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Software that uses, manipulates, or creates a three-dimensional space.

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Open-source CAD API for extruding, stacking and deforming 3D shapes

I am looking for (ideally open-source) CAD software or a library which has an API (either in Python, C, C++ or even Mathematica) for generating 3D geometries from 2D shapes/coordinates & ...
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3d graphics with python

I am going to design my first 'real' program (I do have Python and Matlab experience, but have never designed a tool), but have been struggling with which software is best to use to visualize the ...
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Visually show how many blocks fill an area

I'm looking for an application that calculates and shows visually, for example, how many blocks of custom size would fill a wall area. Currently I found online bricks calculators that shows how many ...
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Software to manage divisions and inventory on a building

Wondering if there is any software to help planning divisions in a specific building (in this case a school/University), their dimensions, objects inside/inventory (such as tables, chairs,...). ...
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C++ 3D library to render GCode Files (Simple list of lines)

I'm looking for a simple 3D Library to render GCode Files into a C++/Qt5.15.2 software project running on Windows. A GCode file contains the instructions for a 3D-Printer to print a 3D Model (where to ...
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3D or CAD Software with ability to simulate Neodyme - Components (Magnets)

I am searching for a 3D design, simulation or construction software who has the ability (or a plugin) to create non-standard (Shape), moving components made of magnetic materials like Neodym and ...
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Equal-area polygon mesh from gradient and curvature

I am looking for software [1] that can generate a polygon mesh [2] from a function, its gradient, and optionally its hessian, such that each polygon has roughly equal area. software: a library, ...
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Linux-friendly alternative to Meshroom on AMD system?

I am running ArchLinux and Ubuntu on an AMD system. While I really like what Meshroom does, their main 3D reconstruction pipeline requires the use of an NVidea GPU. I found a supposed workaround ...
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Software for conversion from e3, e2, .d to Step or other Solidworks formats

In our company we need to convert old files which were developed with think 3D in Solidworks file format. The solution seems to be the think design conversion but it requires the licence acquisition. ...
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Software capable of ray tracing an implicit surface

I am looking for a software able to ray-trace implicit surfaces (defined by f(x,y,z)=0 for a smooth enough function f) with simulation of diffuse light. Speed is not important (I'm doing high quality ...
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Free software to create human bodies 3d objects by setting parameters

I'm looking for a software just like Human Model Generator 3D. It creates human bodies 3d objects by allowing you to choose height, sex, shoulder , etc. and that it works in Windows, Android or Linux (...
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Simple-to-use visualization of 3D object intersections

I want to visualize the intersection of some 3D objects: cubes, boxes, cylinders, parallelpiped etc., and in particular - show the intersecting faces from the perspective of some viewer/camera, ...
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Interactive visualization of 3D voxel grids

I am looking for recommendations for 3D rendering of voxel grids. Preferably I'm looking for information about software packages for high-quality, interactive visualization as well as information ...
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Is there any 3D relationship software for recommendation?

Is there any 3D relationship software for recommendation? EDIT-01 My require fuature is I can add other relationship like this green part.
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software for simple 3D mechanical animation

I am very fluent with SketchUp for my mechanical engineering needs. What I need is to make the parts move as in this Tiktok videos: Would be grateful for an advice!
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What to use to design a piece of wearable fitness garment?

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alternatives to assimp

I have downloaded assimp API and tried to build it with mingw. Unfortunately that doesn't work. I asked how to fix it here and on some other forums, but got no real answer. The only answer I got is to ...
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Is there such a thing as a free software that can make a 3D environment based on a bird-view photo?

I have a gigantic PNG image representing a satellite or airplane photo taken in 1995 of the neighbourhood where I grew up and its surroundings. It has been destroyed (changed) in numerous ways since ...
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C++ API to extract model with textures form glb file

I need to extract a 3d model with all coresponding textures from glb file in a format I can use in some 3d editor tools. The best format suported by many 3d editors is 3ds. A beter solution would be ...
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Simple way to create geometric 3D shapes. OpenGL?

I'm working on an (android to begin with) application where I need users to be able generate fairly simple geometric shapes. They need to be able to choose a type of shape and then enter a set of ...
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Alexandrov polyhedron editor

I would like to find out how a polyhedron would look like in 3D (ie visualise it) if I know it's development (ie its intrinsic metric). I heard that one such software is the: Alexandrov Polyhedron ...
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A free program for drawing a molecule using crystallographic data

I have the crystallographic data (Space group, Unit cell dimensions, Fractional coordinates, etc. ) of the compounds I synthesized and studied almost 50 years ago. We, at the time, fed in the data ...
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Easily arrange touching spheres in 3d

Background I want to spatially model systems of atoms. Atoms have the shape of a sphere and the diameter for all spheres is the same. Spheres cannot deform, they tend to touch each other but overlaps ...
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GIS 3D Visualisation options

Looking to specifically map new planting schemes for forestry and currently use QGIS (Qgis2threejs) for this, but finding it struggles with the larger scale planting schemes. Does anyone know of ...
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3D animation software for anatomy

I am looking for a 3D animation software to create an animation of the anatomy of the neck while swallowing, but i have no experience at all with any 3D animation software. Also, it would be best if ...
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Light 3D Web graphics library for Python

I have a 3D game I want to write, and I want it to be accessible over the Web. Performance is not important: it is a turn-based game, and the number of graphical objects will be < 1000. Simplicity ...
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Build a 3D graphics modeling tool using Python

I'm a graphics engineer and I want to build a 3D modeling tool similar to Blender in Python. The purpose is self educational, but it should support following features: Load geometric scenes Enable ...
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What is the software to use to render 3d animations of animals?

Supposed that I want to create 3d animations of cats moving around in a tree or interacting with other cats and animals, what is the animation software for this? Also, would these software come with ...
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Free Sprite Stacking Program for Linux

I have found spritestack.io app, but I can't afford it. Is there any good Free Alternatives to it. That would be so nice. Free means either the App (binary file) be free or the app is Open Source or ...
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Is there an external, up-to-date tool that can render scenes made in Carrara?

Carrara is a 3D modelling tool that has the advantage of being easy to use for my purposes (creating landscapes), but the disadvantage is it has not been updated since 2013, and its unlikely, I would ...
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Open-source software (alternative to Surfer) for contouring and 3D surface mapping

I am looking for an open-source software for contouring and 3D surface mapping, an alternative to Surfer. Presently, I am using Gnuplot, but I am looking for a simpler, user-friendly software for ...
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CAD software for 3D printing

I would like to learn how to design 3D objects for the use of 3D printing in manufacturing. So what is the best CAD software for this purpose? I use windows OS. And I have ni price limit. I have no ...
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Library or tool for programmatic 3D model generation

I'm currently developing a tool, that allows users to generate simple textured 3D models given an image and some dimensions as input values. Using these I need to generate some simple geometric shapes ...
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Is there a photogrammetry software suite capable of applying the same operation on a different set of 2D images?

Is there a photogrammetry software suite capable of applying the same operation on a different set of 2D images? Let me clarify it with an example. There are a lot of photogrammetry applications which ...
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FreeCAD alternatives for parametric 3D geometry with Python3

What are alternatives to using FreeCAD libraries for generating, modifying, and exporting parametric 3D geometry in Python3? It is a plus if modules provide primitive objects such as box, sphere, and ...
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Creating in 3D to transfer into 2D black and white line art?

For Windows 10 environment. I draw graphic novels/comics. I want to create environments, mostly city scapes, buildings, towers, that I can import as simple black and white line art into my comics ...
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meshmixer Alternative

we recently started 3d scanning orthopedic parts at work and so far I have used Meshmixer for simple operations like mesh clean up, making watertight meshes, cuts, wall offsets and simple ...
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Is there a library or any package for verifying image is of type 3D or 2D

I wanted to understand - Is there a way where we can verify if certain image is 3D or not So basically I want to automate the process where we can detect if certain given image is of 3D or not Problem:...
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3D house design software

I recall about 10 years ago I used some free software where I basically drew a house plan of my house, including wall widths and heights, and could then view it in 3d. Basically I drew a line (eg for ...
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reconstruct a 3D cylinder from a 2D image

I would like to reconstruct a cylinder from a 2D image of one. Assuming a cylinder was sat on its flat end, viewed from the side it would appear to be a rectangle. If all you had was an image of that ...
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3D editor with a ability to draw 2D vector graphics on a surface?

Suppose I drew a cube in Blender. I can apply a material on it's surface which is in fact 2D raster graphics. But I want vector graphics, not raster. So, are there any 3D editors, which allows to draw ...
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Real-time simulation and visualization software

I've been searching for about 2 days for a software that fits my needs for a project I am working on. My need is to simulate the kinematics of a cable-driven parallel robot. Software I thought was ...
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Software that generates a 3D Building Model from a 2D Image

I'm looking for a software which generates a 3D Building Model from an input image. The software required must at least generate the façade of a building. I know there are many great architecture ...
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What should I use for 3D graphics before OSX 10.11?

10.11 and on I use Metal, but what should I use for earlier versions? On Xcode on a computer I have that has OSX 10.8.5, it didn't offer an OpenGL game template for OSX, only for iOS. It only offered ...
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Is there such a thing as a "get bullied by evil cheerleaders" simulator?

Call me weird, but it strikes me that it would be technically possible for there to now exist a reasonably photo-realistic "bullied by evil cheerleaders" first-person 3D simulator. Perhaps ...
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3d walkthrough with jpgs

I'm part time painter (artist), I need to create a 3D virtual gallery with my paintings on the walls so people can see them on internet. I'm looking for something "Wolf3D" style, but in my ...
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Is there such a thing as a TRULY easy to use free 3D program to create very basic and crude 3D environments with flat colours?

I've installed Blender a million times. And uninstalled it an equal number of times. When I start using it, I can place a 3D cube in the scene and that's it. I seem utterly unable to figure out how to ...
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Best software for designing drone shows

I'm looking for the best 3D software to design animations with 300+ drones. It would ideally be something with procedural design features so we can easily change the design by tweaking some parameters....
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Lighter alternative to Computer-Aided Design software Fusion 360

I wanted to use Fusion 360, a commercial software for 3D Computer-Aided Design modeling, created by Autodesk. to learn 3D printing on my computer, but I have doubts my 5 years old Inspiron 15 3000 ...
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Software for creating HTML5 Interactive animation & 3D animation

I'm working on an interactive animation project in HTML5. Currently I'm using Adobe animate cc, but animate cc does not support 3D animation in HTML5 document. I'm looking to switch to some other ...

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