Cosma / Communication / Media / Object (3D)


Good Learning (YouTube Channel)


object : something material that may be perceived by the senses — Merriam-Webster   See also OneLook

3D : a three-dimensional form also : an image or a picture produced in it — Merriam-Webster   See also OneLook


Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Object is an identifiable collection of matter, which may be more or less constrained by an identifiable boundary, to move together by translation or rotation, in 3-dimensional space. Examples of models of physical bodies include, but are not limited to a particle, several interacting smaller bodies (particles or other), and continuous media. — Wikipedia

Physical object or physical body (or simply an object or body) is a collection of matter within a defined contiguous boundary in three-dimensional space. The boundary must be defined and identified by the properties of the material. The boundary may change over time. The boundary is usually the visible or tangible surface of the object. — Wikipedia

3D Computer Graphics, or three-dimensional computer graphics, are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images. The resulting images may be stored for viewing later (possibly as an animation) or displayed in real time. — Wikipedia

Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, simulators, computer animation and VFX in films, television programs, shorts, commercials, and videos. The term “CGI” is most commonly used to refer to the 3-D computer graphics used for creating characters, scenes and special effects in films and television, which is described as “CGI animation”. . — Wikipedia

Computer-Generated Imagery (FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing)



Talks about 3D (TED: Ideas Worth Spreading)
Articles about 3D (Big Think)




Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is the use of computers to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design. CAD software for mechanical design uses either vector-based graphics to depict the objects of traditional drafting, or may produce raster graphics showing the overall appearance of designed objects. However, it involves more than just shapes. As in the manual drafting of technical and engineering drawings, the output of CAD must convey information, such as materials, processes, dimensions, and tolerances, according to application-specific conventions. CAD may be used to design curves and figures in two-dimensional (2D) space; or curves, surfaces, and solids in three-dimensional (3D). CAD output is often in the form of electronic files for print, machining, or other operations. — Wikipedia

FightClub (YouTube Channel)

SolidWorks 3D CAD (Dassault Systemes)
SolidWorks (Wikipedia)

Fusion 360 (Autodesk)
Autodesk (Wikipedia)

SketchUp (Official Site)
SketchUp (Wikipedia)

Comparison of Computer-Aided Design Software (Wikipedia)
Computer Aided Design and Drafting Section:CAD and CADD (WWW Virtual Library)



3D Campaigns (Indiegogo)
3D Campaigns (Kickstarter)


3D Gifts (Zazzle)
3D (Etsy)




The History of Computer Graphics and Digital Art Project (ACM SIGGRAPH)

People Behind the Pixels: History of Computer Graphics (Terrence Masson)
The Computer Graphics Book Of Knowledge (Terrence Masson)


DDC: 006.6 Computer Graphics (Library Thing)
Subject: 3D (Library Thing)

Subject: 3D (Open Library)

Subject: 3D (Library of Congress)

Subject: 3D (WorldCat)




ClickView (YouTube Channel)
ClickView (Official Website)

Computer Science Field Guide (YouTube Playlist)
Computer Science Education Research Group (University of Canterbury)

Computer Science Field Guide: Computer Graphics (Computer Science Education Research Group, University of Canterbury)

Computer Graphics Educational Materials Source (ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee & Eurographics Education Board)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources


3D Skills Courses (edX)



Graphic Designers (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
Special Effects Artists and Animators (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
Graphics Designers (Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH)


ACM SIGGRAPH Conferences


ACM Transactions on Graphics

3D (NPR Archives)




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.


Function Communications Computation Storage Creation Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Type, Print Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Record Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS, SS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other



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