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Complete 3D Packages

Blender

Blender.jpg Blender is the most popular free and open source software for the 3D creation content.

You create and render what you want. Partial support of dae (not perfect) and good fbx exporter. Visit Homepage
Don't forget to get the Collada Blender Exporter Fix provided by Shiva's dev : Blender Exporter Fix



Cheetah3d

Cheetah3d.png The amazingly powerful 3D modelling, rendering and animation software for Apple Mac OS X. Now with 64-bit support!

Cheetah3D provides the most useful features you need to get the job done, and organizes them within a beautifully elegant user interface that's powerful, intuitive and quick to work with. Performing truly advanced operations in Cheetah3D will seem like second nature very rapidly. Cheetah3D provides a level of productivity that you will be hard pressed to equal in software ten times the cost! Exports to fbx. Visit Homepage



TrueSpace

Truespace76.jpg TrueSpace is an professional tool that is now free for all.

It fully support export of the DAE format. You could easily use it to create your next gen 3D model with good animation (support motion capture import). Visit Homepage



Cinema4D

C4d.jpg The eleventh generation of CINEMA 4D is another milestone in the development of professional 3D software and a testament to two decades of excellence by MAXON's programming team. Professional 3D animation tools have never been easier to use.

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Milkshape3D

Ms3d.jpg MilkShape 3D is a low-polygon modeler, which was initially designed for Half-Life. By and by many file formats and features have been added. MilkShape 3D currently supports 70 different file formats, but until today no *.dae/Collada.

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Modelling Tools

Wings3D

Wings3D.jpg Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware. It is possible to assign materials, vertex color, UV coordinates and textures.

Exports to the most popular 3D formats, like 3ds, fbx and obj. Visit Homepage



Sculptris

SculptrisShot.jpg Sculptris is a 3d sculpting and painting tool, free and open source. It is very lightweight and requires only very little learning to use it.

Sculptris will stay small and focused at its main task, which is sculpting and painting models. There is no point in expanding it to cover all the things advanced users can do in ZBrush, Blender, Maya and all the other big shot apps. Visit Homepage



Delgine

Delgine.jpg Really good 3D world creation tools. You could use it as a world editor or a modeling tools.

It support lot of function and ligh mapping maker. Now FREE and open source with the new community version. Support collada export thanks to plugin. :) Visit Homepage



Plant Generators

Tree[d]

Treed.jpg Make some good animated Tree for your environnement. Lot of setting avaiable for make high or low poly tree.

Very good animation for your model. Only export X or B3D files. Official Thread and Download link



Tree Magik

Treemagik.jpg Low-poly and high quality 3D tree creation. TreemagikG3 introduces new breakthroughs in tree creation. With TreemagikG3 you'll be able to create beautiful 3D trees for your games, and all within seconds.

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Plant Life

Plantlife.jpg Designed for low polygon environments, such as fast 3D games, Plant Life delivers a unique approach to creating photo-realistic foliage for use in real-time 3D environments. Without sacrificing quality, Plant Life creates vivid, colourful and realistic media at the lowest poly-count possible, all from a friendly and easy-to-use interface.

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PlantStudio

PlantStudio.jpg PlantStudio Botanical Illustration Software is a tool for creating 3D plant models and 2D illustrations. PlantStudio simulates herbaceous (non-woody) plants like wildflowers and cut flowers, vegetables, weeds, grasses, and herbs using a parameter-driven simulation of plant growth and structure. You can "grow" plants over their life cycles, producing lifelike images at any age. You can design, animate and breed a wide variety of plants. By using the "evolutionary arts" of variation and selection in the plant breeder, you can quickly and easily create whole families of unique plants for your 3D scenes.

And it's NOW FREE !!! Visit Homepage




Texturing/Unwrapping Tools

Ultimate Unwrap

Uvwrap.png Ultimate Unwrap 3D is a specialty Windows tool for unwrapping 3D models. It includes an easy-to-use UV coordinate editor, a standard set of UV mapping projections such as planar, box, cylindrical, and spherical, as well as advanced UV mapping projections such as face mapping, camera mapping, and unwrap faces for those difficult to map areas on a model.

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Animation Tools

Character FX

Characterfx.jpg CharacterFX is a character animation tool, created for gamers, artists, modellers and hobbyists. It allows you to breathe live into your meshes using skeletal animation and advanced tools like Inverse Kinematics or Weighted Vertices, but still it is easy enough to use for all levels of computer graphic artists.

CharacterFX is especially usefull for game developers who need an affordable animation solution. And It's now FREE !!!!! Visit Homepage



FragMotion

Fragmotion.jpg fragMOTION is a powerful 3D modeler specifically intended for the creation and animation of characters. fragMOTION is intuitive and easy to use and contains many features that are only found in top of the line modelers. And if that's not enough for you, the event driven scripting system makes it a breeze for you to add your own features.

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Terrain Editors

Earth Sculptor

EarthSculptor.png EarthSculptor is a realtime terrain editor and paint program featuring an easy to use interface designed

exclusively for rapid development of 3D landscapes for visualization, multimedia and game development. Visit Homepage



TerraGen

TerraGen.jpg Terragen™ is a scenery generator for Windows and the Mac OS. Terragen is free for personal non-commercial use. Terragen™ is capable of photorealistic results for professional landscape visualisation, special effects, art and recreation.

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Freeworld3D

FreeWorld.jpg Freeworld3D 2.0 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. FreeWorld3D's ease of use and intuitive interface makes it extremely easy to use.

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