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kPovModeler - Easy 3D Rendering Tool

Filed under: Software and Technology by Hari
Posted on Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:23 IST (last updated: Thu, May 7, 2009 @ 21:11 IST)

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KPovModeler is an extremely easy to use front-end for PovRay for KDE. It is far more easy to use and understand than Blender and further, you can use the innate power of PovRay to create some quite dazzling lighting effects on 3D objects.

Being a casual fan of 3D modelling myself, I find that PovRay concepts are far easier to understand than other similar 3D rendering tools available and it fits the needs of an amateur 3D artist quite well. Also the easy to use tree-like object hierarchy makes building objects as simple as drag and drop.

Here's a (simple) 3D image I created within a few minutes using the basic primitives and constructive solid geometry. Obviously there's a lot more to PovRay than what I could come up with.

PovRay Sample

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2 comment(s)

  1. As a non-arty type I'd like to use this, but probably won't :-P However, having such a powerful tool available to everyone through FOSS is just one more way that FOSS is a fantastic tool.

    Comment by ray (visitor) on Sat, Feb 14, 2009 @ 16:43 IST #
  2. Ray, check out the PovRay website. You'll find some quite stunning 3D artwork on display there. Some so realistic, they're better than photographs. :-P

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Sat, Feb 14, 2009 @ 17:56 IST #

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