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List of free 2d,3d engine and others tools

Postby Cellulo » 08 Oct 2012, 07:48

Lists of free 2D,3D game engine and 2D,3D tools to make fast prototyping games or more serious games for Windows only, some engines need basic programmer skills or no:

Last update number programs version: June 13 2017

List of free 3d engine and game engine:

EASY

-3D Rad 7.22, Old 3DRad homepage
-Blender 2.78c
-DX Studio 3.2
-FPS Classic 1.20 ( now open source with all 3d models packs)
-OpenSpace 3D 1.22
-Ray game designer 2
-Silent Walk FPS Creator 2 (Now free)
-Silent Walk: RENAISSANCE


AVERAGE( need programming skills )

-3D Game Builder 1.7.1
-3impact5.8
-Alice 3.3.0.0.0
-Apocalyx 0.9.3
-Atomic Game Engine (can also make 2D games)
-Basic4gl 2.6.3 and Basic4gl Mobile 1.2.1
-Bennugd 1.00 r339
-Bennu Pixtudio Pack v1.4 beta1
-Blitz3D 1.108c, (can also make 2D games), Now it's open source : GitHub Blitz3D, Some tutorials http://www.winterbrose.com/blitzbasic3d.html, http://jnoodle.com/Blitz3D/, http://bytecode77.com/coding/devilengines
-BlitzMax 1.50, Now it's open source : GitHub BlitzMax
-Cafu 3D 12.05
-Cube 1 engine
-Cube 2 engine Sauerbraten
-DarkBASIC Pro Open source, (can also make 2D games)
-DIV games studio
-Evaldraw 02/03/2016
-Godot Engine 2.1.3
-Jolt-3d 4.45 ( can load COB format )
-Maratis3d 0.3.21 beta
-Megakerma 3.0
-Naalaa 6 (0.9.7)
-Neoaxis 3D engine SDK 3.5 (Fully Free version)
-Platinum Arts sandbox 2.8.2
-Tesseract engine first edition (11/05/2014 )


HARD ( need more programming skills )

-Bonzai 1.3.5
-Delta3D 2.5.0 or 2.8.0
-G3D Innovation Engine 10.01
-Irrlicht 1.8.4
-Jmonkey 3.1.0
-Lumberyard 1.9.0.1 (free 3D engine by Amazon)
-Ogre 3D 2.1
-Panda 3D 1.9.4
-Torque 3D 3.6.1
-Unreal Engine 4.0
-Unity 3d 5.6.1
-Voxlap, and this cool example game using voxlap engine:voxelstein3d (source code available)


List of free 3D modeling and animation tools:

EASY

-Autodesk 123dapp
-3DAce 2.72
-Anim8or 1.0
-Character fx 1.2, import: 3DS, OBJ, TXT (milkshape3D ASCII); export: 3DS, B3D, X , MD2 , OBJ, TXT (milkshape3D ASCII), and N (Nebula)
-CubeKingdom 2.0
-Dilay 1.5.0
-DOGA - L1
-Freeship 2.6
-Google SketchUp 8.0.15158
-Goxel 0.5
-Hamapatch 2.9 and 3.0 preview version1.03
-Hexagreat 3D 5.2.5
-kHED 1.1.5
-LeoCAD 0.83.1-9306
-LEGO Digital Designer 4.3.10
-Looxis Faceworx 1.0 (June 2013)
-MagicaVoxel 0.98.2
-MakeHuman 1.1.1
-MarbleClay 6.4 (need send mail to the author to grab the password to unlock polygon limit, it's free, see the end of this page)
-MeshMolder 5.0 beta
-Misfit3D 1.2.4 (stable) and 1.3.8 (Dev)
-Neobarok 1.1.3
-Pacemaker 1.34b ( soon i will host the file with tutorials and more content. ); import: 3DS, B3D, X and XML, export: B3D, X, DBO and XML
-Sculptris
-Sweet Home 3D 5.4
-trueSpace Modelside Edition V2.1
-Unicorn3D 2013.1
-VoxelShop
-Wings 3D 2.1.5


AVERAGE

-Albatross 3D
-Art of Illusion 3.0.3
-bforartists 0.9.2 (a cool Blender fork)
-Blender 2.78b
-FreeCAD 0.16.6704
-Gmax 1.2
-K-3D 0.8.0.5
-Meshmixer 3.2
-OpenFX 2.4
-Sproxel 0.6 (can export in OBJ format)
-Vue Pioneer 2016
-Xsi mod tool 6.01
-Xsi mod tool 7.5



List of free UV tools:

-LithUnwrap 1.3f
-RoadKill UV tool 1.1
-UVmapper classic 0.30a



List of free normal and bump generator:

-AwesomeBump 5.0 ( need Windows 8 or newer)
-Gimp normal map 1.2.3 ( you need Gimp )
-InsaneBump script for Gimp
-InsaneBump 2.5 (standalone)
-Mapzone 2.6, Documentation and tutorials
-ncombiner 1.1
-NeoTextureEdit 0.6.4
-NDO 2 legacy (See at the bottom of the page to download)
-njob 1.0
-nMaker 1 & 2 ( only the 1 is available )
-NormalMap-Online
-Nvidia melody 1.2
-Nvidia normal map plugin ( you need Photoshop )
-PixaFlux 2017 04 06
-SMAK 2.0
-Smart Normal 2.0
-Texture Tool
-SSbump generator 5.3
-Wallbump
-xNormal 3.19.3 (64-bit), xNormal 3.17.16 (choose this version for 32-bit)



List of free 3D external renders:

-3delight Studio Pro 10.0.50
-Appleseed 1.7.0 beta
-Aqsis 1.8.2
-Fujiyama Renderer 0.3.4 alpha
-FurryBall RT free edition
-Kerkythea Echo boost RC 2.5.2
-Luxrender 1.6
-Mitsuba 0.5.0
-Nox 0.44 (Now Open source)
-Pixar Renderman 21
-POV-Ray 3.7.0, PoseRay 3.13.29 and Moray 3.5
-Vidro V.100630
-Yafaray 3.2.0 for Blender 2.78, Yafaray 0.8.0 for trueSpace 7.61 Workspace



List of free 3d objects viewer and 3d objects converter:

-3d model viewer 0.3.5.4
-DVison 3.2.0.461
-Konvertor 5.04.18
-Noesis v4.278
-open3mod 1.1, the old name was assimp viewer.
-P3dO Explorer 2.5




List of free 2D engine:

EASY

-Arcade Game Studio 1.34
-Clickteam Fusion 2.5 Free Edition
-Construct classic 1.2 and R2 (last version), (SOON new file with all plugins and examples files (*.cap) in one file hosted by me.)
-Engine 001 v1.017.10
-Gamedevelop 4.0.94 (now open source)
-Game Editor 1.4.1 beta
-InterAx game engine 3.3.1
-JumpCraft 3.7
-Novelty 0.8.9
-Scrolling game development kit 1.46
-Scrolling game development kit 2.29
-Scroller Shooter Creator 1.19 (NOW FREE)


AVERAGE ( need programming skills )

-Adventure Game Studio 3.4.0
-AGE 0.9.23 (Adventure Game Engine)
-BennuGD-1.0.0-r339and need Bennu Pack
-Blitzplus 1.47, Now it's open source : GitHub Blizplus SRC, youtube videos tutorials : 1, 2.
-Ethanon engine 0.9.10
-Franck engine 0.6.5.5
-Freebasic 1.05.0
-GameMaker Studio Free Edition
-Gideros 2016.12.1
-Godot Engine 2.1.3
-HGE 1.8.1
-Love2d 0.10.2
-Naalaa 6 (0.9.7)
-Novashell
-Wintermute engine 1.9.1
-ZGameEditor 4.0b
-ZenGL 0.3.12


HARD ( need more programming skills )

-Cocos2d-x v2 2.6 and v3.15.1
-FIFE engine 0.3.5
-OpenBOR 3.0 3742, new version : OpenBOR 3.0 4453 (need register to download)
-Paintown 3.6.0
-Pygame 1.9.3
-Slick2D
-Torque 2D 2.0



List of free 2D images editor and paints editor:

-Active Pixels 2
-Alchemy BETA 008
-AzDrawing 2.02, Tips
-AzPainter 2.12, Tips, Tutorials
-Autodesk SketchBook Copic Edition
-Chasys Draw IES 4.45.01
-Creative Docs .NET 3.3.6
-Deep Paint 2.0
-FireAlpaca 1.7.4
-Gimp 2.8.22
-Gimphoto 24.1
-HeliosPaint 1.7
-inkscape 0.92.1
-Krita 3.1.4
-MediBang Paint 11
-Microsoft Expression Design 4 (EN,FR,DE,IT), Some videos tutorials here.
-Opencanvas 1.1
-Paint.NET 3.5.11 (for Win XP) & Paint.NET 4.0.16
-PaintStar 2.70
-PhotoDemon 6.6
-Photofiltre 7.2.1
-PhotoScape 3.7
-PhoXo 8.3.0
-Pictbear 2.0.4
-Pinta 1.6
-PixBuilder Studio 2.2.0
-Pixelitor 4.0.2
-Pixia 6.03c
-Pixelformer 0.9.6.3 RC3
-Rendera 1.5
-Rendera 1.9
-RealWorld Paint 2013.1
-Saint Paint studio 18
-Sodipodi 0.34
-SpeedyPainter 3.4.9
-Ultimate Paint 2.88 LE
-Verve 0.99v.21, Manual, Demos videos



List of free 2D pixel editor:

-Aseprite 0.9.5
-AzPainter 2.12, Tips, Tutorials
-Chasys Draw IES 4.45.01
-D-Pixed 2.17
-D-pixel 0.953
-Deluxe paint 2 & Deluxe paint animator 1.0 ( you need DOSbox to run on PC windows )
-Edge 1.29b, Edge 1.29c ( only in japanese )
-Evilpixie 0.1
-FireAlpaca 1.7.4
-Gimp 2.8.22
-grafx2-2.4 -2035-atari and grafx2-2.5wip2082-win32.zip
-GraphicsGale 2.06.00 [NOW FREE], A cool Graphicsgale manual, Japanese sprite tutorial
-iDraw 3.32
-i.Mage 1.11
-JPixel v.16.07.01
-LodePaint
-Moai 1.7 (successor of Autodesk Animator)
-mtPaint 3.40
-PaintCAD 4Windows 1.3.3.1140
-Paint.NET 3.5.11 & Paint.NET 4.0.16
-Pictbear 2.0.4
-PixelToolbox 1.1
-Pro Motion NG 7.0.10 (aka Pro Motion 7)
-Pyxeledit 0.2.22c
-Pixelpunch 004
-PixelShop
-REXPaint 1.03
-SPARTAN 1.2.1
-Wally 1.55b



List of free color palette editor:

-ActEdit 0.78b (for MUGEN engine), To have english interface, delete "ActEdit.ini" file and rename "Eng_ActEdit.ini" to "ActEdit.ini"
-Color Palette Editor ( ONLINE )
-Color Ramp Creator ( ONLINE )
-Cyotek color palette editor 1.0.3.5-beta
-ForbiddenPalette
-Palette creator 1.05
-PaletteMaker 1.5 (Trial)
-PalMerge 3.00d
-PalOtt
-PEdit 0.9.1
-PaletteScope 1.1.4 (only in japanese)


List of free screen color picker:

Colorcop 5.4.5
ColorPic
Colorpix 1.1
Just Color Picker 4.6


List of free 2D icons, cursors editors:

-AniFX 1.0
-Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.6
-IcoFX 1.6.4
-Junior icon editor 4.37
-LiquidIcon XP Editor 1.0.4
-RealWorld Cursor Editor 2013.1
-Snicoedit 2.2.8



List of free 2D tile map editors:

-Brick Atelier 0.85
-DAME editor 3.1.6
-MAPEDITOR 1.40
-Pixothello
-Mappy Tile Map Editor 1.4.23
-Saqmap
-Tile map editor (TileME) 1.2.2
-Tile Studio 3.0 (ts.zip)
-Tiled 1.0
-tIDE Tile Map Editor 2.0.7
-Tile Mapper 0.3 beta
-Tile Master 1.3.5
-TuDee 1.0.4



List of free 2D generic level editors:

-GLEED2D - Generic Level Editor 2D 1.3
-Ogmo editor 1.0



List of free 2D sprite sheets editors:

-Alferd Spritesheet Unpacker ver.11
-Cyotek Spriter 1.0.8.5
-darkFunction Editor
-Simple Sprite Editor 1.0.5
-TukunEditor 0.64 ( only in japanese but i have begin the translation in english, coming soon)



List of free 2D sprites particles generators:

-DP-Animator: Explosion
-Explosion generator 1.1
-ExploGen V2
-Explosion Generator 3
-Explosion Texture Generator 1.1
-Sparks
-Particle designer 2.5.3
-Simple Explosion Maker
-SystemX
-Exploser ( only in japanese but easy to understand )
-Particlin 1.0.0 ( only in japanese but easy to understand )



List of free 2D animations tools:

-3D to 2D sprites
-Animata 004
-AnimeEffects 1.3.4
-Beneton Movie GIF 1.1.2
-Creatoon 3.0, ( soon, i will host a new file all in one. )
-Cyotek Gif Animator 0.0.5.2 beta & 0.0.6.0 beta
-EasyToon 1.9.9
-Jasc animation shop 3.11
-Kinovea 0.8.15
-KTooN 0.9a
-OpenToonz 1.1.3, based on "Toonz" program, Here a special with MyPaint brushes in 32bit and 64bit OpenToonz 1.1.3 with MyPaint, See my page of useful videos tutorials links.
-Pencil2D 0.5.4 beta (fork version of pencil 0.4.4b)
-Plastic Animation Paper 4.0
-Skeleton 1.1 (wait a moment to grab the file from wayback machine)
-Spriter
-Synfig 1.2.0
-TradNux 2d Animator 0.98b
-Tupi 0.2.9 (KTooN fork)




List of free GIF capture videos tools:

-GifCam 5.1
-LICEcap 1.26


List of free compositing videos tools:

-Blender 2.78c
-Fusion 8
-Natron 2.2.5


List of free music maker tools:

VERY EASY

-Circuli - generative ambient sound instrument ( ONLINE )
-Chordpulse misc tools
-iNudge ( ONLINE )
-Mario Paint Composer
-Music maker (ONLINE )
-Otomata - generative musical sequencer ( ONLINE )
-Pixitracker 16bit and 1bit v1.5c



EASY

-Bosca ceoil 2.0
-Midi Maker 1.01
-Musagi 1.68, [i]( Tip for Musagi to have better view on the pattern: Edit the config.txt file with notepad, and at the line "doublesize: 0" set "0 to "1" and save )
-Musagi 0.24a unofficial, created by my brother and me.
-Pxtone 0.9.2.5, Manual here, (you must delete japanese.ico to have english interface)
-Sunvox 1.9.2


AVERAGE ( need base of traking skills )

-Arkos tracker 1.0
-Adlib Tracker II SDL 2.4.23
-Buzz 1503, Buzz Machines
-DefleMask 0.12.0
-DreamStation 1.0
-Famitracker 0.4.6 ( nes tracker)
-OCC Famitracker 0.3.14.5 (Famitracker fork based on the official 0.5.0 beta source)
-HivelyTracker 1.8
-klystrack 1.7.2,-tutorials for klystrack
-LMMS 1.1.3
-Mod2PSG2 2.04 (master system tracker)
-Musetracker 1.5 ( nes tracker)
-ProTracker 2.3D r1287
-Protrekkr 2.5.4
-Psycle 1.12.2 beta

HARD ( need more traking skills )

-Aodix 4 (use only VSTi plugins to make sound, no need samples files
-Milkytracker 1.00
-OpenMPT 1.26.11
-Schism Tracker 20160420



List of free sound maker tools:

EASY

-as3sfxr
-BeepFX 1.11
-bfxr 1.4.1
-Chiptone 0.4.1
-LabChirp 1.25
-Sfxr



List of free audio editor tools:

EASY

-Audacity 2.1.3
-WaveShop 1.0.14
-Wavosaur 1.3.0.0



List of Misc Useful tools:

-Artmesh 3.4.558
-Awakening 2 1.5b, Awakening 3.6 (old version)
-Description Cartography shop 4.1, Cartography shop 4.1, Tools for Cartography shop 4.1, WARNING : you must use old driver Nvidia like 305.53 version to have working cartography shop, recent Nvidia drivers cause error launching and maybe need WInXP.
-DDo ( click "get legacy ddo" at the end of the page to grab the file )
-DeleD 2.45
-evolved tools and shaders (some tools for Darkbasic Pro)
-gile[s] 2.0 beta 4
-Ivy generator 2012
-Maplet 1.01
-MeshLab 2016
-NeoTextureEdit 0.6.4
-ngPlant 0.9.13
-Pix3led 2.0.1
-Terrain generator 3.0.5
-Texture processor 1.3
-Terrain Studio 6.7, Old order page description
-tree[d]
-Tree It
-Wood workshop 1.01



List of Setup Installation Makers Tools:

-Innosetup 5.5.9
-Install Creator 2
-NSIS 3.0.1



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Japanese realtime toon/manga render (interface in english):

Celsview : import 3ds and mqo files.

you can download this cool character to test Celsview:
Isako

Happy rendering all !
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Re: List of free 3d engine.

Postby BNG » 08 Oct 2012, 08:46

As I recall Torque just went open source as well. Unreal is also available for those with programming skills.
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Re: List of free 3d engine.

Postby Tiles » 08 Oct 2012, 08:49

Do you search for a game engine for your needs? Or what is this posting meant for? :)

Wiki tells me that there are quite a few more. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_game_engines . Not that this list is complete by any means. Devmaster.net has another neat list: http://devmaster.net/devdb/engines

You list oldtimers here that i wouldn`t really recommend anymore. Like 3D Rad and 3Impact. Their development is stopped since a pretty while. That doesn`t make them useless. But there is better stuff nowadays. And riding a dead horse requires special skills as we trueSpace users knows ;)

The industry big boys have free versions nowadays. That`s the way to go when you want to make a game. Which makes the small and unknown game engines that you have listed here somehow obsolete. They can hardly compete with the big boys. Torque went free before a few days. Unity basic is free. UDK is free. There`s a free version of the cry engine, and so on.
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Re: List of free 3d engine.

Postby MikomDude » 08 Oct 2012, 10:27

Yeah, Unity, Unreal and Cryengine 3 are all free for non-commercial developers. One can see why these kind of smaller game engines are dying out. Unity is great for beginners and pros alike. Unreal is an all time classic for the traditional developer who wants a game that impresses. CryEngine though is for the ambitious, though I haven't seen many noteworthy projects made with this engine yet. This might become something though: http://www.moddb.com/games/stone-rage Used to be an Unreal project but they switched to CryEngine 3 a couple of months ago.
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Re: List of free 3d engine.

Postby Draise » 08 Oct 2012, 15:53

I think the ones he listed are just 3D engines, not necessarily Game Engines. But a handy list nontheless, for developers!
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Re: List of free 3d engine.

Postby Tiles » 09 Oct 2012, 06:45

I don`t know for the rest, but 3Impact is a game engine. 3D Rad is a non programming game development tool that uses the 3Impact game engine. It`s developed by the same developer. And HGE is a directX 2d game engine.
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Re: List of free 3d engine.

Postby BNG » 09 Oct 2012, 08:11

I also think that DX Studio looks interesting, but being just a smple model maker I get confused with all of the tasks involved with using 3D engines or game engines makes my tiny little brain ackum something fearse. ;)
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Re: List of free 3d engine.

Postby neighborlee » 03 Nov 2012, 19:19

I would like to add another MIT licensed ( engine; editor is GPL ) game engine to the mix:

http://www.maratis3d.org

It started out as a blender supported engine , but has 3dsmax exporter for current 2013 only ( atm anyway), and collada support is on TODO .

It's a very nice , light engine with a more than sufficient Editor, which is something very have , and given its current features set I think it has a lot of promise.

The big boy engines as referred here to here were always tempting, but then the minute you want to consider making a few dollars you have to share, and while what they are asking isn't the moon ( for what you get with engine), I still like the freedom of MIT.

The thing that stands out for me anyway, is the very nice editor/player in one, which is something Very few OSS & free game engines can say right now. This one is actively supported obviously,and has many tutorials written for it by several different people, and the number of example games being done is started to rapidly pick up.

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Re: List of free 2d,3d engine and tools

Postby Cellulo » 09 Nov 2012, 12:27

Updated list:

3d engine:

-added Torque 3d engine
-added maratis 3d
-added darkbasic pro

2D engine:

-added blitzplus
-added gamemaker studio
-added ethanon engine
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Re: List of free 2d,3d engine and tools

Postby Tiles » 09 Nov 2012, 13:10

It`s fantastic to see how hard you avoid to add the useful state of the art game dev tools :P
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