Real-time 3D visualization of space
Celestia is an application for real-time 3D visualization of space, with a detailed model of the solar system, over 100,000 stars, more than 10,000 galaxies, and an extension mechanism for adding more objects.
The Pure Data (short Pd) project on SourceForge unifies the extensions (or externals) written for the Pure Data Graphical Computer Music System written by Miller Puckette with contributions from many others.
3D fractal rendering software
Mandelbulber is an easy to use, handy application designed to help you render 3D Mandelbrot fractals called Mandelbulb and some other kind of 3D fractals like Mandelbox, Bulbbox, Juliabulb, Menger Sponge Mandelbulber v2 is new line of this application. It was rewritten from scratch with new Qt based interface. Functionality is still limited, but this is only mater of time. Old Mandelbulber is still available in Files section.
FreeWRL is an Open Source, cross platform VRML2 and X3D compliant browser, with script, SAI and EAI support. Platforms supported: Linux and other Unix-style platforms; Mac OS/X; Windows. Support for mobile platforms (iOS, Android, QNX) is under development.
Pixie is a photorealistic renderer that uses a RenderMan-like interface. Features include programmable shading, motion blur, depth of field, raytracing, scan-line rendering, occlusion culling, global illumination, caustics ...
Maxwell Render for Blender
B-Maxwell add-on offers seamless integration with Maxwell Render and Blender
UPDATE: Chromium is no longer updated or maintained. The project is frozen. Chromium is a flexible framework for scalable real-time rendering on clusters of workstations, derived from the Stanford WireGL project code base.
PlaneShift is a persistent fantasy multiplayer Role Playing Game (MMORPG) with good 3D graphics. Create your character and live in an ever-changing world. Join us to make PlaneShift THE choice of free MMORPG.
Renderer for flam3 cosmic recursive fractal flames implemented on GPU. Requires a CUDA-capable graphics card.
Eloquent is a powerful Bible study tool for Mac OS X, supporting features such as services, to access the Bible in any program. It uses the Sword Library to work with bible texts, commentaries, dictionaries.
Open Factory 3D is a free factory design application that helps you to place your machines and factory equipment on a factory 2D plan, with a 3D preview.
Realtime 3D game/visualization engine, written in C++, scriptable through Tcl/Tk, Python and Lua. Supports D3D and OpenGL for rendering, runs under Linux and Windows.
Lightfeather is a 3D engine for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. It is designed to be easy to use but still take advantage of the features of modern graphics hardware.
Tools to process and visualize scientific data and images
Teem is a set of ANSI C libraries for manipulation, measurement, and visualization of structured scientific data. Includes N-dimensional image I/O and processing, volume rendering, diffusion tensor processing, ray tracing, PostScript rendering, and more.
action/combat flight sim
Palomino was an unfinished action/combat flight simulator. Air-to-air combat mode was never implemented. However, it does have a land-on-carrier and shoot-SAMs missions. Requires OpenSceneGraph. Optional: SDL, FLTK.
Open-source, cross-platform 3D rendering engine for .NET and Mono. The Axiom Engine is a high-performance C# port of the powerful OGRE engine and provides full support for DirectX, OpenGL and XNA on Windows, Linux, Android, iPhone and Windows Phone.
HLSL2GLSL is a library and tool that converts HLSL shaders to GLSL.
Design and Display Happy Cube solutions
The Happy Cube Solver is an interactive environment based on OpenGL for designing and building cubes and other designs from the Happy Cube 3D puzzles. It integrates a graphic engine for creating and viewing designs and a powerful AI engine for solving them. Using this program automatically implies that you respect the copyrights on the Happy Cube©® Puzzles. This program is indented to support you while playing live with the Happy Cube©® Puzzles. These puzzles are worldwide manufacturered by HAPPY bvba, Belgium, on licensed and thus restricted base (www.happy.be). The Happy Cube puzzles are the result of a real invention in 1986 by Dirk Laureyssens. This means that using the puzzle snits as well as puzzle piece shapes to create or manufacture your own puzzles is illegal and against law, since the Happy Cube Puzzles are worldwide protected by many US copyrights since 1987.
3D .NET engine for Windows, Linux, Mac
Icarus Scene Engine is a cross-platform, CLS-compliant 3D framework, integrating open source APIs into a cohesive all-open-source, all .NET solution. For Windows, MacOSX & Linux. Uses OpenTK, OpenGL, OpenAL APIs for graphics and audio. Runs on Mono/.NET. Links to FFMpeg for streaming video, and FreeType as a temporary conversion mod to bring fonts into a native XML format. Binary builds of Icarus will be infrequent, roughly every 18 months or so, the GIT code updates regularly on a weekly or twice-weekly basis (or faster if there are urgent issues).
NeoEngine is an Open Source platform independent 3D game engine written in C++
Java Interactive Virtual Enviroment System - A framework to create latest generation 3D Inventory Based Adventure Games and simulators, where user can combine items of an inventory and make them interact with the entites of a virtual world. Test JIVES online: 1) Download basic demo script from http://sourceforge.net/projects/jives/files/1.0/basic-demo-jme.jives/download 2) Run the applet from http://simonesegalini.altervista.org/jives/test/test.html
AllegroGL is a small library intended to allow Allegro applications to use OpenGL in Unix, Windows, Mac OS X and DOS.
Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents.
STL Viewer for java
STL 3D object file viewer for java. - install unzip distributed stlviewer*.zip should extract: stlviewer.jar libs/j3dcore.jar libs/j3dutils.jar libs/jogamp-fat.jar libs/vecmath.jar , etc to a directory - run java -jar stlviewer.jar (the above libs jars should be in libs subdirectory) - holding / dragging the left mouse button rotates the model - holding / dragging the right mouse button pan the model - rotating the mouse wheel forward moves away from the model / backward moves towards the model - clicking home on the toolbar reverts to the initial view - Pre-requisites Java >= 1.6 - note - review readme.md and the various files in distributed files for further details
High performance OpenGL renderer with scenegraph.