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Coin is a platform-independent retained-mode 3D graphics library that uses scene-graph data structures to render real-time graphics+suitable for mostly all kinds of scientific and engineering visualization applications. It is fully compatible with Open Inventor 2.1. Coin is built on the OpenGL immediate-mode rendering library, adds abstractions for higher-level primitives, provides 3D interactivity, increases programmer convenience and productivity, and contains optimization features for fast +rendering that are transparent for the application programmer.


Install guide included; User manual available in HTML format from http://doc.coin3d.org/


Download version 3.1.3 (stable)
released on 13 February 2012

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey10 July 2003

Leaders and contributors


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Help E-mail mailto:coin-announce@sim.no
Bug Tracking E-mail mailto:coin-bugs@sim.no
Support E-mail mailto:coin-discuss@sim.no
Support Newsgroup comp.graphics.api.inventor

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build libtool
Required to build automake
Required to build autoconf

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 21 January 2017.


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