"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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