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.
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!
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.
Optical marker tracking and overlay for augmented reality.
The Augmented Reality Tool Kit (ARToolKit) captures images from video sources, optically tracks markers in the images, and composites them with computer-generated content using OpenGL. Dual-licensed, under the GPL, plus commercially by ARToolworks, Inc. NEW: A free demonstration of ARToolKit capabilities has been made available as part of ARToolworks "Codex Interactivus: Bringing Leonardo to Life!" Kickstarter project. Download from https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/artoolworks/codex-interactivus-bringing-leonardo-to-life/
APBS is a software package for the numerical solution of the Poisson-Boltzmann equation, a popular continuum model for describing electrostatic interactions between molecular solutes over a wide range of length scales. <http://www.poissonboltzmann.org/>. Please register at http://goo.gl/LGVU5j before downloading!
A multi-platform collection of C++ software libraries for Computer Vision and Image Understanding.
UPDATE: Chromium is no longer updated or maintained.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.
A library and reference application for viewing and analysing raster and vector geospatial data.
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.
zimg generates png / jpeg images from arbitrary formatted 2-D ascii or binary data. zimg is a command line tool and suitable for rendering large amounts of 2-D data. zimg is highly configurable via command line switches and dynamically loadable objects.
Viewstl is an open source way to view Stereo Lithography Files as shaded on-screen images. Ascii STL files and dynamic rotation, scaling, and panning are currently supported. Written in C using OpenGL, GLU and GLUT.
Lush is a Lisp dialect with extensions for object-oriented and array-oriented programming. Lush is intended for prototyping numerically intensive applications and is designed for easy integration of existing C/C++/Fortran codes.
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.
Four widgets to display scientific data as dynamic plot.WScroll like an oscilloscope scrolling though the window.WEzdraw dynamic X/Y plotting Whistspectr dynamic 3D-spectrum plots. WHistbar bargraph display with time as 3-rd dimension. Wrotlabel rotat
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.
darknocK detects edges in images. It is using Artificial Neural Networks to enchance the results of standard algorithms.
GGI stands for "General Graphics Interface", and it is a project that aims to develop a reliable, stable and fast graphics system that works everywhere. We want to allow any program using GGI to run on any platform requiring at most a recompile.
PARAMESH is a package of Fortran 90 subroutines designed to provide an application developer with an easy route to extend an existing serial code which uses a logically cartesian structured mesh into a parallel code with adaptive mesh refinement(AMR).
Viewmol is a graphical front end for computational chemistry programs. It is able to graphically aid in the generation of molecular structures for computations and to visualize their results.
SLFFEA stands for San Le's Free Finite Element Analysis. It is a package of scientific software and graphical user interfaces for use in finite element analysis. It is written in ANSI C by San Le and distributed under the terms of the GNU license.
TerraVision is a real-time multi-threaded 3D terrain visualization system. It can browse massive terrain and other data sets that are streamed over the Web. It also supports overlaying rich 3D models on the terrain to represent buildings, icons, etc.
A robust load-balancing queuing system for UNIX like systems.
The Optimized Sparse Kernel Interface (OSKI) Library provides automatically tuned sparse matrix kernels, for use by solver libraries and applications. OSKI is part of the BeBOP project on performance tuning and analysis at U.C. Berkeley. (Go Bears!)
RealPaver is a modeling language for solving mixed-integer nonlinear constraint systems.