The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library is a simple tool that helps C/C++ developers initialize extensions and write portable applications. GLEW currently supports a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Darwin, Irix, and Solaris.
Open Source Solid Modeling CAD
BRL-CAD is a powerful cross-platform constructive solid geometry solid modeling system that includes an interactive geometry editor, ray-tracing for rendering & geometric analyses, network distributed framebuffer support, image & signal-processing tools.
the virtual reality authoring toolkit that was created for artists
Jahshaka is bringing you the future of immersive digital content creation. It combines a virtual desktop with a powerful asset management system and a immersive 3d content creation engine with full VR support. Jahshaka is free software, developed as an open source project and is designed to run on Windows, OsX and Linux.
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.
PyMOL is an OpenGL based molecular visualization system
PyMOL is a Python-enhanced molecular graphics tool. It excels at 3D visualization of proteins, small molecules, density, surfaces, and trajectories. It also includes molecular editing, ray tracing, and movies. Open Source PyMOL is free to everyone!
GtkGLExt is an OpenGL extension to GTK+. It provides additional GDK objects which support OpenGL rendering in GTK+, and GtkWidget API add-ons to make GTK+ widgets OpenGL-capable.
CinePaint is a deep paint image retouching tool that supports higher color fidelity than ordinary painting tools. CinePaint opens high fidelity image file formats such as DPX, 16-bit TIFF, and OpenEXR, and conventional formats like JPEG and PNG.
Ayam is a free 3D modelling environment for the RenderMan interface.
Earth orbits and coverage display in 3D on your laptop.
SaVi - simulate Iridium, Globalstar, O3b, Sirius Radio, GPS, Galileo and other satellite constellations, modify them, or design your own. Uses Tcl/Tk and Unix libraries; 3D viewing option requires Geomview running on X Window.
UPDATE: Chromium is no longer updated or maintained.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.
GEM (Graphics Environment for Multimedia) is a library to be used with Miller Puckette's Max-like realtime-computermusic-software "Pure Data" (Pd), which allows to draw and control openGL- and pixel-graphics (like video) in realtime from within Pd.
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.
2D/3D Scene Graph rendering engine for Linux/Unix/Win32 layered atop OpenGL. Supports stereoscopy, volume rendering, 2D/3D texture mapping, picking, LOD and view-dependent operations, cross-platform text, constant-rate rendering and image-based data.
The OpenSceneGraph (OSG) is a cross platform C++, OpenGL based library for real-time visualization, with uses such as vis-sim, scientific modelling and games.
A C and C++ Library + a compiler to create Adobe Flash SWF movies up to version 9 (v1.8.1). Supports nearly all the tags, includes an ActionScript compiler. Detailed docs and other tools: convert fonts to Flash, decompile Flash, jpg2swf. LASTEST IS 1.8.4
The Vision Egg produces 2D and 3D visual stimuli on commodity (or workstation) video cards using hardware-accelerated OpenGL. It is built for precise timing, precise color and luminance specification, and real-time control of graphics.
darknocK detects edges in images. It is using Artificial Neural Networks to enchance the results of standard algorithms.
RawKee: an Open Source X3D File Format Plug-in for Alias' Maya 3D Authoring Software.
stereo 3D wireframe projection of 4D objects. rotations about the 6 planes of various 4D(R4) objects in Java. uses documented file format for the 4D objects. supports alternating lcd shutter 3D glasses and the red-blue 3D glasses. no 3d monitors yet. the binaries and source have been taken off of this site. if you wish to contact me regarding this project, do. it is a joint project between 2 people (left). project is unchanged as of July 2007. got hypot() wrong and have correction, but looking for Jack to contact me about this project.
FFFF is the fastest Win32/OSX/Linux/IRIX Mandelbrot generator. Features OpenGL, realtime zoom, SSE/AltiVec QuadPixel, SSE2/3DNow! DualPixel calc, FPU per pixel calc, GPU asm (Fragment/Vertex) calc, multiprocessor support, and benchmarking. Opt asm code!
Graphics Toolbox (GTB) is a set of C++ classes for 2D and 3D graphics.
Liquid is a tool for translating Maya scenes into another renderer's scene description. Various RenderMan-compliant renderers are supported. For more information please see the project homepage.
The OpenObjectLib is a cross platform media library that is focused on allowing developers to work with 3d object files.
PyOSG is a python wrapper for the OpenSceneGraph. Version number corresponds to the version of OpenSceneGraph that PyOSG should work with (e.g. PyOSG 2.8 should work with OpenSceneGraph 2.8.x). Still in early stages, so email mday299 if any problems!
R.I.S.E. is a state of the art engine and framework for the simulation and realistic image synthesis of natural phenomenon based on physics, biology and chemistry.