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Form-Z RenderZone RadioZity
A 3D rendering application to generate photo-realistic models and 3D images, based on the LightWorks rendering engine. Seven levels of rendering: flat, Gouraud, Phong, preview z-buffer, full z-buffer, preview ray-trace, and full ray-trace.

FreeForm Modeling System
SensAble's modeling system allows designers to model on the computer with their sense of touch. The system provides an physical, analog interface to create a valuable, digital asset.

Windows software package for measuring and modeling real-world objects and scenes through the use of photographs. Create 3D models from photos complete with points, lines, surfaces, and photo textures mapped on right from photos.

Rhinoceros - Nurbs Modeling For Windows
Rhino can create, edit, analyze, and translate NURBS curves, surfaces, and solids in Windows. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size. Rhino also has support for polygon meshes.

Chumbalum Soft - MilkShape 3D
Shareware low-polygon modeler, and animation package that includes the basic operations; select, scale, move, rotate, extrude, turn edge, and subdivide. Product description, screenshots, forum, links to tutorials, and downloads.

AC3D 3d Modeler
The modeler allows both novice users and experts to construct models in 3d quickly and easily on Windows and Linux. The powerful but intuitive interface makes usage much easier than other 3d software. Generates: VRML, POVRay, BMRT and many other formats.

Spline-based 3D modeling program for Windows 95, featuring shaded previews, export to many popular 3D formats, and the ability to perform test renders in POV-Ray or BMRT.

MS MacroSystem Software
Fast scientific 3D-visualization software optimized for Win real time render of regular meshes and scattered data. OpenGL based 3D Viewer for surface topography, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM, SPM, STM), dimensional metrology.

Zolos Canadian Distributor
Form·Z is a 3D rendering software and surface 3D modeler. It can exchange over twenty different file formats including AutoCAD and Adobe Illustrator.

A free 3D modeling and character animation program. Features include Create and modify 3D models with built-in primitives such as spheres, cylinders, and platonic solids. Import and modify .3DS (3D Studio), .LWO (Lightwave), and .OBJ (Wavefront) object files. Texture support for .BMP, .GIF, and .JPG format files. [Win NT4/9X/Win2K]

Wings 3D
Open source graphic 3D modeller.

Adobe Dimensions 3.0
Powerful 3D rendering tool for production-quality 3D artwork, offering the unique ability to create both vector and raster graphics. Wrap both vector art and raster images around any 3D shape and combine simple objects to create complex shapes. [Macintosh/Windows]

Mental Ray Renderer
Leading raytracing rendering engine.

Complete 3D file format viewing and converting solution, with the ability to freely convert between all supported 3D file format types (currently 20). OpenGL hardware support. Vertex scaling function. [Win 95/98/ME/2000/NT 4.0]

NURBS and polygonal modeling, Subdivision Surfaces, Construction History, full OpenGL support, the advanced modeling tools, all industry leading rendering techniques, data exchange with most popular CAD and animation programs, available on both Windows and Macintosh.

PolyTrans - Okino Computer Graphics, Inc.
A powerful and accurate 3d model, scene, NURBS, animation translator. Complete scene conversion in a single integrated software package. Creates "Render Ready" models. Extensive conversion options to choose from.

An advanced Windows program that allows the designing and creation of virtual landscapes or automatically generates it from real map data. Program uses mathematical fractals to extend the data and create smaller details automatically.

Tool for creating pictures of 3D plants. It simulates herbaceous (non-woody) plants like wildflowers and cut flowers, vegetables, weeds, grasses, and herbs using a parameter-driven simulation of plant growth and structure.

Synthesized Landscapes
Information and examples of raytraced fractal landscapes using POV-Ray plus the fBm landscape generator Gforge.

SiTex Graphics
AIR is a 3D graphics renderer for Windows: it produces images of scenes exported from modeling and animation programs.

Geometry Utility Library
GUL - Geometry Utility Library for construction, evaluation, manipulation and visualization of geometric objects, especially for parametric and implicit defined surfaces.

Sced - Constraint Based Scene Design
A modeling program that makes use of geometric constraints to edit objects in a virtual world, the scenes created can be exported to a variety of rendering programs, including POVray, Radiance, and Rayshade.

Studio PON
Digital Clay is 3D modeling and visualization software for Windows. Features 20 types of auto distortion filters, 3-D paint function and the capability to export models in most 3-D file formats.

Open source 3D-patch modeler and animation tool designed to model and animate "organic" shapes such as humans, animals, and aliens. It is written in Java, and outputs to POV-Ray and RenderMAN format.

CyberMotion 3D-Designer
A professional 3D-modeling plus raytracing and animation system. Features include a multi-window graphical user interface, 3D modeling and objects, materials assignments, preview functions, animation, particle systems, and raytracing.

Jarfish Design
ClayScape3D is a 3D-modeling program that allows the user to interactively sculpt virtual clay in real time. Is geared toward Macintosh 3D graphics enthusiasts requires Apple's OpenGL extensions.

An advanced graphics rendering package which renders 3D interface skins from simple templates.

An Opensource 3D modeling application based on Cybersculpt a 3D modeling application for the Atari ST range of computers. Creates models using translational and rotational sweeps of polylines.

It is a voxel based 3D modeling software, designed for 3D beginner, create models easily by using the 2D painting technique.

Adept Development
Kribi 3D Engine the pure software Kribi Renderer.

Modelling Animation and Rendering System for creating and animating 3D objects. It can transparently support any raytracer, and render on remote systems.

SoftCAD 3D
3D architectural modeler for quickly creating preliminary designs. Available in various versions, all offer 3D modeling, 3D-object libraries, ray traced rendering with textures, and OpenGL navigation. For Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000.

Behemot Graphics Editor
Model and render 3D objects and scenes. It runs on Windows95/NT, Linux and Mac. It can create and modify graphically b-rep, blob, NURBS models; object can be logically intersected or subtracted.

Tutorials for Rhino3d covering general setup, the RIB-file, parameterization and texture maps, applying shaders to objects, smoother NURBS, texture control, and a gallery. Also BMRT benchmark and a few shaders.

3D modeler to create 3D scenes and export them to 3DS, DXF, VRML1, and VRML2 file formats, as well as import objects. Features a toolbox, and the ability to display the front, side, top, and survey views.

Amethyst ShadowFX
A sun and shadow modeling program for architects and town planners. Shadow profiles can be quickly and easily generated without the need to input complex 3D objects.

3dtrueFree Perl Vrml Wrl Online Tools
Includes a 3d interactive web search engine, picture to terrain map maker, model search engine, 3d shape maker program, and an atlas terrain server.

Gscape Real-time Procedural World Editor
A developing program for creating 3d terrain and environments and rendering them in real-time using procedural methods.

A user interface plugin for Rhino3d for exporting to BMRT. Designed to provide a complete graphical user interface for using BMRT, never have to open DOS boxes or type in commands at a prompt.

A 3D solid object modeler designed to be independent of the rendered back-end. Features include constructive solid modeling, reality-based material representation, and a flexible plugin system, scripting through Python bindings and a constraint-solving engine.

Siren: A Simple-Image Renderer
A scanline renderer, supports most of the basic RenderMan features, renders simple scenes in real time for motion preview, by J. Scott Iverson. Runs under MS-DOS.

A polygon editing and modeler for Java. Includes file exporting (including AutoCAD DXF), mathematical modeler, export between formats including AutoCAD DXF, tool-box includes polygon reduction, surface relaxing, animation features included with JCad Pro. It functions as a standalone program or as a utility to integrate with other favorite 3D applications. Works under: Iris Silicon Graphics, Mac OS X, Red Hat Linux, Solaris and Windows 98/NT/2000/XP.

Free 3D designing and modeling program for Windows. Can extrude/sweep new objects, and use parametric NURBS curves. Old version includes full Visual Basic plus Assembly source code. Product specifications, screenshots, tutorials, and downloads.

Surface 3D
Freeware program for creating stereograms from Relief Maps or 3D models. Includes a drawing program, with the option of creating animations and has PlugIn support.

Micrografx Simply 3D
3D modeling, rendering, and animation tool, includes 1,000 3D drag-and-drop objects, 800 quality textures, 50 lighting setups, 100 animations, and 80 deformations, as well as a 2D-to-3D wizard, morphing capabilities, and an output wizard.

Modular Ground for Active World
It converts real world mapping data into a set of rwx objects that can be placed in a world with a building bot or through propload. Textures can be added to these objects to create realistic terrain models.

Light Map Maker
Create lighting effects to achieve professional lighting in scene of real time 3D.

ModelMagic3D, an easy to use, interactive, 3D modeling package used to create OpenGL scenes rendered in real-time.

A free, simple 3D-modeling program creates and edits 3D polygonal objects. Versions available for Win95/NT or Amiga.

A Windows 95 mesh creation and deformation tool for use with 3D modeling, rendering and animation software. Primary focus is the generation of smooth-surface mesh objects for use in humanoid and other organic modeling tasks. Uses a proprietary Musculature Definition Language.

VRS The Virtual Rendering System
A computer graphics software library for constructing interactive 3D applications. Provides a large collection of 3D rendering components that facilitate implementing 3D graphics applications and experimenting with graphics algorithms. Distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.

3d polygon and polyline editor.

CALIMAX Modeller
A 32-bit 3D modeling tool for Win NT and Win 95. The program has been written to primarily interface with the Persistance of Vision raytracer (POV-Ray version 2.x & 3.x).

The FACE software provides an environment to present products in all varieties quickly in a realistic life-like setting.

Sefi Schuster
Download sky presets, mats, trees, and objects. Also downloads for Vue d'Esprit and Paint Shop Pro tubes.

3D Parametric Modeller
A modeller used to create 3D graphics for the web or content for presentations, that is capable of telling a story or relating a scientific concept in 3D. By Stransim Software.

SurRender Umbra
Commercial visibility determination library for dynamic 3D scenes. Product can be plugged into any rendering or game engine.

A tool for generating 3D VRML models from digital-camera-images, graphical-images, or from free-hand line drawings. Complex 24-bit color texture-mapped models can be created.

Art of Illusion
Free open source 3D modeling and rendering studio.

Micropcomputer Topography
3DEM produce three dimensional terrain scenes, flyby animations and VRML worlds from freely available USGS DEM files. Senes can be saved in many formats. (Win95/98/NT)

Hue AS
Flagship product HueSpace SDK, 3D volume rendering software with cluster support for the PC platform.

Escultor 2.0
A free low polygon 3D editor with an independent texture management.

Extreme Wave 3D
An ambitious project to create a feature rich, extensible 3D modeling environment. Currently emphasizes povray export for scene rendering, but support for other formats are planned. Program will eventually include a native ray tracer as well.

Free 3D modeling and rendering software. This release should be treated as beta version (contains some bugs and does not contain help).

Game Studio - Repix Inc.
A modeling application to design wireframe, polygonal, and hybrid objects with special attributes, test, and save 3D models for real-time rendering.

3D Choreographer
Animation program, designed for non-artists, for PowerPoint presentations, CD-ROM applications, corporate training, educational software, or on the Internet.

Vicon Motion Systems
Software and systems for motion capture in the animation market, biomechanics and ergonomics.

Military Vehicles Star Wars Star Wars

Access Animation
GIF animation and editor, also includes screen capturing and image resizing capabilities; rotate, and zoom functions.

Panopticum IcePattern filter for Adobe After Effects and other compatible video editors. Lets create an effect of a window covered with frostings, frost flowers and frost patterns.

Advanced GIF Animator
Tool for creating animated GIF images, banners, buttons, and even movies. Built-in image editor, palette optimization, image size reduction, and multi-language support.

Aesop v.1.5 GIF maker
A tool to create animated advertising banners, buttons, and other graphics for a Website.

Alchemy GIF Animator
Create animated GIF images or movies for the Web using pictures or graphics created or edited in any image-editing program. Features set or change frame interchange frequency, create finite and infinite animation loops. [Windows 95/98/NT/2000]

Freeware character animation and 3D modeling software. Runs on Windows NT, 9x and 2000 platforms.

Animate for DPS Perception / DPS Reality
AniMate is a software package for stop-frame animators working with the dpsPerception and dpsReality disk-recorder. (Windows 2000/XP)

Animated ArtCard Creations
Create professionally, framed, 24bit color, animated musical ArtCards. Collage favorite multimedia. Produce and print advertising fliers with flare, with WYSIWYG click/drag animations in real-time.

Animation Software
Kaydara MOTIONBUILDER 5 - A New Breed of Animation Software The Best Real-Time 3D Character Animation Solution on the market. - Create character animations in minutes.

Animation Stand
Computer assisted animation and special effects system. Scanning, ink and paint, 3d shading, auto painting, animation direction with exposure sheet control, special and optical effects, lay out to tape, disk, or film, and management reporting.

Makers of Falling Bodies, a Softimage 3D dynamics plugin to animate fall stunts.

Complex 2D animation software package, includes a linetester, dialogue synchronising system and 3d software integration (Maya, 3D Studio) (Windows / MacOS X)

Free flexible program that creates photorealistic animations calculated by the raytracer PovRAY. The calculation may be distributed across any TCP/IP network.

Anthropics Technology Limited
A revolutionary new digital media technology, Synthactor enables the delivery of near-broadcast quality human-image video at data rates as low as 300 bytes per second. Provides amazing identity enhancement and changing capabilities, as well as offering cost savings.

Artful GIF Animator
Create impressive and compact animated GIFs for banners, ads and web buttons on the fly.

Ascension Technology Corporation
Makers of motion tracking gear used in character animation real-time simulation, virtual reality, medicine, and biomechanics.

Autonomous Effects
creates 3DStudio MAX extensions (SceneGenie!), and Ray Dream Studio extensions, besides robotic and animatronic systems that can interact with people.

AVD Graphic Studio
Editor for graphics, animation and video, edit, view and print images, using painting tools, drawing tools and various effects. Import multi frame files (AVI and animated GIF) for editing, easily receive separate frames and create animated GIF and AVI.

AVI Constructor Pack Software
A serious multimedia tool to quickly create AVI files from image BMP, JPEG, or TGA and sound files AVI or WAV files.

Provides a fast and easy way to create compact GIF animations for the web, animations can be quickly assembled from imported images. Also design animation directly in the program using vector graphics, image, and text edit tools. Win 95/98/NT

Developers of e-picture Pro and eZ-Motion, products that aim to streamline the production of animated web graphics and video.

biT-Flix: Bitmap Animator
biT-Flix allows users to create small simple bitmap animations quickly and easily.

Boris FX
Developer of plug-in technology delivering 3D compositing and vector graphic products for post production, multi-media and web markets.

Boston Dynamics
Provides software and services for animation of lifelike humans in real-time simulation environments.

Capture frames from a AVI, create animated GIF
Capture separate frames from a video file. Control frame range, size, color and other parameters. Creating animated GIFs from your AVIs. Control GIF frames parameters. Creating animated GIFs and AVIs from your image sequence.

A technology services company specializing in customized hardware and software solutions for animation production companies.

CoffeeCup Firestarter
The fastest and easiest way to make flash effects for a website. Firestarter has over 50 built in ready to use effects like Assemble, Explode, Fade, and others, a collection of cool MP3 sounds, plus it's all in an easy to use interface.

CoffeeCup GIF Animator
Convert GIF, JPEG, and BMP graphics to animated GIFs automatically. Import and export AVI files, or save animations as Flash (.swf). HTML source is generated for easy insertion into Web pages.

Crater Software
Developers of CTP, a 2D software designed to output broadcast quality animated series.

CrazyTalk Expression Editor
Quickly turn any image into a talking and animated "CrazyFace", by transforming text into personalized voice messages with synchronized lip movement, and facial expressions.

Create 2D animation with a cutout look at a fraction of the traditional production time. A free demo version can be downloaded.

LMS CADSI's simulation software empowers engineers and designers to assemble, simulate, and animate mechanical systems.

Image transformation and animation tool. All deformations and animation playbacks run in real-time regardless of the size of original image.

DigiCel FlipBook
Easy to use animation software to scan, shoot, draw or trace animation directly into the computer for painting, playing, and publishing animated movies on film, television and the internet.

Digital Anarchy
Makers of animation tools and special effects software for After Effects, Flash, and Discreet Flame/Inferno.

Digital Juice
Motion backgrounds for non-linear editors and many static backgrounds.

Digital Video
Designed to simplify and speed up the animation production. Includes tools for: importing original pencil drawings and adding adjustments when required; inking and painting; building color models; creating exposure sheets; composting; creating special effects and recording the final images to video or film. Support for the Macromedia Flash formats as output.

Digits 'n Art Software
Designs and develops solutions for the performance animation and 3D markets.

Dosch Design
Developer of add-ons for 3D graphics and animation applications.

Application developed by Reflex Systems for modeling, animating and rendering human characters. Allows creators to model humans by modifying the biological descriptions of human traits.

Easy GIF Animator
Utility that helps to create animated GIF images with ease. Set a variety of options to customize GIF animation.

Easy Morph
Easy to use, wizard driven morphing and warping tool with a deformation engine. Reads and writes many types of image files, creates animation sequences of any length, works on images of any resolution, and outputs any resolution desired.

Face Works
Freeform, tactile hardware control for facial animation which plugs into several popular modeling and animation software.

Facial Animation
3d facial animation for performance, character and facial animation. Powerful software for performance animation and facial animation.

Software solutions to capture facial expressions and lip-sync, and therefore bring life to animated 3D characters.

A pencil tester for cartoon animators. Camera movements, dialog framing, visual effects. Downloadable free version.

Vector graphics and animation software tailored around the creative process. It produces images and animations that can be shown locally, on the Internet, or installed as screensavers.

GIF Construction Set Professional
Features Animation Wizard to create sophisticated animations.

GL Studio
Create interactive real time animated 3D graphics, instrumentation and innovative user interfaces for training, simulation, and virtual prototyping.

Shareware raster format image editor to make video-game character and animated GIF. Supports a layer with alpha blending, color formats from monochrome to full-color. Export all frames as multiple files or a combined image. Provides several filters. [Win 95/98/NT/2000]

Image Animation Morphing Software
Animation software to morph images (Windows)

StillMotrion Creator is an easy to use interactive software product for creation very low bandwidth flash animations from still images. An animation movie creation and editing software for Web site developers using real images.

Imagica Corp's Digital Systems Division
Makers of mental ray shaders for Softimage|3D, camera tracking solutions and digital film scanners.

Imaja Bliss Paint
A real time animation tool for Mac OS. The interactive live performance, including MIDI, sound, PICT file and live video input, and live video and QuickTime output, and color synthesis are key features.

Imedia Builders
Development of FlareProducts, a family of products designed to make the creation of simple or comprehensive web-based animation and interactivity easy.

iMEDIA Builders
iMB FlareWorks is a low cost, easy to use application for creating interactive buttons, menus, banners, slideshows, presentations, animations or websites in Macromedia Flash (SWF) or iMB Flare (FLR) formats.

Internet Character Animator
Animate 3D characters for the Internet ranging from sketches to complex games and presentations. Full Internet compliance: ICA characters can be published on web, placed into VRML scenes to create interactive clips or used as personal avatars in the on-line 3D chat.

INUS Technology
Data processing software for reconstruction of a real object.

iTinySoft Magic Morph
Morphing and warping software with multithread pyramid algorithm.

Joe Alter
Developer of LipService, a facial animation and sculpting tool, and Shave And A Haircut, a hair modeling and animation software. Site offers product information, downloads and support.

Kashmir 3D
Generate photo-realistic images and movies of landscapes using Digital Elevation Model files from the United States Geological Survey and the Swiss Federal Office of Topography. [Win 95/98/NT]

Flash animation software for creation of text effects, personalized banners, animated clipart, games, slide show presentations, and entire websites.

Ladybug2000 from Neatware
Programmable video player on Windows that can play a variety of formats.

Liatro Babarosa Gif Animator
Create compact GIF animations for the web. Build in image editor, support for 13 image formats also design animation directly in the program using vector graphics. [Win 95/98/NT/2000]

Lost Marble
A 2D-vector-based cartoon-animation application designed to provide a complete set of tools to create animations. Provides a feature called Switch Layers that assists in creating lip-sync animation. [Windows and MacOS]

MainActor for Windows
A tool for creating animation files. Loads, edit, play, create and save animations and pictures of any size. It supports most of the commonly used animation and picture formats. (Win 95/98/Me/NT/2000)

MatchWare Multimedia Software
Latest software for web design, screen captures, GIF animation and voice email. Product specifications for Mediator6, ScreenCorder, Visual GIF Animator and VoiceMail including demonstrations, online tutorials and ordering.

Media Semantics
Tools for building rich interactive media content hosted by believable cartoon and 3D characters.

Mirage 2d
A paint, 2D and 3D animation, effects, and pre-visualization suite for the paperless animation artist.

Morpheus Software, LLC.
Morpheus is a graphics program that will morph/warp two images or movies in Flash, Animated GIF, and AVI. Tutorials, FAQs, help files, downloads, and information on ordering.

Animator's Survival Incredibles

Morphink Corporation
MorphInk 2.0 is a free style animation tool based on automatic morphing. Use for fun, for decorating Web sites, for presentations, or to create animated greetings and email them to friends. [Win 95/98/NT/2000]

Creates accurate graphics, presentations, games and vector animation with controls, hyperlinks, sounds, music and speech recognition commands.

Photo-realistic 3D character generation software and solutions, from messaging services and games to one-man 3D animation studios based on core DigiFace technology.

Northern Lights Productions
Purveyors and developers of various 3D-effect software and hand crafted plugins for Electric Image Universe Animator.

Pandromeda, Inc.
MojoWorld makes it incredibly easy to create realistic animations of 3D landscapes and entire planets.

Parasys Co. LTD.
Flying PopCorn is an animation and multimedia-authoring tool. Easy-to-learn graphical work environment, intuitive WYSIWYG editing, support for most images and video format.

Plastic Animation Paper
Very fast and effective 2D animation software for the professional cartoon animator. Paperless system.

PNG/MNG Construction Set - Alchemy Mindworks Inc.
Create MNG animations using PNG images. The program features an animation wizard, to rotate, crop, color-adjust, and resize all or part of an animation sequence. Convert animated MNG files to AVI format, create 2D, rotating animated graphics, and protect the graphics using a protection matrix.

Provider of 3D position and orientation tracking, motion capture, and digitizing solutions.

Project Dogwaffle - paint and animation software
Onion skin animation (lighttable) and keyframes for dozens of filters and effects, use doggybag #2 to import your AVI files and paint over it

Walt Disney

Reallusion 3d Graphic Animation Software
Effect3d is 3D animation and image editor software that creates 3D objects and animates them with motion and special effects. Export as animated GIF, BMP or JPG. Free trial download. CrazyTalk is facial animation software to synchronized voice and facial expressions to any photo or image.

2D animation software that is user friendly ink and paint program with plugins.

Offer looping backgrounds, overlays and title animations for video editing. Overlay shapes and masks including versions with innovative particle effects. Animations supplied in QuickTime video format.

Sothink SWF Quicker
A professional Flash movie maker and also a powerful tool to edit SWF file just the same as you have FLA file.

Windows graphics program to relax the user with animated colorful patterns.

Spin Productions
Offers animation, design and effects services, specializing in film titles and longform productions.

Splash Particle System
4D particle effects stand-alone software for 3D animations, by Ant Software.

Sprite Artist
Utility to edit and animate games graphics.

StoryBoard Artist
Great for print as well as presentation-style storyboards: creates a timeline, and animates, with sound and transitions, exports to HTML and creates links for non-linear stories. [Windows/Macintosh]

textPuppet Lipsync Animation Software
Text-to-speech synthesizer and an automatic animation script generator. It takes text as input and automatically produces scripts and audio files for rendering lip-synch animations in Poser.

The Animation Foundry
Tips and techniques for making great animations, reviews of animation software and how to articles.

The Complete Animator
Easy to use web animation software package for Win 95 and above. Create fun cartoons or animated GIFs for a Web site.

The Labs: GIFMerge for UNIX
A tool for building animated gifs, merge GIFs to a GIF animation.

Animation software based on a new technology that includes an intuitive vector handling technique that uses dynamic control points and an adaptive fill system. From the developers of Toonz. Available both for Windows and Macintosh

Third Wish
Makers of the software Magpie, a tool that helps in the analysis of a recorded voice for lip sync animation.

A 3D mechanics simulation and rendering application. 3D scene is defined by script using simple shapes and imported meshes from 3ds, dxf and stl files. Scenes can be exported as a video clip (avi file) as well.

TOKI Linetest 4
A linetest software for animation movies and cartoons, supports PAL/NTSC/DV/16:9 video, multi-layers x-sheet, sound synchronisation, QT movie. Free Lite version. (Windows / MacOS X)
Toon Boom Technologies Inc.
2D animation software for businesses and individuals. Offers vector-based, resolution independent and multi-layer software systems with multi-format output to HDTV, Film, DVD, Imax and Macromedia FlashTM.

Developers of USAnimation, a comprehensive vector-based 2D animation system.

TriLab Productions makers of Digital Hotcakes
Digital Hotcakes - royalty free animated video backgrounds in several different categories (wedding, nature, abstract...)

TVPaint Developpement
Makers of computer assisted animation, compositing and special effects software for digital artists, cartoon animators and TV stations. Products include Aura Video Paint, Aura VT, Aura DV and Aura Claymation.

Up Multimedia
Provides low budget solutions to animation, Internet and film projects. Our first product is Flash Emitter which makes .SWF SFX.

Verobelle Invention
Developed vector based 2D animation programs with web display capabilities. They are similar to Flash but simpler and less expensive.

Developers of boujou, an automated camera tracker and match mover software.

Vicon Motion Systems
Software and systems for motion capture in the animation market, biomechanics and ergonomics.

VolMorph v2.4
Free 3D-volume morphing software with documentation that is intended for research or personal use only. Program will generate and visualize morphing sequences from one polygonal mesh to another. [SGI Irix 6.2, 6.3/Linux/Win 95/98/NT]

VSE Animation Maker
Create impressive animations with this popular GIF animation tools for Apple Macintosh computers.

Abrosoft FantaMorph
Skinable software designed to create image morphing and warping movie, play final effects in real time without exporting to a file. Product description, tutorials, how-to articles, free skins, screenshots, FAQs, and downloads.

Wehner`s Animate DOS Command
The simplest way to animate GIF. A tiny MSDOS program that does everything that GIF can do.

Special effects animation tool. Morphing, warping, fire, lightning, plasma, ray tracing, heightfield rendering, particle systems, photometric adjustments, extensive image editing with 70+ layer modes, geometric warping layer objects, color separation, comprehensive image manager, more. (Windows 95 through XP)

Free high performance warping and morphing software.

Zoner GIF Animator 5
Product information, trial version download, and online ordering for this software for creating animated GIFs, with support for vector graphics import, simulated system controls, and fractal textures.


Architect's Online Hub

Mastering 3D Studio VIZ 3 by George Omura (Paperback  - October 2000) Inside 3D Studio VIZ 3
by Ted Boardman, Jeremy Hubbell
Digital Image Display : Algorithms and Implementation (Wiley Series in Display Technology) by Gheorghe Berbecel (Hardcover) Conscious Acts of Creation by William Tiller, et al (Paperback) Science and Human Transformation: Subtle Energies, Intentionality and Consciousness

Adobe Creative Suite Premium 1.3 Adobe Illustrator CS2 Upgrade

Advanced Technology and Research
Markets a variety of speech products for industry including voiceprint, text to speech and airport security systems. Good online text to speech demo.

An Introduction to Text-To-Speech Synthesis
Detailed introduction of all aspects of speech synthesis by Thierry Dutoit (leading expert).

Analogue Speech Synthesizers
Comprehensive site reviewing Vocoders and musical chorus synthesizers by EMS, Moog, Roland, Korg, and Electro Harmonics, talking chips (Votrax, TI) and speech recognition hardware. Information site rather than sales.

Audio Generator for the web
Site offeres technique to add your own voice to web pages and e-mails.

CompSpeak 2050
Institute for the Study of Talking Computers and Oral Culture. The Institute's mission is to study the social, cultural, and philosophical implications of talking computers and voice recognition technology. Site taking orders for a pre-publishing book having a provocative viewpoint on the impact of talking computers.

Demonstrations of Simulated Emotional Speech
Collection of links and sound-examples of simulated emotional speech by synthesis.

Digalo TTS engine
Text-To-Speech engine for Microsoft Agent and SAPI compliant applications. Available in 7 languages (French, German, Spanish, US English, British, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese). Licensed Elan TTS-engine. Download free trial.

Prosody-filter to simulate emotional arousal with speech synthesis based on the free-for-non-commercial-use MBROLA synthesis engine available in Java.

ETeX AG - Text-To-Speech & Voice Recordings
German firm selling text-to-speech solutions, based on unit selection and diphones. ETeX uses its recording studio (specialized for voice recordings) for text-to-speech voices, voice prompts, and spoken manuals.

German text-to-speech systems
A commented overview of commercial and scientific TTS (text-to-speech) -systems for the German language with examples.

InfoQuick Software Technology Corp.
Focus on speech technology research and development in Chinese language, including TTS and ASR.

Sells FlexVoice (TM), a text-to-speech (TTS) engine. Online demo shows good prosidy.

Moehler's Speech Synthesis Examples
Commented examples of speech synthesis for 25 languages.

NeXTeNS: Text-to-Speech for Dutch
The NeXTeNS project aims at developing a modern, clean, multi-platform, open source text-to-speech system for Dutch that is freely available for research and education purposes using Mbrola and Festival components. Initiated by University of Nijmegen and the University of Tilburg.

PanaVox Speech Servers
PanaVox is a text to speech technology for acessibility, advertising, and content enhancement which works on narrowband connected computers and requires no specialized software.

RC Systems
Text to speech synthesis products. Boards, modules, and chips. Downloadable data sheets and product information.

Speech and Software Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd.
One of India's global IT services and product-engineering companies, providing a wide range of speech-based IT solutions such as automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, computer telephony, IVR, speaker verification and a version of IBM ViaVoice customized for an Indian accent.

Speech Synthesis
Overview article from free encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Speech Synthesis Markup Language
The current version of the (draft) proposal for an XML-based Speech Synthesis Markup Language, as part of the W3C's Speech Interface Framework. This is an industry standard in the making.

Danish company selling Danish natural language text-to-speech and speech recognition products.

Provides Arabic / multi language voice interface solutions, for individuals & corporate. Initial offerings focus on tect to speech applications.
Online speech-synthesizer with very limited capabilities.

Teknoses Speech Solutions
Turkish Text-To-Speech engine for Microsoft Agent and SAPI compliant applications. Trial version downloadable.

Text-to-Speech, Occidental Communications
Directory of TTS links.

TTS Update
Provides side by side audio samples of various commercial text-to-speech synthesis technology vendors as well as state of the art commentary.

TutoGig's Speech Synthesis
Short tutorial on Speech synthesis methods.

Tutorial On Speech Synthesis
Interactive tutorial of speech synthesis technology by German university.

Vaja Thai Text-to-Speech Synthesis
Research and development of Thai Text-to-Speech Synthesis at National Electronics and Computer Center. Established in 1998 to research and develope a natural Thai synthesized speech.

Provides a platform for voice respnose systems.

Voice Synthesis IC and Speech Synthesizer chips
TextSpeak(tm) speech synthesis chip sets and plug-in modules accept RS-232 text, keyboard and wireless input. Low cost, unlimited vocabulary, designed for consumer and VARs. Purchase online.

Voicealizer - Your voice on the web in minutes
Voicealizer enables even the most technophobic web user to get high quality voice recordings onto any web site or blog in minutes using the phone or a microphone.

Web Site Speech Plug-in
Site provides a free, cross platform (Windows and MacOS), cross browser (Netscape and IE) plug-in that gives web sites the ability to talk by transforming text to speech.

2nd Speech Center
Multilingual Desktop Reader, converts to mp3. Trial version downloadable.

Alive Text to Speech
Desktop Reader, converts to MP3, WAV, OGG or VOX files from AliveMedia. Trial version downloadable.

Audio Bookmaker
Converts texts using different human voices, saving speech to WAV or MP3 files. Speaking clock and other text-to-speech utilities.

ByteCool Software Inc.
CoolSpeech is a text-to-speech player for Windows, listen to online news, emails, local text documents, typing, tell the time and date, convert text into wav files.

Cool Conversations
Desktop Web Reader based on MS-Speech API, coupled with speech recognition.

Desktop Text to Speech Utility
CyberBuddy - a freeware utility program that uses MicroSoft Agents to do Instant Messaging with speech and animation, reminders, time of day, check email, news reports, weather, stock quotes, text reading, and ICQ status reporting. - TypeSpeak
Frontend for the microsoft SAPI interface.

Desktop Email/Web/News Reader ("personal voiceportal"), works with wireless audio-player. Trial version downloadable.

Text to Speech software will read aloud what is typed, integrates with all Windows applications.
MS Agent Characters and Software
Microsoft Agent based command and control uses voice to browse the web, receive email, schedule appointments and participate in chat groups.

Natural Voice Reader
English Desktop reader. Free Version with MS-Voices downloadable. Commercial version with AT&T Natural Voices TTS.

PowerTalk - automatic presentation narrator
Free Open Source Windows program that automatically speaks the text on any PowerPoint presentation. Uses the standard SAPI speech synthesis software that comes with XP.

Reading Machine
Reads text aloud using text-to-speech, converts text into mp3/wave files for use with any cd player or MP3 player. Extracts text from one web page or whole web sites. Text is automatically organized into books and chapters for later use. Gives control over the voice, and the ability to clean up text automatically.

Text-to-speech software for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP. Freeware and commercial versions. Uses AT&T Natral Voices.

Sayz Me
An open-source text-to-speech application for Windows. Uses Microsoft speech API.

Smart Butler
Add-on for instant messenger programs that enables users to listen to incoming messages without reading them.

Talkmail Org.
A free webmail service uses Microsoft Agent to read your emails in 7 languages - sounds for Windows, MSN Messenger, Net Meeting and Getright. (I.E. browser only)

Text to MP3 Speaker
Desktop Reader with mp3-converter based on MS-Voices by YeoSoft. Shareware downloadable.

Text-to-Speech Screen Reading Software
Software which lets you listen to your computer screen text. Available in both English and Spanish. Free trial.

TextSpeech Pro
Desktop Reader specialized on reading MS-Word or PDF documents. Based on MS Speech API.

The Reader
Multilingual text reader using Microsoft Agent and Lernout & Hauspie core components. Download software from site. Demo available.

Site provides a way to capture the text of any other arbitrary site URL and read it to you via RealAudio technology.

Desktop Web-Reader from HDSE Software. Trial version downloadable.

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