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3D graphics rendering architecture

GNU 3DKit is an object oriented graphics framework for creating 3D graphics applications in the Objective-C language.

The last version (released in 2002) can no longer be downloaded. It has since been decommissioned and is no longer developed.

3DKit was officially part of the GNU project as an extension to GNUstep. Its main application was to render 3D graphics in real-time on commodity hardware, using a scene graph architecture. It was based on OpenGL graphics library to achieve this goal.


User manual included

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:gnu3dkit


version 0.4 (unknown)
released on 11 August 2002


Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:LGPLv2.1Genium25 April 2015

Leaders and contributors

Philippe C.D. Robert Maintainer
Frederic Chauvin Contributor
Gerard Iglesias Contributor
Raphael Sebbe Contributor
Serge Wyssmann Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Savannah (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteSDL
Required to useGNUStep
Weak prerequisiteglut
Required to useOpenGL 1.2
Required to buildGNUStep libraries
Required to buildOpenGL 1.2 copmliant graphics library
Required to buildObjective-C

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 February 2018.


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