3D graphic software


Latest software added:

Stereo Photo-Metrology 2008-07-30


3D Canvas™
Windows 95, 98 or 2000

3D Canvas is a freeware real-time 3D modeling and animation tool that incorporates an intuitive drag-and-drop approach to 3D modeling.
Complex models can be constructed from simple 3D primitives, or created using 3D Canvas' Object Building Tools. Modeling tools are provided to deform, sculpt, and paint 3D objects.
Creating an animated scene is as simple as positioning the objects within your scene for each point in time in your animation. 3D Canvas will ensure that the resulting animation runs smoothly. No complicated scene timelines are required. Your animation can be stepped through a frame at a time, viewed in real-time, or recorded to a Video (AVI) file so that you can distribute your creation.

Tool roll-up groups allow you to customize the 3D Canvas interface so that only those items you use most frequently are visible. And if you need access to a less frequently used feature, the tool roll-up is always one click away.

The program supports the exporting and importing of 3D Studio (3DS), AutoCAD (DXF), DirectX, POVRay (POV), Truespace Objects (COB), and VRML (WRL) files.


AC3D is popular 3D object/scene modeller available for Linux, Windows 95/NT, and SGI. It's is very easy to use but powerful too - anyone can create good looking 3d objects in minutes
Art of Illusion
Peter Eastman
Free Software

Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. It is written entirely in Java, and should be usable on any Java Virtual Machine which is compatible with JDK 1.1 or later.

The current version is 0.7, released January 15, 2001. Although it is still a ways from the 1.0 "release" version, it is progressing quickly, and is starting to look more and more like a "real" 3D program. It already includes a number of advanced features including a powerful raytracer, a flexible and easy to use mesh editor, powerful subdivision surface based modelling tools, and a graphical editor for creating procedural textures and volumetric materials.

Behemot Graphics Editor
Sergio Perani

Behemot Graphics Editor is a graphics program which allows to model and render 3D objects and scenes. It runs on Windows95/NT, Linux (intel and Power PC) and Mac; it can create and modify graphically b-rep, blob, NURBS models; object can be logically intersected or subtracted; text can be converted into solid objects using True Type fonts; polyline and NURBS curve can be edited and used to build rotation and sweep solids; objects can be linked using skeleton to easily move them . Complex animations and advanced modelling operations can be realized using scripts in Prolog language. Customizable vector fields allow to deform the model. The editor provides modeling in wireframe or shaded mode; it can export scenes in DXF or VRML format or animation in MPEG format, and import some DXF and 3DS files; it can render then with the raytracing engine.


Blender is a free and fully functional 3D modeling/rendering/animation
package for Unix/Windows/BeOS systems. Blender is distributed without sources, it is exclusively developed and maintained by the Dutch company NaN.


Cult3D for the Internet, allows companies and designers to easily build and display high quality interactive 3D animations on their web sites. Targeted toward e-commerce, distance learning, gaming and entertainment applications, Cult3D lets consumers fully interact with advanced 3D animations online. You can now create and show your own product line or services in 3D live on the net.
The designer-tool is FREE to download and use.You will however need a license to publish your Cult3D objects on the Web.

Artifice, Inc

The complete freeware DesignWorkshop Lite software package provides all you need to build your own 3D models for home design and visualization of architecture, landscapes, exhibits, or any kind of spatial design. With DesignWorkshop Lite you can view and walk-through ready-made models of any size, like the free 3D building models in the Great Buildings Online, in DXF, DesignWorkshop, or 3DMF format, with amazing live 3D speed

Genesis II
Geomantics Ltd

Photorealistic landscape renderer. Creates photorealistic images of real or imaginary landscapes. Extensive support for terrain editing, import and export. Full control over surface, atmosphere, lighting, camera/target, water and all other features.

Shusaku Co., Ltd

3D objects from cartoons and photographs!
This release of HexaSuper2 includes the epoch-making 3D Manga feature for making 3D objects from illustrations and photographs, and Smooth Curved Surface feature comparable to that of any of the high-end 3D software packages. HexaSuper2 is suitable for a wide range of users including beginners interested in 3D and professionals who require a modeling software.


JustCad is a point and click cad program pre-set to produce a good result with little or no cad skills. Drawing Tools: Line, 2pt. Circle, 3pt. Circle, 2pt. Arc, 3pt. Arc, Ellipse, Point, Polygon, Multiple Lines, Place Text, Ortho Dimension, Radial Dimension, Angular Dimension, Leader, Snap Point, Snap Object, Snap Midpoint, Snap Percentage, Snap Perpendicular, Snap Tangent, Snap Intersection, Blank Line, Confine to Angle, Associates(Pre-drawn collections of objects), Snap Point, Snap Object, Snap Midpoint, Snap 90, Snap Percentage, Snap Tangent, Layers, Print fitted view or 90. Editing Tools: Object Select, Window Select (with filtering by layer, object type, line width, line type), Break, Trim, Copy, Stretch, Mirror, Radial Copy, Rotate, Move, Scale, Erase, Change, Undo Redo.


Régis Le Boité

MINOS makes it easy to design 3D parts and assemblies. The design methodology is based on defining simple geometric elements including lines, curves, and circles, and then linking them together to form contours. Fillets and chamfers can be added to a contour and are represented when the contour is used to produce a solid model. You create 3D shapes from contours by using simple operations such as:

Extruding contours along a line
Revolving contours about an axis
Sweeping contours along an arbitrary 3D path
You can combine the 3D shapes you create with standard primitive shapes like boxes, cylinders, and cones to form more complex geometry. Basic shape building and editing operations include cut, fuse, and common. With just a few simple commands, MINOS lets you create parts using shapes, and build complete assemblies using multiple parts.


Morfit 3D
Morfit Ltd
Windows 95/98/Me/NT, 32 MB of RAM, Pentium II 200, DirectX 6.1 or later

Morfit 3D WorldBuilder makes it possible to build any kind of 3D world for use in real-time applications such as games.
By clicking the left and the right buttons of the mouse, you can build very complex worlds and also create animation by setting the behavior of the objects inside the created world. The created worlds can run in real-time applications such as games.

WorldBuilder has a wide array of tools that allow fast creation. With these tools you can scale, move, rotate, set transparent, paint, tile texture, duplicate objects, group objects, align objects and more.


Now3D is a 3D modeler that is extremely easy to get used to.
The program is broken into six windows and gives you four different views to look at. You have the choice of rendering and adjusting a specific image size, which is excellent if you don't want to wait for a quick change.

A chemical visualization and illustration program with a new graphic interface. It takes molecules in the PDB format, lets you to set up a picture with fine control over details of the illustration - colors, atom and bond radii, view orientation, etc. It will even calculate and display hydrogen bonds. It then exports the picture in POV-Ray format, which allows you to render the image with a state-of-the-art raytracer, giving high-quality images at any resolution, for anything from web page thumbnails to full-size high-resolution images for journal covers, advertisements, posters, anything!

Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000

The Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer creates three-dimensional, photo-realistic images using a rendering technique called ray-tracing. It reads in a text file containing information describing the objects and lighting in a scene and generates an image of that scene from the view point of a camera also described in the text file. Ray-tracing is not a fast process by any means, but it produces very high quality images with realistic reflections, shading, perspective and other effects.

Stereo Photo-Metrology

Stereo is software that allows the user to obtain dimensional data of 3D objects or surfaces within stereo photographs or images.
The user can take a number of photos of items of interest, from arbitrary camera positions. The photos can be loaded into Stereo , and calibrated using known x,y,z coordinates of a few points within the photos.

Once calibrated, Stereo knows the camera position for each photo. Points on items of interest can be then be manually located in each photo of a pair and surface data generated. It should be possible to describe a 3D object by taking many overlapping photos and using generated data in a previous pair to calibrate the next pair, and so on.

The surface model shown in the screenshot can be rotated about all axes using the mouse. Saling, and various shading options are available via the graphics window buttons.

Stereoscopic Raytracing with POV-Ray

This patch enables some of the camera types built into POV-Ray 3.5 to generate real 3D output by generating stereoscopic pairs of images.
Strata 3D

Strata 3D is a 3D modeler

Matt Fairclough
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000

Terragen lets you generate photorealistic landscapes.
You can add mountains, valleys, water, sunlight, clouds, shadows, haze, and more. A variety of controllable parameters allow for extremely varied terrain shapes. Terrain sculpting tools can be used to "paint" the shape of the landscape, to position mountains and valleys, or make changes to random landscapes. Random terrain generation can be used to "fill in" realistic terrain over deliberately-positioned mountains and valleys.

It also allows extreme close-ups of landscape details, with the level of detail automatically adjusted.

VMD Visual Molecular Dynamics
University of Illinois

VMD is a molecular visualization program that provides real-time interactive manipulation of molecules in 3D. VMD uses hardware accelerated OpenGL 3D rendering, and runs on Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 and several versions of Unix. VMD is available at no cost, and the source code is available from the VMD web site.

Vue d'Esprit
e-on software,inc

Vue d'Esprit 4 is the ideal tool for creating realistic, natural 3D graphics and animation. Designed for ease-of-use, both for the traditional 2D graphics designer and for 3D artists, Vue d'Esprit lets you create incredible volumetric skies, realistic landscapes, glowing materials, planets and more. SolidGrowth technology lets you generate completely unique vegetation.

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Senast uppdaterad 2008-07-30