Kerkythea – a standalone freeware Rendering System

Kerkythea is a standalone freeware renderer that can be used to create photorealistic renderings.  The target of Kerkythea is to simplify the task of quality rendering by providing the necessary tools to automate scene setup, such as staging using the GL real-time viewer, material editor, general/render settings editors, etc., under a common interface. A lot of … Read more

YafaRay – an open source raytracing render engine

YafaRay is an open source raytracing render engine.  Ray tracing is a rendering technique for generating an image by tracing the path of light through the 3D scene. This technique tries to reproduce the natural behaviour of light and its particular effects on surfaces, such as reflection and refraction, caustics and indirect lighting. YafaRay works … Read more

Blender – a free and open source 3D graphics program

Blender is an open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation that can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water and smoke simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film, or visual effects. Blender is one of the … Read more

10 Open Source graphics applications for digital painters – Updated

1. MyPaint MyPaint – is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. MyPaint Main Features – exists for several platforms supports pressure sensitive graphics … Read more

Krita – The Open Source Digital Painting and Drawing Suite

Krita is a creative sketching and painting application based on KOffice technology, offering an end-to-end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters. Fields of painting that Krita explicitly supports are concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering. Modelled on existing real-world painting materials and workflows, Krita supports creative working by … Read more