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Can Windows games run well in VMWare Fusion 12?

I'm trying to play Steam games in VMWare Fusion 12 player, on MacOS 11.6, from Bootcamp partition with Windows 10. I'm having problems, and wondering if there are options to improve the experience. I ...
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In PowerPoint, how can you match an object's 3d perspective to that of a static image?

My question is easiest to illustrate with an example. I work with early-stage startups, so often make PowerPoint "mock-ups" of what software will look like when displayed on a computer ...
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eGPUs for 3D content creation

Note: I realize the "discussion-ness" of this topic, so I'll try my best to phrase it as a question I'm interested to know the effectiveness of an eGPU for 3D content creation (animation, game dev, ...
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What sort of data is handed over from a CPU to the GPU?

I'm wondering what type of data is handed off from a CPU to the GPU when using accelerated 3D graphics (for example, for a typical modern 3D video game)? I am aware of the existing question here: ...
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Why do 3D apps (like Sketchup) freeze on my secondary monitor?

Some 3D apps freeze when launched on my secondary monitor. The app window appears, but the 3D scene is never shown, and the app title bar says "(Not Responding)". I've had this computer for years, ...
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How to enable/download OpenGL on Geforce GTX 750 Ti

For a programming issue I need to install or enable OpenGl on my Geforce GTX 750 Ti video card on a Windows 7 x64 machine. How to know if it's installed or not, and if it's not installed, download it? ...
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3D graphics in Jupyter notebook (ipynb)

I'm searching for most convenient way how to insert 3D graphics into ipython (Jupyter) notebook? I mean some simple 3D model of machines (space-crafts in my case) mostly composed of simple primitives ...
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Do 3Ds Max and other 3D programs use the dedicated graphic card by default, if not specified?

I have the following graphic cards installed on my laptop: Intel (R) HD Graphics 4000 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M 2,0 GB GDDR5 dedicated I installed a 3D modelling software (3Ds Max); on the preference ...
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Plot a toroid with rectangular cross-section in 3D

Does anybody know how to plot with gnuplot in 3D the surface of a disk on the XY-plane with a certain thickness, and having a circular hole in the center and flat upper and lower surfaces at fixed z (...
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Does a graphics-intensive game need a faster Internet connection than one with less intense graphics?

Would we require a stronger internet connection for a more graphic demanding game? For example: 4 persons play multiplayer of Counter Strike 1.6 (Which is not a very graphic demanding game) on a ...
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How to Export/Extract any 3D model from Google Earth or Google Earth Pro?

Hello im a french student so excuse my use of english. I would like to know if there is a way to export any 3D models from Google Earth except the ones that are available on the 3D Warehouse. I've ...
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Intel HD Graphics, Switchable Graphics, and 3D Acceleration in Virtual Machine

In my system I have two Display Adapters in a Host with Windows 10: Intel HD Graphics 4000 AMD Radeon HD 7600M Series The DirectX Diagnostic Tool showed that: Intel is Full Display Device Type AMD ...
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How to transfer a texture to a resampled mesh?

I have two OBJ files, which contain a mesh that describes the same shape. One has ~10k vertices, and has texture coordinates. The other has ~5k vertices, and doesn't have texture coordinates. How do ...
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Why set more bits per channel than the screen supports?

AMD CCC has a "preferred color depth" option that has BPC (Bits Per Channel) values of 8 and 10 and 12. I've set it to the least BPC in order to try to increase fps rendering. (I suspect the screen is ...
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Windows Server OS versus Windows Desktop OS for a persistent 3D application [closed]

As part of a project I'm working on, I want to put a Unity3D application on a server, meant to run 24/7. This application simply accepts incoming requests via sockets, renders images (fast rendering ...
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advice on displaying in 3d on TV via laptop

how do i get my nvidia card on my laptop to display on my secondary screen (3D TV) using nvidia 3d vision. when viewing 3d material via TV the laptop displays it can only display through primary ...
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Can I use aliasing (e.g. "4xAA", etc.) provided by 3D graphic cards to make my desktop look better?

All modern 3D video cards support some form of hardware-based "anti-aliasing" for games. The idea is to render the frame bigger than the screen resolution, and then downsample it to get smoother ...
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How to convert a stereoscopic image to separate layers?

I am wondering, is it possible to convert a stereoscopic (3D, i.e. captured with two side-by-side cameras) to separate layers? The images are in .MPO or .JPS format – essentialy two images next to ...
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Blender/POV-Ray differences

I am currently following a tutorial for Blender, but came across POV-Ray mentioned as a renderer. After having researched it a bit, i took a look at it's scene description (scripting) language, which ...
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How does the CPU and GPU interact in displaying computer graphics?

Here you can see a screenshot of a small C++ program called Triangle.exe with a rotating triangle based on the OpenGL API. Admittedly a very basic example but I think it's applicable to other ...
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Windows 7 home premium(64) hardware limitations

I'm one click away of buying Intel I7 Ivy Bridge 3770 3.4Ghz Gaming Pc Computer 1tb 16Gb GTX 550 Ti 1Gb Z11+ the computer is without Windows but I have extra copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. ...
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Will replacing an on-board display card with a standalone display card generate less heat?

When I run some gaming applications, my computer which uses an on-board display card becomes very hot very quickly. Do you think replacing an on-board display card with a standalone one will generate ...
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Draw 3D vectors [closed]

I need a program to make a 3D drawing easy and carefully at a half of a day. 3D drawing consists of: 1 vectors, 2 lines, 3 arcs for angle between two vectors or lines vector, 4 vector, line, arc ...
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Graphics Probilem with 3D game

I'm trying to play a 3D hunting game known as Carnivores 2. It was launched in 1999 and I have bought my laptop in 2008, so you'd think that I should be able to run that game as easy as possible, ...
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Blender 2.59 incorrect blending

I'm having problems with blender transparency. I want to create a simple 2d character with the transparent body and transparent eyes on it. All objects should be textured. Here is the image for my ...
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Gefore FX 5200 Ultra & 3D in Photoshop

I am running a Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 Ultra video card in my computer. I am attempting to work with some 3D in Photoshop CS5.1 extended. When I work with the 3D I get this message: Your video card ...
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Some 3D games rotate my screen! How to fix this?

I've got an Intel GMA X4500 HD video card in my laptop and some hardware-accelerated games (for example Valve's Portal and Braid of the second Humble Indie Bundle) rotate the screen 90-degrees. I am ...
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Excel 3 dimensional stacked bar chart howto

One of our guys in the office wants to do a proper 3D stacked bar chart. In other words, he is not just interested in having a 3D rendering of the bars, but he needs full 3 dimensions for his data (x =...
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Software to capture 3d geometry?

Programs I found I found these programs to capture OpenGL 3D scene : 3D Ripper, OpenGL and D3D geometry capture, there are some solved problems with 3D Ripper GLIntercept captures OpenGL function ...
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Running 3D graphics applications through Parallels

My team developed an application involving 3D graphics (similar to a video game) for Windows. Our users have, without our knowledge, decided to try installing it on their Macs using Parallels, and are ...
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How to test 3D on Windows? Or where's DirectX's dxsetup?

When I used Windows 98 I used to type "dxsetup" in "Start->Run..." and it runs some tests of the DirectX. Now, with DirectX 9 on my Windows XP there's no dxsetup. Where it is? Or, is there another ...
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How to create DDS file?

What applications can I use to create *.dds files(DirectDraw Surface) under Windows?
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3D modeling: any production-quality GPU renderers out there?

Are there stable and production-quality renderers out there, which use the GPU? (I mean pluggable renderes for suits such as 3ds max, Maya, Blender, ...) I am aware that preview functionality often ...
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Remote desktop protocol to display 3D game [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to run games over remote desktop? OS: WinXP I was wondering if Windows built-in RDP or 3rd party solution, like RemoteCall, can also display 3D game play (...
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can't turn off red-green 3D graphics on games for Windows 7

When we upgraded to Windows 7 suddenly all our games with 3D graphics displayed in red-green 3D and are pretty much un-playable without 3D glasses. It's not a feature of the games themselves, it ...
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3D vision on ATI cards

I've got an ati radeon HD4890 Graphics card,and I want to buy a 3D monitor,with I can everything do in 3D. My question is that:Can I run the 3D vision anyway with this card??
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What limitations does the trial version of 3DS Max have [closed]

Does anyone know what limitations the 30-day trial version of 3D Studio Max has? Is it just that it expires after 30 days, or are there additional limitations during the 30 days such as a watermark ...
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Performance of a KVM over IP device?

I'm recently looking for a KVM-over-IP device for a single computer connection. I'm especially looking for a device that is capable of transmitting high quality output from a VGA or DVI (the output ...
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Good Blender tutorial for 3D Studio MAX users

Is there a good tutorial which should how to do things in Blender for ones who knows to to do the same things in 3D Max? May be in form of the table: 3D Max sequence of actions: | Blender sequence of ...
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How to make PDF pages with U3D images print properly?

I'm creating some PDF files that have three-dimensional images (U3D) in them. When I bring them up in Acrobat, everything is fine until I try to print the file. If I've viewed a page, it prints fine,...
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What could cause Vista machines to degrade in performance?

We have installed several machines running Windows Vista at a client site. These machines run the same set of applications each day and are not operated with by any user. They mainly run a 3D ...
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Graphic Setup tune-up checklist

I was trying to play the game Warzone 2100 and the games runs fine, with nice speed, but the screen stays with a horizontal lines "flickering"... My PC have a integrated GeForce Go 6100 vga. Ok, not ...
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Professional graphics cards a "must" for rendering static environments?

I'm not sure if the title is clear but with more words what I want to say is: I'm building a PC for a decorator who's main work is to render photorealistic images of house interiors. For that she uses ...
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Is there any 3d mindmapping software available? Preferrably with developer API..?

As the title states: Is there any 3d mindmapping software available? Preferrably with developer API..?
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Animation cycles in 3ds max 2010

I'm new to animation. I have Max 2010. Basically I have a ball and it has keyframes where it bounces and moves 15 units forward I want a way to be able to add this animation as many times as I want so ...
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What are a few 3d cube (desktop managers) for Mac OS X?

I am using Snow Leopard 10.6 and every desktop manager that I can find and install won't work. What can I try or apps that you know that I can try that will work on 10.6?
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Searching for a USB camera which can rotate to check a whole plane [closed]

I'm looking for a USB camera which can check 180 degrees on 2 axises. To make this a programming question, I'll ask for a good camera which can check 360 degrees on 2 axis with a good API. How can I ...
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Why is my PC freezing in 3D games?

This is the follow-up for this thread. Since I wrote it I've done several testing but so far cannot get my computer to run 3D apps correctly. First let me quickly remind you the problem: my machine ...
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Webcam to 3D scanner

Is there any software which will allow my webcam to turn into a 3d scanner?
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Are there good graphics card comparison chart for the current models?

Usually I find it hard to know the comparison between graphics card, sometimes only by the price of it ($80 versus $400). For now I am comparing several ones offered for the Dell desktop XPS 9000: ...
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