BRL-CAD is a powerful constructive solid geometry solid modeling system that includes an interactive geometry editor, ray-tracing support for rendering and geometric analysis, path-tracing for realistic image synthesis, network distributed framebuffer support, and image and signal-processing tools.
The Visualization ToolKit (VTK) is an object oriented software system for 3D computer graphics, image processing, and visualization. VTK includes a textbook, a C++ class library, and several interpreted interface layers including Tcl/Tk, Java, and Python. VTK supports a wide variety of visualization algorithms including scalar, vector, tensor, texture, and volumetric methods. It also supports advanced modeling techniques like implicit modeling, polygon reduction, mesh smoothing, cutting, contouring, and Delaunay triangulation. Moreover, dozens of imaging algorithms have been integrated into the system. This allows mixing 2D imaging / 3D graphics algorithms and data.
Visualization Library is C++ middleware for high-performance 2D and 3D graphics applications based on the industry standard OpenGL 1.x-4.x, designed to develop portable applications for the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems. It supports advanced features like OpenGL Shading Language, Volume Rendering, Isosurface extraction, Frame Buffer Objects, Multiple Render Targets, Vertex and Pixel Buffer Objects, KdTree/AABB frustum culling, a multilingual Unicode-based text engine, advanced texturing, DDS cubemaps, mipmaps, compressed textures, and much more. Visualization Library can be especially useful in 3D/2D scientific visualization, virtual reality, augmented reality, visual simulation, data visualization, presentations, multimedia applications, special effects, and 3D/2D games.
KeyFrog monitors the keyboard and visualizes its usage statistics. The user can obtain much information about keyboard activity: the intensity of keyboard usage, how was it distributed in time, which applications were used, etc. This may be very useful, for example, to developers to monitor their productivity. The environment being monitored is the X Window System (text applications are explicitly supported if run inside an X terminal).
TacitPixel (formerly libTAP ) is a prototyping system for virtual reality and augmented reality applications. It runs on a variety of platforms. RAP (rapid application prototyping) is done through the Lua interface, which mirrors the C++ namespace as closely as possible. libTAP has a small but distinctive feature set, focused on prototyping of realtime 3D simulations.
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.
Gabedit is a graphical interface for the FireFly, Gamess-US, Gaussian, Molcas, Molpro, MPQC, NWChem, OpenMopac, ORCA, and Q-Chem computational chemistry packages. It includes a 3D molecule editor and viewer. Most major molecular file formats are supported, and graphics can be exported in many formats.