Knowledgebase:Texture Editors and Tools

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A listing of texture editors and tools sites in alphabetical order.

Arabeske Studio is a Java tool designed to help arabesque drawings. It is particularly aimed at 3D artists wishing to use complex patterns for their scene settings, including walls, parquets, windows, but can be used as a special 2D drawing tool to design original patterns. It relies on a heavy use of symmetry groups to quickly produce amazing frames, easy to texture and use as image maps. Several 2D export formats are supported, and POV-Ray users will benefit from a powerful dedicated exporter.

A free texture editor for Windows 9x which will support POV-Ray 3.1 textures. It also has a preview feature. This is basically a front-end to generate POV texture code.

Infinity Textures (I-Tex) is a powerful Texture Designer and Generator

source for an online form that converts color temperature or wavelength to RGB. other similar tools are Bruce Lindblooms ressources and wavelength to rgb converter

A small color picking utility.

A 3D Texture Maker

Reptile 2 allows you to easily produce any combination of wavy, bubbly, organic, big, small, wide, narrow, rough or smooth textures. And besides generating a vast range of shapes and surfaces the program also features a great way to color the textures to suit the look and feel you require. This program is free.

RanTex - Random Texture Generator for POV-Ray. Both a Windows and DOS versions available. By Tom & Cathy DeVeau

Texture library by Rene' Schwietzke

Tool for scanning, cataloging and viewing of POV-Ray textures under Windows 95/ 98/ NT by Friedemann Schmidt

This program creates seamless textures for use as background in web pages and other applications. It also can create seamless tga heightfields for POV-Ray.

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