The part of a 3D program
or 3D package
which provides an interface
for the placement, animation
, and some times texturing
of 3D objects
In many 3D programs such as Ray Dream
, Strata 3D
it is a mode, almost always the root mode of the application.
In the case of programs like Lightwave
, the scene editor is a separate application from the modeler
, but it also contains the renderer
, there are further instance where all three functions are separate programs.