GNUSTEP Live CD contains a lot of software for GNUstep, a free implementation of the OPENSTEP framework (which is also directly used in Mac OS X as Cocoa). It includes excellent applications for RAD (GORM and ProjectCenter). The CD is available for i486, AMD64, Apple Mac PowerPC, and Sun UltraSPARC computers.
QuesoGLC is a free implementation of the OpenGL Character Renderer. The OpenGL Character Renderer (GLC) is a state machine that provides OpenGL programs with character rendering services including scale and rotate text and draw text using lines, filled triangles, or bitmaps. QuesoGLC is based on the FreeType library, provides Unicode support, and is designed to be easily ported to any platform that supports both FreeType and the OpenGL API.
myOS is a minimalistic, OpenGL capable, GNU/Linux-based system without X. It is a bare bones Linux system, stripped of everything but the files necessary to compile and run OpenGL/C code. It has a simplified directory structure and a cleaned-up internal cross referencing. It has two available variants. myOSx-less fits within a 64 MB RAM disk and features a WebKit based on Trolltech's Qtopia demo Web browser. myOSx is oriented for X11, and its development tools are built around Trolltech Qtopia to produce applications based on the WebKit and for the framebuffer of the original myOS system.
Simulum deals with different simulations of star movements and their visualizations. At first it looks at the projection and accumulation of star brightness. In actually doing this it distributes stars among a three dimensional figure. To get a nice effect it combines the photographic image production with a moving view point. So the outcome is the visual impression of flying through a star field. Secondly it studies different algorithms of particle movements and clustering. The primary approach uses a combination of Newton's gravitational law, energy, and impulse conservation. At all these stages an highly dynamic view of the processes is able to be produced.
The Pure Perl RayCaster is a small simple ray-casting application written completely in Perl without using OpenGL or any other 3D API library. For the GUI, it uses wxPerl. It can load a 3D object from a file (in RAW format), display the object in wireframe perspective view, allow you to orbit and zoom your camera, and produce a user defined size ray casting image of the current view in a predefined color theme, with or without smooth shading. It is well suited for educational purposes, in order to study, understand, tweak, and try well known fundamental 3D computer graphics techniques.
KIO-POV is a KDE IO-Slave for the Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray). It can be used to render POV-Ray scenes and access the render results from Konqueror or other KDE programs without fiddling with the command line. Viewing render logs, scene information, and information about the POV- Ray configuration is possible as well.
KStereoScope is a simple OpenGL quad-buffered stereoscopic image viewer for KDE. Currently it does nothing but display 3D images (JPS/PNS) that are viewable only with LCD shutter glasses and a professional video card. Future releases will include support for anaglyphs and interleaved images.