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K-3D screenshot
K-3D 0.7
Developer(s) Timothy Shead
Stable release / April 20, 2010; 5 years ago (2010-04-20)
Written in C++ and Python
Operating system Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD
Type 3D computer graphics
License GPL v2
Website www.k-3d.org

K-3D is a free 3D modelling and animation software. Despite its name it is not a KDE application; it uses the GTK+ toolkit via gtkmm.[1] It features a plug-in-oriented procedural engine for all of its content. K-3D supports polygonal modelling, and it includes basic tools for NURBS, patches, curves and animation.

Snapshot of the K-3D animation and image rendering computer program.

Main Features[edit]

K-3D's interface uses platform's look-and-feel, and it is therefore consistent with other applications that already exist.

K-3D features procedural and parametric work-flows. Properties can be adjusted interactively and results appear immediately. The node-based visualization pipeline allows more possibilities than traditional modifier stacks or histories.[citation needed] Selection flows from one modifier to the next. Standards form the foundation on which K-3D builds - including native RenderMan(TM) support that integrates tightly with the K-3D user interface. K-3D supports a node-based visualization pipeline, thus allowing the connection of multiple bodies. Work on one side of a model, show the other side mirrored, and see the end result welded together as a subdivision surface in real-time. Go back, modify the beginning of a work-flow, and watch as changes propagate automatically to the end.


  1. ^ "Ubuntu and Debian build instructions". Retrieved 2012-10-14. 

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