VoxelShop is an extremely intuitive and powerful, open-source and cross-platform, voxel object creator and editor.
Voxel models can be animated using skeletal animation in the animation mode of the program.
In VoxelShop the voxels can also be painted with textures. Each side of a voxel can have a different texture and the textures can be rotated and mirrored.
Projects can be easily exported to the COLLADA file format. Other formats including voxel formats are coming, I just didn't get to it yet. More Info »
Since colors are important, there are a large number of options available to find just the right one. You can use one of the many different sliders and panels or simply enter a hex value. It is even possible to select a color from anywhere on the screen by pressing "P".
Voxels can be altered with a number of tools in different perspectives. The 3D view allows to freely display and change the object from arbitrary directions. You will find this view very intuitive: It's just like playing with Lego.
Projects can be modified using a number of different, very potent tools. Besides the standard draw and erase tool you can use the color select, flood fill, recolor or the select tool to modify voxel.
Every action in the program is freely bindable to a shortcut. The shortcuts are not restricted to include modifies, so you can even bind single letters.
VoxelShop allows to organize your projects in layers. Layers can be hidden to efficiently work on large projects with many voxels.
They furthermore allow for easy modularity. You can conveniently swap parts of existing objects by hiding them and then creating a replacement in a new layer. Creating different outfits for your characters doesn't get any easier.