3D and interactive software and platforms

  • Touch Designer – visual programming language and visual development platform for real-time interactive multimedia content like graphics, creative code and installations
  • IntuiFace – software for creating interactive digital experiences without programming
  • GameMaker – game creation system for cross-platform 2D and 3D games
  • Omeka – free, open source web-publishing platform popular in libraries, museums, archives, special collections and exhibitions
  • OpenExhibits – multi-touch software development kit; set of libraries for interactive digital content that can be triggered through multiple input devices such as touch screens, Leap Motion, Kinect, TUIO and others; includes gesture analysis engine and Gesture Markup Language libraries.
  • BiblioBoard – digital library platform for accessing ebooks, audio, video and other digital content
  • OpenKinect – community and sets of libraries for using Xbox Kinect with PCs and other devices.
  • Processing – open source programming language and development environment for the digital arts, new media art, visual design, built for learning how to program in the visual context.
  • OpenFrameworks – open source C++ toolkit for creative coding
  • WebGL – JavaScript API for rendering interactive 3D and 2D graphics in the browser
  • Bokeh – python interactive visualization library for modern browsers, graphics in the style of D3 and extend with high performance interactivity for large datasets.
  • Unity – game engine for 2D and 3D games
  • Cinder – free, open source library for creative coding in C++
  • Compendium – software for designing learning activities using a flexible visual interface
  • Lua – lightweight, embeddable scripting language; receiving critical mass in game industry
  • Luna Imaging – Software for scanning digital heritage content
  • VVVV – hybrid visual/textual live-programming environment for easy prototyping and development; handles large media environments with physical interfaces, real-time motion graphics
  • Sketchup – 3D modeling software
  • Vectorworks – software developer for architecture, landscape and entertainment industries
  • Starling – lightweight server for reliable distributed message passing, queuing
  • Autodesk 3DS Max – 3D computer graphics software for making 3D animations, models, games and images
  • Autodesk Maya – 3D computer graphics software for Windows, Mac or Linux.
  • MaxMSP – visual programming language for building complex, interactive programs
  • Cinema 4D – 3D modelling, animation, motion graphic and rendering application
  • Blender – free, open source 3D computer graphics software for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D models, video games, interactive applications.
  • Realflow – fluid and dynamics simulation tool for 3D and visual effects
  • Houdini – 3D animation application software
  • Articulate Storylines – software for creating responsive-design e-learning projects, presentations and courses
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