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.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

BRL-CAD 7.20.4

BRL-CAD is a cross-platform open source solid modeling system that includes interactive geometry editing,  ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, image and signal-processing tools, a system performance analysis benchmark suite and libraries for robust geometric representation.

BRL-CAD is available for BSD,  IRIX,  Linux,  Mac OS X,  Solaris and Windows.

More info and download at

Saturday, March 24, 2012

OpenFlipper 1.2 released

The RWTH Aachen has released OpenFlipper 1.2.

New in 1.2:
  • Mesh Compare:
    Compare distance, normal deviation and other mesh properties
  • Primitives Generator
    Create various primitives(Spheres, icosahedron, dodecahedron,...)
  • PropertyVis
    Visualize scalar or vector valued properties on meshes
  • Remesher
    Adaptive and uniform remeshing
  • Render depth peeling
    Depth peeling renderer (transparency)
  • Render Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
    Screen Space Ambient Occlusion renderer
  • Height field importer:
    Import images containing height fields as Triangle meshes
    Additionally some new data types have been added:
  • Hexahedral meshes (based on OpenVolumeMesh)
  • Splat clouds
Furthermore a lot of updates and improvements as well as bugfixes have been integrated. It now builds fine with VS2010 and XCode 4.3 (clang).

More info and download at

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

75 free 3d models of seating, tables and furniture from Herman Miller

On the website of Herman Miller you can get free 3d models of Seating, Filling & Storage, Desking, Tables and Furniture.
In detail they offer:

  • 43 seating models (for example work chairs, lounge chairs, stools and dining chairs)
  • 27 desking, table and furniture models (for example conference tables and dining tables)
  • and 5 storage models 
More info and download at

netfabb basic version 4.9 update released

A new version of netfabb was released.

The netfabb 4.9 update has focused on bugfixes and improvements of existing function. Fixes and functional improvements include:
  • improved triangle reduction
  • improved smoothing
  • updated license dialog to warn for licensing or dongle issues
  • interlocking test analyzer
  • performance improvement for 3D packing
  • GUI-Fixes for MacOS
  • NCM support for file preview browser
  • SLC Import fix
  • Screenshots
More info and free download of the basic version at

Autodesk 123D Beta 9 released

Autodesk has released the Betaversion 9 of their CAD modeling software 123D.

New in Beta 9:
  • My Corner login and online experience enhancements
  • 3D STL export preview
  • auto and manual dimensioning of 2D and Laser Sheets
  • presentation 
  • and sharing enhancements.

More infos and download at

Monday, March 19, 2012

Structure Synth 1.5

Structure Synth is a cross-platform application for generating 3D structures by specifying a design grammar. Even simple systems may generate surprising and complex structures. The design grammar approach was originally devised by Chris Coyne.

Structure Synth is open source and available for Windows, Linux and OS X

More info and download


Get 18 HDRI Probes for free from Keith Bruns

On the website of Keith Bruns you can get 18 HDRI Probes for free.
Resolution of the probes is up to 2000 x 2000.

More Infos and Download at

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Unity: Free Android and iOS mobile basic licenses until April 8th

The mobile basic licenses of Unity for iOS and Android are free until April 8th 2012.
(normally worth 800$)

More Infos and Download at

Friday, March 16, 2012

More than 13.000 free textures at 10ravens

The website of 10ravens offers more than 13.000 free textures available for personal or even commercial works. (free registration needed)

Categories include:
Bricks, Buildings, Concrete, Doors, Fences and Walls, Food, Ground, Children's Drawings, Metal,    Plaster, Rocks, Skies, Stone walls, Water, Windows and Wood.

More info and download at

GOM Inspect 7.5 : Free 3D Inspection and Mesh Processing Software

GOM Inspect is a free 3D inspection and mesh processing software for dimensional analysis of 3D point clouds and viewer for ATOS and GOM Inspect Professional data sets.

Features from GOM Inspect include:
  • CAD Data and 3D Point Cloud Import 
  • 3D Mesh Processing 
  • 3D Inspection Tools 
  • 2D Analysis 
  • Comprehensive Reporting 
  • Data Export
More info and download at

ReconstructMe Update 221 released

PROFACTOR has released Build 221 of ReconstructMe.

New in Build 221:
  • Fixed ambiguous function call to max.
  • Added support for custom volume sizes and other settings. 
  • Added an initial set of configuration files. 
  • Dropped --highres support in favor of custom configuration files. 
  • Added support for depth-only cameras such as Asus Xtion Pro. 
  • This version breaks support for previously recorded streams. 
  • Various fixes to reconstruction engine applied.
More infos and download at

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More than 100 free 3d models of interiors for free on designconnected

On designconnected you can download more than 100 free 3d models of interiors.
The 3D Models are tables, chairs, clocks and decorations.

More info and download at

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Free 3D Head Models on TEN24

On TEN24 you can get 3 really nice and detailed 3D models of male heads. They contain reflection-, bump-, normal- and diffuse maps. TEN24 has some nice head modeling/texturing tutorials too.

The model formats are LWO (and OBJ).

Links to the free heads on
Examplevideo of TEN24 on YouTube:


ReconstructMe is an intuitive 3D reconstruction system from PROFACTOR offering unique features Robust 3D real-time reconstruction.
It features:
  • Accurate metric surface reconstruction 
  • Multiple 3D sensor support (Kinect etc.)
  • Cross-vendor 3D hardware support (AMD, NVIDIA and INTEL) 
  • Offline reconstruction from existing file streams 
  • Resuming reconstructions at any point in time Surface export to common 3D file formats such as .stl or .obj 
ReconstructMe is free for non-commercial use and available for Windows.

More infos and download at

24 free cut-out people on epictor

You can get a set of 24 images of cut-out people at epictor.
(Registration required)

More info and download at

Friday, March 2, 2012

Hexagon 2.5, DAZ Studio 4 Pro and Bryce 7 Pro free until end of March 2012

DAZ 3D is promoting their 3D Software by making the three award-winning 3D software products DAZ STUDIO, Hexagon and Bryce for the first time ever available for free (until the end of February 2012)  (extended through the end of March 2012).

So now you can get

DAZ STUDIO 4 PRO: (was $429.95)
This 3D software package includes DAZ Studio Pro, a feature rich 3D figure customization, posing, and animation tool that enables anyone to create stunning digital illustrations and 3D animations. DAZ Studio Pro is the perfect tool to design unique digital art and 3D animations using virtual people, animals, props, vehicles, accessories, environments and more. Simply select your subject and/or setting, arrange accessories, setup lighting, and begin creating beautiful artwork.

BRYCE 7 PRO  (was $249.95)
Bryce is an award winning, fun, feature-packed 3D modeling and animation package designed to allow new users to quickly create and render stunning 3D environments. Bryce combines exceptional power with an innovative interface for incredible ease of use. Add wildlife, people, props and more to your scenes via the DAZ Studio character plug-in in addition to terrain, water, sky, rocks, clouds, fog, vegetation, and architecture for which Bryce has long been the standard. Originally created by Eric Wenger, Kai Krause and Phil Clevenger.

HEXAGON 2.5 (was $149.95)
Hexagon delivers all the tools a graphic artist needs to create detailed 3D models ready for final render. Packed with features such as; DAZ Studio Bridge, sculpted primitives, freehand modeling brushes, micro-displacement modeling tools, comprehensive UV-mapping modules, advanced 3D paint, and instant ambient occlusion. Hexagon provides you with all the options of expensive competitor software, but at an affordable price.

This 3D software suite has a combined retail value of over $800!

So get it now free at


Also freely available:
That adds another 560 $ of retail value available for free.