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Minetest – Free and open-source voxel game engine

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When you first launched Minetest, didn’t you think it was just Minecraft? Actually not. Although their interface, style, and gameplay are almost the same, Minetest is essentially a free, open-source and cross-platform voxel game engine (written in C++ and Lua, using the Irrlicht Engine). It was created by Perttu Ahola and first released in 2010, and is now developed by a team of volunteers, with significant contributions from the community. It’s available for Linux-based systems, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac, and Android platforms, and provides an API for users to create their own games and mods written in Lua.

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[v3.0.15, v3.0.8] PixPlant – Quickly create seamless 3D textures and maps from photos

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PixPlant is a smart texturing program that can quickly transform a plain photo into high-quality and seamless repeating 3D textures and maps. It can be run as a standalone application or as a plugin for Photoshop, and is great for 3D rendering maps, Photoshop seamless texture background stitching, and more.

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[v1.22] CrazyBump – Create high-quality textured maps from images

CrazyBump is simple, easy-to-use yet professional 2D photo-to-3D map generation application. It doesn’t offer many adjustable parameters, but still has a lot more details than the functionally similar Photoshop plugins, and is much easier to operate. Plus, it supports exporting normals, displacement, occlusion, specularity, and diffuse these five types of maps at the same time (i.e.: importing one image will result in five effects of maps simultaneously), as well as real-time preview.

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[v17.0] MapInfo Pro – World’s premier desktop mapping application

MapInfo Pro, started in 1986, is a powerful and user-friendly business desktop mapping system (namely the GIS: Geographic Information System) with commercial information mapping and data visualization functions. It can help enterprises gain the maximum value from data in the process of decision making of inventory management, resource allocation and customer communication.

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[v8.6] MapViewer – Make the most of your spatial data

MapViewer is a thematic mapping and spatial analysis software developed by Golden Software, it puts thematic mapping, GIS and spatial analysis features to the test in order to better understand your spatial data. MapViewer enables user to quickly and easily create all kinds of publication-quality thematic maps, making it an excellent choice for quickly drawing all types of complex topographic maps.

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[v4.2.2] ShaderMap – Generate normal maps from textures and 3D models

ShaderMap is a professional and powerful normal map generating/baking/converting (from 3D models and textures) tool for Windows, free for non commercial use. In ShaderMap, users can choose the original materials as need, from which the program will automatically generate the ordinary, mirrored, displaced maps, the one covered by ambient light, and other types of maps.

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3D Map Generator – Cartoon-style 3D map generation presets for Adobe Photoshop

3D Map Generator Pro is a popular cartoon-style and three-dimensional maps generation presets (serves as plugin/actions set) for Adobe Photoshop. 3D Map Generator 2 – Isometric made brand-new developments on the basis of 3D Map Generator Pro. It allows you to determine the size of 3D maps on your own. Apart from isometric orientations for 3D maps offering new possibilities in usage and design, it also comes with new surfaces, layer structures, ground & background effects and a Top-Layer-Designer (which enables you to design/redesign maps in an more flexible and more detailed way, whenever necessary).

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