Truevision is a 3D modeler for GNOME. It is still in developement, so be carefull and save often. The current version (0.5.5) can:

  • create some objects:
    • finite solid primitives: blob, box, sphere, cone, cylinder, torus, heightfield, superellipsoid, lathe, prism, julia fractal, sphere sweep
    • finite patch primitive: disc, bicubic patch
    • infinite solid primitive: plane
    • lights: point, cylindrical, spot, area, light groups
    • csg operators: union, merge, intersection, difference
    • athmospherics: background, skysphere, media, fog
    • misc. : link object, group object, light group, isosurface, parametric surface, povrau script
  • manipulate them (rotate, scale, translate ...)
  • manipulate and edit the camera.
  • render the scene with the multithreaded povray frontend.
  • create and edit materials , with preview in editor.
  • output the scene to povray (generates both pov and ini files ).
  • save and load scenes, objects, and materials.
  • save materials with preview in material library.
  • extend Truevision with python plugins.


Truevision is distributed under the terms of the GNU Public License. You can get the latest version here.

The Truevision team & contributors

If you're interested in contributing to this open source software see the "Contribute" page.


  • Thanks to the sourceforge team for hosting the project.