The Mesh Viewer is an easy-to-use, lightweight application for displaying three dimensional models (triangular meshes) from a variety of file formats. It uses OpenGL to render the models. Triangular meshes can be displayed texture mapped (with optional bilinear filtering), solid, or as a wire frame (all lines or just the front lines). Loaded models can be rotated, translated, and scaled (all done with the mouse). The model is lighted by multiple light sources. Viewpoints can be saved.
Equalizer is middleware for creating and deploying parallel OpenGL-based applications. It enables applications to benefit from multiple graphics cards, processors, and computers to scale rendering performance, visual quality, and display size. An Equalizer-based application runs unmodified on any visualization system, from a simple workstation to large scale graphics clusters, multi-GPU workstations, and Virtual Reality installations.
The Ecere SDK is a cross-platform toolkit for building software applications. It currently runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X (through X11), FreeBSD, and the Android OS. It should run on other Unix platforms with minor testing/tweaking. With the Ecere SDK, you can develop applications once and deploy them on all supported platforms alongside a lightweight runtime environment. It introduces eC, an object oriented language derived from and fully compatible with C, compromising neither runtime performance nor ease of use. A built-in 3D engine supporting both Direct3D and OpenGL is fully integrated.
Voreen is a rapid application development framework for the interactive visualization and analysis of multi-modal volumetric data sets. It provides GPU-based volume rendering and data analysis techniques and offers high flexibility when developing new analysis workflows in collaboration with domain experts. The Voreen framework consists of a multi-platform C++ library, which can be easily integrated into existing applications, and a Qt-based stand-alone application.
CADauno is a 3D modeling tool based on the NURBS surfaces. It aims to exploit the power of NURBS at representing free forms. It provides an interpolation facility ("skinning" technique), which enables the designer to create a closed surface passing through different section curves. This makes it possible, as an example, to build a human body 3D model starting from sections provided by a Computed Axial Tomography scanner.
libNUI is a hardware accelerated GUI framework that makes it possible to build rich multi-platform applications based on 3D rendered dynamic layouts. Interfaces are built as a composition of widgets and behaviors, and the framework handles positioning, resizing, anchoring, and texture stretching. Objects are connected with synchronous events and delegates for mono-threaded communication, or asynchronous notifications and message queues are used for multi-threaded applications. It also supports strings (including Unicode), paths, files, data streams, fonts, threads, critical sections, audio buffer rendering, and more.
Reindeer is a C library for the rendering of virtual scenes, mainly in three dimensions. The library dynamically loads backend modules to do the rendering. Currently there is only a backend for OpenGL, but ideas for future backends are a raytracer and perhaps Direct3D. Any number of rendering contexts can live at the same time. Contexts are tied to a backend, and backends are automatically loaded and unloaded on demand. Resources are defined globally and can be used by any number of contexts at the same time, even in different backends. The main goal is to make it easier for developers to write applications that have many rendering contexts with shared resources and automatic state management. Another advantage is that the user can choose in which way a scene should be rendered without recompiling the application. For example, a scene could be rendered with a rasterizer like OpenGL at one point, and with a raytracer at another. Reindeer can also be used to get portable graphics output. Reindeer is not a scene-graph library or a game engine, but it can be used to implement them. It's still up to the application to create and manage the native contexts that the Reindeer backends can work on. For example, an application would still need to use GLX or equivalent to be able to use the OpenGL backend. The Reindeer project also provides a package called GTK-Reindeer that makes this easier for developers of GTK+ applications.