Data Format - Inventor
Purpose and General Description
Open Inventor is an object-oriented toolkit for developing interactive, 3D
graphics applications. It also defines a standard file format for exchanging
3D data among Open Inventor applications.
The Open Inventor format was originally available only on
SGI based machines,
but has recently become more available on other platforms due to the work
(TGS) and has become more widely used due to its role as the starting point for VRML
of the relationship between
Inventor and VRML 1.0).
Packages/Toolkits that output it
Packages/Toolkits that input it
- ivToVRML translator to VRML
- Iv2Ray translator to Rayshade format (.ray).
- On SGI,
converts to a large number of formats including:
3DS, DXF, Haines NFF, Inventor, POV, Renderman RIB, Renderware RWX, Sense8 NFF and VRML.
- An introduction to the Open Inventor
- Open Inventor information from Template Graphics including the FAQ and the specification
- Descriptions of the Open Inventor File format
Information last updated on 17 March 1998
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