Great 3D Vids on Vimeo and Youtube

For information about the video please use the links under the videos v

Doomed: a biological cartoon!
from El Señor Studio on Vimeo.

Out Of The Ordinary from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.

Kickstart "The Goon" Blur
on Kickstarter.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Triangle Mesh Completer 1.10 update released

Alexander Emelyanov has released version 1.10 of his Triangle Mesh Completer.

New in 1.10:
  • Simpler to use
  • Shows better results with comparison of the previous one
  • The processing profile file format has been essentially changed, as a particular, you don't need to manage the missing surface field settings anymore.
More info and download at

Monday, January 30, 2012

Free highres wood textures from defcon-x

On you can get more than 90 scanned highres textures of wood. All images were scanned from real wood plates.

More info and download at

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Free Transit 3D models

You can download free 3D models of busses, trains and streetcars on
The models, 17 in total, are done by Matt Harter and George Pierni.

The models are available in 3ds, obj, lwo, cob (and some as TRAINZ or MS Trainsimulator models)

More info and download at

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

LEGO Digital Designer 4.2

You want to model LEGO models virtually? Well, its possible with the LEGO Digital Designer. Almost every common LEGO Brick is available.
You can even design Mindstorm Robots in 3D with LEGO Digital Designer MINSTORMS mode.

Download the free LEGO software under

Friday, January 20, 2012

tree[d], a free 3D tree generator

tree[d] is an easy to use freeware tree generator.

An accessible user interface allows you to create nearly any type of tree within minutes. Use the included media to try out the many options, to create realtime trees for your games or visualizations. Once you have created your perfect tree, make an infinite number of variations by clicking a single button. And export the tree as a 3D model or as a billboard texture.

Best of all tree[d] is free to use, and you can include the trees you make in your own projects, commercial or free, as long as they are not model packs, texture packs, 3D model generators, or texture generators.

You can export your 3D models to .x, .obj or .b3d format. 

tree[d] is available for free for Windows.
More info at

Triangle Mesh Completer

The Triangle Mesh Completer is a nice free 3D software that has only one purpose:
Complete inclomplete 3D meshes. And the program does a really good job.

The program uses a method that allows repairing even seriously damaged meshes. As distinct from existing ones, it can connect different boundaries of a specified damaged model to restore its original topology.

The Program is available as plugin for Rhino 4.0 and as a standalone version for Windows.

More info and download on

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

MeshMixer 07 Update 2

An update of the free Autodesk MeshMixer  was released.
New in MeshMixer 07 Update 2:

  • Fixed broken PLY import, OBJ export 
  • Transform tool now has 3-axis manipulator 
  • Extrude/Extract now have x/y/z axis direction options 
  • new Remesh tool for refinining and reducing areas (beta) 
  • new Join tool that automates ZipperBrush/Weld workflow (beta) 
  • Selection brush now has crease-angle threshold 
  • new hotbox (hold spacebar) 
  • view-axis snapping (in hotbox) 
  • visual camera controls (drag on icons in hotbox) 
  • fit-to-view on object or selection (in hotbox) 
  • custom background color (in hotbox) 
  • many other bugfixes/improvements
More info and download on

netfabb studio basic 4.8.0

netfabb studio basic is a freeware 3d software for the 3D printing workflow.
With netfabb you can view, organize, optimize, repair, measure and slice your 3d scan data.

netfabb Studio Basic features the same user interface as netfabb Studio Professional and the *.fabbproject file standard of netfabb Studio is identical in both Basic and Professional. It is NOT a trial version of netfabb Studio Professional, it has only less features.

nettfab studio is available for Windows, OS X and Linux

More info at


Monday, January 16, 2012

MeshLab for iOS 1.0

MeshLab for iOs is an free advanced 3D model viewer. MeshLab for iOs has been designed to be able to display complex 3D models in a simple and intuitive way, allowing the accurate inspection of a 3D model through a precise yet straightforward navigation.
MeshLab for iOs can:

  • Read models from a variety of standard 3D formats (PLY, STL, OFF, OBJ) 
  • Open model directly from web pages, email attachments, DropBox or through classical iTunes file sharing 
  • Navigate the model in a very intuitive way. 
  • Efficiently show highly complex models up to 2,000,000 of triangular faces.
For more information and download visit the

Friday, January 13, 2012

Apple product 3D Models for free (Updated 13.12.´12)

3D models of Apple products are popular for presenting websites, programs or other fancy stuff in rendered images.
There are many free 3D models Apple´s products available in the internet.

In this posting (which i will constantly update) i will show off some of the best freely available Apple 3D models that i have found in the worldwide web.
  • Apple TV: A free 3D Model of a Macbook Pro can be downloaded in 3DS, OBJ, WRL, FBX at
  • Mac Pro: A Mac Pro 3D model for free you can get  in 3DS and MAX on
  • iPhone 4: An iPhone 3D model for free is available in C4D and OBJ at
  • 24-Inch LED Cinema Display: You can get a Cinema display 3D model for free in 3DS, MAX, OBJ and FBX at
  • Macbook: A free 3D Model of a Macbook Pro can be downloaded in 3DS, MAX at
  • Macbook Pro: A free 3D Model of a Macbook Pro can be downloaded in 3DS, DWG and SKP at
  • iMac 27 inch: Get a free 3D model of an iMac 27 inch in MAX, OBJ and FBX on
  • Apple Magic Mouse: A free 3D model of a magic mouse you can download in MAX, OBJ and FBX at
  • Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad: This free 3D model is available in MAX, OBJ and FBX at
  • iPad 2: Another free 3D model available in MAX, OBJ and FBX from
  • iPod Classic with Dock: Download a free 3D models of an iPod Classic player and Intempo stylish dock for iPod/iPhone on
If you find other or even better free 3D models, it would be nice to drop the link as a comment.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Free Highres Earth Textures from NASA Visible Earth

On the Website of NASA Visible Earth you can get high resolution earth textures including color textures, cloudlayers and heightmaps for land and sealevel (bathymetry).

More info on

There are many many images available so here some examples
(Tip: search for images from other month too):

  • Color diffuse texture here
  • Landmass heigth-map here
  • Sea-level (Bathymetry) height-map here
  • Cloud-layers here

More than 100 free fish and flower 3D Models on Toucan Virtual Museum

On the website of the Toucan Virtual Museum you can get free 3D models of 60+ different fishes species, 44 flowers and 4 insect 3D models.
The filetype is 3DS.

More info and download at

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

FreeCAD 0.12

FreeCAD is a general purpose Open Source 3D CAD / MCAD / CAx / CAE / PLM modeler, aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits a wider range of uses in engineering, such as architecture or other engineering specialties.
It is a feature-based parametric modeler with a modular software architecture which makes it easy to provide additional functionality without modifying the core system.

FreeCAD is available for Linux, Windows and OS X at

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Free seamless patterns from Patterrific

On Patterriffic you can get really nice seamless design patterns for free. These textures are perfect for all kind of texture combinations or backgrounds.

More info at

Free 3D architecture models on blogscopia

On you can get great architecture models for free.
Categories include: Bathroom, Character, Complement, Exterior, Interior furniture, Lamps, Exterior furniture, vegetation and some textures.

More infos at

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sweet Home 3D 3.4

Sweet home 3D is a free interior design application to style your home in 3D quick and easy.
It brings its own 3D libraries of interior objects and can export the scenes as OBJ files.
Floor-plans can be exported in  SVG and PDF format.

Sweet Home 3D is Open Source and available for Windows, OS X, Linux and Solaris

More info and download at

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Free HDRI CD Sky Collection from Evermotion

Evermotion has a great collection of free HDRI Skies to download.
In total they offer 50 HDR files for free.

More Info and download at

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Free lamp 3D models + IES files from ERCO

ERCO offers a great product-line of indoor and outdoor lighting. All lamp models can be downloaded as 3DS or DXF files and for each lamp you can download an additional free IES file.
Downloads are available in the "design data"-section of each product on the ERCO-website

Friday, January 6, 2012


Fabscan is an Open Source DoItYourself 3D Scanner software that only needs a webcam, a linelaser and a step motor.
You can 3d scan an object by one click and export the mesh in point clouds as PTS, PLY and PCD.
Fabscan has automatic generation of ready-to-print STL-files.

Fabscan is available for OS X.

More info and download at

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cloud Compare 2.3

CloudCompare is an Open Source 3D point cloud (and triangular mesh) processing software.
It has been originally designed to perform comparison between two 3D points clouds (such as the ones obtained with a laser scanner) or between a point cloud and a triangular mesh.
Cloud Compare is available for Windows and Linux.

More Information