Category Archives: Animation

3D Warehouse… 3D worn out!


The 3D Warehouse is the accompanying website for Google SketchUp to provide a place where modelers can upload their models to the internet. It is possible for modelers to create collections of models in the website, and the website uses algorithms to determine similar models. Individual models can be viewed in 3D in the browser, and can also be downloaded or viewed in Google Earth or on Google Maps.

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Reklamer

Grasshopper – you do need a rhino license though… but the plugin is free!

For designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms,Grasshopper® is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple to the awe-inspiring.

PC version

VLC VideoLAN – when you get that strange animation-video-format from china

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player andframework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD,VCD, and various streaming protocols.Simple, Powerful and Fast

  • Plays everything, Files, Discs (DVD, CD, VCD), Devices and Streams
  • Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed
  • Completely Free, 0 Spyware, Ads or User Tracking
  • Best Mpeg2, x264, DivX player
  • Works on most platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix…
  • Media Converter and Streamer

PC and Mac version

TopMod – parametric top models – head on the block

TopMod is based on a new paradigm that allows dynamically changing the topology of 2-manifold polygonal meshes. The new paradigm always guarantees topological consistency of polygonal meshes.
Based on our paradigm, by simply adding and deleting edges,handles can be created and deleted, holes can be opened or closed, polygonal meshes can be connected or disconnected. These edge insertion and edge deletion operations are highly consistent with subdivision algorithms. In particular, these operations can easily be included into a subdivision modeling system such that the topological changes and subdivision operations can be performed alternatively during model construction.
TopMod demonstrates practical examples of topology changes based on this new paradigm and show that the new paradigm is convenient, effective, efficient, and friendly to subdivision surfaces.

 

PC and Mac version

MyPaint – neurotic finger painting for the professional artist – head on the block

MyPaint is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.

PC version

LuxRender – several platform render engine – head on the block

LuxRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine. Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxRender simulates the flow of light according to physical equations, thus producing realistic images of photographic quality.

Works with SketchUp
Works with Blender

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YafaRay render engine – Vvvvvvvray! – head on the block

YafaRay is a free open-source raytracing engine. Raytracing is a rendering technique for generating realistic images by tracing the path of light through a 3D scene.
A render engine consists of a “faceless” computer program that interacts with a host 3D application to provide specific raytracing capabilities “on demand”. Blender 3D is the host application of YafaRay.
YafaRay is released under the LGPL 2.1 license. You can downloadYafaRay in the downloads section.

Works awesome with Blender 3D modeller

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