What is real-time 3D?

Real-time 3D, generated by historically game engines, allows for the instant generation and display of three-dimensional graphics in real-time, typically for interactive purposes.

It differs from pre-rendered 3D, where 3D images are pre-computed and saved for later playback.

Real-time 3D is commonly used in various fields, including video games, simulation, architecture, product design, virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) applications, and many others.