3D Software Links

3D Modeling
3D Modelers
Wings3D, advancd subdivision modeler
Rhinoceros, NURBS Modeling for Windows
Pixologic ZBrush, Pixol scuplting
3D Modeling & Animation
GraphicAll.org building for you, Blender builds
Autodesk Products, AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Maya
Houdini
figures and environments
Poser, SmithMicro Software
Vue-9, drop in Poser figures, landscape oriented
DAZ Studio, home of Bryce, Carrara, Hexagon, Amapi and free 3D DAZ Download
converters
Polytrans, universal 3D format converter
renderering
Shade 3D, IMAX+ resolution renderer

3DP Slicing & Voxelization
General voxelization algorithm with scalable GPU implementation
Subdivision Surfaces
Slice, cli
meshlab
A Smart Voxelization Algorithm
NURBS & Parametric Equations
Direct slicing of STEP based NURBS models for layered manufacturing

OpenSCAD
layer_demo script
OpenSCAD_User_Manual: 3D_to_2D_Projection
OpenJsCad parser
How to automatically choose a camera viewing angle of any 3D model

NURBS & Parametric Equations
openNURBS
K3DSurf, The mathematical surface modeler

Subdivision Surfaces
Gmsh: a three-dimensional finite element mesh generator with built-in pre- and post-processing facilities
Triangular Mesh
Triangle A Two-Dimensional Quality Mesh Generator and Delaunay Triangulator.
The GTS Library, the GNU Triangulated Surface Library

Voronoi
TetGen, A Quality Tetrahedral Mesh Generator and a 3D Delaunay Triangulator
Interated Forms
About While-Loops with the POV-Ray Raytracer, Friedrich A. Lohmueller loops
ABWTwist: Twisted Shapes for POV-Ray
Surface de Revolution, Povray surface of revolution monitor, French site

Curves
DeCasteljau Algorithm, cubic bezier curves
Hermite Curve Interpolation

Organic Model Generators
Grammidity, a genetic programming system based on the idea of using a kind of grammar as the underlying gene
Fractal Life Engine Gallery
ShellyLib, is a small library to create shapes of seashells and snails.
CS 563 Advanced Topics in Computer Graphics: Rendering Plants, well illustrated explaination of tree/plant branch process ba sed on Koch curve
Algorithmic Botany, the website of the Biological Modeling and Visualization research group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary L-Systems
L-System for Blender
L-System Tutorial, from C.J.van der Mark
A sketch book on L systems, LS SketchBook, a nice graphical guide
Two-dimensional L-systems
L-Systems, includes l-system.c based on The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants
Two-dimensional L-systems

Trees
Speedtree, Avatar landscape generator
TreeGenerator, includes comparison of tree generator programs
Bionatics
Arbaro, java freeware
Tree Druid
Onyx Garden
greenworks/products, Greenworks Organic Software, home of Xfrog and XfrogPLANTS
Virtual Terrain Project, construction of any terrain type, including plants, trees, etc.
TomTree, POV-Ray tree generator

Synergetics
Richard J. Bono's Dome program, tweaked to compile on Linux, from Senecass Solar
R. Buckminster Fuller's SYNERGETICS
Constructing Polyhedra from Repelling Points on a Sphere, python scripts for generating Polyhedra

POV-Ray
Paul Bourke's Page
Christoph's Page
POV-Ray Objects Collection
Rune's Particle System
Creating caves in POV-Ray
Rocktools Homepage
How to create realistic skies with POVRAY
Giles Fran's site
The Genesis Toolkit, a set of exectuables to work with POV-Ray height fields
POVScape, includes source

Radiolaria
Reticulated Geodesic Constructions
Gallery Radiolarian
Radiolaria.org, includes excellent link list

Figures
Makehuman, MakeHuman is a Python language script (Python.org) to be used within the open source, 3d graphics software package
Poser, SmithMicro Software

Gems/Crystals
3D Lapidary -- The Basic Stonecuts, A guide to modeling gemstones
Brilliant Cut Diamond, French Site

Ocean, Water, Waves & Surf

Spaceships
Open Directory - Recreation: Models: Scale: Science Fiction
Scratchbuild
Starship Modeler
Moe's Eisley
Spaceships - My Passion, all scratchbuild
CG
Sci-Fi Meshes
Modeling Spaceships Using Blender 3D
SF
Engineering 102A: Starship Recognition Protocols
Jeff Russell's Starship Dimensions


Molecular Assembly
BioBlender, Blender3D derived molecular modeler
VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting
molgraph3d.blogspot.com
Dr. Stefan Immel's POV-Ray (& MolArch) examples, Technische Universitšt Darmstadt
MolArch+


Non-photorealistic rendering (NPR)
Software
Blender NPR Cross Hatch Shader
Blender Freestyle
Suggestive Contours, includes rtsc download
Jot
Contour Chaining
Stipple
StippleGen: Weighted Voronoi stippling and TSP paths in Processing
Weighted Voronoi Stippling
Resources
SIGGRAPH 2008 Class: Line Drawings from 3D Models
SIGGRAPH 2005 Class: Line Drawings from 3D Models
Princeton Graphics Projects
Texas A&M CG Research
Hatching Papers
Interactive example-based Hatching Papers
Real-Time Hatching
Real Time Hatching, Cg code
Fachbereich 4: Informatik Volume Hatching for Illustrative Visualization
Suggestive Hatching
Fine Tone Control in Hardware Hatching
Ridges and Lines Papers
Line-Art Rendering of 3D-Models
Apparent Ridges for Line Drawing
Part 3: Line Drawings and Perception


Journals, 'zines & Resource Lists
BlenderArt
CG Society
3DCreative Magazine
Creative 3D
DMOZ: Top: Computers: Software: Graphics: 3D: Resources
Ultimate 3D Links
3DM3


GPUs
NVIDIA GeForce To Quadro Soft-Mod Guide
3D Scanner
Build Your Own 3D Scanner: Optical Triangulation for Beginners
VisualSFM : A Visual Structure from Motion System
Clustering Views for Multi-view Stereo (CMVS) CMPMVS - Multi-View Reconstruction Software

Haptics
OpenNI
Leap
leap motion
Kinect
OpenKinect
Linux 2.6.40/3.0 Kernel Has New Microsoft Kinect Driver
Kinect Hackers Are Changing the Future of Robotics, Wired article
Multitouch Surface Computer
Build Your Own Multitouch Surface Computer
Videos
CES 2012 - ePawn Arena - Digital board game tabletop

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