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How can I get into C++ graphics library? [closed]

I have been programming for a year so far and I know 2 languages: C and C++. I've covered the basics, I've written functional windows programs, and I've written complicated bits of code. When I was ...
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Retexturing a model via API on the web

I'm looking at creating a site where a user could see our product and configure the options or look of it and see an image that represents that. The way I'm doing it now is if you have Piece A ...
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Drawing Ellipse from a bounding box?

Does anyone know a good algorithm for drawing an ellipse from a bounding box? draw_ellipse(int s1, int s2, int s3, int s4, color c); I don't need something optimized to incomprehendable , ...
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Image color/grayscale classification

I am trying to classify a set of images into grayscale or color groups. I have been using ImageMagic to do that, comparing the color image to a grayscale version of itself and then using the Peak ...
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Filling a scene with cubes

I am trying to design a solution for simulating gaseous fluids in confined areas, I am using naiver-stokes equations for fluid dynamics but since it only covers incompressible fluids like liquid, i ...
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Who can change the View in MVC?

I'm working on a thick client graph displaying and manipulation application. I'm trying to apply the MVC pattern to our 3D visualization component. Here is what I have for the Model, View, and ...
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The perfect crossfade

I find it hard to describe this problem in words, which is why I made a video (45 seconds) to illustrate it. Here's a preview of the questions, please have a look at it on Vimeo: ...
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Best practices for graph representation of a system architecture?

I don't really know the nomenclature regarding these matters, but here is a brief description of what I want. Please let me know if I should substantiate more. So I have this larger project involving ...
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Incremental and partial drawing of the large graphs

I have the following problem: I'm developing a software for data visualization where I get a graph structure and represent it in 3D space. So far, I've been using force-based algorithms to draw graphs ...
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Rendering trillions of “atoms” instead of polygons?

I just saw a video about what the publishers call the "next major step after the invention of 3D". According to the person speaking in it, they use a huge amount of atoms grouped into clouds instead ...
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Can we technically un-blur images?

Since there is an algorithm to blur images, so that part of it cannot be recognised, can we reverse the algorithm and unblur part of than image? Is there a program that already does that, is that ...
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Good at Backend, but bad at front end

I want to start web development, I have been learning php. I have experience in Java, Python, and C++ This experience has made me good at the back end side of web development. But I am terrible at ...
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Competency matrix for 3D graphic skills [closed]

As a part of self-evalution, I bumped into this programmer competency matrix which collects many major aspects of being good/expert programmer. It really helped me a lot to understand what I know ...
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How likely is it for a programmer to become a good designer?

I'm a programmer, and I'm pretty good at programming. I can easily pick up most technical topics such as Linux, Systems Administration, Databases and of course, new programming languages. I even ...
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What graphics engine is used in Photoshop

I am wondering what is the default graphics engine used in Photoshop? It's great tool. And I don't know how they make it? I mean, if I want to create a simple tool like it, I will use MFC/GDI+. So, ...
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Learning graphical design as a developer [closed]

I'm mostly a developer and have been offered a job as webmaster. It's likely that I'll be asked to make some cosmetic changes to a website every now and then. Has anyone made this transition? If so, ...
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From console to GUI applications

I'm a beginner programmer and all I've worked with so far are console applications in C++. Coding wise, how is the graphical side of programs created? I understand the logic that I am using from ...
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Depending on another open source library: copy/paste code or include [closed]

I'm working on a large class and started implementing new features that need graphics. I started writing the graphics functions myself, but I know that open source libraries exist that can provide me ...
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Freelance web development vs. design

Do web design freelancers (I'm thinking individuals, not companies) typically do all development and design work themselves? What are the options for those with a strong base in back-end web ...
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What's the idea behind defining rectangles with two points? [closed]

It's not that this doesn't make sense, but it just works out awkward 99% of the time. Often in 2D graphics rectangles are initialized, stored and manipulated as a pair of points. In no particular ...
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shadow simulation from buildings

Is it possible to calculate shadow areas of buildings or simulate shadows of buildings in a city, using the heights of these buildings and the sun angle and azimuth? The basic light tracing concept ...