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Visualizing Physics: Looking for a simple 3D drawing program

  1. Mar 10, 2012 #1
    Hi guys,

    I am looking for a simple 3D drawing program, where I could draw a bunch of balls of different
    colors and maybe some bulky arrows. If I could make a small movie (or a GIF) by making the balls
    move, that would be a nice extra.

    What would be the simplest solution? Mathematica? Google Sketch-up? Is there maybe a simple
    open-source program that runs on Linux for that purpose?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2012 #2
    You could try povray, it's simple, powerful and free
    just google for povray, povray physics animations

    Cheers,
     
  4. Mar 12, 2012 #3

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