Free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software
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What is K-3D software from Timothy M Shead, what is it used for and how to use it?

Free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software

K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It features a plugin-oriented procedural engine for all of its content, making K-3D a very versatile and powerful package.
K-3D excels at polygonal modeling, and includes basic tools for NURBS, patches, curves and animation.

Procedural modeling and animation.
Interactive tutorials.
Unlimited hierarchical undo/redo.

Camera: pan/tilt, zoom, dolly, modeling and tripod modes.
Viewing Modes: Detailed selection of visible features.
Hide / unhide geometry.

Powerful scene graph Procedural Modeling with complete modeling history.
Selection: Objects, meshes, faces, edges, patched, curves, point groups, points.
Geometry types: Polygon, NURBS, subdivision, blobby.
3D Primitives: Cone, circle, cushion, cylinder, disk, grid, paraboloid, polyhedron, sphere, torus.
Boolean modeling operations (using GTS library).
Text: FreeType2 support.
Instantiation: Create duplicates without adding gemometry to the scene.

Visualization Pipeline allows arbitrary dataflow - any object property can be connected to any other compatible property.
Animate any value.
Unlimited number of animation channels.
Bezier curve channels.
Animate modeling operations.

Materials and Textures
Textures with 16-bit float bitdepth.
Procedual RenderMan shaders.

Full RenderMan Support: Aqsis, Pixie, BMRT, PRman, 3Delight, Render Dot C.
Extensible support for alternate render engines and models: Yafray.
Render OpenGL previews to disk.

Python engine (preferred engine for new script development).
K3DScript engine (minimal scripting engine for tutorials / macros).
Support for alternate script engine plugins and environments.

Basic 2D compositing.
Bitdepth 16-bit float per channel.

Supported Formats
Geometry Formats: Wavefront OBJ, GTS and a raw format are fully supported, other ones are optional and depend on PLIB installation. Experimental plugins include OpenFX, OFF, RIB and X formats.
Image Formats:
JPEG (all platforms).
PNG (all platforms).
TIFF (all platforms).
OpenEXR (requires optional OpenEXR plugin).
BMP (requires optional ImageMagick plugin).
SUN (requires optional ImageMagick plugin).

Download and install K-3D safely and without concerns.

K-3D is a software product developed by Timothy M Shead and it is listed in Graphics category under Graphics Editors. K-3D is a free software product and it is fully functional for an unlimited time although there may be other versions of this software product. You can run K-3D on all modern Windows OS operating systems. K-3D was last time updated on 23.04.2010 and it has 3,007 downloads on portal. Download and install K-3D safely and without concerns.
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