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K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It combines flexible plugins with a visualization pipeline architecture, making K-3D a versatile and powerful tool for artists.
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K3D interface © K3D, 2015

Easy

K-3D’s interface uses your platform’s look-and-feel, and it’s consistent with the applications you already know. New artists will find K-3D easy to understand, and professionals feel right at home. K-3D is intuitive, consistent, and discoverable.

Powerful
K-3D features procedural and parametric workflows. Properties can be adjusted interactively and results appear immediately. The powerful, node-based visualization pipeline allows more possibilities than traditional modifier stacks or histories. Selection flows from one modifier to the next. An advanced undo/redo system ensures you can always go back, and the pioneering undo tree means you can always go forward, even where other programs lose the ability to redo.Industrial-strength standards form the foundation on which K-3D builds – including native RenderMan(TM) support that integrates tightly with the K-3D user interface.

Flexible
Get all the power of a node-based visualization pipeline: connect anything to anything else. K-3D gives you the freedom to create combinations never before seen. Work on one side of a model, show the other side mirrored, and see the end result welded together as a subdivision surface in realtime. Using K-3D, complex workflows are easy to create and understand. Go back, modify the beginning of a workflow, and watch as changes propagate automatically to the end.

Free
K-3D is Free Software. Run it on your choice of platform. Adapt it for any purpose. Receive it at no cost. Share it with your friends. All of the K-3D source code is available under the GNU General Public License.

Features:

Workflow

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Working with different shapes in K3D © K3D, 2015

  • Viewing
  • Unlimited hierarchical undo/redo.
  • Interactive tutorials.
  • Procedural modeling and animation.
  • Camera: pan/tilt, zoom, dolly, modeling and tripod modes.
  • Viewing Modes: Detailed selection of visible features.
  • Hide / unhide geometry.
  • Funny

Modeling

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Editing a 3D circle in K3D © K3D, 2015

  • 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.

Animation

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A cone in K3D © K3D, 2015

  • 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.

Rendering

  • 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.

Scripting

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