Knot is a 3D Celtic Knot generation and rendering application for exploring different types of randomly generated knots. Most Celtic knots are only sort of 3D, in that they only use the third dimension for weaving the string, but otherwise exist on a plane. Knot will allow you to render these 2D Celtic knots in 3D. However, it also allows you to generalise these knots to create 3D Celtic knots rendered in 3D.

Other features include the following.

  • Generate random 2D and 3D Celtic knots, rendered in 3D.
  • Dynamically change knot attributes like thread thickness, size, weave height, etc.
  • Colour the knot threads to distinguish different loops.
  • Experiment with both traditional and less standard knots.
  • Save knots for future reloading.
  • Export the knot models as a Stanford .ply files for loading into 3D modelling software.
  • Print out exported models as physical objects.
  • Generate both symmetrical and non-symmetrical knots.

If you'd like to play around with some 2D knots before downloading the application, you can try out my Celtic Knot Web App. You can also read about the reasons why this application was created in the first place.

For bug reporting, discussion forums and other useful tools see the Knot project pages on SourceForge.

RSS feed Click the icon for the Knot news RSS feed.



Download the latest version of Knot in one of the following formats.

Platform Description Download
Any Knot source archive knot3d-0.1.4-1.tar.gz
Knot source Git access Git access
GNU/Linux Knot3D Ubuntu PPA on Launchpad Details
Knot x86 binary .deb package knot3d_0.1.4-1_i386.deb
Knot x64 binary .deb package knot3d_0.1.4-1_amd64.deb
Windows Knot binary installer Knot3DSetup-0.1.4-win32-bin.exe
Knot binary msi installer (use this if you already have GTK installed) knot3d-0.1.4-win32-bin.msi


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