Projects / Moonlight|3D


Moonlight|3D is a modeling and animation tool for three-dimensional art. It currently supports mesh-based modeling. It's a redesign of Moonlight Atelier, formed after Moonlight Atelier/Creator died in 1999/2000. Rendering is done through pluggable backends. It currently supports Sunflow, with support for RenderMan and others in planning.

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Recent releases

  •  13 Oct 2009 09:42

    Release Notes: A number of small but noticeable improvements were made. The property editor now has an "object history" field, making it easier to select and edit operator graph nodes that influence the current object. The wireframe of mesh objects is now properly occluded by default, which improves depth perception tremendously. Other new features include snap to grid, rotation and scaling in Duplicate Objects, creation of subdivided boxes and planes, and the ability to export multiple objects to Wavefront OBJ files. Performance on complex scenes (with thousands of operator graph nodes) has been improved.

    •  21 Jan 2009 06:21

      Release Notes: A bug that stopped Moonlight|3D from working on non-English locales has been fixed. Also, various other bugs related to input checking and grouped objects have been fixed. 3D views can now be reset to the 4 standard perspectives: front, right, top, and perspective. The Delete OG Node tool can now delete almost any node from the graph.

      •  03 Jan 2009 20:05

        Release Notes: Support for textures and UV map editing has improved. New tools for grouping objects and merging meshes have been added. The operator graph editor has been improved.

        •  21 Jun 2008 13:14

          Release Notes: It is now possible to animate Moonlight|3D scenes and render these animations. A split face tool and a new color selection dialog were added. Additionally, this release brings a collection of small user interface improvements. Internal changes in the program improve memory usage and in some cases also performance.

          •  05 Jan 2008 21:07

            Release Notes: In this release, Moonlight|3D starts to support true object instancing. Newly introduced dock widgets allow nearly free rearrangement of elements in the application's main window. Also, some small changes have been made to tools to smooth the program's overall workflow. Finally, Moonlight|3D 0.1.5 is the first release to actually feature the support of OpenEXR images through the use of exrforjava.


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