K-3D
K-3D
0.8.0.3

2.0

K-3D free download for Mac

K-3D0.8.0.3

15 April 2020

Free 3D modeling, animation, and rendering system.

Overview

K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It combines flexible plugins with a visualization pipeline architecture, making K-3D a versatile and powerful tool for artists.

Easy
K-3D's interface uses your platform's look-and-feel, and it's consistent with the applications you already know. New artists will find K-3D easy to understand, and professionals feel right at home. K-3D is intuitive, consistent, and discoverable.

Powerful
K-3D features procedural and parametric workflows. Properties can be adjusted interactively and results appear immediately. The powerful, node-based visualization pipeline allows more possibilities than traditional modifier stacks or histories. Selection flows from one modifier to the next.
An advanced undo/redo system ensures you can always go back, and the pioneering undo tree means you can always go forward, even where other programs lose the ability to redo.
Industrial-strength standards form the foundation on which K-3D builds - including native RenderMan(TM) support that integrates tightly with the K-3D user interface.

Flexible
Get all the power of a node-based visualization pipeline: connect anything to anything else. K-3D gives you the freedom to create combinations never before seen.
Work on one side of a model, show the other side mirrored, and see the end result welded together as a subdivision surface in realtime. Using K-3D, complex workflows are easy to create and understand. Go back, modify the beginning of a workflow, and watch as changes propagate automatically to the end.

Free
K-3D is Free Software. Run it on your choice of platform. Adapt it for any purpose. Receive it at no cost. Share it with your friends. All of the K-3D source code is available under the GNU General Public License.

What's new in K-3D

Version 0.8.0.3:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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2 Reviews of K-3D

Anotheruser
22 August 2014
Version: 0.8.0.1

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"K-3D cannot be opened because of a problem. Check with the developer to make sure K-3D works with this version of OS X. You may need to reinstall the application. Be sure to install any available updates for the application and OS X. Click Report to see more detailed information and send a report to Apple." From report: "Symbol not found: _xmlBufContent Referenced from: /usr/lib/libxslt.1.dylib Expected in: /Applications/K-3D.app/Contents/Resources/lib/libxml2.2.dylib in /usr/lib/libxslt.1.dylib"
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Derekcurrie
18 January 2020
Version: 0.8.0.1
v0.8.0.3 is the current pre-compiled version, from 2013-01. v0.8.0.6 is the current DIY compile version from 2016-09. It is a 64-bit X11 application. As such, it does not have a macOS compliant GUI. The result is flaky. Persistence usually provides results. But playing with v0.8.0.3, you'll find some listed menu items don't actually exist, such as Help/K-3D Guide, Release Notes and online Help. - - The first time you boot it, don't use it as it will act oddly. Quit it and Open it again. This is a common behavior of X11 apps. One helpful hint: Use the Option (alt) key to access menu items via their underlined letter. But don't expect the sub-menu items to respond the same way. As such, the app is considerably user-hostile, has a massive learning curve and contains some documented bugs. There is a wiki at http://wiki.k-3d.org. But it is out-of-date and missing all its video assets. If you dig around on YouTube, you'll find a number of sort-of useful video tutorials. - - Taking everything into account, I'd suggest Blender instead.
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Anotheruser
22 August 2014
Version: 0.8.0.1
"K-3D cannot be opened because of a problem. Check with the developer to make sure K-3D works with this version of OS X. You may need to reinstall the application. Be sure to install any available updates for the application and OS X. Click Report to see more detailed information and send a report to Apple." From report: "Symbol not found: _xmlBufContent Referenced from: /usr/lib/libxslt.1.dylib Expected in: /Applications/K-3D.app/Contents/Resources/lib/libxml2.2.dylib in /usr/lib/libxslt.1.dylib"
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