AC3D 6.8.14

A drawing software for anything in 3D
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AC3D project is a drawing software for anything in 3D.

AC3D can draw:
- games
- virtual reality and flight simulation
- scientific, medical and general data visualisation
- rapid prototypes of 3D designs
- high resolution 3D renderings

Main features:

  • Simple, intuitive 'click and drag' user interface
  • Truetype font 2D and 3D text generator
  • Integrated graphical texture coordinate editor
  • Subdivision surface modeling
  • Boolean operations
  • Fast real-time OpenGL graphics views (2D and 3D)
  • Multipoint polygon and line editing down to vertex level
  • No polygon limits
  • Extrusion and surface revolution
  • Software development kit and plugin interface.
  • Fast and memory efficient, compact program binary.
  • Built-in fast OpenGL 3D renderer with adjustable field-of-view - instantly see results of your actions in 3D. Spin the model or switch into 'walk mode' for Quake-style control.
  • Edit at different granularity - groups, objects, surfaces, vertices
  • Full polygon editing. e.g create a sphere and easily move the points (vertices) to deform the shape.
  • Create and edit multi-point polygons and lines - not just triangles.
  • Manipulate individual surfaces
  • insert/remove vertices
  • make holes
  • spike
  • spline
  • bevel
  • triangulate
  • flip
  • subdivide
  • Texture mapping support with real-time rendering.
  • Texture/background image file formats supported:
  • GIF
  • JPG
  • PNG
  • BMP
  • DDS
  • PPM
  • TGA (Targa)
  • TIF
  • Graphical Texture Coordinate Editor (UV Mapper)
  • Assemble surfaces into new objects
  • 4 views - 3 orthographic and one 3D. All at once or individually.
  • Named objects can be searched for within a scene
  • Navigate/Zoom around the 2d views with cursor keys and other single key presses
  • Hierarchical view window
  • Hide/unhide objects for easier/faster editing of complicated scenes
  • Headlight and up to 7 other positionable lights
  • 24-bit colour palette with adjustable diffuse; ambient; emissive; specular; shininess and transparency
  • Adjustable 2D and 3D grid guide lines with grid-snap function
  • Create new surfaces/objects around any selection (Convex hull)
  • Configurable to use external renderers such as Povray and BMRT - just select Tools->Render to start.
  • Multi platform program - AC3D file format compatible across platformsAttach URLs to objects for use in VRML files
  • Attach string data to objects to be used as scripting in Dive or special directives for POV or renderman
  • Supports many output/input formats including
  • 3D-studio 3DS
  • Lightwave
  • Alias triangle
  • DXF
  • VRML1 and 2 and Inventor
  • Povray
  • Renderman RIB
  • Triangles
  • Direct X
  • Milkshape
  • Quake 3 bsp
  • MD2
  • Wavefront OBJ
  • OFF
  • stl (ascii)
  • sof (airfoil)
  • SMF
  • T3D
  • LDRAW .ldr (Lego)
  • Extrude and revolve 2D lines to make 3D shapes.
  • scale a selection to a specific size
  • flip a selection (mirror) about X, Y or Z axis
  • Remove duplicate vertices and surfaces ('optimize')
  • Simple documented file formats allow easy conversion from other forms of data - ideal for visualizing your own data in 3D.
  • Developer SDK.

last updated on:
June 17th, 2011, 12:47 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Inivis Limited
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Graphics

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What's New in This Release:
  • Free Aston Martin model:
  • The stunning AC3D-branded Aston Martin model shown above is included with this release. It’s made by Sergio of X-Plane fame and is a great example of a low-polygon model with great texturing. You’ll find this model, along with other samples, in the ‘Models’ folder inside the main AC3D installation folder. Alternatively, access it from Object-Library (File menu).
  • Texture Coordinate Editor:
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