FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Schedule: K-3D: 3D modeling and animation package

Bart Janssens
Day Sunday
Room Ferrer
Start time 14:40
End time 14:55
Duration 00:15
Event type Lightning-Talk
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
Slides (PDF)
Video (Ogg/Theora)
K-3D: 3D modeling and animation package

My presentation will give a brief overview of the K-3D architecture, and show how to write and use a simple plugin. The idea is to demonstrate how easy it is to write a plugin, and how the visual programming system allows any plugin to immediately work together with the rest of K-3D to allow new, powerful combinations. Hopefully, this will be convincing enough to attract new developers.

K-3D is a free 3D modeling and animation package, written by Timothy M. Shead, who released the project under the GPL in 1999. The main features that set K-3D apart from other FOSS modelers are its object-oriented design, its "visual programming" system and the extremely modular architecture. A solid framework and many modeling tools are currently in place, as well as support for several external rendering engines. K-3D also participated in the Google Summer of Code 2007 with two students, one of whom successfully finished his project.