Paracraft, a free tool for making 3D animations
Paracraft is a free software that can be used to make 3D animations. You can use it to create movie scenes, actors, make animations and movies, learn software programming, and publish your creative works.
Published works and tutorial videos
Hundreds of great works to watch online, 50 free tutorial videos to guide your learning
3D sandbox world
Use blocks to build 3D models and worlds, support multi-players working simultaneously online, playing and experiencing creative works. With simple commands, a Paracraft client device can instantly become a server, connecting with other users to create works together. Multi-players mode supports basic synchronization of blocks and actors, so multiple people can edit the world together. Support NPL tunneling of server connection, so client devices with no IP addresses can become servers on the internet.
Hundreds of blocks of different texture can be used to create 3D virtual worlds, simulating mountains, rivers, and buildings in the real world.
Sets of blocks can be selected, scaled, turned, translated, mirrored, copied, pasted, or saved as templates.
A big set of commands and hot-keys to manipulate the blocks: bulk replacing, select, delete, fill, etc.
Animations and movies can be created using Movie Blocks. The Movie Block includes camera, actor, subtitles, music track, even other movie blocks, etc. Role-play actors to record physical animations over time, like walking, running and jumping, etc. On the time axis, you can tweak precisely every joint of the actor. And you can also connect several movie blocks together to play in sequence.
Learn making fun games with Code Block, for example, Jump & Jump, Play Piano, Whac-A-Mole.
Special BMAX Model
By defining joints with Bone Block, a set of blocks can be turned into a BMAX model. A BMAX model can be used as a normal block, or used as actors in a movie block.
Paracraft is written in NPL. NPL runtime has ParaEngine 3D engine embedded. The bottom layer of the engine is written in C/C++ for each operating system, which ensures its superb performance. Users can use commands to set the upper limit of CPU and GPU memory usage, preventing excessive consumption of resources. Users can also view the current resource consumption at any time.
Support real time shading, deferred shading pipeline, and massive post-production special effects. Support asynchronous multi-thread resource loading, support remote asynchronous resource, multi-view, steoro vision. Support multi-thread asynchronous map creation, loading, and lighting. Support BMAX model autoLOD and surface merging. Support export of audio/video in any format.
Free and Open Source
Paracraft is written in NPL and you can use the internal editor or Visual Studio to write plugins or third-party apps.
We hope more people can learn of software programming and 3D animation making through self-directed learning, publishing and sharing works online with the world.
Ratings and Reviews
It’s ok I guess
When I got this app I was thinking it would be able to make movies but turns out it’s just a hard to use version of Minecraft.
When you first get into it you have to register but it’s so hard it won’t accept ANYTHING then I got through it
Best 3D creativity tool
To my knowledge, Paracraft is the best 3D animation and creativity tool, especially for children. Children can instantly feel the power of building complex worlds with simple blocks. The looks might look like MineCraft only because it also adopts the blocks look and feel to make it easy for children. But it is much more powerful than MineCraft. Children can do software programming with it and make animation movies. The editor for animation movies is industrial standard. I have seen students in my class creating very beautiful and challenging animation movies with it. And students are very engaged in building their favorite wolds with it. Some of their most favorite kinds of worlds are roller coasters, parkour, puzzle games, mazes. You can see children’s creativity at full display and discover children’s various capacities through their playing with Paracraft. It is a great learning platform for children and a great teaching tool for the teacher. Highly recommended! Be sure to give it a try!
I’m sorry but I cannot understand it like the icons and stuff and the downloads just so many things
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- Shenzhen Tatfook Network Co., Ltd.
- 85.3 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.