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Monday, July 21, 2008

K-3D = 3D modeling, animation, and rendering system

K-3D is the free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling, animation, and rendering system for GNU / Linux, Posix, and Win32 operating systems. K-3D features a robust, object-oriented plugin architecture, designed to scale to the needs of professional artists, and is designed from-the-ground-up to generate motion-picture-quality animation using RenderMan-compliant render engines. We strongly recommend the Aqsis render engine for use with K-3D.

K-3D's innovative interactive tutorial system will introduce you to basic use of the program. New tutorials can easily be recorded and shared with the rest of the community.

K-3D allows you to create and edit documents in multiple realtime OpenGL solid, shaded, texture-mapped views. You can even model, animate, and interact with animations while they play back for maximum productivity!

The following features apply to the 0.5/0.6 source tree:


  • GNU / Linux 
  • Win32 ().
  • MacOSX ().
  • BSD ().
  • Solaris ().

Geometry Formats: Wavefront OBJ, GTS and a raw format are fully supported, other ones are optional and depend on PLIB installation. Experimental plugins include OpenFX, OFF, RIB and X formats.

1 comment:

  1. We have been working with 3d renderings for many years and got interested now about this K-3D. How would you compare it to programs such as AutoCad or 3d studio max?