123DApp is the brand that CAD (Computer Aided Design) giant Autodesk created for all his new activities in the 3D printing spectrum. 123D includes easy to access Apps for various mobile OS's and PC and Mac software that allows to scan in 3D, create printable tridimensional models and interface with different 3D printers.
Rhinoceros (Rhino) is a stand-alone, commercial NURBS-based 3-D modeling software, developed by Robert McNeel & Associates. The software is commonly used for industrial design, architecture, marine design, jewelry design, automotive design, CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, product design as well as the multimedia and graphic design industries
3D Connexion makes and sells some of the best 3D mouse in the market, including the futuristic looking SpaceMouse. All its products are available in Italy both through direct physical resellers in all major cities and online retailers
3DVIA is a cloud-based service that provides web and mobile marketing apps for you to share your work in 3D. 3DVIA is for anyone who wants to present their ideas and products in a variety of engaging and interactive 3D formats.
3DTin is a pioneer in browser based 3D Modeling. It started the development in bustling city of Mumbai, India, in March 2010. Later in the summer, 3DTin introduced the first 3D Modeling solution that ran in browser. Over a course of 3 years it amassed a user base of more than 100,000 users. The users have built one of the largest repository of Creative Commons 3D models using 3DTin. The simple user interface of 3DTin has made it very accessible to 3D modeling beginners. This has helped many young students and enthusiasts who want to create 3D models for 3D printing. 3DTin is used in many schools for this purpose.
Acquired by Autodesk in 2013, Tinkercad is an easy-to-use tool for creating digital designs that are ready to be 3D printed into physical objects. Users are guided through the 3D design process through 'Lessons', which teach the basics before moving on to more complex modeling techniques.
KeyShot is the first realtime ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on scientific research in the areas of appearance modeling and global illumination. Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists, KeyShot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data.
Digital Forming is revolutionizing product design. Digital Forming technology enables you to design and publish interactive products online, set up web commerce and link to digital manufacturers for on-demand production.
Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use.
Originally inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware, Wings 3D has been developed since 2001, when Björn Gustavsson (bjorng) and Dan Gudmundsson (dgud) first started the project. Richard Jones (optigon) maintained Wings and coded many new features between 2006 and 2011. Wings 3D is currently maintained by Dan and Richard with the help of the great community.
Wings 3D offers a wide range of modeling tools, a customizable interface, support for lights and materials, and a built-in AutoUV mapping facility.
There is no support in Wings for animation.
ReplicatorG is a simple, open source 3D printing program. This is the software that will drive your MakerBot Replicator, Thing-O-Matic, CupCake CNC, RepRap machine, or generic CNC machine. You can give it a GCode or STL file to process, and it takes it from there. It's cross platform, easily installed, and is based on the familiar Arduino / Processing environments. ReplicatorG is used by thousands of MakerBot Operators, and has printed tens of thousands of 3D objects and counting.
Artec Group develops and manufactures innovative solutions and products. The company, headquartered in Luxembourg, consists of a team of high-calibre specialists who have been working together for more than 10 years, and who are seen as leading experts in the sphere of capturing/processing of 3D surfaces, as well as face recognition.
OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD models. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X. Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as Blender) it does not focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling but instead on the CAD aspects. Thus it might be the application you are looking for when you are planning to create 3D models of machine parts but pretty sure is not what you are looking for when you are more interested in creating computer-animated movies.
Develped by Italian open soure developer Alessandro Ranellucci, Slic3r is the tool you need to convert a digital 3D model into printing instructions for your 3D printer. It cuts the model into horizontal slices (layers), generates toolpaths to fill them and calculates the amount of material to be extruded.
ReconstructME is the ultimate 3D real-time scanning software. It is used by makers, in arts, in health-care systems and industrial applications. ReconstructMe helps people all around the world to get customized, best-fit product more quickly and at a favorable price.
ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Built within an elegant interface, ZBrush offers the world’s most advanced tools for today’s digital artists. With an arsenal of features that have been developed with usability in mind, ZBrush creates a user experience that feels incredibly natural while simultaneously inspiring the artist within. With the ability to sculpt up to a billion polygons, ZBrush allows you to create limited only by your imagination.
Vizua’s high-performance server-based platform is a 3D image viewing, sharing and printing solution for professionals and consumers. Vizua is a Seattle, Washington-based company founded by veteran executives in technologies that store, manage and display high-definition, 3D images for work and play. Vizua’s server technology shatters performance and collaboration limitations of other systems, and provides a full set of tools to integrate 3D features into any product or service. A full range of tools can be used to view and manipulate 3D data. Vizua's unique approach reveals levels of detail within an object by giving tools to filter structures in an object by density. Data can be viewed from anywhere in the browser-based client. Data and bookmarks can be securely shared with care providers and others. 3D movie fly-throughs and other tools allow Vizua to be used in educational applications or presentations. Vizua has the ability to converd DICOM data into geometry and a 3D view suitable for printing. Print quotes can be provided before printed 3D objects are comissioned.