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This is a vast area that includes software for computer graphics ---
viewing/visualization, manipulation/processing, creation (such as drawing,
painting, CAD and raytracing applications), and conversion.
What's not covered is the programming interfaces (APIs) to the computer
graphics (like OpenGL) which is part of
section. There are several computer graphics software on Linux. However,
many of them either have specific scientific application purposes, or have
limited functionalities. This is changing, though, as more software (including
commercial ones) are going to be ported on Linux. We also hope to see Linux
become a great computer graphics platform soon.
Computer Graphics, Images & Signals
Processing & Visualizations 3DVIEWNIX, daVinci, IRAF, Ptolemy, VTK ...
CAD, Drawing & Painting Tools GIMP, MicroStation, tgif, Xfig, Xpaint, YADE, ...
Modelers BRL-CAD, GIG3DGO, Sced, VARKON, ...
Raytracers BMRT, MasterPiece, Megahedron, Radiance, Polyray, POV-ray, ....
Image Viewers, Conversions & Manipulations Ghostscript, ImageMagick, Liquid Reality, NetPBM, xanim, XV, ...
Geographic Information Systems GrADS, GRASS, Zebra, Xmap8,.....
Other Resources on the Internet
A free service to collaborate and share files without installing software.
It can redline, view and print 906, CAL, CGM, DGN, DWG, HPGL, IGES, ME10, and SolidWorks 2D files.
Linux 3D Site
Linux 3D Modeling and Rendering Page:
The Linux Graphics mini-HOWTO:
Frame enhenced web page with lots of graphics information and software on Linux.
Linux Journal, No.31, November, 1996.
Graphics formats for the World Wide Web
Computer Vision Software
Computer Graphics FTP Sites List
inria-graphlib FTP directory