Mage is a 3D vector display program that shows "kinemage" graphics used in both teaching and research, in applications ranging from estuary ecology to X-ray crystallography model quality assessments. It displays the 3D relationships between data in an interactive environment, which facilitates both open-ended exploration and structured presentation. It includes many tools for on-screen measurement, construction, and editing of the display objects, and can write either kinemage output or various types of 2D images.
MagicLight is a 3D modeler, animation system, and renderer. It supports animation, nurbs, free-form deformations, 3D text, and lots of other features. Most of the code is in Java. JOGL is used for 3D display, an internal zbuffer renderer generates high quality images, and an XML format is used for scene descriptions. MagicLight II is a complete redesign of the old version, changing the implementation from C++ to Java.
MeshLab is an open, portable, extensible system for the user-assisted processing of unstructured 3D meshes. The system is aimed to help the processing of 3D models arising in 3D scanning, providing a set of tools for cleaning and healing this kind of meshes. The system is heavily based on the VCG library developed at the Visual Computing Lab of ISTI - CNR, for all the core mesh processing tasks.
MindsEye is a project to develop a freely (in terms of the GPL) available 3d modeling program for Linux. It features a modular design, Multi-scene/user concept, Kernel-system view instead of Modeler-system view, Object oriented modelling design, and network support in a MindsEye-kernel way.
Moonlight|3D is a modeling and animation tool for three-dimensional art. It currently supports mesh-based modeling. It's a redesign of Moonlight Atelier, formed after Moonlight Atelier/Creator died in 1999/2000. Rendering is done through pluggable backends. It currently supports Sunflow, with support for RenderMan and others in planning.
Morcego is a 3D graph browser for viewing and navigating any graph-like structure. Examples of such structures include social networks, site maps, hierarchies, and genealogy trees. It currently only support simple graphs. It's already integrated into TikiWiki. Morcego is not meant to provide a solution for the end user, but to be embedded in a Web application by developers. It's a Java applet that communicates with an XML-RPC server to load the graph that is displayed.
The objective of the NIST Web Metrics Testbed is to explore the feasibility of a range of tools and techniques that support rapid, remote, and automated testing and evaluation of website usability. There are currently six components: 1. Web Static Analyzer Tool (WebSAT): checks web page HTML against typical usability guidelines. 2. Web Category Analysis Tool (WebCAT): lets the usability engineer construct and conduct a web category analysis (card-sorting). 3. Web Variable Instrumenter Program (WebVIP): instruments a website to capture a log of user interaction. 4. Framework for Logging Usability Data (FLUD): a file format and parser for representation of user interaction logs (such as those captured by WebVIP). 5. VisVIP Tool: produces a 3D visualization of user navigation paths through a website, based on FLUD data. 6. TreeDec: adds navigation aids to the pages of a website.
The OpenVL library is a framework for working with 3D volumetric datasets. It provides a standard and uniform API to volumetric data access, storage, and processing. It is designed and built to be fast, extensible, flexible, and easy to use. The library is completely open-sourced and encourages contribution. This library is an ideal choice if you want to write applications that deal with 3D volumes.