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

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Command line program to perform CSG / Boolean operations

I'm looking for a command line program that can perform constructive solid geometry, aka Boolean operations on meshes. I would like to use it like this: intersect a.stl b.stl result.stl Blender can ...
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3D editor library/API which is high-level with fast development time

Currently I'm developing a high-performance 3D editor shown by the following screen-shot. When I say high-performance, I mean that the 3D editor should be capable of handling STL files, several GB in ...
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Downloadable software to turn 2d image into 3d?

I'm looking for a free downloadable software to turn 2d image into 3d. I've seen a couple of free applications online which do that, but I'm looking for a software I can install in my computer. Is ...
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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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Simple 3D modeling program to simulate pipe intersections

I am looking for a software that can simulate pipe to pipe connections and if possible export a unfold from that connection. I have to make a pipe welded into another pipe, this can be eccentric, ...
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Voxel editor for meshing purposes

I am a hobbyist game developer and if there is something I don't like is 3D modeling problem around UVs. I found that working with voxels is way more fun because I can get the results way faster than ...
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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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Tool for creating 3D Planet terrain with editing

I am planning to create a 3D model of a specific planet/world that exists only on map. I need it to have Terrain (with texture relative to height of the terrain) and Water. Foliage would be great but ...
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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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Mathematical visualization in linux with raytracing

I am familiar with this question. I am on Arch linux, and am looking for a software the following features : Ability to plot iso and parametric surfaces. live preview Ability to export in pov-ray ...
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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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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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Photogrammetry software for defining polygons manually

I would like to have 3D model of a building. Problem is that its walls are very uniform of one color so photogrammetry software has problem to detect these areas into point-clouds. I would like to ...
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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 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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Alternative to WebGL to render 3D in a plain HTML5 canvas?

I'm looking for an alternative to WebGL to render moderately complex meshes (less than 10 000 triangles, often only a few hundreds). I have looked at WebGL since 2012 but it still works desperately ...
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Simulate physics for multiple points movement in 3D

Is there any way I can simulate physics movement of multiple points in kind of closed room 3D environment, with that I also wanted to gather information for each point like it's speed, direction, ...
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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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Frame-time/frame-rate logging software

Needs: log frame-rates of videogames to some text format not impede performance too much keep exact sub-millisecond timings Support Windows no need to configure manually before each session, "set and ...
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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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Cultural heritage participatory platform with photo uploading and 3D reconstruction - Django with Visual SfM?

I have to realize for a project a sort of cultural heritage platform where people can upload their photos for a specific cultural point of interest, then use these photos to realize a 3D visualization ...
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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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C Matrix and Vector Math Library for 2D game engine

Currently, I am in the process of writing a 2D game engine in Cython. One of the performance bottlenecks that I am facing is with performing 3D transformations every frame on the CPU to send to my ...
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Open source 3D imageviewer for Multi Picture Object (.mpo) files (Linux)

Multi Picture Object (.mpo) files with two embedded .jpeg files can be displayed with geeqie. But it shows only the two plain jpeg files. Which open source image viewer can show .mpo images with a 3D ...
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What's a good, simple, dynamic 3D mesh renderer?

I want to create a simple game using 3d graphics, and I'm looking for a rendering tool. My game will only use meshes that are created dynamically - they can morph, change number of vertices, and ...
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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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Recreating 3D motion

Basically what I'll be doing is obtaining some g forces (acceleration due to gravity) from sensors (tri-axial accelerometer and gyroscope) and want to recreate the same motion on a graphical display. ...
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Best 3D software / library to develop an interactive 3D editor.

I need to develop a kind of Paint, only for 3D. The main feature of the program is an ability to "draw" 3D models in 3D space. I have a permission to use any package / tool / library I choose, ...
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Software for creation of 3D models of humans?

Background I've recently read about plastic surgery and came across the information, that a lot of doctors make use of 3D models to show their patients what to expect. I understand that there are 3D ...
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Stereo image 3d reconstruction

I am looking for 3D reconstruction software that can extract 3D model (depth map) from 2 images (It would be great if it work for structured light pairs). I am looking for best accuracy (bulding ...
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What animation tools to use in developing a Non-English Speech to Sign language translator software?

The system is supposed to provide a real-time translation of speech to sign language. I will be using Kaldi for the speech recognition and python NLP libraries for language processing? However, I don’...
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Make 3D animations

How can I make 3D animations? Like the Overwatch short films? Looking for a software with decent shaders, maybe can model, and of course animate. All of this doesn't have to be in one software but I'm ...
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3D chess game without logic

I am looking for a 3D chess game which I can freely manipulate. It is best defined by excluding features a normal chess game has It must NOT have a KI that performs moves NOT check for correctness ...
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Framework to create video-streamed 3D game

I have to develop a video-streamed game (a bit like OnLive). The 3D processing is done on a server and the resulting video is streamed to any client device. The game has to be 3D but can be as simple ...
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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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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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Software for constructing and visualizing 3D polyhedra

I plan to use the CGAL library to perform some 3D computations on polyhedra. The polyhedra need not be regular. However, since CGAL does not come with visualization software, I would like to use a ...
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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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3-D Movie rendering of parametric NURBS surfaces from time-dependent data

I'm working in academia on the physics of elastic mechanisms. We have our tools for accurately predicting their physical behavior, but the tools are not suited for producing good-looking renders of ...
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Crystal lattice visualization software

I'm looking for free (as in freedom) software for Linux that allows me to visualize simple crystal lattices and produce images such as this: Good features would be the ability to easily choose colors,...
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Best software to draw in 3D

I'm trying to draw a picture like this; a 3D model and some inner parts. What is the best software to do that? I would appreciate if you could help me draw this. I need a project so that I can add my ...
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Turn text/PDF into objects in a 3D world you can walk through first person

Imagine the text of a book floating in the air as 3D objects (in the same format/order as the original text). Imagine you're Superman and you're flying around the text to view it. You can fly far ...
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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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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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Surface 3D modelling with meshing

I'm looking for a software (or lib with python bindings) to generate quality tet/quad mesh in an easy to use toolchain, for input in a FEM solver. The operating system is Windows. The capabilities ...
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3D Modeling Software for Tires

I hope this question is relevant to this site :) I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what software would be easiest to use (or most commonly used) to create tire images. A simple google search of ...
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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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General purpose DRM software

I have studied the existing DRM (Digital Rights Management) products on the market and all I have found was related to books, images, audio or video content. I need to protect 3D models with DRM. ...
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Web based solution for large point clouds

I am looking for a software that would be able to store huge point clouds generated from LIDAR and stereo camera scans of terrain and urban areas (with buildings etc.). I need to visualize the data ...
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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 ...