3DVIA aims at being the YouTube of 3D media. It allows sharing and rendering 3D models on your browser, if you use Windows. You can upload 3D models made with an external application (eg. Blender, 3dsMax, SolidWorks, etc.), or you can create and upload your model with 3DVIA Shape.
Canoma is Mac/Win software that allows fast creation of photorealistic 3D models from one or more photographs. The models are geometrically very simple, and their purpose is not to replace any CAD or detailed 3D model, but to augment it, for example with realistic 3D context or to allow very fast 3D prototyping (source: www.camona.com).
Crazybump is an excellent program which can take a plain texture and extrapolate normal maps and the like in very little time, making it much easier to create a realistic texture with depth in your 3D program.
CrazyTalk is an innovative and easy-to-use software tool for creating animated talking characters and digital hosts for DVD projects, websites, and e-mail messaging from your own photograph or digital image collection. Animate any person, animal, or illustration with CrazyTalk's easy-to-use professional editing tools.
DeleD is a lowcost modeler program designed for lowpolygon static modeling and level design. It has lowpoly routines, CSG and a lightmapper that calculates static light and shadowing very accuarate. DeleD is very easy to use and suited for beginners.
Faceworx is a very user-friendly program that guides the user in modeling a 3D representation of a human's head. The user provides the program with two 2D pictures (front and side), and the program creates a 3D model using keypoints. Models can be exported using the popular OBJ format to import into other 3D modeling programs.
Freeworld3D is a fully interactive real-time 3D terrain editor and world editor specifically designed for game development. FreeWorld3D gives you the ability to produce complete 3D terrain, worlds and environments in a matter of no time.
Software for 3D Landscape Design, with a large variety of plants and trees, fences, lightining and exterior furnitures, acessories and buildings. Comes with a terrain editor for creating plateaus, slopes and paths and a 3DTrueView render for optimizing the final image of the project.
Metasequoia is a 3D polygon modeling software for 3D computer graphics and video game development. It enables the user to create complex and organic objects, like humans or creatures, and works with a light response.
This is a utility which hooks into the Direct3D calls generated by Morrowind and does additional processing to the scene. Renders distant land mass and extends the clipping plane, does post-processing using HDR, Bloom, or other pixel shaders. Makes the graphics 10x better judging by screenshots (haven't seen it in successful action yet).
Fur Rendering Benchmark is a small OpenGL benchmark focused on fur rendering. The rendering algorithm is highly multipass (100 passes) and each pass (or layer) uses a GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) vertex / pixel shader to make the hairs finer and finer. To increase the fur realism, two dynamic lights are used for self shadowing. The benchmark offers several options allowing the user to tweak the rendering: fullscreen / windowed mode, MSAA selection, window size, duration. The benchmark also includes a GPU Burner mode (stability test).
Particle Illusion is a standalone application that allows you to quickly and easily create amazing effects: explosions, smoke, fire, sparkles, motion graphics backgrounds, space effects, creatures, and abstract artistic effects -- literally hundreds of different types of effects.
Pivot makes it easy to create stick-figure animations. You can build your own stick figures and load your own backgrounds. The animations can be saved as animated gifs to be used on web pages. An example animation is included.
Pro Motion is one of the best tools available for drawing and animating sprites, bitmaps, tiles, and other types of 2D art assets. It is used by many professional companies and schools to create games and teach animation.
Rthdribl is a technical demo of "High Dynamic Range Image-Based Lighting". DirectX(R) 9.0 high-precision texture formats and version-2.0 of Pixel Shader represent real-time true HDR rendering. Light sources and reflected or refracted lights that are very bright cause Glare.
ShaderDesigner is a shader IDE for creating vertex and fragment shaders in OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL). IDE created by the now-defunct Typhoon Labs, it's still useful application for creating, compiling, testing and editing OpenGL Shaders.
Videoscribe is an video application that allows you to create movies using vector graphics. It traces the graphics as if they were created in real time by an artist. It includes lots of video effects and can export the results in a variety of video formats (Trial version supports only Quicktime MOV files).
Toon Boom Animate allows for film quality animation in both traditional and digital methods. Using innovative tools and other artist friendly features, it allows you to create amazing cartoons in seconds, or produce massive productions with ease.
Traditional frame-by-frame animation suite. Drawings are represented in vector form, and can be exported to SWF or SVG (with a plugin). Also can output to Quicktime, which is also a runtime dependency of the program.
After its enourmous success on the market V-Ray has become the renderer of choice in big production studios accross the world. Feature film productions, multi-million dollar game productions, huge and small architectual visualizations have trusted their visuals to V-Ray. Wouldn't you too?
World Machine is a unique procedural terrain generator unlike any terrain software you may have encountered. World Machine combines powerful terrain effects, a graph-based user interface, and fast, dynamic previews to allow for the rapid creation of extremely varied and realistic terrain.