3D RAD - Free 3D Game Maker: Learn How To Make a 3D Game FAST !

For Windows® 8/7/Vista/XP

With 3D RAD - the hottest free 3d game maker available - you can bring life to your 3d models
and learn how to make a 3d game in a fraction of the time it would take with other tools

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3D Rad - This software is completely free for commercial and non-commercial use. Please click the Download button to initiate the download (45 Mb). When prompted, select 'Run' to proceed with the installation. Note that you may also have to authorize the installation, depending on your Windows security settings. A zipped version of the same file is also available here. There is also an older version of 3D Rad which uses ODE instead of NVidia PhysX for physics simulation: exe, zip.

Getting started with 3D Rad

This five-minute tutorial will show you why 3D Rad is the ideal 3d development software for CG artists and non-coders!

Complete documentation showing you how to make a 3d game with 3D Rad is also available!

A page I strongly recommend, if you are new to 3D Rad, is the 3d game editor overview.

Modeling for 3D Rad

The official tutorial about importing, rendering and enabling physics for your own 3d models. Feel the power of 3D Rad as you learn how to make a 3d game!

Physics in a box

You can enable collision detection and realistic physics for your 3d models by simply importing them to your 3D Rad project (no coding!). These 'bodies' can then be combined visually with working joints, wheels, springs, forces and even airfoils, to create any sort of system (cars, aircraft, ragdolls, machines).

Quality rendering

To make setting up eye-catching scenes easier, 3D Rad comes with unified shaders designed to integrate smoothly, pre-made natural environment elements, a snap-together road system and many useful resources provided by the community.

Artificial Intelligence

Adding CPU controlled cars to your project is as easy as 'plugging' a special object to your virtual cars! Simple character A.I. can be achieved by visually combining objects. For more complex artificial intelligence behaviors you have powerful script functions allowing you, for instance, to scan an area for obstacles, test meshes for visibility and so on.

Network, Multiplayer

3D Rad includes sample projects demonstrating how to render, in real-time, on a remotely connected PC, a simulation processed on the local machine, how to exchange textual strings between connected computers and how to download artwork from a remote server to update the 3d world, run-time.

Sound Effects, Music

Adding high-quality audio effects to your projects is straightforward. Sound files in .wav or .ogg format can be either used as 3d sound emitters in virtual space or as 'global' stereo sounds typically used for background music and interface sfx. Read more >>

Give 3D RAD - Free 3D Game Maker - a try ! Learn how to make a 3D game FAST !

Game examples

Using this free 3d game maker software, sometimes I make small games to test 3D Rad features. They are free to download and play. Compiled to stand-alone programs with 3D Rad, they are small examples of what you can achieve!

Your 3d games in a webpage!

Compile projects to a format that can be embedded into a webpage at your website! Read more >>

Your games as advertisement platforms!

Unique technology allows you to update textures and 3d models while your game is played, and open a webpage when an item is clicked. The updated resources can be advertisement downloaded on-the-fly from your own website or from a link provided by an advertising agency. Read more >>

Ready-to-use resources!

3D Rad addons are resources that don't require neither coding nor modeling. Users can just add them to their projects, configure them and go!

Whatever you create with 3D Rad can be exported as an addon that others can use in their projects, in a very productive way. Read more >>.