K-3D Portable

Animation and rendering solution
K-3D is Portable is specially designed to be a 3D modelling, rendering and animation software for you to use.

K-3D Portable features a robust, object-oriented plugin architecture, designed to scale to the needs of professional artists, and is designed from-the-ground-up to generate motion-picture-quality animation using RenderMan-compliant render engines.

K-3D's innovative interactive tutorial system will introduce you to basic use of the program. New tutorials can easily be recorded and shared with the rest of the community.

K-3D Portable allows you to create and edit documents in multiple realtime OpenGL solid, shaded, texture-mapped views. You can even model, animate, and interact with animations while they play back for maximum productivity!

Main features:

  • Workflow:
  • Procedual modeling and animation.
  • Interactive tutorials.
  • Unlimited hierarchical undo/redo.
  • Viewing:
  • Camera: pan/tilt, zoom, dolly, modeling and tripod modes.
  • Viewing Modes: Detailed selection of visible features.
  • Hide / unhide geometry.
  • Modeling:
  • Powerful scene graph procedual modeling with complete modeling history.
  • Selection: Objects, meshes, faces, edges, patched, curves, point groups, point.
  • Geometry types: Polygon, NURBS, subdivision, blobby.
  • 3D Primitives: Cone, circle, cushion, cylinder, disk, grid, paraboloid, polyhedon, sphere, torus.
  • Boolean modeling operations.
  • Text: FreeType support.
  • Instantiation: Create duplicates without adding gemometry to the scene.
  • Animation:
  • Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) allows arbitrary dataflow - any object property can be connected to any other compatible property.
  • Animate any value.
  • Unlimited number of animation channels.
  • Bezier curve channels.
  • Animate modeling operations.
  • Materials and Textures:
  • Textures with 16-bit float bitdepth.
  • Procedual RenderMan shaders.
  • Rendering
  • Full RenderMan Support: Aqsis, Pixie, BMRT, PRman, 3Delight, Render Dot C.
  • Extensible support for alternate render engines and models: YafRay.
  • Render OpenGL previews to disk.
  • Scripting:
  • Python engine (preferred for new script development).
  • K3DScript engine (minimal scripting engine for tutorials / macros).
  • JavaScript engine (legacy script engine).
  • Support for alternate script engine plugins and environments.
  • Compositing:
  • Basic 2D compositing.
  • Bitdepth 16-bit float per channel.
  • Supported Formats:
  • Geometry Formats: AC3D, ASCII Scene Export, Apple QuickDraw?3D, AutoCad, Ayam, DirectX?, GNU Triangulated Surfaces, Quake II, PDB, RenderMan Interface Bytestream, VRML, Wavefront ... (some of them depend on PLIB installation)
  • Image Formats: JPEG (all platforms), PNG (all platforms), TIFF (all platforms).

last updated on:
August 23rd, 2011, 17:28 GMT
file size:
52.8 MB
developed by:
John T. Haller
license type:
operating system(s):
Windows All
C: \ Portable Software \ Multimedia \ Graphics


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What's New in version
  • Comes with all necessary software (python, python packages, aqsis...) to make K-3D work under Windows.
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