January 8th, 2017

3DCrafter 9.4 Beta 1 is available. This release improves performance.

Download 3DCrafter 9.4 Beta 1


March 30th, 2016

3DCrafter 9.3 Build 1649 is now available. This release corrects problems with importing of 3DS models.

Download 3DCrafter 9.3 Build 1649


January 12th, 2016

An updated preview of 3DCrafter 10 is now available for download. We recommend this version only for experienced users of 3DCrafter 9. This version can be installed alongside your current version of 3DCrafter.

3DCrafter 10 Preview Information


December 5th, 2015

A preview of 3DCrafter 10 is now available for download. It is only recommend for experienced users. This version can be installed alongside your current version of 3DCrafter.

3DCrafter 10 Preview Information


November 18th, 2015

The third beta version of 3DCrafter 10 is now available for download. It is only recommend for experienced users. This version can be installed alongside your current version of 3DCrafter.

3DCrafter 10 Beta 3 Information


November 8th, 2015

A beta version of 3DCrafter 10 is now available for download. It is only recommend for experienced users. This version can be installed alongside your current version of 3DCrafter.

3DCrafter 10 Beta 1 Information


October 30th, 2015

The 3DCrafter 10 release scheduled for today has been postponed by a few days. A reminder that the version upgrade cost is $19.95 until the end of the month of October. Just use coupon code 45K2D47FG5 when ordering. If you purchased June 4th, 2014 or later you’ll get a free upgrade.

Pre-Order 3DCrafter 10 Pro Version Upgrade


October 3rd, 2015

3DCrafter 10 has a release date, and that date is October 30th. And for the first time ever there’s a sale on 3DCrafter. During the month of October the version upgrade cost will be $19.95. Just use coupon code 45K2D47FG5 when ordering. If you purchased June 4th, 2014 or later you’ll get a free upgrade.

Pre-Order 3DCrafter 10 Pro Version Upgrade


January 12th, 2015

3DCrafter 9.3 Build 1620 is now available. This release corrects a problem where some operations were unavailable.

Download 3DCrafter 9.3 Build 1620


January 3rd, 2015

3DCrafter 9.3 Build 1617 is now available. This release includes fixes to importing/exporting.

Download 3DCrafter 9.3 Build 1617


December 29th, 2014

3DCrafter 9.3 Build 1605 is now available. This release includes fixes to importing/exporting as well as a number of other issues.

Download 3DCrafter 9.3 Build 1605


June 25th, 2014

3DCrafter 9.3 is now available. The main new feature is a plug-in for texture baking. More information is upcoming.

Download 3DCrafter 9.3


June 17th, 2014

I just completed a server upgrade. The response time of the Amabilis website should be much faster now.


June 4th, 2014

I’ve updated the blog to include information on the upcoming 3DCrafter 10.

3DCrafter 10 will be a free upgrade for all users purchase 3DCrafter 9 or an upgrade from today’s date and later.


October 27th, 2013

3DCrafter 9.2.2 Build 1557 is now available for download: Download 3DCrafter 9.2.2 Build 1557

This is a maintenance release that corrects a number of issues found in version 9.2.2


July 12th, 2012

3DCrafter 9.2.2 now available for download: Download 3DCrafter 9.2.2

3DCrafter 9.2.2 is a free upgrade for anyone who purchased either 3DCrafter Pro, 3DCrafter Plus, 3DCrafter Trainworks, or a version upgrade July 1st, 2010 or later. If you purchased before that date, or would like to upgrade from 3DCrafter Plus to 3DCrafter Pro 9.x, you can buy an upgrade here for $34.95.

What’s New in 3DCrafter 9.2

  • New Orbit, Pan and Zoom tools.
  • New Zoom to Extents function.
  • Performance Improvements.
  • Support for export plug-ins written in C# (3DCrafter Pro)

June 20th, 2012

3DCrafter 9.2 Beta 3 is now available for download.


June 9th, 2012

A new version of 3DCrafter 9 is now available. It corrects a compatability issue 3DCrafter had with Windows User Account Control.


May 17th, 2012

An all-new website debuts. New features will be introduced gradually, with the goal of providing more opportunities for users to share knowledge, and communicate with Amabilis Software.


November 11th, 2011

3DCrafter 9.1.1 Build 1256 is now available for download: Download 3DCrafter 9.1.1

3DCrafter 9 is a free upgrade for anyone who purchased either 3DCrafter Pro, 3DCrafter Plus, 3DCrafter Trainworks, or a version upgrade July 1st, 2010 or later. If you are entitled to a free upgrade, your license code for 3DCrafter 8 will also work with 3DCrafter 9. If you purchased before that date, or would like to upgrade from 3DCrafter Plus to 3DCrafter Pro 9.x, you can purchase an upgrade here for $34.95.

This version can be installed alongside 3DCrafter 8.

What’s New in 3DCrafter 9.1

  • New View OptionsEach scene view now provides quick access to common view options via auto-expanding option buttons. Immediate previews of the options are applied to the scene via hover-over previews.
  • View Options SavedOptions for a particular view are now saved to allow swapping back and forth between view modes without losing view position, orientation, grid mode, or view mode.
  • Auto-Aligning Edit ControlThe Edit Control can now be aligned to the current selection, to reduce the amount of mouse movement required to complete common tasks.
  • Enhanced Selection BoxThe selection box that outlines shapes, now includes a color-coded direction indicator to show what direction each of the Edit Control functions will affect.
  • In-View Quick Access Operation ButtonsQuick access to operations can now be displayed in-view.
  • Improved World and Component Coordinate ModesThese modes now take into consideration the current viewpoint to simplify the use of the Edit Control.
  • Context Sensitive NavigationWhen a shape is selected, rotation will be around the selected shape. If a shape is selected, zooming (including mouse-wheel zooming) will be directed towards the selection.
  • Compact ControlsThe Navigation and Edit controls can now be displayed in a more compact form, to provide more viewable space.
  • Redesigned Group/Pivot Point IndicatorThe Group/Pivot Point indicator has been redesigned to be more visible and now displays x, y and z to give a better indication of direction.
  • New Link Child Groups OptionA new option is available to link the movement of child groups to their parents.

June 10th, 2011

3DCrafter 9 is now available for download: Download 3DCrafter 9

3DCrafter 9 is a free upgrade for anyone who purchased either 3DCrafter Pro, 3DCrafter Plus, 3DCrafter Trainworks, or a version upgrade July 1st, 2010 or later. If you are entitled to a free upgrade, your license code for 3DCrafter 8 will also work with 3DCrafter 9. If you purchased before that date, or would like to upgrade from 3DCrafter Plus to 3DCrafter Pro 9.x, you can purchase an upgrade here for $34.95.

This version can be installed alongside 3DCrafter 8.
What’s New in 3DCrafter 9

  • New Auto-UnWrap Plug-in (3DCrafter Pro Feature)This new plug-in uses Iso-charts to automatically unfold a shape to create a texture suitable for painting.
  • New UV Editor (3DCrafter Pro Feature)UV Editing becomes faster and easier with the new 3DCrafter UV Editor. This new plug-in handles manual unwrapping, mapping to existing textures as well as texture remapping.
  • Faster View Arrangement Selection
    View arrangements can now be chosen directly from the main toolbar to permit rapid switching between view arrangements.
  • Working View Arrangements Saved
    View arrangement details are saved/restored when changing view arrangements.
  • Model Specific View Arrangements
    View arrangement details, including divider locations, view mode, grid style and camera positions are now saved with each model.
  • Faster UV Operations (3DCrafter Plus/Pro Feature)
    The performance of the UV related operations has been improved to support more complex models.
  • UV Operation Context Menus (3DCrafter Plus/Pro Feature)
    Context menus have been added for the UV related operations.
  • Improved Coordinate Selection for UV Operations (3DCrafter Plus/Pro Feature)
    The coordinate selection features for the UnWrap, UV Map and UV Remap have been enhanced to permit easier selection of multiple coordinates. All of the standard 3DCrafter face, edge and point selection features are now supported for UV points.
  • Improved UV Operation Coordinate Manipulation (3DCrafter Plus/Pro Feature)
    The UnWrap, UV Map and UV Remap operations have been enhanced to support coordinate shifting and scaling using the edit control.
  • Wrap Mode and Wrap Orientation available in UV Operations (3DCrafter Plus/Pro Feature)The UVMap and UnWrap operations now allow the wrap mode, and the wrap orientation to be changed without leaving the operation.
  • Resizable UV Operation Windows (3DCrafter Plus/Pro Feature)
    The UnWrap, UV Map and UV Remap operation windows can now be resized.
  • Support for Unwrapping to larger textures (3DCrafter Plus/Pro Feature)
    The UnWrap operation now unwraps to textures up to 2048 x 2048, regardless of Windows Desktop resolution.
  • Enhanced Select Edge Loop Function
    The Select Edge Loop function has been upgraded to select edge arcs as well as entire loops.
  • Support for Edge Creasing
    The Crease operation has been upgraded to support creasing of edges.
  • New Optimize Operation TolerancesThe Optimize Operation now supports the entry of tolerances for point, normal and texture coordinate
    optimization. It also now optimizes using point, normal and texture coordinate blending.
  • Enhanced Material OperationThe Material operation now supports application of Cylindrical and Spherical wraps to face selections.
  • Enhanced “Select by Material” Function
    The “Select my Material” function has been enhanced to permit adding to selections.

In addition to these new features, the freeware version of 3DCrafter now includes the Bridge, UV Map, and Weld operations. It also includes the Create Triangle From Points, and Merge Faces plug-ins.


May 8th, 2011

3DCrafter 8.2.7 is now available for download: Download 3DCrafter 8.2


February 24th, 2011

3DCrafter 8.2.4 is now available for download: Download 3DCrafter 8.2

All import formats are now included in the freeware version of 3DCrafter.


February 13th, 2011

3DCrafter 8.2.1 is now available for download: Download 3DCrafter 8.2

This version includes French translations of most tutorials. Thanks to Dominique Tarel for providing the translations.


January 21st, 2011

Amabilis’ 3D modeling program is now as known as “3DCrafter™”.


July 1st, 2010

3DCrafter 8.2 is now available for download: Download 3DCrafter 8.2

What’s New in 3DCrafter 8.2

  • Improved ConstrainingCoordinates can now be constrained using world coordinates.
  • New Oriented Editing OptionHolding down the R key while faces are selected in the standard modelling mode now restricts tool and operation orientations to directly along the X, Y and Z axes.
  • Icons in MenusMenus now include icons to aid in finding functions.

Please note that it is necessary to uninstall any previous version of 3DCrafter 8 before installing this version.


April 28th, 2010

3DCrafter 8.1.7 Build 1418 is now available for download: Download 3DCrafter 8.1.7

This is a maintenance release, with no new functions.

Please note that it is necessary to uninstall any previous version of 3DCrafter 8 before installing this version.
April 21st, 2010

3DCrafter 8.1.6 Build 1397 is now available for download: Download 3DCrafter 8.1.6

This is a maintenance release, with no new functions.

Please note that it is necessary to uninstall any previous version of 3DCrafter 8 before installing this version.


February 22nd, 2010

3DCrafter 8.1.3 Build 1340 is now available for download: Download 3DCrafter 8.1.3

This version completes the re-implementation of 3DCrafter 7 features previously excluded from 3DCrafter 8.


February 1st, 2010

3DCrafter 8.1 Build 1267 is now available for download: Download 3DCrafter 8.1

This version includes enhancements to the Rail Simulator exporter.


January 13th, 2010

3DCrafter 8.1 is now available for download: Download 3DCrafter 8.1

This version can be installed alongside 3DCrafter 7.
What’s New in 3DCrafter 8.1

  • Completely Revised User Interface3DCrafter’ user interface has been fully revised.
  • New Integrated TutorialsTutorials are now available directly on the Properties & Information Panel
  • Improved Docking and PinningThe Construction and Properties & Information panels have been improved to provide better docking/undocking and pinning/unpinning.
  • Resizable Undocked PanelsUndocked panels can now be resized.
  • Expandable Docked PanelsDocked panels can now be expanded in size.
  • New Component Properties ShortcutsThe properties of components can now be reached by double-clicking.
  • Improved Bone SkinningParameters for bones can now be adjusted while a skeleton is not relaxed.

September 5th, 2009

Updated help for version 8 of 3DCrafter Plus, 3DCrafter Trainworks, and 3DCrafter Pro can now be downloaded via the Help menu.

This update includes a 3DCrafter 8 Quick Start Guide for users familiar with 3DCrafter 7. It also includes information on updating user-written scripts and plug-ins for 3DCrafter 8, as well as updated scripting documentation.


August 1st, 2009

3DCrafter 8.0.0.1 is now available for download.

This version can be installed along side 3DCrafter 7.

What’s New in 3DCrafter 8.0

  • Enhanced Component SelectingIt is now possible to have an arbitrary selection of scene components. It is no longer necessary to select an entire group, or entire hierarchy.
  • Point, Edge and Face Selection Across Multiple ShapesIt is now possible to select points, edges and faces across multiple shapes.
  • Improved Undo/RedoUndo and Redo now work on changes made to the scene by scripts and plug-ins.
  • Increased Plug-in CapabilitiesPlug-ins can now work on bones, lights, animation cameras, and groups
  • Selectable GroupsGroups now have a representation within the scene that can be selected.
  • New Properties PanelProperties, including the hierarchy, are now located on a panel separate from the construction panel. This panel provides a quicker way to the properties of a shape. It also allows for the hierarchy to be fully visible while adding shapes to a scene.
  • New Selection Keyboard ShortcutsNew keyboard commands are available for selecting groups, and hierarchies.
  • Un-dockable PanelsThe Construction and Properties panels can now be undocked. This allows for panels to be moved to a separate monitor in a dual-monitor situation.
  • Un-pinnable PanelsThe construction and properties panels can now be unpinned so that they automatically slide away when not in use. This provides more modelling space.
  • Improved Rectangle Selection ToolThe Rectangle Selection Tool (formerly the Group Selection Tool) now can be used to select shapes, lights and cameras as well as points, edges and faces. Selection performance has also been improved considerably.
  • Improved Outline ModeThe outline mode now more clearly displays individual faces.
  • View-Specific Draw ModesDraw modes can now be applied to individual views rather than to all views. For example, a perspective view could be rendered in outline mode, while an orthographic view could be rendered in wireframe.
  • View-Specific Grid ModesGrid modes can now be applied to individual views rather than to all views. For example, the grid for a perspective view could be solid, while the grid for an orthographic view could be rendered in wireframe.
  • Shape-Specific Draw ModesIndividual shapes now can be drawn in a mode independent of the view display mode. For example, a shape can be drawn in wireframe when all other shapes in the view are being rendered flat.
  • Display as Box Draw ModeIndividual shapes can be drawn as simple bounding boxes in order to speed display times.
  • Draw Points ModeThe points that make up shapes can be drawn regardless of the shape’s current display mode.
  • Draw NormalsNormals (creasing angles) can be drawn for shapes.
  • Render Double-SidedA new Double-Sided option is available for materials. When applied to a shape or faces, the shape or faces will be rendered two-sided.
  • Draw TranslucentIndividual shapes can be rendered translucent.
  • Improved shape Based Scripting InterfaceThe scripting interface has been enhanced to be truly shape-based, permitting comparison of shape to shape, such as “shape1 is shape2”.
  • Improved Selection HighlightingHighlighted selections are now more visible and less obtrusive.
  • Text auto-selectionText in entry boxes is now automatically selected when the cursor enters the entry box. This eliminates the need to select and delete the existing text before typing new text.
  • Selection Details PanelThe details of the current selection is displayed on the Selection Details Panel.
  • Default Component ScriptsComponents now have default scripts that can be simply modified.
  • Render Texture Alpha as TransparencyA new material option allows for any texture alpha of any level to be rendered as transparent. This allows more efficient texture transparency.
  • Support for the Direct3D Alpha TestThe Direct3D Alpha Test is now a material attribute that can be modified to give finer control over the rendering of alpha within textures.
  • Custom Texture Alpha Channel UsageThe primary texture’s alpha channel can now be ignored, used as a bump map, specular map, environment map, or as a translucency map.
  • Faster Undo/Redo PerformancePerformance of Undo and Redo has been dramatically improved.
  • Improved Cut/Copy/Paste PerformancePerformance of Cut, Copy and Paste has been improved.
  • Arbitrary Selection ExportAn arbitrary selection can now be exported. In previous versions, only the full scene or a hierarchy could be exported.
  • Enhanced Bridge OperationThe Bridge Operation can now bridge between to separate shapes.
  • Enhanced Weld and Weld-To OperationsThe Weld and Weld-To operations now are capable of welding between separate shapes.
  • Improved Texture ApplicationTextures now automatically orient themselves when applied to a selection of faces.
  • Texture Application PreviewTexture application can now be previewed prior to applying the texture. Precise changes to the texture application direction and orientation can be made before any changes are made to the shape, eliminating the need for re-mapping or reapplication.
  • Improved UV MappingWhile using the Unwrap, ReMap and UVMap operations, multiple points can now be selected and moved.

July 20th, 2009

3DCrafter 8.0 is now available for download.