Hi to all. I want your opinion about which software is the most suitable for rendering 3D graphics in order to include these as figures in manuscripts, papers etc. I have seen many papers such as in Nature Physics, Nature Photonics etc that some 3D figures are really awesome. Especially, i have seen 3D vectors and trajectories with axes shadows projections and awsome lighting, 3D graphics of microcavities with multiple layers, 3D representations of optical pulses, 3D models of the experimental setup etc. Could you tell me which programs are used in papers for 3D graphics? I have used extensively the 3D graphics rendered by mathemata but they seem not suitable for papers or theses. I have seen another one solution which is called PovRay. Is it used for papers? It seems very difficult but if this is my last chance, then i will learn it from scratch despite of the difficulty.