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PR: SGI Empowers Linux Developers with Popular 3D Graphics Toolkit

Aug 16, 2000, 12:01 (1 Talkback[s])

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"SGI today announced it has released the source code for its Open Inventor 3D graphics toolkit to the open source community. Open Inventor is the de facto standard for rapid development of graphics applications and is used in almost every industry, including CAD, geosciences, medicine, academic chemistry and movie production."

"Open Inventor is a full-featured object-oriented framework for building interactive 3D graphics applications. It simplifies the software development process and allows very rapid development of graphics applications. Simple enough to be an integral part of many computer graphics courses taught at the university level, Open Inventor powers thousands of production-quality applications."

"Open Inventor is one of the most popular graphics toolkits in the world," said Kurt Akeley, Chief Technology Officer, SGI. "We have received numerous requests for a Linux version of Open Inventor. By open sourcing this toolkit, we are making it available on Linux and at the same time enabling this large and very active user community to study, understand and enhance the toolkit."

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