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Wings 3D - Free 3D Modeling
Wings 3D is a polygon mesh modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware. Models can be textured with an experimental plug-in (AutoUV), now included in Wings.
Currently, Wings exports to the following formats:- Nendo (NDO), 3D Studio (3DS), Wavefront (OBJ), VMRL (WRL), Renderman (RIB);
currently rudimentary - Hash:Animation Master (MDL), PovRay 3.5; currently as a separate plug-in and it imports the following formats Nendo (NDO), 3D Studio (3DS), Wavefront (OBJ), Adobe Illustrator (AI)
Calimax - Povray Scripts
Calimax is a freeware program to create Povray scripts. So you can make photo realistic pictures and animations with the two programs Calimax and Povray.
LightRay 3D - Free 3D Modeling and Animation

LightRay3D is a modelling, animating, rendering application for Windows 95/98/Me/2k/XP. Animatable objects, Bones, Inverse Kinematics.

Formats 3ds, lwo, Wavefront OBJ, POV3.5(exp only), MilkShape3D(ascii) Quake2(imp only), Quake3, MOH, Fakk2, HalfLife SMD.

Truespace 3

TrueSpace3 was originally priced at $595.00. Now it's yours for free!
This is the full working version with nothing removed or crippled, no time limits, and no watermarks anywhere! Registration for an unlock code is required.
Features include: various polyhedron primitives as starting points. Powerful point editing, smoothing, sweeping, and deformation tools for primitive manipulation. Amazing metaballs object and plastiform tools to create complex organic shapes through interactive blending. Support for multiple spot, local, and infinite lights. A full physics simulation engine and inverse kinematics for jointed articulation. There are also libraries of flexible materials and textures with full UV mapping control, 3D paint, and decals. A large percentage of everything can be animated and full editing control of animation is provided through a keyframe editor.
A large number of file format import options and a variety of export formats add to the
flexibility and compatability with other programs. Output formats include a variety of options for rendered stills, animation, or VRML. A very active support community is available for support and interaction. Large selections of 3rd party plug-ins are waiting to provide extra capabilities.

Metasequoia

Metasequoia is a polygon modeler for 3DCG and game development. It provides you efficient modeling works. It is very easy to use and learn. Even a beginner of 3DCG will be able to manage it one day. It runs on Windows 95/98/NT4.0/2000/XP.One of features is a subdivision surface. It enables to create complex and organic objects as like humans or creatures, and works with a light response. Other features are Blobby object (Metaball).
3D paint for mapping. Various formats to import and export, for example, DXF, LWO, 3DS, COB, OBJ, and so on. Plug-ins that you can make with Metasequoia-SDK.

Zmodeler - Free 3D Modeling

Modeler is an independent 3D editor that has a control on objects you create and output files format. It is aimed to make the edition of 3D meshes for the games simpler and faster. It is achieved by adding a plugin for the file format you want to import and/or export. You do not need to wait until someone writes an editor for the game you want. All is necessary is the plugin and you can simply edit the 3D mesh, change textures and so on.
Modeler gives you a brunch of common functions, like Move, Rotate, Delete and others. And, of cause, it has an advanced edit- and create- functions, that makes a creation process much simpler and faster. Also Modeler is very good when working or creating a low-polygon-count objects (that all 3D games that creates a realistic, but too detailed meshes. Only low-polygon-count meshes rendered by Direct 3D with a high speed (frame rate). And you should remember it when you create a detailed meshes in Modeler.

Anim8or - Free 3D Modeling

Anim8or 3D Modeler - Create and modify 3D models. Built-in primitives such as spheres, cylinders, platonic solids, etc.; mesh-edit and subdivision; splines, extrusion, lathing, modifiers, bevel and warps,TrueType font support - 2D and 3D extruded text for any TrueType font.OpenGL based real time operation,Import and modify .3DS (3D Studio), .LWO (Lightwave), and .OBJ (Wavefront) object files, Export .3DS files, Built in 3D Object browser, Jointed character editor, Anti-aliased software renderer for high quality, production quality images,Create 3D scenes and animations and output .AVI movie files, .JPG and .BMP images, Supports textures, bump maps, soft shadows, spotlights, fog, and much more, Texture support for .BMP, .GIF, and .JPG format files, Print images of scenes and models

MilkShape 3D - Free 3D Modeling

MilkShape 3D is a low-polygon modeler, which was initially designed for Half-Life. During the development, many file formats have been added.MilkShape 3D has all basic operations like select, move, rotate, scale, extrude, turn edge, subdivide, just to mention a few. MilkShape 3D also allows low-level editing with the vertex and face tool. Primitives like spheres, boxes and cylinders are also available.MilkShape 3D has also skeletal animation capabilities. This allows to export to morph target animation like the ones in the Quake model formats or to export to skeletal animations like Half-Life or Genesis3d.

MilkShape 3D currently supports 37 different file formats from 27 different games/ engines/programs. Create and edit models for games like Quake I, II, III, Half-Life, Unreal Tournament, including full animation! Or write your custom export plugin with the SDK! View models and change skins for HL, TFC and CS! View Quake2 models directly from the PAK file!

POVLAB - Free 3D Modeling

POVLAB is a full 3D graphic modeller,which models 3D objects for the photo-realistic @ povteam Persistence Of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray).

Material & texture preview, library management, add your own.
Lights : omni, spot, area light/spot, cylinder light (color, shadows, on/off, 3D view).
Deformation (matrix scale, translate and rotate based).
Selection (rotation, scale, translate, copy, ...).
Normal/fast/boxed display, freezed and ignored objects.
Raw objects, box, cone, cylinder, blob, disc, tube, torus, plane, sphere, lathe, bezier patches, spline, automap, extruder, superellipsoid...
CSG (copy, merge, difference, union).
Procedures (rotate and copy, translate and copy, align, extruder).
Use a real camera, based on the FOV in POV-Ray.
NEW AND VERY GOOD. Plugins, allow you to program your own external procedures like object generators, linking directly with POVLAB's interface (graphic and object creation).Mesh precision control for height-fields and torus.

Up to 20000 objects. Automatic texture to interface palette converter with dithering.

3D CANVAS - Free 3D Modeling and Animation

3D Canvas is a freeware real-time 3D modeling and animation tool that incorporates an intuitive drag-and-drop approach to 3D modeling. Complex models can be constructed from simple 3D primitives, or created using 3D Canvas' Object Building Tools. Modeling tools are provided to deform, sculpt, and paint 3D objects.Creating an animated scene is as simple as positioning the objects within your scene for each point in time in your animation. 3D Canvas will ensure that the resulting animation runs smoothly. Your animation can be stepped through a frame at a time, viewed in real-time, or recorded to a Video (AVI) file so that you can distribute your creation.

3D Canvas is freeware, no registration is required. Also available are 3D Canvas LP and 3D Canvas Pro which include all of the features of 3D Canvas plus many additional features.

Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000 or XP Pentium Processor or equivalent 64 MB of RAM 8 MB Video card, with a minimum resolution of 800x600 @ 16 bit color.

BREEZE DESIGNER - Free 3D Modeling and Animation

Breeze Designer is a freeware 32-bit 3D modelling and design tool for Windows NT and Windows 95. The program has been written to primarily interface with the Persistance of Vision (POV) raytracer, although there is support to export to a number of other popular renderers including Pixars's RenderMan.

Modelling primitives; cube, sphere, cone, cylinder, torus, bicubic "Bezier" patches
Text objects using TrueType fonts
Heightfields, spline paths and extruded shapes
Iso-surfaces; blobs (metaballs)
Surfaces of revolution (sweeps)
Object grouping with CSG support
Keyframe animation support, with tween function and spline paths
Import Autodesk 3D-Studio 3DS format models
Import AutoCAD 2D and 3D DXF files
Export POV Raytracer, RenderMan RIB, VRML scene, Polyray, AutoCAD DXF
Third party plug-in module support
Support for OpenGL with texture mapping for Windows NT & Windows 95
Support for the Intel 3DR rendering library
Support for OLE-Automation to allow access for Visual BASIC, Python etc

PlantStudio - 3D Plant Modeling

PlantStudio Botanical Illustration Software is a tool for creating 3D plant models and 2D illustrations. PlantStudio simulates herbaceous (non-woody) plants like wildflowers and cut flowers, vegetables, weeds, grasses, and herbs using a parameter-driven simulation of plant growth and structure. You can "grow" plants over their life cycles, producing lifelike images at any age. You can design, animate and breed a wide variety of plants. By using the "evolutionary arts" of variation and selection in the plant breeder, you can quickly and easily create whole families of unique plants for your 3D scenes.

Photomodeler - Photogrammetry Modeling (Demo)

With PhotoModeler, you can create 3D models from photos complete with points, lines, surfaces, and phototextures mapped on right from your photos! This Ferrari model is an example of the results you get with PhotoModeler - quickly and easily!

PhotoModeler is based on photogrammetry- the science of extracting data from photographs. Photogrammetry is a powerful and flexible tool, though many people are not familiar with its capabilities. PhotoModeler offers a no-cost, no-risk way to evaluate and learn the power of photogrammetry.You can use PhotoModeler to experiment with modeling and measuring real-world objects and scenes in applications such as: graphics / animation, web / VRML, accident reconstruction / forensics, architecture / preservation, archaeology, and engineering / piping.

ModelMagic 3D

ModelMagic3D is an easy to use, interactive, 3D modeling package used to create OpenGL scenes rendered in real-time. Build 2D and 3D objects from pre-defined primitives, add text, lighting, lens flare effects and animation. Features include texture mapping of BMP, JPG, and PNG, PCX, TGA and RAW images or play AVI movies as textures mapped to any 3D surface. Print your work, save it in native *.wld format or as a standard BMP, JPG or PNG image. Build Web pages, 3D Screen Savers and other graphic applications. New features in version 3.41 include skybox images, particles for simulating fire, smoke and multi-texture support

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