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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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Are questions about software recommendation in scope?

Are software recommendation questions in scope? There is one question in main at the moment: Software to compose separate models into an articulated model That basically amounts to a software ...
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Is the abstract from a paper an answer?

This answer consists solely of the abstract copied and pasted from the paper that is linked in the comment beneath it. The paper is behind a paywall and the abstract seems to hint at the existence of ...
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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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Who should our moderators be?

We'll be making it to public beta (yay!). So I think it's time for the next big essential beta question: If your meta site does not have a post to nominate Moderators, start one now! Pro Tem ...
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Should we require Minimal Working Examples (MWEs)?

While on some SEs, notably Stack Overflow, it is often sufficient for questions to contain a short code snippet, others, notable TeX/LaTeX SE, ask for a full Minimal Working Example (MWE). I'm ...
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How should we welcome new users?

Once you get access to the review queues, one of the review types is "First Posts". Here experienced users are shown new users' first posts and asked to take an action. What should we do at this ...
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Do we need a scope change to expand?

We've been given an extra week to prove we are ready for public beta. We've had that week, and more. We still haven't progressed to public beta. However, we still haven't been shut down either, apart ...
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Did we briefly get closed?

For a moment it looked like the private beta had been shut down. Resurrection seems a bit ominous. Lets try harder shall we? Invite friends. Maybe next time we need a booth at SIGGRAPH? If this ...
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Should we "flag for editing"?

I've noticed a few questions and answers that are high quality and valuable, but appear to have typos or missing words in places. In cases where I understand the meaning, I can simply edit to correct ...
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Should Computer Graphics be a separate Stack Exchange site?

I'm posting this as a place to share thoughts - clearly it is not our decision but it's good to have an understanding of what factors may affect that decision, especially as that decision has been ...
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Answering based on existing comments

We seem to have several questions that, like this one, have the basis of several good answers in the comments, but no answers posted. I don't see any reason for not posting an answer based on someone ...
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Polling questions: good or bad?

There are times when I'd like to know which way the community feels about something, so I post to meta and self answer with the options, so people can vote up the one they approve of. It had never ...
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Is the grate effect question valid?

the question: how-is-this-grate-animation-done-and-why-does-it-work is this really in scope? I mean it can be done on paper. Still theres a computer question on how it could be made made. For this ...
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How should we deal with link-only answers here?

As discussed on Meta Stack Exchange there are problems with link only answers. This Meta Computer Graphics post suggests our particular community would prefer not to have link only answers. However, ...
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Do you know more experts?

Have you noticed the invitation box on the right hand panel of our main site? This allows you to invite any computer graphics experts you may know who may be interested in joining the private beta. ...
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Is anyone interested in adding GLSL and HLSL to our syntax highlighting?

Following the meta post Can we get prettier code markup? syntax highlighting has been activated for our site. For example, if you want the code in your post to show up with C++ syntax highlighting, ...
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Tag name: [pixel-shader] or [fragment-shader]?

A very simple question: should we call the tag pixel-shader (as it has been done once) or fragment-shader (as it hasn't been done yet, but I'm sure someone will intuitively type this instead). The ...
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How do we set up tag synonyms?

Now that we've got 100 questions (yay!), I've made a round through the tags to see if they could use some cleaning up at this point. I think we'll still have a lot of discussion about tagging to do, ...
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Private Beta Evaluation — Our private beta clashed with SIGGRAPH 2015

SIGGRAPH 2015 was from 9th to 13th August. These 5 days plus travel time to and from clashed with our private beta starting from 4th August. This drained the site of some of its experts for a week. At ...
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Is this question too broad?

What subdivision algorithm advances have occurred since Catmull-Clark? asks for the improvements made over the past 37 years. Since the wikipedia page lists a number of different improvements over ...
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Will we move questions from other S.E sites?

There are several questions related to computer graphics on Stack Exchange sites, mainly on Stack Overflow and Game Development. I saw in the past questions being moved from an S.E site to a more ...
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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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Do the posts automatically change to community wikis!

In the past there was a feature where x amount of edits automatically turned posts into community wikis. Is this feature on for the beta? or did I accidentally make a post a community wiki. I thought ...
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Does an answer need explanation if it has images and links?

This answer has a number of example images and a link to the website that produced them. Following the link allows viewing the code that produced them, but the only explanation given within the answer ...
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Is this an exception to "show what you have tried"?

We can see that the community agrees that questions should show what you have tried, and I'm glad about this. However, this question asks for ways to model a situation that is never seen in everyday ...
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Are questions about API-specific stuff on topic?

Just received an interesting comment to my question. "Are we considering very specific programming questions like these? This is a very API-specific programming question and doesn't even involve ...
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Should "ray tracing" and "path tracing" be separate tags?

Ray tracing is often introduced using direct light estimation only, often without any random algorithm, whereas path tracing usually requires Monte Carlo integration and handles indirect light. Is ...
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Is asking for asking how to improve my x ok?

Example: How can i make my ice cubes look real? First off, are questions like this on topic? They have a potential of being less than useful for others. Also quite subjective. Should we have some ...
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Do people know about "vote to close"?

Those of us who are already familiar with other Stack Exchange sites know that we can vote to close a question if it is off topic or not a good fit for the question and answer format. I've been ...
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Are questions about Monte Carlo integration on topic?

Monte Carlo integration is a technique frequently used in offline rendering; however, it is a very versatile method that also finds much use outside computer graphics. I posted an example question ...
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Tag wikis: Everyone can suggest edits

We have 104 tags but so far we don't seem to have any tag wiki entries - all our tags are bare. Ideally each tag should have a tag wiki, or at least the wiki excerpt. If you don't yet have access to ...
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Starting arguments: What are the controversial areas of our scope?

Are there any areas of our scope for which we don't have many questions yet and haven't tested the community reaction? What topics are likely to cause disagreement? Not obviously on topic, not ...
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The name of our programming and research site

The name of our site, Computer Graphics, makes perfect sense to us because we all know that it means "Computer Graphics for programmers and researchers". However, it won't be so clear to people who ...
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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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What happens when a question sounds on topic but answering would go off topic?

This is a question about using several GPUs. As such it sounds on topic. However, a comment shows that the parallel use of GPUs is not the main problem: A good answer is predicated on knowing how ...
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How do we improve the question rate?

To avoid a quick shut down like the previous beta we should really maintain an high question rate. After a first day full of question, the rate dropped significantly. I personally think we should: ...
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Questions from the previous private beta

The data from the previous private beta is available for download from Area 51. It's in XML format and I'm not sure the best way to view it, but even in text form it is readable. Is this something ...
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Cannot access meta from Android app

I seem to be unable to access any content on this meta site from the Android app. I thought this might be because we're in private beta, but I have no trouble accessing the metas of the other current ...
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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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Are questions about gamma on topic?

There are comments on this question suggesting that gamma is off topic due to it being on topic elsewhere. However, I think we need to decide what is on topic here, independently of what is on topic ...
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Are libs like CUDA and OpenCL are legal topics for this site?

GPGPU is not always about graphics.But CUDA and OpenCL are also used for Graphics interop with graphics libs like OpenGL and D3D.So is it ok asking CUDA/OpenCL related questions here?
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Do we want Stack Snippets?

While we're discussing which optional features this SE needs, let's get the discussion about Stack Snippets out of the way. Stack Snippets allow you to run JavaScript code right inside a post, which ...
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Are questions about procedural noise on topic?

I posted a question about procedural noise (one of two example questions about noise from the Definition phase which received 10 upvotes), and got a close vote "because it doesn't pertain to computer ...
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Meta/Main rep not being linked up?

Why isn't the reputation between meta/the main site being linked up?
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Should we have MathJax support?

As of now, I haven't seen any questions that neccesarily need MathJax formatting, but I'm sure that at some point it'll be needed. Should we have MathJax support?
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How fine-grained should tags be?

StackOverflow is constantly battling tag-granularity issues. Things like jquery-ui vs jquery, etc. How fine-grained should CG.SE's tags be? buffer vs depth-buffer + stencil-buffer + ... shader vs ...
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Is asking about Maya or 3DS MAX Blender.. API on topic?

I understand that using apps is not on topic but is asking question about programming in these environments on topic? I mean is programming with Maya, 3DS MAX, Blender, Modo etc. If it is on topic, ...
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Do we want YouTube embedding?

A lot of computer graphics is animated, so I'd expect that many questions and answers will benefit from actually having an animation included in the post. Of course, sometimes a GIF might do, but more ...
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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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