Linux Graphics

My personal list of graphics applications made or ported to linux (Incomplete)

  • Realsoft 3D icon

    Realsoft 3D

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Realsoft 3D is a full-featured 3D software package with a relatively low price tag.
    Realsoft 3D is available for Windows, Linux, IRIX and Mac OS X. The most recent version 7 has only been released for Windows.


  • OpenFX icon


    Free Windows Website

    OpenFX is an Open-Source 3D modeling, animation and rendering suite.

    A powerful feature-set includes a full renderer and raytrace engine, NURBS support, kinematics-based animation, morphing, and an extensive plugin API.

    Plugin capabilities include image post processor effects such as lens flare, fog and depth of field. Animation effects such as explosions, waves and dissolves add enormously to the flexibility of the program. Check out the full list of the various effect types and let your imagination run wild!


  • Structure Synth icon

    Structure Synth

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Structure Synth is a cross-platform application for generating 3D structures by specifying a design grammar. Even simple systems may generate surprising and complex structures. The design grammar approach was originally devised by Chris Coyne (for a 2D implementation see the popular Context Free Art).


  • Fragmentarium icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Fragmentarium is an open source, cross-platform IDE for exploring pixel based graphics on the GPU.

    It is inspired by Adobe's Pixel Bender, but uses GLSL, and is created specifically with fractals and generative systems in mind.


  • Moonlight|3D icon


    Free Windows Linux Website

    Moonlight|3D is a free modern, flexible and extensible modelling and animation tool developed by a small but dedicated team.

    Moonlight|3D 0.2.0 has the following features:


    * Unique history-based approach
    * Support for non-manifold meshes, including polygons with arbitrary vertex counts
    * 3D manipulators
    * Object instancing
    * Fully editable object history at any time

    Materials, Lighting and Rendering

    * Fully integrated Sunflow, a renderer with support for modern lighting features like ambient occlusions, global illumination and caustics
    * Omnidirectional, spherical and spot light sources
    * HDR image output
    * GLSL support including GLSL shader editor


    * Multiple animations of scenes
    * Virtually all parameters in the construction history are animateable separately
    * Rendering of animations


    * Flexible user interface that can be adapted to the user's needs
    * Flexible and extensible plugin based architecture
    * Full Python scripting capability
    * Headless batch mode
    * Integrated script editor

    Supported file formats

    * Images: PNG, HDR, EXR
    * Geometry: Ogre .mesh.xml, Wavefront .obj


  • Pointshop3D icon


    Free Windows Linux Website

    Pointshop3D is a system for interactive shape and appearance editing of 3D point-sampled geometry. By generalizing conventional 2D pixel editors, it supports a great variety of different interaction techniques to alter shape and appearance of 3D point models, including cleaning, texturing, sculpting, carving, filtering, and resampling. One key ingredient of the framework is a novel concept for interactive point cloud parameterization allowing for distortion minimal and aliasing-free texture mapping. A second one is a dynamic, adaptive resampling method which builds upon a continuous reconstruction of the model surface and its attributes. These techniques allow to transfer the full functionality of 2D image editing operations to the irregular 3D point setting. Pointshop3D system reads, processes, and writes point-sampled models without intermediate tesselation. It is intended to complement existing low cost 3D scanners and point rendering pipelines for efficient 3D content creation.

    Recently, Pointshop3D was enhanced to Boolean operations and free form deformation for shape modeling. Furthermore, tools for cleaning and reconstruction of scanned data were introduced. Thus, the whole pipeline from dealing with scanned data to appearance and geometry editing is now supported.


  • AC3D icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    AC3D is one of the longest established 3D design software programs available today. In development from 1994 and commercially available since 1996, AC3D has grown to become a highly regarded and popular program.

    Use AC3D™ to create 3D models for:
    games, virtual reality and flight simulation, scientific, medical and general data visualisation, rapid prototypes of 3D designs, high resolution 3D renderings, Google Earth, Second Life and much more...


  • Wings 3D icon

    Wings 3D

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware.

    It is possible to assign materials, vertex color, UV coordinates and textures, but there will be improvements in those features before Wings goes 1.0.

    There is no support in Wings for doing animations.


  • Bforartists icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Haiku AmigaOS ... MorphOS Website

    Bforartists is a complete 3D suite to create 3D content. It offers you the full 3D art pipeline to create game graphics, prerendered movies and stills.

    Bforartists is a fork of the popluar open source 3d software Blender. It can be used for modeling, UV mapping, texturing, rigging, skinning, animating, rendering, simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, physics etc. . And comes with Python for embedded scripting.


  • Sharp Construct icon

    Sharp Construct

    Free Windows Linux Website

    SharpConstruct is an OpenGL graphics application that supports real-time sculpting of polygon meshes. The process is similar to painting on a canvas in a traditional 2D image program, but with an added dimension. Depth is simply brushed onto the model, offering an easy way to create highly detailed meshes.


  • MakeHuman icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    MakeHuman is a free, open source, interactive modeling tool for creating custom 3D human characters. These characters can be modeled in minutes and can then be used with many other modeling and rendering programs to incorporate realistic human figures into computer generated images and animations. Features that make this software unique include the tetra-parametric GUI© and the Natural Pose System©, for advanced muscular simulation.


  • K-3D icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It features a plugin-oriented procedural engine for all of its content, making K-3D a very versatile and powerful package.
    K-3D excels at polygonal modeling, and includes basic tools for NURBS, patches, curves and animation.


  • OpenToonz (Morevna Edition) icon

    OpenToonz (Morevna Edition)

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    OpenToonz is based on software "Toonz" which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy,
    customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its works for many years.
    In March 2016 its source code was published under the terms of Modified BSD License.
    The open-source version is called OpenToonz and developed by international community.

    • Powerful Digital Drawing Tools
    • Vector and bitmap drawing tools with full support for graphic tablets allow you to create artwork of
      any complexity.
    • Sequence of drawings can be painted quickly with automatic tools, and palette colors can be edited
      at any time, updating automatically all the level drawings.
    • Add animated special effects and composite scenes seamlessly. Blurs, lighting, keys, masks, warps
      and more than 100 other effects available.
    • Automate routine tasks by using ECMA-compatible scripting engine.
    • Syncronize your animation with video footage automatically.
    • Automatically scan and vectorize paper drawings created by animation artists. Clean and paint them
      in a completely color-consistent digital environment.
    • A complete toolset for traditional frame-by-frame animation with configurable onionskin.
      Automatic creation of inbetween frames for vector shapes.
    • Complex movements can be defined by linking objects or using motion paths, and everything can be
      also animated in a 3D environment, with an automatic multiplane effect.
    • Animate your characters using bones, with IK support and mesh deformations.


    • Create particles effect supporting multiple layers as particles or as control images for particles animation.

    EXCLUSIVE FEATURES (MyPaint Brushes, Horizontal Timeline, Linux Version)

    • This edition of OpenToonz includes a special features developed by Morevna Project.


  • Misfit Model 3D icon

    Misfit Model 3D

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    OpenGL-based 3D model editor that works with triangle-based models. It supports multi-level undo, skeletal animations, simple texturing, scripting, command-line batch processing, and a plugin system for adding new model and image filters. Complete online help is included. It is designed to be easy to use and easy to extend with plugins and scripts.


  • Panotour Pro icon

    Panotour Pro

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Virtual tour software Panotour enables you to create in an intuitive way 360° virtual tours of profesionnal quality, that are displayable on a computer, an iPhone® or an iPad®. For Windows, Mac, Linux.


  • RV icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    RV is a cross-platform, real-time, film resolution, high dynamic range, image and sequence viewer. It can play back industry standard DPX, Cineon, OpenEXR film and HD resolution sequences, quicktime and mp4 files, (and many more formats) on a computer, through a projector, and in stereo. RV can work with RVIO, a standalone batch image processing tool which combined with RV gives users a powerful and adaptable platform for working with still and moving images. RV and RVIO were created in a high-end visual effects production environment by artists and engineers with deep roots in digital visual effects production.

    RV Key Features:

    * Cross Platform 64 bit, Linux, Mac OSX, Windows
    * 2K Uncompressed Playback from RAM or Disk
    * One-Click Remote Sync for Collaborative Review
    * Annotation/Paint Tools
    * Stereo 3D (Active and Passive)
    * Linux Quicktime Playback (including H.264)
    * Audio scrubbing/stepping with video sync
    * Audio with Realtime Floating Point Resampling
    * Scriptable Color Management with Support for OpenEXR Style Linear-Light Workflow
    * Scriptable, Customizable Architecture
    * Package System for RV Extensions
    * Realtime Hardware Color Correction
    * Remote Control API to Control RV from other Apps (including Python API)
    * Open Source Session File Format
    * Render into RV Window (e.g. with a display driver)
    * Read extensive list of image, video, and audio formats and codecs
    * Export movies (using RVIO)


  • RenderMan icon


    Free Personal Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    PhotoRealistic RenderMan, or PRMan for short, is a proprietary photorealistic RenderMan-compliant renderer.

    It primarily uses the REYES algorithm but is also fully capable of doing ray tracing and global illumination.

    PRMan is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and used to render all of their in-house 3D animated movie productions.

    Pixar's RenderMan has been specifically engineered to meet the demanding challenges of rendering 3D animation and visual effects. This means RenderMan is fast, efficient, and able to handle an astonishing amount of geometric complexity along with offering cutting-edge effects. Critically, Pixar's RenderMan has been developed to deliver outstanding imagery during the stresses of real-world productions. This means that in your own 3D work, you can trust that RenderMan is ready for the job ... with not only outstanding features, but the power to deliver.

    Since the beginning of the CGI VFX industry Pixar's RenderMan® has been there, rendering VFX for such classic films such as The Abyss, Terminator II, Jurassic Park, & Toy Story.

    Today Pixar's RenderMan has evolved to become the gold standard for the VFX industry, used everywhere by studios large and small to create outstanding graphics for feature films and broadcast television. In fact, Pixar's RenderMan has been used on every Visual Effects Academy Award Winner of the past 15 years, and 47 out of the last 50 nominees for Visual Effects have chosen Pixar's RenderMan to produce the highest quality special effects possible.


  • FURNACE icon


    Commercial Windows Linux Website

    FURNACE is a sophisticated suite of over 40 2D image-processing plug-ins designed to enhance workflow and boost productivity for digital artists.

    Drawing on over eight years' research into advanced image-processing algorithms, FURNACE provides a wealth of tools to help the VFX artist tackle everyday compositing tasks with ease and speed.

    Including tools for wire, rig and flicker removal, retiming, grain reduction, dust-busting, image stabilization, auto rotoscoping and much more, the FURNACE family of plug-ins helps take the hard work out of compositing.


  • 3DEqualizer icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    For more than a decade, Science.D.Visions has been developing enterprise matchmove software. Right from the start, it has been our goal to concentrate on the problems and needs of professional users, only. Our efforts resulted in the market leading brand "3D-Equalizer". Fact is, if you go to the box office today to watch the latest visual effects driven blockbuster movie, you will most likely be entertained by the help of our work!


  • Maxwell icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Maxwell Render is acclaimed as a landmark in next generation rendering technology, having produced the best quality images to date, and continues to be the leader in unbiased rendering for photorealistic imagery and advanced lighting, especially in architecture, interior design, product design, and film/animation production.


  • Octane Render icon

    Octane Render

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Octane Render is the world's first GPU based, un-biased, physically based renderer. What does that mean? It uses the video card in your computer to render photorealistic results fast...really fast. This allows the user to create stunning works in a fraction of the time of traditional CPU based renderers.

    Yet, to date no other software makes use of it in the way that Octane does. With a single, modern, GPU you can typically expect to see a 1000%-5000% (10X to 50X) speed increase over a typical un-biased, CPU based renderer.

    Not only is Octane Render fast, but it is completely interactive which allows you to work with your scene in ways that were not possible in the past. Edit the lighting, materials, camera settings, depth of field, etc. in real time with instant feedback on the results. It allows you to work at the speed of your imagination. You will feel more like a photographer exploring your scene. It makes rendering fun again.

    Octane Render is a standalone application that doesn't require a specific modeling package to function. If your application can export to one of the supported file formats, you can use Octane Render.


  • mocha icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Leveraging more than 8 years of engineering research and development, mocha Pro offers digital media artists a powerful, intuitive and innovative planar tracking-based solution with a streamlined interface, accelerated workflow and the power to easily track and manipulate shots not possible with traditional solutions. mocha Pro is the ideal VFX complement for film/video post production, creative motion graphics and 2D-3D conversion pipelines.

    mocha Pro delivers all the planar tracking and rotoscoping tools from award winning software, mocha and adds compositing tools for match moving, auto image and wire removal, clean plate generation, lens distortion correction and stabilization, to deliver an all-in-one master VFX tool set. By combining the best of legacy products mokey and monet, Imagineer now offers one product with all the features. mocha Pro's remove module is the industry's most unique alternative to painting, cloning & manual tracking.
    one tool, all the features - 64 bit optimized
    • object removals & clean plate generation
    • lens distortion correction
    • offset & 3D offset tracking
    • insert compositing & mesh warper
    • planar tracking & roto export to AE, Flame, Fusion, Nuke & more


  • Toon Boom Harmony icon

    Toon Boom Harmony

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Website

    Toon Boom Harmony Network is the industrial animation software for studios worldwide.

    Brushes in Harmony are now better than ever for creative drawing. Draw with your own personal style.

    See how Harmony provides total control over texture and colour on every frame. Colour your world.

    Harmony is built from the ground up for animation. See why it’s the go-to tool for animators working in any style.

    Deformers are one of the “secret weapons” in Harmony, providing so much animation control it’s almost like cheating.

    2D or 3D - it’s all animation. Explore how cameras and 3D objects are combined in a multiplane environment to add depth.

    Use OpenFX plugins to access an entire world of effects from spiralling warps to realistic lightning with dynamic feedback right inside of Harmony.

    2D doesn’t have to mean flat. Light shading lets you tap a new dimension to add more character to your drawings. You gotta see this Harmony-exclusive feature.

    This is where hand-crafted meets automation. A built-in compositor lets you create extreme cut-out rigs and wire up all sorts of wonderfulness.

    Harmony is packed with real-world, day-in, day-out, gotta get-it-done, go-to tools for animation. Be wicked fast and keep the focus on the art.


  • FumeFX icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Autodesk 3ds Max Autodesk Maya Website

    FumeFX is a powerful fluid dynamics plugin for Autodesk 3ds max and Maya, designed for simulation and rendering of realistic fire, smoke, explosions and other gaseous phenomena. Unrivaled in its ability to capture the subtlety and complexity of fluid gas behavior it is favored among visual effects artists, game developers, visualization professionals and everyone else who demand the utmost in realism.


  • NX icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Siemens NX software is an integrated product design, engineering and manufacturing solution that helps you deliver better products faster and more efficiently.
    Integrated CAD/CAM/CAE: Smarter Decisions, Better Products

    NX provides key capabilities for fast, efficient and flexible product development:

    • Advanced solutions for conceptual design, 3D modeling and documentation
    • Multi-discipline simulation for structural, motion, thermal, flow and multi-physics applications
    • Complete part manufacturing solutions for tooling, machining and quality inspection

    NX software help you design, simulate and manufacture better products faster by enabling smarter decisions in an integrated product development environment.
    The NX Advantage

    NX is the industry’s most integrated, flexible and efficient solution for product design, engineering and manufacturing.

    • No other solution employs synchronous technology for flexible design in an open environment
    • No other solution integrates multi-discipline simulation so tightly into the development process
    • No other solution offers such a full range of advanced part manufacturing applications
    • No other solution is integrated as tightly with Teamcenter, the world’s leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform


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