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. 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.
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. 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.