SGI Open InventorTM
is an object-oriented 3D toolkit offering a comprehensive solution
to interactive graphics programming problems. more...
SGI OSS OpenInventor for Windows
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
THANKS for releasing OpenInventor as open source!
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