VSG has released version 8.1 of its Open Inventor 3D graphics tool-kit for the development of industrial-strength applications, offering greater performance, higher quality graphics, more interactivity and more robustness for interactive applications.
Thanks to numerous optimisations, generalised use of the latest OpenGL techniques, and finely tuned memory consumption, Open Inventor 8.1 delivers a display rate which is now nearly equivalent to graphics hardware peak performance. This new release also introduces a dynamic display resolution mechanism, whereby advanced rendering effects are progressively applied during interaction, refining image quality on the fly, without sacrificing interactivity. Volume masks and real-time shadows are two major new features provided by VolumeViz 8.1, while the MeshViz XLM 8.1 extension benefits from more parallelised extraction algorithms and significantly improved performance. Finally, ScaleViz 8.1 now takes full advantage of multi-GPU configurations, with optimal performance on Nvidia QuadroPlex systems using the Nvidia CompleX engine.
The software is available for C++ and .NET, on Windows and Linux 32-and 64-bit platforms.