ManiWheel is a GL hack for xscreensaver. It draws the spinning Tibetan mantra, "OM MANI PEME HUNG" for the blessing of all beings. It features transparent and no-transparent modes, two internal textures, the option to enable or disable a specular image. The height, radius, shininess, distance, and speed of rotation may be changed. It can also be used to draw any texture in the .rgb format.
Mars MOLA Viewer displays a fly-over rendering of the Martian surface, as measured by the Mars Global Surveyor, in real-time 3D animation. It downloads the Mars Orbiting Laser Altimeter topographic data files and uses them to drive the rendering. The user controls the position and the angle of the camera, and can move seamlessly over the entire Martian surface from -88 to 88 degrees latitude. It is a Java Web Start program with 1-click installation from your browser (depending on platform/browser).
Mathnetics is an API for creating advanced, interactive, Web-based mathematical applications. It defines various important mathematical objects that are inter-related and on which many numerical calculations can be done. It also features rendering of 3D objects onto an SVG canvas (to do so, it includes certain utilities such as browser sniffing, DOM node selection, and DOM readiness detection), which is quite robust. A few basic 3D objects are given (Line, Sphere, Cube), but the user can define any 3D object desired as per the specification.
MayaVi is a free, cross platform, easy-to-use scientific data visualizer. It provides a powerful GUI to ease the visualization process. It is written in Python and uses the Visualization Toolkit (VTK) for the graphics. MayaVi can be scripted from other Python programs and also from the interactive Python interpreter. MayaVi includes the VTK Pipeline browser. The VTK Pipeline browser is a Python module (vtkPipeline) that enables one to view and configure the objects in the VTK pipeline graphically with a Tkinter-based GUI. The browser should work for any Python script that uses VTK. MayaVi also provides classes to pickle a VTK object and a simple class documentation browser.
The Mesh Viewer is an easy-to-use, lightweight application for displaying three dimensional models (triangular meshes) from a variety of file formats. It uses OpenGL to render the models. Triangular meshes can be displayed texture mapped (with optional bilinear filtering), solid, or as a wire frame (all lines or just the front lines). Loaded models can be rotated, translated, and scaled (all done with the mouse). The model is lighted by multiple light sources. Viewpoints can be saved.
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.
Minimal OpenGL Utility Library (MOGUL) is a library similar to GLUT, only with fewer features. It lets you write window-system-independent OpenGL programs with even fewer lines of code than GLUT. It currently supports X11 and Win32. Examples are included in the distribution. It is intended to be easy to learn and simple to use.
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.
Motorsport is a project with a clear goal: to create the most realistic vehicle simulation possible. This includes cars and trucks, which can be driven using common input devices such as keyboards and steering wheels. It limits realism to what the hardware, and is intended for hardcore driving simulator fans. This means that it will try to have realistic physics, but not necessarily 'playable', 'easy', or 'fun' physics - these characteristics will depend on which vehicle is driven and on what a person is trying to drive it.