Product Announcement from Visualization Sciences Group, Inc. (VSG)
Open Inventor® by VSG is an object-oriented, cross-platform 3D graphics toolkit for the development of industrial-strength, interactive, 3D graphics 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.
Reduce your time to market
From prototyping to full deployment of advanced applications for internal and commercial use, Open Inventor® offers high-level tools that enable developers to rapidly design and build advanced 3D interactive graphics applications and significantly reduces the process of designing, developing, and maintaining applications.
Develop industrial-strength applications
The Open Inventor® kernel and high-level components are based on robust and innovative technologies. The Open Inventor framework delivers reliable and powerful core capabilities for the development of your application, such as out-of-core 3D data management, multi-CPU and multi-GPU support, remote application, multi-screen and immersive VR environments, interoperability with GPU-computing, real-time ray-tracing, and more.
Use high-level components
The Open Inventor® package includes a complete suite of extensions that enable easy customization for specialized markets or unique application needs. By packaging innovative intellectual property with these extensions, VSG gives you instant access to the latest visualization techniques: Large Data Management for volume rendering, ultimate scalability through rendering distribution and remote application, advanced 2D/3D scientific visualization technologies, ray-traced realistic rendering and more. application, multi-screen and immersive VR environments, interoperability with GPU-computing, real-time ray-tracing, and more.
Use a tool that always fits your needs
Open Inventor® is tuned for best interoperability with your preferred, legacy or required environment. It smoothly integrates with your application at optimal performance with easy to maintain interfaces. Open Inventor complements nicely geometric modeling or simulation engines and is a preferred replacement for old-generation 3D graphics. You can even take advantage of Open Inventor with existing OpenGL code, or extend it at the OpenGL level. Open Inventor provides GUI components for Win32, MFC, WinForms, X11/Motif, Qt, and Java that can be customized to fit your specific constraints.
Ensure long-term investment protection
Open Inventor® is built around industry-standard specifications with openness in mind and is designed for maximum portability and system independence. Its flexible architecture ensures its perfect adaptability to existing and upcoming environments. Added to its proven reliability, this makes Open Inventor® a solution which optimizes development costs with long-term investment protection. ions with openness in mind and is designed for maximum portability and system independence. Its flexible architecture ensures its perfect adaptability to existing and upcoming environments. Added to its proven reliability, this makes Open Inventor® a solution which optimizes development costs with long-term investment protection.
Ensure maximum performance
Don't want to re-invent the wheel? Open Inventor® provides high-level built-in components which deliver ready-to-use robust solutions to common but thorny issues in 3D advanced applications development. Open Inventor allows you to keep up with cutting edge techniques with least effort, including the performance optimization coming with every new generation of hardware that require additional work with low-level APIs. its proven reliability, this makes Open Inventor® a solution which optimizes development costs with long-term investment protection.
Skills and commitment of a strong professional team
Proven itself to be faster than any other Open Inventor®-like implementation, Open Inventor® is not only a product, its also a team. Developed, maintained and supported by a large and highly qualified professional team serving several thousand developers and hundred of thousands of end-users through run-times of professional applications, the product is evolving on a regular basis with a major yearly release and several bi-monthly sub releases in between, both enhancing the product in answering specific customer requests and providing fixes for potential issues. VSG has been working for over 20 years in 3D visualization and has acquired unique knowledge and expertise, and has invested years in tuning and enhancing the core Open Inventor® and making it evolve with the latest hardware features available.
- Object-oriented 3D API
- Advanced development tools
- State-of-the-art 3D rendering
- Very large model support
- Comprehensive 3D kernel
- Platform-independent code
- Advanced support of leading open standards
- Integrated GPU computing
Customization through Extensions:
The Open Inventor® package includes a complete suite of extensions that make customization easy for specialized markets or unique application needs.
- VolumeViz Extension: VolumeViz enables interactive visualization of very large datasets. Volume rendering, slicing, iso-surface extraction and embedded 3D geometry can be combined in a single Open Inventor-developed application.The VolumeViz LDM option delivers even greater performance by offering out-of-core data management capabilities which allows both visualization and computation to be performed on very large datasets encompassing hundreds of Gigabytes.
- MeshViz Extension: MeshViz is a high-level data visualization component designed for scientific, manufacturing, finite element, fluid dynamics, and reservoir engineering visualization applications.
MeshViz provides advanced representations for multidimensional data and fast, high-quality rendering techniques and supports any type of regular and unstructured 3D/2D meshes.
- DirectViz Extension: DirectViz allows Open Inventor® applications to visualize 3D scenes with very high realism and scalability by using the OpenRTRT real-time ray-tracing engine as an alternative to OpenGL.
- ScaleViz Extension: ScaleViz is a set of breakthrough technologies which implement distributed rendering on clusters and scene and image compositing to solve the most demanding requirements in visualizing very large data sets at interactive frame rates.