Category Archives: Render

123D-BETA… Makes C3Po a bit jealous! Prints its own money press

Free 3D modeling software

123D is a free solid modeling software program based on the same Autodesk technology used by millions of designers and engineers worldwide. Not an engineer? No problem, with Autodesk 123D you can design precise and makeable objects using smart tools that let you start with simple shapes and then edit and then tweak them into more complex shapes.

Free content for creating your project digitally
Who doesn’t love free stuff? You have access to tons of free models to help you get your project started, finished, or just to use in exploring ideas. Access free content either directly from the search box in the software, or from the “Get Content” section of the 123D site.

Services for making your digital project into a physical object
The 123D site is a central home for getting things made, and that includes giving you info on different personal fabrication options, and centralized access to our partners who can help you with the tools you need to do the work yourself, or can fabricate your design for you.

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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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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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