LuxRender is a free software rendering system for photo-realistic and physicaly unbiased image synthesis. It is written in C++ and built around PBRT, providing a flexible ray tracing core and an extensible object-oriented design.
Our goal is to extend PBRT into a complete renderer for artistic
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- Flexible multi-threading of integrators
- GUI with real time tonemapping controls, renderer configuration dialogs, etc...
- Robust scene file format and API, exporters for Blender and other 3D packages
- Speed optimisations with SSE/SIMD implementation
- Semi-programmabe shading/materials & GUI material editor(s)
- Physical sky/daylight model
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Moonlight|3D is a free modern, flexible and extensible modelling and animation tool developed by a small but dedicated team. The goal is to provide a tool that is capable of turning even the most advanced and challenging projects of artists and technical artists into reality.
We understand that
... [More] this project is by its very nature a huge undertaking. We have chosen to make clean design, good usability and solid implementation of features our highest priority goals and we have already successfully, albeit slowly, pursued that road for several years.
In order to speed up the progress of our development efforts we open up the project to the general public and we hope to attract the support of many developers and users, bringing the project forward faster. [Less]
Q Light Controller (QLC) is a cross-platform application to control DMX or analog lighting systems like moving heads, dimmers, scanners and other effects. Our goal is to replace expensive and somewhat limited hardware lighting desks with free software.
The Hudson Engine is a next generation entirely shader driven 3D engine wrote from the ground up in C++.
Some of it's core are ports of the popular PSP engine Raptor(See Qj.Net for alphas) wrote by the authors of Hudson. But this version is a revolution, not an evolution. Offering a slew of next
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It also includes a very fast software boned animation system.
The engine completely replaces the Mesh classes of XNA, and instead offers a far more flexible entity/surface relationship. Implented using a scene-graph.
Other features include, terrain system with multiple levels of detail, detail texturing, multiple height layers.
A water system with reflections and refraction for that next gen feel. also includes a wind system to ditact the flow direction of the water.
Lastly , but not leastly, we have VirtualCode - A full on, next generation script language wrote entirely in C# so runnable on both 360 and windows. It is an entirely OOP language with syntax very similar(but not exact) to C#.
You can call C# wrote functions from within scripts, and run scripts in threads.
Also included is a full gui-driven IDE for the script language, with features such as real-time error reporting(Like VC IDE but 100% accurate. i.e if a variable does not exist, unlike vc, this ide WILL list the error before you hit return.
Syntax highlighting/tabbed interface/debugger etc. Everything you need to design and prototype your scripts.
You can load scripts from file or memory, or string. The language includes all standard controls like for/if/while/switch etc.
Planned for the next release is the ability to control HudsonLib from within the scripts. (Saying that, it would very easy for you to add that functionality yourself, without having to recompile the engine. An example will be done shortly to demonstrate this) [Less]