly awaiting myself. Keep an eye on the Spice project: http://spice-space.org/page/PlannedFeatures


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I have a Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 graphics card on a very fast computer. My processor is an AMD 1090T (6 core). The grahics performance even with an application like Google-earth is terrible with the proprietary drivers (11.5, 11.4) as well as the open source drivers when using Ubuntu linux 11.04. When I rotate the earth in google earth it looks like an ...


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OGRE This is one of the most professional Open Source 3D engines available. It is a bit difficult to set up, but it is rather powerful. The standard API is in C++ but there are bindings for several other languages. More info at the OGRE Wiki.


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SDL Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL, and 2D video framebuffer. It is used by MPEG playback software, emulators, and many popular games, including the award winning Linux port of "Civilization: Call To Power." SDL supports Linux, ...


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LibGDX offers something like Google GWT integration, which offers you to develop games in Eclipse (just by using the library) which you can than export to Android, iOS, Java, HTML5 Canvas


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OpenSceneGraph It has a C++ interface too and it's quite powerful. There might be some Ubuntu packages in a PPA available, but i recommend to download the source code and build it manually.


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Sketchup is completely different to any of these 3D modeling programs. As the name suggests, it is for sketching 3D models. It is for simple diagrams and structures not realistic high-poly maps. Think of it like comparing Photoshop to Paint. You may not be able to make a masterpiece but with a few clicks anyone can make a quick representation of a house.


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Almost any graphic card is supported on the 2D level more or less sufficiently. There is no generally valid recommendation as it depends very much on your personal needs. Differences exist in the support of special features such as HDMI, dual monitor support, energy saving modes, and unfortunately still 3D support. For most of these features you depend on ...


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So far, only Webkit browsers support CSS3 3D Transforms. Chrome/ium is probably the most popular option, so if the version you tried wasn't working, you may want to update to the very latest -- something like the Chromium Daily Builds. If even that is too buggy to work with, you might want to try a different Webkit browser for Linux. Midori and Epiphany ...


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Bodhi.zazens answer is a step in the right direction, but you'll possibly be unable to use GL capabilities of you Intel card (e.g. desktop effects). A more polished script that uses the vendor ID of nVidia and corrects the GL library paths is shown below. Before installing this script, you need to save the nvidia xorg configuration to ...


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You have two options: Option 1 The first requires a recent builds of Blender (available from Graphicall), which can now use the Freestyle rendering engine Freestyle is a software for Non-Photorealistic Line Drawing rendering from 3D scenes. Within Freestyle there exists a plugin, SVGWriter, that can write Blender scenes to SVGs. Instructions for ...


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They are still in the same place in 11.10 as in 11.04. The difference is this: In 11.04 Compiz visual effects such as wobbly windows clashed with the Unity interface and removed the top panel with the app-indicators. In 11.10 the Compiz window and compositing manager is better integrated with Unity. You can now enable wobbly windows. I know. I have done so ...


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I would recommend looking at the UbuntuScience packages to get you started. There are quite a number of programmatic, as well as, visualization inclined software packages that are already available in the Main repositories. As an example, let's take a look at gdis, under the Chemistry section on the UbuntuScience page. This particular piece of software ...


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This helped me. sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0


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An easy way to test it (not a benchmark test though) is using glxgears. sudo apt-get install mesa-utils then in a terminal type: glxgears It will display your frames per second (fps). More info here.


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Acroread If you can't get it in software center, Check https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/otherversions/ . Download .deb package.



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