Boxshot 5.1

Renders very realistic images of 3D models and scenes.
3.6 
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29 votes
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Boxshot is intended for rendering 3D models and scenarios. It has a rather straightforward interface. Moreover, its layout with two tabbed panels on the sides definitely maximizes the working space in the center. Since working with tridimensional shapes can get a little tricky particularly when you do not have much experience, its quick start guide and tutorials may be highly appreciated.

Good news is you do not need to start from scratch. Instead, you can pick any of the multiple ready-made scenarios available. Likewise, it is possible to open an existing project or create a completely new one.

The panel on the left holds an extensive library, in which you can find a great variety of shapes, including bags, disc boxes, cans, buckets, mugs, cards and books, to mention but a few. What is more, these shapes are conveniently organized into categories, which makes them easier to find. Luckily, the application supports importing other shapes from external files. In this respect, such formats as FBX, 3DS, STL, PLY, DXF, OBJ and Collada are supported. Likewise, the other tabs of the same panel allow accessing a collection of materials, backgrounds, cameras and shadows.

Once inserted, the shapes can be easily moved, rotated and scaled by simple dragging operations. Likewise, their properties can be modified by assigning materials, colors and textures. The scenes can be given a more realistic feeling by adding shadows and light effects as well as placing cameras. more

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Pros

  • Allows starting from a ready-made scenario
  • Extensive shape library
  • Supports adding colors, materials, textures, lights and shadows
  • Scriptable shapes
  • Supports animations
  • Command-line supported

Cons

  • Demanding on system resources
  • Not very affordable

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