Is there a software in which I can use the governing equations of motion of point masses and the software shows me the trajectory of the point masses in space (Preferably a video of the motion).

Software requirement
Input: force/acceleration, initial velocity and position of the bodies
Output: Trajectory of the bodies in 3D

OS support: Can be anything (Windows/Linux/OSX)
Free/Paid: Preferably free
Interface: GUI preferred (thought command line/textual inputs are tolerated)

Note: My focus here is on the trajectory drawing part, I am willing to code/script to any extent

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SketchUp (formerly: Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design.
SketchyPhysics is a physics plugin for Google Sketchup.

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    I will check this out. Thanks @Davidenko. I will mark this as answer in a week's time. Expecting more answers
    – Sathish
    Jan 8, 2015 at 9:22

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