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iOS Scene Graph Library

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iOS Scene Graph Library

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So there’s a new option out there for your 3D engine game needs (you may recall our NinevehGL post a little while back rounding up a bunch of other ones):

iSGL3D : iOS Scene Graph Library 3D

iSGL3D (iOS Scene Graph Library) is a 3D framework for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch written in Objective-C, enabling the creativity of developers to flourish in a 3D world without the complexities of OpenGL.

With its rich set of features, iSGL3D provides the necessary tools to develop 3D applications in an incredibly short time frame, even with a minimum of experience in 3D graphics…


And very pretty looking, too.

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Google Code page here
, with links to API documentation and tutorials and a reasonably active looking newsgroup. MIT-licensed open source, always nice, and what looks like a good list of features:

  • Simple 3D scene construction
  • Lighting and shading
  • Camera manipulation
  • Multiple views with independent viewports
  • Meshes and built-in primitives
  • Particle systems
  • Billboards
  • Color, texture and animated texture materials
  • Support for PowerVR compressed textures
  • Optimised performance with OpenGL ES 1.1 and ES 2.0
  • Hardware accelerated matrix calculations
  • Scene and model importing from PowerVR POD files
  • Bridging to Bullet physics library
  • Real-time shadows
  • Animation by Tweening
  • Skeleton and mesh skinning
  • Keyframe vertex animation/morphing
  • Integrated accelerometer support
  • Touch-screen events and interactive 3D objects
  • Occlusion transparency
  • Basic user interface creation


So hey, if you have any actual informed opinion on how this compares to the plentitude of other options, let us know!



Source: http://www.alexcurylo.com/blog/2011/08/19/ios-scene-graph-library/

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