K-3D is a 3D modeling and printing software that promises users the power to create freely while accessing top grade software for free. Proudly advertising that it offers “Seven Degrees of Freedom,” K-3D is a versatile modeling software that gives users the option to develop models organically or using a parametric workflow. The freedom to choose how you create is what the company stakes its image on and makes K-3D the ideal tool for artists.
Even users who are new to K-3D can feel “right at home” on this modeling program with its intuitive features and ability to match the platform of the user. New users can appreciate a consistent workflow throughout the program while familiar users continue to regard K-3D as a powerful tool for its node-based visualization pipeline and ability to use parametric or procedural workflows. According to its makers, K-3D is also “discoverable,” which makes accessing new features and abilities easy and fun.
One of the most enjoyable things about modeling with K-3D is the freedom from irreversible errors. Users can edit, revise, and return to original models with ease using the software’s advanced undo/redo system. Deciding which level of the project to return to is simplified by K3-D’s pioneering undo tree which allows users the ability to access lost revisions of a model and restore those changes.
Flexibility in editing, rendering via K-3D’s trademark RenderMan, and design with the ability to connect anything, offers users freedom from complexity and conformity. Users can also enjoy more free time with the software’s ability to mirror the second half of a model and automatically propagate changes after modifications have been made to the beginning of a project.
All in all, K-3D is a good free choice for beginners and experienced users alike and is particularly a great tool for artists. Available on Windows and Mac OS X, the cost of all of this artistic freedom is nothing through open source codes available under GNU General Public License.