Graphics gallery

As I remember I was always interested in geometry and then in computer graphics. I created graphics for all my publications, I developed them in various computer programs starting from Adobe Illustrator to Strata 3D,  JavaView and MuPAD. Therefore, the graphics on the cover of each of my books is my own work. In most of the occasions I also designed my books. In a few cases the cover of the book was designed by a professional comapany but even in such cases the graphics for the cover was mine.

I have never been thinking about developing a gallery of graphics that I created during my experiments with MuPAD and while writing my books. When I started my work at NYIT people in Art School sugested me that I should create an artistic portfolio with my works. I am not sure if my graphics deserve to be called artistic creations, but it is not a bad idea to organize them in one web page.

MuPAD Pro Computing Essentials

This was the time when I was fascineted by POV-Ray a raytracing program. The program had a nice macro scripting langage and I could render in it many mathematical objects. One of them was the Sierpinski Pyramid that is a 3D version of the Sierpinski Triangle. The image below presents the final version of the cover graphic. The beautiful light is a specific feature of POV-Ray and I do not know any other computer program that can make such wonderful waves.

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Sierpinski Pyramid developed in POV-Ray

MuPAD Pro Computing Essentials II

For the cover of this book I decided to develop MuPAD logo. I developed it using Strata 3D and then I experimented with a number of textures. Some of them like metalic were quite nice but I had a feeling that I need something else. Then I developed a very interesting cristal texture with nice refraction effect. I made a number of experiments with lighting of the scene and finally I got what I needed.

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MuPAD logo with cristal textures

and the final design:

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Final version of MuPAD logo (used for the cover)

Getting Started with MuPAD

Developing cover works for this book took me more time than for my previous books. This was the time when I was teaching a series of advanced courses in computer graphics.  Therefore, graphics for the cover was a great opportunity for a number of experiments. I started with some famous surfaces and backgrounds for them from NASA photographs gallery. Here is one of them showing Kuen surface as a spaceship over Alexandria in Egipt seashore. Below are my other experiments for this cover.

Kuen surface as a spaceship

Kuen surface as a spaceship

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Kuen surface in a kind of futuristic environment

 

Look closer on a Kuen spaceship

A closer look on the Kuen spaceship

This time MuPAD logo turned into a spaceship

This time MuPAD logo turned into a spaceship

This is the last version of the graphics, the one was used for the cover

This is the last version of the graphics, the one was used for the cover

Some other graphics works

In recent years I developed a number of graphics for various covers: proceedings of conferences, posters, Springer Verlag books, and many other publications. Here are a few examples of graphics that were used for publications.

Nodoid surface, this graphics was used for the MathPAD 2008 proceedings

Nodoid surface, this graphics was used for the MathPAD 2008 proceedings

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