Moray of all of the POV-Ray compatible modelling programs offers the most support for POV-Ray's many features and is actively maintained and developed by it's creators. If you are looking for a low cost full featured modelling environment for POV-Ray look no further than here.
POVLAB's Modeller Home Page
POVLAB is a full 3D graphic modeller,which models 3D objects for POV-Ray. Source available. (Last updated 1999)
AC3D - HOME PAGE
Powerful 3d modeller supporting POV and many other formats.
MagicLight is a 3D modeler and raytracer for unix (Linux) and Windows, it will create high quality images and can also be used for animation. The goal is a platform independent modeler with advanced functions like nurbs, splines, inverse kinematics, particles, motion blur and some other fun stuff. Still in dev. - by: Mikaels Aronssons
A modeler for unix based on gnome and opengl. Has export to POV-Ray capabilities.
BLOB Sculptor v2.0b
BLOB Sculptor 2.0b - BS is a blob/metaball modeller, that allows you to create unique organic shapes which can be incorporated into your favorite graphics rendering program. Using BS, you can create, position, and edit multiple blobs and their components, preview their interactions, and output the result to such formats as POV-Ray, PolyRay, and DXF (3D Studio, AutoCad) (78KB)
Forester, a new!3D 'sculpting' program. Forester allows a Terragen scene to be 'populated' with POV-Ray objects, eg trees, rocks, buildings, etc (in fact anything that can be modelled in POV-Ray).
Giram is a POV-Ray oriented modeller for Linux using the GTK+ toolkit.
KPovModeler is a modeling and composition program for creating POV-Ray (TM) scenes in KDE. KPovModeler supports now almost all functionality of POV-Ray 3.1.
Model Scene Editor
A 3D Scene Editor for POVray by Pete Goodwin from 2001
Has several nice modelling features and can be run on WIndows, BeOS, and linux. Program will export to POV-Ray and other 3D file formats.
Full featured facet based modeller by Paul D. Bourke. Exports directly to Radiance, Rayshade, POV-Ray, DXF, as well as other 3D formats. For the Macintosh platform
Modeller with POV-Ray output
Breeze Designer is a Windows 3D modelling and design tool for POV-Ray.
Fullmoon - Moray Scripting Plug-in
This plugin is an attempt to make object plugin coding for Moray easier, by allowing authors to code them using a script language.
HiRes Subdivision Software
Highres will allow you to take low detail 3D models and convert them to higher resolution 3D models with a variety of tools available to accomplish this.
Metasequoia from Mizno Lab.
Metasequoia is a Polygon Modeler in Japanese with a partially English version also available. Windows shareware with an earlier Freeware version. Export PovRay and others.
Pixels has a flexible commercial PowerPC NURBS modeler and animation system called Pixels3D which exports to 3DMF & DXF (2.0). A free demo is downloadable from their web site.
Pygmalion - Modeler For POV-Ray
Pygmalion: Japanese, Windows & Linux & Source. Mesh modeler surface subdivision. Usable without Japanese knowledge. Output PovRay.
TAD Designer Lite is a free, early stage design tool developed by Sabu Francis & Associates. It is intended for the design of architectural structures
TreeDesigner is a free 3D modeller for Trees and Plants by Johannes Hubert. Exports in DXF, 3DS, POVRay and Moray formats.
X-Frog Botanical Modeller
Support for POV-Ray by: Greenworks
Bicubic Patch Modeller
A Bicubic patch modeler: English/Japan. Windows. Very basic. Output PovRay.
New Windows Blob Modelling Prog R 0.1a on 04-11-1999
Calimax Modeller Home (Deutsch)
Calimax Modeller is a 32-bit 3D modelling tool for Windows 9x,Me,NT and 2000. It gives you an easy-to-use graphical user interface for interactive modelling scenes for the Persistance of Vision raytracer.
Implicit surface modeller. CAPOW (Cellular Automata & Electric Power) is an ongoing research project of Rudy Rucker's which began as a project at CAMCOS at San Jose State University.
Human and Organic Modelling program
EB Model 3 for POV-Ray on Atari
Has support for most primitives, wireframe modeller, fractal hf generation (w isometric preview, erosion, antialiasing, mirror, invert), gourad/phong shaded preview, heirarcial representation of the scene, texture preview and it is for atari's only. May be possible to run on Atari emulators.
HamaPatch is a free spline based patch modeler for the Windows environment which exports in POV-Ray format (amongst others).
Lightray3D Home Page
A 3D modeling, rendering, animation and game creation application for Windows 95/98/Me/2k/XP. Exports to POV3(mesh).
Mg^2 3D modeler
Mg_2 is a developmental free 3D modeler for Unix. Developers are needed. As of v0.1.16, it supports Povray as an output format. Allows import of .3ds, .dxf and other 3D file formats
Probably the most useful object editor for the Macintosh; it handles blobs and lathes as well as the simpler shapes.
Opale's OM3D module
A 3D Java library. The goal of the Opale 3D module, aka OM3D, is to provide a full API to represent, to manipulate and to render 3D objects. Generates Surfaces in DXF, POV, RAW, and CSV Format from User Input 3D Equations.
A free simple 3D polygonal modelling program. Versions available for Win95/NT and Amiga. While simple it has some nice features that make modelling intuitive and is easy to work with. Supports outputs to POV-Ray among other formats.
Bicubic Patch Modelling program with support for POV-Ray.
sPatch Download Page
An alternative download site for sPatch