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2 votes, 4.5/5
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, English
3D modeling and animation have never been easy to master. K-3D is an animation and modeling software that has been developed by and offering several traditional features.

Key Features

  • Modeling: this is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any 3D surface of object (either inanimate or living) via specialized software. K-3D’s modeling is based on standard forms such as circles, cylinders, cones, etc.
  • Animation: concerning animation, it allows to use several channels and Beziers curves (linear Beziers curves, quadratic Beziers curves and cubic Beziers curves). It specifies the velocity over time of an object.
  • RenderMan Interface Specification: this feature sets K-3D apart from other software. It allows describing three-dimensional scenes so as to turn them into digital photorealistic images. It is also using high-level geometric primitives such as quadrics or bicubic patches in order to specify geometric primitives implicitly.
  • Supported geometry formats: it can support several geometry formats such as Wavefront OBJ or GTS, Javascript and Python. K-3D can be used with Aqsis, Pixie, BMRT, PRman, 3Delight, Render Dot C and OpenGL render engine.


  • This is entirely free.
  • K-3D is combining flexible plug-ins with visualization pipeline architecture.


  • This is not very easy for beginners.


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Alternative spelling: k3d-setup-, k3d-setup.exe