A fast and lean render engine with multiple renderbackends

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TacitPixel is a scalable C++ framework for building application prototypes for interactive collaborative VR/AR applications. It provides a number of features that make prototyping fast and portable.

TacitPixel is the successor of the TAP and Twisted Pair engines.

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  • 3D scenegraph with node referencing
  • Rendering Backend for OpenGL 1.x, 2x and OpenGL ES 1.1 and 2.0
  • Model handling for OBJ and 3DS files
  • Image handling for JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF
  • Spatial Audio backend for OpenAL
  • Font Rendering for TTF and OTF
  • STL independent container classes
  • I/O abstraction layer
  • XML parser
  • Widget library
  • System abstraction layer
  • Scripting support
  • Node introspection system
  • Field mechanism
  • Strict separation of scenegraph and rendering backend

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Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Science/Research

User Interface

Cocoa (MacOS X), OpenGL, Win32 (MS Windows), X Window System (X11), wxWidgets

Programming Language

C, C++, Lua


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