RALCGM ralcgm ,

RAL-CGM is a program to interpret Computer Graphics Metafiles. It can:
Translate them to a different encoding (Binary, Character or Clear Text
Display CGM's on screen using X-Windows, Silicon Graphics GL, VGA screen on PCs or Tektronix 4200 series graphics terminals)
Send CGM's to a printer or plotter (PostScript or HPGL)













Blender 1.75 -- 22 avril 2000
Blender is the free distributed 3D package currently available for SGI, Sun Solaris, Alpha Linux and i386 Unix PC's. It has become very popular with students, artists and at universities. Developed as in-house software of a high quality animation studio, it has proven to be an extremely fast and versatile design instrument. The renderer is reliable and extremely fast. All basic animation principles are well implemented.


The Gimp 1.1.23 -- 31 mai 2000
The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, a image format converter, etc.

Giram 0.1.5 -- 13 février 2000
Giram Is a POVRay-oriented 3D Modeller. It is written using GTK+ 1.2. It can Load and Save Persistance of Vision Scenes and there's a cool plug-ins interface. Some basic modelling tools are already there and it is growing very fast.


Image Magick
ImageMagick 5.2.0 - 30 mai 2000
ImageMagick (TM) is a package for display and interactive manipulation of images for the X Window System. It is written in C and interfaces to the X library, and therefore does not require any proprietary toolkit in order to compile. Although the software is copyrighted, it is available for free and can be redistributed without fee. ImageMagick is known to compile and run on virtually any Unix system and Linux. It also runs under Windows NT, Windows 95, Macintosh, and VMS.

Panorama 0.13.2 -- 9 avril 1999,
Panorama is a framework for 3D graphics production. It will include modelling, rendering, animating, post-processing, etc. There's currently no support for animation, but this feature will be added soon.


POV-Ray 3.1e -- 27 mars 1999
The Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray) is a high-quality, free-of-price tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is available in official versions for Microsoft Windows 3.1/Win32s and Windows 95/NT, DOS, the Macintosh, i86 Linux, SunOS, and Amiga. The source code is available (but is not open source) for those wanting to do their own ports.


BACKLIGHT: The Relativistic Raytracer 12 janvier 1999
An anonymous contributor writes "Antony Searle, a physics student at the Australian National University has issued the first public release of BACKLIGHT. From his web page: "In essence a four-dimensional raytracer, [BLACKLIGHT] produces scenes demonstrating the optical effects of special relativity - delayed observation, angular aberration, Doppler shifting and the headlight effect." Check out the Movies section as well. "


Sketch 0.5.5 -- 22 avril 1999
Sketch is a drawing program similar to CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator. It is written almost completely in python with some modules written in C, thus combining the flexibility and power of Python with the speed of C. Advanced features include gradient fills, clip masks, text along a path, blend groups, convert text to curves, and more.



Christophe Merlet
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13 juin 2000