K-3D
K-3D
0.8.0.1

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K-3D free download for Mac

K-3D

0.8.0.1
22 August 2014

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 0.8.0.1:
  • Completely rewritten data storage for geometric meshes - capable of rendering one million polygons at interactive rates.
  • Introductory support for the LuxRender render engine.
  • Experimental support for CSG operations on polyhedra, using either CGAL or CARVE Introductory support for NURBS.
  • New / rewritten support for 3DS, Collada, OBJ, MD2, Ogre, PLY, STL, and SVG files.
  • Interactive Python Shell
  • New CMake-based cross-platform build system.
  • Over 300 regression tests run every night.
  • Nightly coverage testing.
  • New Mercurial-based version control.
  • New website.
  • New time-based release schedule

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1 K-3D Reviews

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Anotheruser
22 August 2014

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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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Version 0.8.0.1
Anotheruser
22 August 2014
"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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Version 0.8.0.1
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M-Rick
M-Rick
22 August 2014
it needs X11 or X-Quartz and it does work from 10.6
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Anotheruser
Anotheruser
23 August 2014
Neglected to mention, I am running OSX 10.9.4 and XQuartz (X11 equivalent).
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M-Rick
M-Rick
23 August 2014
On the website author, there is a beta version for 10.8 maybe it is working.
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Anotheruser
Anotheruser
23 August 2014
Thanks, M-Rick -- indeed that test version works like a charm.
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