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

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Math equations software for 3D plotting

Is there a GUI based software that I can use to plot functions in 3D under Linux? Something with no frills but numerically correct, for example the "grapher" application under Mac OS is handy, but is ...
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Software to animate assembly

I would like to create an animation showing how something can be assembled. Something similar to this one: I am thinking a simple 3D program that allows some motion paths for movement or tweening. ...
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Open source 3D model viewer for Linux

I'm looking for something like open3mod, but for Linux. Hopefully something that supports .ac files. I know about g3dviewer, however I can't get it to compile on Arch Linux.
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Programs for 3D chemical molecules?

I know there are lots of programs for drawing chemical molecules, but I cannot find the most advanced/suitable one for my needs: Drawing eye-catching 3D molecules with glassy colors. Having a large ...
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3D anatomy software

I would like to find a software to have a restricted 3D view of human body anatomy. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I would like to know if such a thing already exists. Hopefully, it would: Have a ...
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Software for prototyping in 3d

I do not wish to say what is my project. Lets say I am creating a new kind of bicycle for example, and I am looking for investors and they asked for prototype. I did not create the physical prototype ...
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Looking for extensive world-building software

I'm looking for a full-featured application for making entire sphere-like worlds. Bonus points if it can also handle some of the physics for how two planetary bodies very near each other would ...
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3D user interface

What software would be good for implementing 3D user interface control system. Below is the image of automated guided vehicle control system which is representing in real time where the vehicle is. So ...
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Creating anamorphic typography in CAD program

For my current project I´m trying to create anamorphic typography on 3D objects. The program most be able to project an image, in my case typography, to the surface of objects. My husband showed me ...
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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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Automatic smartphone-based 3D room/environment model + textures creator

I want to walk around my rooms and streets with a smartphone (with camera on) and let the program create some textured 3D model (like a map in a video game). It does not need to be photo-perfect, but ...
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Convert 2d image(s) to 3d model

I want to convert images / movies of real objects and scenes into virtual 3d objects. Any free or demo-able end user apps exist? Linux or Windows. As input, it should take multiple images. Videos ...
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Is there a software package that can determine camera position from a photo of objects whose locations in 3D space are known?

Someone answered a question over on the Photography SE that this could be done with photogrammetry. I had initially discounted this as I thought this was used to generate 3D models from many ...
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3D diagramming tool

When doing software diagrams, I often feel it would be nice to be able to capture them in 3D (That's how I imagine it). I've had a go using standard 3D tools, but they dont allow you do easily connect ...
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A software for creating a 3D spatial density map from large data points

I have a (time-dependent) system of ~100k moving points in a confined space. Each point has its own Cartesian coordinates and weight (w) in the form of (x,y,z;w). I'm looking for a software/app/...
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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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Free alternative to World Machine

World Machine is software for creating terrains (mostly for games). Is there a free or open source alternative to this that will run on Windows and the licence will give me the ability to use the ...
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Is there any good editor for 3D math scenes?

I was wondering if there is any useful editor for 3D math scenes out there. Something in style of a 3D editor like Blender, but with functionality like adding a line, plane or plot a function like in ...
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Which software is suitable to project a video on a virtual hollow sphere?

Actioncams have a fisheye. Therefore recorded videos are intentionally distorted. In this distortion, a range of view is encoded, by projecting it on a sphere and putting a camera in the middle, you ...
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C++ library for 3D curve fitting

I have a file holding a lot of points in R3 that approximately forms a knot. I know basic programming in Python and C++, but I am not sure how I would go about writing a program that could approximate ...
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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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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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Which mesh processing library for python to chose

for a project I'm writing I need a library for python to process ".off" files (3d models mesh files), so I would be able to visualize them and save an image of several views of the model . (the ...
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CAD program with clear specs on the format of its save file

So I want to do the following. Is there a CAD program that would suit this? I have an engineering analysis code (3rd party, commercial) that does various things to a 3-D model. However, the input to ...
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Graphic visualization library/framework for my virtual anthill

I have a great school project for my algorithms course. I have to write a program in C that takes as input a graph that represents an anthill. One of the nodes is the entry point and another one is ...
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Using something similar to Google Earth as a view in my application

I would like to have a 3D GUI view in my application that shows the earth and objects located on and around the earth, which my application defines. I would also like the ability to customize the ...
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Polyhedron visualisation

Is there a software that can create a 3D visualization of a polyhedron, based on inequations that define its delimiting planes, of the form A_1 x < b_1 A_2 x < b_2 A_3 x < b_3 Here an ...
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free software to predict shadows of a house (3D modeling + sunlight)

Imagine a house/building, seen from outside, at sunrise. As the the sun moves in the horizon, a) the shadow of the house is displaced/deformed, and b) some faces of the house have more/less sunlight ...
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Free Alternative to Matlab for Biomedical Engineer

Matlab is necessary for biomedical engineers. But it's not free. Is there any free software like Matlab which is good at Signal and Image Processing, Numerical and Statistical Methods, Optimization, ...
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Free 3D fractal generation

Fractals like Mandelbrot or Julia have always been fascinating to me. I even implemented some of them during my school time. With the power of modern PCs, there are also 3D fractals possible like this:...
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3D simulation software (e.g. for quadcopters)

On the weekend, myself and a friend want to make a quadcopter (aka quadrocopter) for something fun to do. However, we're wondering about things like weight/thrust ratios of different fan blades and ...
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Which software for online 3D rendering?

We are looking for a solution where we can render photorealistic 3D product images on a webserver or in the cloud. Basically we want to create one 3D model per product and render it with different ...
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Does anybody know of a free landscape / scenery generator?

For example along the lines of Vue d'Esprit 4 (or a blast from the past: VistaPro). I have these but even the former is getting a bit old (!) and it would be interesting to experiment a bit again ...
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Recreating my childhood neighbourhood in 3D?

For many years, I've had a dream of recreating the area where I grew up in 3D, just as it looked back then, presented with as realistic as possible graphics. I've installed (and then uninstalled) ...
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3-D Design Software

I am a graphic designer, who has for the majority of my career worked with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (Among other members of the Adobe Suite). Recently I have taken an interest in 3-D Design, ...
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3D metrics visualization - Alternative to seerene / Software Diagnostics Efficiency Platform

seerene (formerly "Efficiency Platform" by Software Diagnostics) is a tool that calculates metrics from source code displays 3 metrics at a time in a 3D view (area, height, color) Here's a ...
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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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Free software to compare two 3D models

I'm looking for a piece of software for Windows or Linux that can compare how two 3D models differ. It should preferebly be lightweight piece of free software, but I'm in hearing other options.
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Lightweight 3D Python library

I've been working on a personal Python project and I need some simple 3D graphics. I know about Panda3D, but all I really need is: Wireframe graphics Hidden surface removal (one step up from ...
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Rapid 3D Spatial Modeling and Data Analysis

I am looking to determine if SketchUp Pro is the appropriate software or if there is a better solution out there for the following purposes. I need a tool that will allow me to rapidly model 3D ...
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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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Software to straighten an oblique rectangle (due to picture perspective) to 2D rectangle

I took a picture of a plaque, but it is oblique due to the perspective. How do I straighten it to a 2D rectangle? Requirements: I would only have to click 4 points, push a button, and that's all. ...
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Q: 3D game engine for Android

i´m quite old to coding but kind of new in the APK and games for android zone, i want to choose the best free option for making games, 3D game preferably. I've done some quick Google searches that ...
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Visual Studio C++ 3d plot

I want to ask a convenient tool to plot 3D figure by Visual studio C++,such as mesh, surf in matlab, and it must be integrated in the GUI, like QT or mfc. I try gnuplot, but it seems cannnot plot ...
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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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Software, in active development, for planetary or solar system generation

Mojoworld was a procedural planet generation software. However, development ceased over a decade ago, and the creator not only actively avoids answering any questions about possible future development ...
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What software can be used for rapid texturing?

In the open source content in 3D, Blender is the humongous software for anything. It is a complete animation suite. But, When It comes to texturing 3D models all the procedurals or UV unwrapping can ...
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Street scene (with car if possible) with permissive license [closed]

This might be off-topic perhaps (since it's not quite a software), but I'm looking for a blender (.blend file that I can tweak) street scene with a road and possibly a car (some road signs and ...
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Software to share GPU resources for (Houdini) rendering

The idea is the following: I download an app, which uses CPU and GPU of my PC all the time to compute jobs of other users. In exchange, I can submit my job to the app. The system is very much like a ...
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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 ...