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Conix 3D Explorer Provides Advanced Rendering Capabilities for Mathematica Users

Published April 30, 1998

With Conix 3D Explorer, Mathematica users can now manipulate Mathematica graphics in the interactive OpenGL® environment. This OpenGL-based visualization tool provides advanced rendering capabilities previously reserved only for high-end rendering systems.

“It’s unique among 3D viewers because you can program OpenGL from within Mathematica,” says Bob Beretta, Vice President of Research and Development at Conix Enterprises, Inc. “Conix 3D Explorer is a powerful OpenGL code-development tool and teaching aid, making it ideal for teachers, students, and scientists.”

While supporting all standard Mathematica graphics objects, Conix 3D Explorer also provides the new GLGraphics object type with extended graphics primitives and directives. Conix 3D Explorer‘s features include continuous surfaces, display lists, in-line transformations, and element-by-element control over all graphics options. With its advanced animation features, users can create stunning interactive animations with very large frame counts–even on computers with limited memory. Conix 3D Explorer‘s graphics options allow smooth shading, texture mapping, antialiasing, transparency, fog, accumulation effects, and more.

Developed and supported by Conix Enterprises, Conix 3D Explorer is available for Windows 95/NT and Macintosh platforms. X Windows platforms will follow shortly. Conix 3D Explorer can be ordered from Wolfram Research or your local reseller.

OpenGL is a registered trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc.