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Polyhedron visualisation

I would like to recommend free MATLAB based software that implements a new visualization technique for polyhedra. It is called "boundary interval method", and its primary purpose is to depict ...
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A tool or software to draw 3D stacked blocks

Since the graphic is isometric, it seems you don't need a too realistic drawing. In that case, I would use Inkscape. Inkscape it not a 3D tool, it's a 2D tool. But as you'll see you can get a 3D-like ...
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Software to model car paint designs

Quite a steep learning curve and probably overkill but you could use Blender 3D to first model your car, (there may already be a model out there that someone else has done and released into the public ...
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Rotatable 3D Models with realistic lighting

Blender allows me to create simple 3D shapes The simple shapes I have in mind are specifically Sphere, Box and Cylinder/Pipe. has built-in shapes for plane, cube, cylinder, circle, sphere, ...
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Importing 3D background to a 3D design software

What you are asking is to do compositing. Blender can do compositing; compositing Blender is also free and opensource.
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3D house design software

You can try Sweet Home 3D. It has both desktop and web-based versions. It's free and open-source. It's pretty straightforward on basic planning. If I remember well, you can create multi-floor projects ...
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3D user interface

You could try unity3d, it is a bit overkill for what you want but it offers a very good 3d engine and you can animate your objects with unity script (javascript-ish) or with C#. There are a lot of ...
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Software for prototyping in 3d

Suggesting these software's without my personal experience but I hope my answers will help you.:) FreeCAD FreeCAD is a general purpose feature-based, parametric 3D modeler for CAD, MCAD, CAx, CAE ...
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Convert 2d image(s) to 3d model

This is quite a workflow but all free software, I think that just about all of it is available as a default in ArcheOS: Process the images to detect the points into a cloud - Python Photogrammetry ...
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3D simulation software (e.g. for quadcopters)

Although there are quite some Quadcopter kits on the market, and "how-to"s I don't think it is easy to create one from the scratch. Therefore I agree that first simulating the Quadcopter is a good ...
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3D anatomy software

There is an Open Source project that has made a start on exactly what you are looking for within the Blender 3D modelling tool kit. You can read about the muscle simulator, (so far), here. Blender ...
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Web based solution for large point clouds

I don't think that either MapServer or GeoServer will be able to handle large point cloud datasets, though they can both use PostgreSQL/PostGIS as a data source. If you want some open source software ...
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Free 3D fractal generation

There is Mandelbulb. it is free is available for Windows and Mac renders awesome 3D fractals I'm not very familiar with it yet, but here's an example created by me: There are of course better ...
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Crystal lattice visualization software

I would suggest taking a look at the IVisual kernel for Jupyter - it is an port of the Visual Python library to Jupyter - as such it lets you model 3D structures very flexibly from within your browser ...
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Make 3D animations

The best answer is Blender 3D: it can do all that you need and more Free, Gratis & Open Source Full 3-D modelling up to photo-realistic results if desired Animation and Rendering including moving ...
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Open source 3D imageviewer for Multi Picture Object (.mpo) files (Linux)

A quick search does not present any results for a viewer to display .MPO files in anaglyph form. This would be due to the original method of creation. The .MPO type was created to accept images ...
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Open source 3D imageviewer for Multi Picture Object (.mpo) files (Linux)

This programs can show mpo files in defferent formats: https://stereophotoview.bitbucket.io/en/ http://www.sview.ru/en/
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Open source 3D imageviewer for Multi Picture Object (.mpo) files (Linux)

On Ubuntu you can use exiftool to extract the two images: sudo apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl exiftool -b -mpimage2 input.mpo > left.jpg exiftool -trailer:all= input.mpo -o right.jpg (See ...
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free software to predict shadows of a house (3D modeling + sunlight)

I did a quick search using the terms "architecture modeling with blender sun shadows" considering that Blender (free software, very powerful, challenging to learn everything) allows for specific ...
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Component showing products in 3D, to integrate into my webapp

Blend4Web is a plugin for Blender 3D modelling tool that allows exporting models to web formats for viewing in a web browser or integrating into a websites. It can export in fully self contained HTML ...
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Math equations software for 3D plotting

mathmod https://sourceforge.net/projects/mathmod/ Description MathMod is a mathematical modeling software that visualize and animate implicit and parametric surfaces. MathMod supports: 3D and 4D ...
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Open source 3D model viewer for Linux

Blender has a python mod to load ac files. http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.4/Py/Scripts/Export/AC3D Assuming the ac file type isn't used by another app.
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Is there any good editor for 3D math scenes?

You can use GeoGebra: Free (+ portable version available) Works with Windows/Mac/Linux (even Android/iPhone/Windows Phone as well as in Google Chrome) Can do 3D plotting:
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Software to straighten an oblique rectangle (due to picture perspective) to 2D rectangle

Hugin has tools, normally used to correct barrel & perspective errors, to do exactly what you need see the tutorial here for an example but here are a couple of screenshots: You may have to pick ...
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Automatic smartphone-based 3D room/environment model + textures creator

http://www.123dapp.com/catch 123D Catch is a free app that lets you create 3D scans of virtually any object. Autodesk has a corresponding commercial product called autodesk ImageModeler. http://usa....
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Software for prototyping in 3d

I would use Blender, no doubt! Free, simple, easy. It's the open source equivalent of Maya, CAD etc. and probably even better than them. [see www.blender.org] also have a look at google scetch - ...
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Simple 3d graphics in science

SketchUp is a great source to visualize some really simple 3d objects and be able to apply some effects like a light source and reflections on the surfaces of objects. SketchUp is free and doesn’t ...
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3D user interface

Blender should do well. It has a large community that provides Q/A-support and tutorials for free. The software itself is free and open source as well. Blender is a free and open source 3D ...
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Which software for online 3D rendering?

For a low cost modelling and rendering solution including the possibility of having in-house render farms take a look at Blender. Price = Free Command Line rendering = Yes Photorealistic = Very Image ...
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Which software is suitable to project a video on a virtual hollow sphere?

You could almost certainly use ffmpeg to do this by inverting the values used for k1 and k2 the lens correction filter so as to take an undistorted input and produce a fisheye output. Free Open-...
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