OpenCTM is a file format, a software library and a tool set for compression of 3D triangle meshes. The geometry is compressed to a fraction of comparable file formats (3DS, STL, COLLADA...), and the format is accessible through a simple, portable API
Model of the Solar System
The Solar Model is real time modeling of solar system. It allows user to navigate in space, to control time counting (speed-up time flow) and estimate movement of space bodies, bind camera to space objects (for example, from Moon on Earth in real time).
TreeGen consists in a platform indipendent Python script which should work as a plugin for Blender. Thanks to the graphical interface, it aims to create random trees and forests in a simple and alternative way to L-System.
Design your own pottery for 3D printing in full color
PotterDraw is a free 3D software application for designing and visualizing pottery. It’s useful for creating cylindrical shapes such as pots, flasks, vases, bowls, plates, cups, glasses, goblets, or anything similar. The outer wall of the pot is drawn using a spline, which consists of one or more curved or linear segments. The inner wall is generated automatically. PotterDraw can export files suitable for 3D printing. It can also map synthesized or user-specified textures onto the pot. Mesh and texture properties can be modulated by oscillators for more complex effects, and the modulations can be animated to create videos.
3D rendering and scene graph library
High-level 3D graphics library. Supports retained and immediate mode rendering, an extensible file format, plug-in renderers, a wide range of high level geometries, hierarchical models, and a consistent and object-orientated API.
The 3D Toolkit provides algorithms and methods to process 3D point clouds. In includes automatic precise registration (6D simultaneous localization and mapping, 6D SLAM) and other tools, e.g., a fast 3D viewer, plane extraction software, etc.
Varkon is a very powerful parametric 2D/3D CAD, modeling and application development tool for engineering, design, architecture, etc. It does 2D drafting, 2D and 3D modeling, sculptured surface modeling, and even animations. See our website for details.
Coindesigner is a RAD environment to build 3D scenes based in openInventor, just using drag&drop and updating changes on the fly. An external multi platform viewer allows to distribute the scene without need of the RAD.
3D modelling platform written in Java. Contains programming language XL, a rule-based extension of Java. Useful for the algorithmic modelling of 3D structures.
Xj3D is an open-source Java codebase for the X3D Graphics standard.
Xj3D is a project of the Web3D Consortium focused on creating a toolkit for VRML97 and X3D content written completely in Java. Xj3D has been produced and is maintained by Web3D Consortium members. Current status: active development with frequent updates. We have successfully ported the full codebase and history from the previous site to Sourceforge and are now following the Xj3D Evolution strategy. All open-source contributions are welcome. Further details are available at https://savage.nps.edu/Savage/developers.html#Xj3D
An exporter plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max version 8 and 9, which writes proper .X mesh files with proper skinning, effect parameters, named animations, and multiple texture coordinate channels.
Sea3D is a 3D OpenGL implementation of the widely popular board game Settlers of Catan, including Seafarers. It has full textures, lighting, 3D rotation, panning, zooming, hotseat and network play, and has built-in game finding and ELO ladder ranking.
A C++ API to work with manifold triangle meshes.
yadra - yet another distributed rendering application A Network-Render-Tool for Blender. A Java based, platform-independent tool, for rendering animations of blender in a network. Easy setup (no SMB/CIFS-Connections). Web-Interface.
AcMus is a project on musical acoustics devoted to the development of models and computer tools for the study of room acoustics and focus on helping the investigation of issues related to the design, control and acoustic treatment of environments.
An OpenGL GUI for the inspection and segmentation of 3D surface meshes
3D Graphics by a Lightweight Open-Source Software
GLOSS is a lightweight 3D Modeler / animator / render for GNU/Linux or Windows platforms. GLOSS is programmed in C/GTK3.
GNU Autoconf, Automake and Libtool scripts and makefiles for the Open CASCADE solid modeler. http://www.opencascade.org
Cuts 3D objects from polystyrene foam (EPS/XPS)
A robotic DIY styrofoam cutter consisting of one rotational and two translational axes. It cuts a variety of shapes out of styrofoam-like materials using a hot wire. This project documents the necessary hardware and software parts. Don't miss the follow-up project at http://raumschaum.org Its goal is to further develop hardware and software into an user friendly application.
Fix STL files for 3D printing
ImatiSTL is a C++ library for applications that need to finely post-process raw polygon meshes represented by STL files. It is particularly useful in 3D printing scenarios: the repairing functions provided by ImatiSTL bridge the gap between printable meshes and real-world meshes with diverse potential defects and flaws (e.g. degenerate triangles, self-intersections, surface holes, ...). ImatiSTL provides both functions for local mesh repairing and methods for global remeshing. Local repairing is useful when the available data must remain exactly as it is in the input STL file, whereas global remeshing may fix even highly corrupted meshes at the cost of a small distortion in the resulting fixed mesh.
smart car simulator
SCS is a smart car simulator. It build a virtual envirement according to the rules of the National University "The Freescale Cup" Smart Car Racing. SCS simulate the track and the car. SCS is based on ODE and OpenGL.
LDraw Design Pad is THE author/editor/reviewing reference tool for LDraw part files
Software to restore cyclorama (360 deg. panorama) from photos
This application allows visually restore a cyclorama from a set of photos covering 360 degrees in all directions to horizon. It was specially designed to restore panoramas obtained by Apollo missions in 1969-1972 but it can be used to restore any cyclorama from photos got in your tourist trip (for example). The main principle of the program is in projecting photos on a 360x360 sphere and combining it together. If you select a correct field of view (FOV) for photo images, its combination become ideal for distant points. For moon cyclorama it is also possible to check a Sun and Earth positions on the sky and to compare the result with a LOLA data (provided by the the LRO moon satellite).
Stereograph is a stereogram generator that renders exclusively truecolor stereograms. It offers different effects to increase the quality of your artwork, also specials like transparency effects. GTKstereograph represents GUI to the current renderer.
CyberForm for Java3D is a source code generator for Java3D programmers. CyberForm generates a compressed binary file that has a specified geometry information with the source code. To specify the output precision, you can reduce the file size more. Using