Open Inventor

3D Graphics Toolkit for Industrial-Strength Application Developments

Open Inventor® is an object-oriented, cross-platform 3D graphics toolkit for the development of industrial-strength, interactive applications using C++, .NET or Java.

Its easy-to-use API, its extensible architecture, and its large set of advanced components provide developers with a high-level platform for rapid prototyping and development of 3D graphics applications.

Object-oriented SDK

Open Inventor® object-oriented interface and numerous built-in components allows for rapid application prototyping and development. Open Inventor avoids to re-invent the wheel and to re-implement rendering and scene management algorithms using low-level programming. So development teams will rapidly build functional prototypes and deploy profesional-grade 3D applications, while investing their resources in their specific domain expertise and innovation.

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First class 3D platform

Build upon Industry-standard OpenGL® rendering engine, Open Inventor delivers the most up-to-date 3D rendering techniques available and ensure that your application always benefits from the best 3D rendering quality. Furthermore, Open Inventor has been tuned for improved performance by utilizing the latest relevant OpenGL features and extensions, automatically taking care of OpenGL optimization techniques to provide optimal performance and a much higher-level programming interface.

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Ever increasing size of data sets, need to fuse heterogeneous data types, complexity of hardware environment, are some of the current challenging trends in the today's highly demanding market. Thanks to unique proprietary technologies, Open Inventor delivers high-performance capabilities that enable engineering teams to succesfully address all of these challenges.

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More than a 3D toolkit

The widespread and long term use of Open Inventor confirms that it is an effective and cost effective solution. In fact Open Inventor is the most widely used scene graph API across multiple industries ranging from science to seismic to engineering. Our customers have shipped hundreds of thousands of copies of applications based on Open Inventor and thousands of developers are actively using Open Inventor.

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Why Open Inventor?
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