Creating 3D computer models is something I have always wanted to play around with, but it seems like every program out there to do it costs an arm and a leg. If you are like me and do not have the cash to burn on such things, then you should give K-3D a shot.

Here is what the author of K-3D has to say about it:

K-3D is the free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling, animation, and rendering system. K-3D features a robust, object-oriented plugin architecture, designed to scale to the needs of professional artists, and is designed from-the-ground-up to generate motion-picture-quality animation using RenderMan-compliant render engines. We strongly recommend the Aqsis render engine for use with K-3D.

K-3D’s innovative interactive tutorial system will introduce you to basic use of the program. New tutorials can easily be recorded and shared with the rest of the community.

With so many people just kind of interested in 3D modeling, this is a program that has been needed for a long time. This could be used as a great stepping stone as well for folks who want to try out such a program but don’t have the money to put down on one of the big boys in this industry.

[34.8M] [Win 98/ME/NT/2k/XP] [FREE]

[tags]windows,freeware,graphics,animation,k-3d,models,rendering[/tags]