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AXIS is a 3D network accessible rendering engine, useful for building shared virtual environments.

The rendering engine uses a simple stack machine interpreter, and processes a language that has similarities to Lisp, Forth, and Adobe's PostScript. The interpreter is multi-threaded, so objects in the 3D environment can have private namespaces. We are working on a programming manual for the language.

It is also network-ready; you can talk directly to the rendering engine with a TCP/IP connection. The distribution includes source code for an example Tcl/Tk program which utilizes the network connection (this is the tool we used to position models within the 3D environment).

Current Version:   Alpha

License Type:   Free

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Source Code Availability:   No

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  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   Yes

Targeted Platforms:

Linux(x86), SGI, Sun Solaris, Windows 95.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

OpenGL or Mesa (on Linux)

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