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

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Program for Invention Engineering Constructions

I need to develop a collapsible metal construction. I have a few specific prerequisites. Generally speaking, it will be something like a big construction toy, but not be a toy. It has the specific ...
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What games exist that facilitate better / more detailed modeling than Minecraft while still retaining an immersive environment?

I have a couple of kids who want to work in Minecraft to build / model real world creations before building them. One such use is a playhouse. I wanted to try to help them by finding a game that ...
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Minimalistic complete 3D editor --?

Anyone know such software or workflow ? It should be simple and logical . Not alike requiring to make a new tool just to measure distance between points on geometries as Houdini, or having a literally ...
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Software to display and manipulate 3d voxel video

I'm looking for a library similar to D3 or matplotlib but meant for 3-dimensional objects. My ultimate goal is to visualize an animated voxel object, along with interactions like slicing, boundary ...
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Graphics framework for 3D flight simulation

I'm trying to make a basic 3D visual flight simulator that displays terrain and buildings in 3D from the cockpit's perspective. I don't care about the flight physics. This project needs to be ...
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C# library for 3D math (rotation)

I am working on a C# project where I need to rotate some vectors. Until now I was using a rather complicated solution using rotation matrices but now I also need support for quaternion rotation (and ...
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Application for playing with intersections of 1D, 2D and 3D solid objects

I need to do some "conceptual sketching", but in 3D. So, I am working with lines, squares, cubes, cylinders, prisms, spheres and balls. They may have grids (e.g. a segmentation on a line, intersection ...
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Merge two point clouds that have different scale but represent the same object

I'm working on a reproduction of a statue. I ended up with those two point clouds: The tiny one on the right is not far away - it's right to the big one. I need software that would allow me to ...
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Java 3D Plot Library

I need a Java library for a 3D coordinate system in which I can do linear programming. Functions, planes, arrows and points should be drawn and colored. Points should be able to be labeled. There ...
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Something to view wavefront object files (.OBJ) along with their material files (.MTL)

I need: To be able view wavefront object files that are colored according to a wavefront material file. The software to work on Linux and ideally be free. I do not need: To modify or manipulate the ...
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Combining overlapping 3D models

I used a 3D scanner to generate several 3-dimensional models of rooms in a building. I need to combine all of these models to form a complete map of the building, but I haven't found any programs that ...
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Converting 3D printing CAD to Technical drawing

I designed some items that I currently 3D print and I plan on patenting, however I need to provide technical drawings in India ink or it's equivalent. Is there anything that will convert from ...
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opensource protein rendering software for 3D visualization

i want to use it in company for research and commercial purpose. searched a bit, found RCSB
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Best software for visualising data in a 3D space [closed]

I need to show a collection of data and would like to do this in a 3D space which could be interacted with by viewers. Can either be cloud based or local software.
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Visualizing my computer's internals

I'm looking for an app/utility that shows me a 3-Dimensional, navigable/manipulable view of my physical computer - based on hardware information it either obtains itself, or that I provide it using ...
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Tool for periodic table 3D graph?

Nature Reviews Materials volume 4, pages331–348(2019) Hi I want to draw a 3D graph on top of the periodic table like the picture above. Is there any program that I could just put data in or any tools ...
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What tool can I use to make 3D image designs?

I am trying to pictorially explain a system of application (ERP) with a 3D image (like the one attached). I can't seem to find any tool to simplistically help me achieve this purpose. The simple one ...
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High throughput pointcloud viewer (tens of millions)

I need to visualize a cloud of 3*10^7 3D points. I need to be able to interactively (>5fps) zoom/move/"fly" through the cloud. Things I don't need / acceptable tradeoffs: the viewer trying to figure ...
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Line-based 3D modeler (alternative to Sketchup)

I have seen plenty of parametric 3D CAD applications, like freecad and Autodesk, but only one that is line-based (Sketchup) and thus can easily edit STL files. Are there any other line-based 3D ...
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A python or R library for 3D plot that can use heigth and color independently

I'm plotting the effect of the interaction of two variables in two different dependent variables and want to present them both on a single plot. I had a level plot showing the colors for one variable ...
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3D modelling/rendering and animation editor software for WebGL

I am looking for a 3D modelling and animation editor (like 3D Max, Maya) software but one that supports WebGL and HTML5. I want its output to run on a web browser. I would first prefer a stable, Open ...
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3d Modelling: Creating driver license theory book images

I'd like to create images suitable for a (European) driver license theory book (see below). My criteria are all "nice to haves", I'd be interested to hear software recommendations that do not meet all ...
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Point Cloud visualization in Java/Android

I'm trying to visualize .ply point clouds (XYZRGB formatted). I was using PCL library so far. While the visualization is easy, adding features and documentation is particularly confusing and difficult ...
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Creating isometric open room models and animations

I'm looking to build these isometric spaces/rooms and eventually add some animation. Short of using Cinema 4D, is there something with an easier learning curve and prebuilt models to 'furnish' the ...
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Web app for client to alter 3D renders

I'm trying to see if there's a web app that already exists before we go through the process of making one. I'm looking for a way to create a render of an environment and be able to have the client ...
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Open source 3D asset management (PHP/MySQL/HTML5)

I am looking for an asset management system which: I could run on our PHP/MySQL server. Could store files in a tree directory structure. Could either preview 3D file formats or would allow to add a ...
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c++ - 3D Physics engine for crushing objects in a simulation

This engine should be able to simulate 3D objects under pressure as close to real life as possible. I need this for a project where you can spawn a 3D object and then a press will descend and it will ...
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Animation and rendering software with CAD-import options

Looking for a program, which can easially import a CAD-model apply textures quickly render it in decent quality animate single objects & cameras Been doing some bigger projects with the ...
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free software for converting various 3D filetypes?

Looking for something that can convert SLDPRT STL IG(E)S FACET OBJ and/or other 3D object filetypes SolidWorks is a good candidate but is not free. I just need a filetype converter.
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Library for C# desktop app with 3D graphics

For Windows 10 desktop C# 3D application development, I am about to start a new project and would like the most developer time efficient tools. A key differentiator of the app will be custom shaders. ...
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Generate image preview of 3d mesh using command line

Is there any tool to generate image previews of a 3d model? Currently using OBJ format. The goal is to do a bulk generation to quickly detect which are the characteristics of each OBJ. So far I've ...
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Looking for software to simulate “inflation” of a 3d model

I have a very specific need for a program to simulate the effects of "inflating" a 3d object. I am currently prototyping a design that will involve a flexible silicone object being inflated with air, ...
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Online 3d modeling free software

Is there a free online 3d modeling site that is recommended for beginners? I would prefer if it could export to *.obj so I could use it with pygame. If not, then is there one that is less than 5 GB ...
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Beginner-friendly Rendering of 2D images from 3D models

I have a 3d model with opaque and transparent parts that has a light bulb in it. (A lamp) I would like to be able to see what shadows are cast onto the planes below and above it(floor and ceiling) AND ...
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3D Box Shot in Photoshop: Plugin / Template / Action / etc?

I'm trying to learn how to make 3D Box Images in Photoshop. I need this for box designs of different sizes, and so I found this tutorial that makes it easy to create with the use of Photoshop Actions. ...
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3d library to generate geometry for c++

The project: I'd like to algorithmically generate geometry as STL files for 3d printing. Requirements: I need only the basics: Translate, Rotate, Scale, and generate CCW normals. Everything I've ...
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A tool or software to draw 3D stacked blocks

I am looking for a relatively easy way to generate the following 3D graphics (In Windows, or Linux): I appreciate any recommendations
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Importing 3D background to a 3D design software

We have the following task: we would like to take a 3D image of a natural background where someone wants to build a camping. We then would like to import this image and draw into it the 3D buildings ...
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Looking for a documentation format/tool for geometric algorithms

I am looking for a way to easily document (rather simple) geometric (in three dimensions) programming tasks which are written in a general purpose (Pascal-type) language. For example, finding the ...
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Real 3D Objects breaker from .OBJ files

We can throw some real objects to break them and take pictures of them to create a big database for teaching a Deep Learning software that tries to find Related components of a broken object but ...
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Looking to open a .CAD file on a mac?

I need to view a file that originated in a program called CADStd. This produces a .CAD filetype. Unfortunately, I'm on a MAC and this program is only available on Windows. Is there any other software ...
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Library to create 3d sound in real time

I'm looking for a library that can create 3d sound. I want to use it in a voice server, so it has to be able to modify the sound that the computer receives in real time from the Internet, and not only ...
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Is there such a thing as a software, paid or not, which allows me to easily photo-realistically recreate a limited real-life Western location?

Ever since I was a child in the 1990s, I have dreamt of digitally recreating my unique childhood block and its nearby residential areas as some kind of computer "game" (simulation), for the purpose of ...
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3d modelling/rendering software that can simultate physics of interaction 2 or more liquids/fluids

I use Blender to simulate and render fluids/liquids and it works perfectly for my purposes. However the built in fluid physics as well as Flip Fluids addon and as well as the new Mantaflow engine do ...
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What is my best option to build an Android app that includes 3D objects in it?

I am trying to build a simple Coin Toss app for Android, and for that I need to show a 3D model of a coin that flips once the user taps on screen. I know I can build it with Unity, but I want to know ...
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A starting point on making 3d animation in React Native?

I am making an app using react native and I need to make an 3D animation The animation is similar to game of throne intro or google map when you zoom in and all the buildings become 3D and raise up ...
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What algorithms can I use to make a 3D scanner program? [closed]

I have a scanner that can scan 2d. It gives me X-axis and Z-axis information. I was able to attach this sensor to something like a piston and get Y-axis information. So I made a 3D scanner. I can get ...
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Building a Feature Similar to Qlone

I’m trying to build a 3D scanning feature into a marker-based AR app. I’m aiming for functionality similar to the Qlone app. The user places an object on the marker and rotates it to scan. The app ...
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What software allows to do mocap using a kinect on ubuntu?

I just bought a kinect 360 and can't find a proper motion capture library or solution in lubuntu I could use to record some bhv file to import in blender. I hope to find some way, even if it's a ...
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How to display 3d model from a file in a cross-platform mobile app

Me and some colleagues from the university are trying to create an app to display 3D model from a local file that can be rotated with user input. We have currently started working with Xamarin, but we ...