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Is a question on BRDF databases permitted?

I have been researching measured Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) databases for real materials for a couple of days, and made a list of them with a short summary of each for ...
MechtEngineer's user avatar
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What is our policy about "debug my program" questions?

We get maybe one question a week which is of the form "please debug my code". These questions are on-topic on Stack Overflow (assuming they fulfil the MCVE rule and describe what is wrong), but maybe ...
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How do we deal with duplicates of SO questions?

Consider this question: Fragment shader's output variables. If this were Stack Overflow, I'd have immediately closed it as a duplicate of this question. As it is, I basically copy-and-pasted most of ...
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Are questions about plotting graphs on topic?

This question made me wonder whether questions about creating simple 2D plots are considered on topic or not. They don't seem to require very specialised computer graphics knowledge, so they'd ...
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Please scope your questions well, Is there something we could do to make this better?

It is very easy to expand the scope of your question by too much. This is especially true on this site because the complexity of subjects is often high. As a result of this complexity we will easily ...
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Are questions asking for off-site resources on topic?

This question (Are there any gltf example datasets available?) asks about some downloadable models in a specific format. Do we consider questions asking for off-site resources on-topic? Other sites ...
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Is modelling on topic?

We already have discussion on whether modelling software API questions are on topic. However, I've noticed an understanding that modelling itself is off topic: In my opinion the question you linked ...
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Should we allow word definition questions?

This question asks for definitions of two terms commonly used in computer graphics. Is this a type of question that we want to see here? There are plenty of online dictionaries and encyclopedias, but ...
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Do we want critique/review questions?

Do we want questions where the asker doesn't have a specific problem, just wants feedback on a finished image? For example, they could ask whether their attempt at a photorealistic image has any ...
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Are questions about best practices on topic?

Some SE sites (notably SO) don't want questions about best practices as they can lead to opinionated answers. I think that is definitely a risk, but there's certainly also great value in such ...
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Is this site only about 3D topics?

I'm fairly sure 2D topics are welcome here too, but having seen a comment suggesting this site is specifically oriented towards 3d I'd like to see answers and plenty of voting here so the ...
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Should reviewing shader code be on-topic?

While there is already a Code Review site, there aren't many questions there about shader code, and I feel that those kinds of questions would attract more attention here. Should reviewing shader ...
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