pyFormex is a tool for generating, manipulating, and transforming large geometrical models of 3D structures by sequences of mathematical transformations. Thanks to a powerful (Python based) scripting language, it is very well suited for the automated design of spatial frame structures. It provides a wide range of operations on surface meshes, like STL type triangulated surfaces. There are provisions to import medical scan images. pyFormex can also be used as a pre- and post-processor for Finite Element analysis programs. Finally, it might be used just for creating some nice graphics.
The Whole Brain Catalog is a 3D virtual environment to facilitate solutions for currently intractable challenges in brain research. It is meant to enable the synthesis of data measured from brains at different scales into more coherent models of brain structure and function. The Whole Brain Catalog is a client-server platform that provides rich 3D views for researchers to zoom in, out, and around structures deep in a multi-scale spatial framework of the mouse brain. A 3D graphics engine used in graphics-intensive computer gaming generates high-resolution visualizations that bring data to life through biological simulations and animations.
Goptical is the GNU Optical design and simulation library. It provides model classes for optical components, surfaces, and materials and enables building of optical systems by creating and placing various optical components in a 3D space and simulating light propagation through the system. Classical optical design analysis tools can be used on optical systems. It takes advantages of the C++ object model to allow the building of complex optical systems with a few class instantiations, as optical components are represented by language objects.
GarlicSim is a platform for writing, running, and analyzing simulations. It is general enough to handle any kind of simulation: physics, game theory, epidemic spread, electronics, etc. GarlicSim aims to eliminate the need to write any boilerplate code that isn't directly related to the phenomenon you're simulating. GarlicSim defines a new format for simulations, called a simulation package and often abbreviated as simpack. The simpack contains all the code that define the simulated system, and is simply a Python package which defines a few special functions according to the GarlicSim simpack API. Simpack code may also be written in C. All of the tools that GarlicSim provides can be used to run simulations of all kinds of different domains.
ODE is a high performance library for simulating rigid body dynamics. It is fully featured, stable, mature, and platform independent with an easy-to-use C/C++ API. It has advanced joint types and integrated collision detection with friction. ODE is useful for simulating vehicles, objects in virtual reality environments, and virtual creatures. It is currently used in many computer games, 3D authoring tools, and simulation tools.
The SimulAVR program is a simulator for the Atmel AVR family of microcontrollers (ATtiny and ATmega). SimulAVR can be used either standalone or as a remote target for avr-gdb. There are interfaces for Python and Tcl. When used in gdbserver mode, the simulator is used as a back-end so that avr-gdb can be used as a source level debugger for AVR programs.
Beneath A Binary Sky is an engine that simulates a world in which robots controlled by programs can live, work, fight, and even bear new children. The long-term goal of the project is to create a fully configurable engine that can simulates any kind of world, from simple to complex ones with many rules and events.