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SGI OSS OpenInventor for Windows

SGI Open InventorTM is an object-oriented 3D toolkit offering a comprehensive solution to interactive graphics programming problems. more...


Pre-compiled binaries

OpenInventor and GLUT

The original open source version from SGI builds on GNU/Linux and IRIX. This port builds with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 on Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT and still on IRIX. GNU/Linux is untested but should work. It uses SoQt from SIM for the GUI bindings. This implies that you need the famous Qt Library from TrollTech. It is free for educational and evaluation purposes. If you do not want to use Qt for Windows or SoQt you have several choices. Note that these methods are untested.

  • use GLUT for simple rendering. Use the sample program from SIM. And try the GLUT inventor examples for basic OpenGL rendering. (This will work for sure!)
  • use SoWin from Coin3D. Currently it does offer only limited functionality but I am sure that this will change.
  • use CygWin and an XFree86 server and compile Qt (unix version) for X on windows.
  • use CygWin, XFree86 and LessTif and compile the original SoXt library.

Note: The open source version of SGI OpenInventor has been released by SGI on August 15, 2000. Read the announcement here. THANKS for releasing OpenInventor as open source!

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