EQUINOX-3D is a 3D modeler with a very fast, fully integrated ray-tracer. It features read/write support for COLLADA, read support for Radiance's .hdr image format, 3DS (3D-studio) file format read support, multi-texturing, custom-programmable texture mapping, bump-mapping with automatic texture-space tangents, the ability to zoom into a region with "fly-to", and more. It includes a full runtime-class framework and a core design that allows for the addition of anything from a physics engine to a fully integrated renderer from a plugin. It is faster and more memory efficient than many other modelers.
The Second Life Viewer is the client for logging into the Second Life 3-D virtual world, where residents explore, purchase virtual land, open businesses, build real estate, and create scripted objects such as cars, robots, or magic wands. Second Life residents retain full intellectual property rights for the digital content they create and upload, including avatar characters, clothing, scripts, textures, objects, and designs.
Convex 3D is a convertor, extractor, and viewer for such popular 3D formats as 3DS, Wavefront OBJ, and Lightwave 3D. It is written in C++ and uses a modular design. The package includes a standalone conversion tool (console) and GUI application (Qt and OpenGL are required) for viewing and more. It is not meant to be a modeler, but it can be a powerful tool to hack into 3D files made by 3rd party modelers.
NUI is a GUI ToolKit intended to work with SGI's OpenGL API. It is similar in many ways to GTK+, Qt and even Win32, but with many enhancements in order to make it an easy and yet powerful tool for cross- platform GUI programming. It is currently developed on platforms supported by the NGL framework.
Cug is an equation plotter with a heavy emphasis on beautiful rendering. It can be considered a simple openGL modeler parameterized by mathematical equations. Extensive controls allow for real-time modification of lighting, coloring, texturing, fog, and a few other aspects. Rotation, panning, and zooming are easily controlled with the mouse. An off-screen rendering target allows for generation of large images. The excellent gtkmm and gtkglextmm libraries provide the interface.
Brook for GPUs is a compiler and runtime implementation of the Brook stream programming language for modern graphics hardware. The goals for this project are to demonstrate general purpose programing on GPUs, to provide a useful tool for developers who want to run applications on GPUs, and to research the stream language programming model, streaming applications, and system implementations.
Octaviz is a visualization system for Octave. It is a wrapper that makes all VTK classes accessible from within Octave using the same object-oriented syntax as in C++ or Python. It also provides high-level functions for 2D and 3D visualization. Using those functions, most common visualization tasks (3D surface plots, contour plots, meshes, etc.) can be accomplished without any knowledge about VTK.
L3D is a 3D library for developing OpenGL applications under Linux. The library has a main display loop, and call-back functions similar to those in GLUT. It has a graphical console for output of information. The goal of this project is a library which is small and hopefully scalable.