Knowledgebase:POV-Ray Modelling Programs
A listing of POV-Ray modelling programs sites in alphabetical order.
Powerful 3d modeller supporting POV and many other formats.
A Bicubic patch modeler: English/Japan. Windows. Very basic. Output PovRay.
New Windows Blob Modelling Prog R 0.1a on 04-11-1999
BLOB Sculptor 2.0b - BS is a blob/metaball modeller, that allows you to create unique organic shapes which can be incorporated into your favorite graphics rendering program. Using BS, you can create, position, and edit multiple blobs and their components, preview their interactions, and output the result to such formats as POV-Ray, PolyRay, and DXF (3D Studio, AutoCad) (78KB)
Breeze Designer is a 32-bit 3D modelling and design tool for Windows 2000, NT, 98 and Windows 95. The program has been written to primarily interface with the Persistance of Vision raytracer (POV-Ray version 2.0 & 3.0), there is also support to export to a number of other popular renderers including Pixars's RenderMan® and VRML viewers.
Calimax Modeller is a 32-bit 3D modelling tool for Windows 9x,Me,NT and 2000. It gives you an easy-to-use graphical user interface for interactive modelling scenes for the Persistance of Vision raytracer.
Implicit surface modeller. CAPOW (Cellular Automata & Electric Power) is an ongoing research project of Rudy Rucker's which began as a project at CAMCOS at San Jose State University.
Human and Organic Modelling program
Has support for most primitives, wireframe modeller, fractal hf generation (w isometric preview, erosion, antialiasing, mirror, invert), gourad/phong shaded preview, heirarcial representation of the scene, texture preview and it is for atari's only. May be possible to run on Atari emulators.
Forester, a new!3D 'sculpting' program. Forester allows a Terragen scene to be 'populated' with POV-Ray objects, eg trees, rocks, buildings, etc (in fact anything that can be modelled in POV-Ray).
This plugin is an attempt to make object plugin coding for Moray easier, by allowing authors to code them using a script language.
Giram is a POV-Ray oriented modeller for Linux using the GTK+ toolkit.
HamaPatch is a free spline based patch modeler for the Windows environment which exports in POV-Ray format (amongst others).
Highres will allow you to take low detail 3D models and convert them to higher resolution 3D models with a variety of tools available to accomplish this.
KPovModeler is a modeling and composition program for creating POV-Ray (TM) scenes in KDE. KPovModeler supports now almost all functionality of POV-Ray 3.1.
A 3D modeling, rendering, animation and game creation application for Windows 95/98/Me/2k/XP. Exports to POV3(mesh).
MagicLight is a 3D modeler and raytracer for unix (Linux) and Windows, it will create high quality images and can also be used for animation. The goal is a platform independent modeler with advanced functions like nurbs, splines, inverse kinematics, particles, motion blur and some other fun stuff. Still in dev. - by: Mikaels Aronssons
Metasequoia is a Polygon Modeler in Japanese with a partially English version also available. Windows shareware with an earlier Freeware version. Export PovRay and others.
A 3D Scene Editor for POVray by Pete Goodwin from 2001
Probably the most useful object editor for the Macintosh; it handles blobs and lathes as well as the simpler shapes.
Moray of all of the POV-Ray compatible modelling programs offers the most support for POV-Ray's many features and is actively maintained and developed by it's creators. If you are looking for a low cost full featured modelling environment for POV-Ray look no further than here.
A 3D Java library. The goal of the Opale 3D module, aka OM3D, is to provide a full API to represent, to manipulate and to render 3D objects. Generates Surfaces in DXF, POV, RAW, and CSV Format from User Input 3D Equations.
Pixels has a flexible commercial PowerPC NURBS modeler and animation system called Pixels3D which exports to 3DMF & DXF (2.0). A free demo is downloadable from their web site.
A free simple 3D polygonal modelling program. Versions available for Win95/NT and Amiga. While simple it has some nice features that make modelling intuitive and is easy to work with. Supports outputs to POV-Ray among other formats.
POVLAB is a full 3D graphic modeller,which models 3D objects for POV-Ray. Source available. (Last updated 1999)
Has several nice modelling features and can be run on WIndows, BeOS, and linux. Program will export to POV-Ray and other 3D file formats.
Pygmalion: Japanese, Windows & Linux & Source. Mesh modeler surface subdivision. Usable without Japanese knowledge. Output PovRay.
Bicubic Patch Modelling program with support for POV-Ray.
TAD Designer Lite is a free, early stage design tool developed by Sabu Francis & Associates. It is intended for the design of architectural structures
A modeler for unix based on gnome and opengl. Has export to POV-Ray capabilities.
Full featured facet based modeller by Paul D. Bourke. Exports directly to Radiance, Rayshade, POV-Ray, DXF, as well as other 3D formats. For the Macintosh platform
Modeller with POV-Ray output
Support for POV-Ray by: Greenworks
Y.A.P.R.M. is a free-as-in-freedom modeller to graphicaly design 3d scenes and generate POV-Ray-files for them. Appart from the basic POV-Ray objects which can be used in CSG operations it supports spline based objects. Furthermore a vast amount of 3d-files can be imported and used with Y.A.P.R.M.
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