3DCrafter™

3DCrafter is a real-time 3D modeling and animation tool that incorporates an intuitive drag-and-drop approach to 3D modeling.

Complex models can be constructed from simple 3D primitives, or created using 3DCrafter’s Shape Building Tools. Modeling tools are provided to deform, sculpt, and paint 3D shapes.

Creating an animated scene is as simple as positioning the shapes within your scene for each point in time in your animation. 3DCrafter will ensure that the resulting animation runs smoothly. Your animation can be stepped through a frame at a time, viewed in real-time, or recorded to a Video (AVI) file so that you can distribute your creation.

Tool roll-up groups allow you to customize the 3DCrafter interface so that only those items you use most frequently are visible. And if you need access to a less frequently used feature, the tool roll-up is always one click away.

The standard version of 3DCrafter is a fully functional product provided as freeware. Upgrades are available for those who require additional features either for game development or for rendering photo-realistic images.

3DCrafter 3DCrafter Pro
Price Free $39.95

Who is it for? Those interested in creating detailed models or creating low-polygon models for game development Those wanting a full-fledged
3D modeling and animation package with the ability to create photo-realistic images4

3DCrafter Standard Modelling features
Yes Yes
Import Formats1 3D Studio (3ds)
3D Studio (asc)
AC3D (ac)
AutoCAD (dxf)2
DirectX (x)
Imagine (iob)
Lightscape (lp)
LightWave (lwo)
Maya (rtg)
Quicktime 3D (3dmf)
Rail
Simulator (igs/ia)
Raw Triangles (raw)
RealiMation (rbs)
RenderWare (rwx)
StereoLithography
(stl)
TrainSim
Modeler (dst)
trueSpace (cob)
VideoScape (geo)
VRML 2.0 (wrl)
Wavefront (obj)
WorldToolKit (nff)
XGL
XYZ
ZGL
3D Studio (3ds)
3D Studio (asc)
AC3D (ac)
AutoCAD (dxf)2
DirectX (x)
Imagine (iob)
Lightscape (lp)
LightWave (lwo)
Maya (rtg)
Quicktime 3D (3dmf)
Rail
Simulator (igs/ia)
Raw Triangles (raw)
RealiMation (rbs)
RenderWare (rwx)
StereoLithography
(stl)
TrainSim
Modeler (dst)
trueSpace (cob)
VideoScape (geo)
VRML 2.0 (wrl)
Wavefront (obj)
WorldToolKit (nff)
XGL
XYZ
ZGL
Export Formats Autodesk FBX (fbx)*
Alias OBJ (obj)*
Collada (dae)*
AutoCAD (dxf)*
3D Studio (3ds)
POV-Ray (pov)
RenderMan (rib)
DirectX (x)
MS Train Simulator (s)
BVE (csv)
Rail3D (stk/stc/sig)
Rail Simulator (igs/ia)
Trainz Railroad Sim. (im)
Autodesk FBX (fbx)*
Alias OBJ (obj)*
Collada (dae)*
AutoCAD (dxf)*
3D Studio (3ds)
POV-Ray (pov)
RenderMan (rib)
DirectX (x)
MS Train Simulator (s)
BVE (csv)
Rail3D (stk/stc/sig)
Rail Simulator (igs/ia)
Trainz Railroad Sim. (im)
3D Studio (asc)
Imagine (iob)
Lightscape (lp)
LightWave (lwo)
Maya (ma)
Open Inventor (iv)
Quicktime 3D (3dmf)
Raw Triangles (raw)
RealiMation 4.1 (rbs)
RenderWare (rwx)
Softimage 3.5 (xsi)
SteroeLithography (stl)
trueSpace (cob)
TurboSilver (ts)
VideoScape (geo)
VRML (wrl)
WorldToolKit (nff)
X3D
XGL
ZGL
Skeletal Animation Bones Standard Standard
Rounded Cylindrical
Spherical
Animation Yes Yes
Animation Key-Frame Manipulation Yes Yes
Extended Modelling
Operations
Yes
Additional Functions Crease All
Duplicate
Normalize Groups
Pipe Engineer
Reset Animation Positions
Scene Details
Shift Center on Selection
Weld to Range
Crease All
Duplicate
Normalize Groups
Pipe Engineer
Reset Animation Positions
Scene Details
Shift Center on Selection
Weld to Range
Auto Mirroring
Bridge Engineer
Butt shapes
Clone
Consolidate
Count Triangles
Create Unique Names
Fill Untextured
Foundry
Piper
Print Hierarchy
Show Untextured
Split Faces
Swap Texture Files
Update Material
Remove
Empty Groups
Extensible with Third Party and User created Plug-Ins Yes
Scripting Yes

Boolean Operations
Yes

Animation Operations
Yes
Animation Timeline Yes
Named Animation Sequences Yes
NURBS Surfaces Yes
Terrain Building Tool Yes
Anti-Aliased rendering of Videos and Snapshots Yes
Export of a animations as a series of images Yes
Motion blur in recorded
animations
Yes
Photo-realistic Rendering3 Yes
Radiosity Lighting>3 Yes
Atmospheric Effects3 Yes
Additional raytracing material attributes3 Yes
Refraction3 Yes
Focal Blur3 Yes
Train Simulator Functions Train Simulator Wizard
Train Simulator Engineer
Cab Engineer
Buffer Engineer
Handrail Engineer
Animate Rods/Pistons
Fit Boiler Curve
Trainz Attachment Points

3D Crafter Pro @ $39.95
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Multi-User licenses for 3D Crafter Pro can be purchased here.

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Once you have purchased 3D Crafter Pro you will receive a License Code via Email. To enter this License Code, run 3D Crafter, and select Enter License Code from the Help menu.

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1 Not all formats preserve all material/animation attributes on import/export. For more information see: 3D Crafter Import/Export Support

2 AutoCAD (dxf) files must be 3D polygonal models. Models made up of lines or solid body entities (ACIS and AME) will not be imported.

3 when rendering using the POV-Ray raytracing engine. Requires a free additional download.

*some formats require an additional free download of the 3D Crafter Extensions available 3D Crafter Import/Export Support.