AVRIL is a library of C routines for creating Virtual Worlds. The name
AVRIL stands for "A Virtual Reality Interface Library".
AVRIL was written by
and is designed to be very programmer-friendly.
AVRIL provides a simple
and straightforward API. In addition to supporting 3D rendering, it
provides drivers for a number of popular VR input devices as well as
full documentation on writing additional device drivers.
The main advantages of AVRIL are that it's:
AVRIL currently has support for the following products:
CyberMaxx HMDVirtual i/o HMD7th Sense HMD
Logitech CybermanLogitech Ultrasonic Tracker
Global Devices ControllerSpaceballPolhemus Isotrak
MouseKeypad (PC only)Joystick (PC only)
on the Internet. The current version, 2.0, is the final one. I've shifted
all my efforts to working with VRML
(and more recently, Java3D),
which have all the advantages listed above for AVRIL and lots more besides.
There are lots of good authoring tools for VRML, and it's the ideal choice
for people with no money to spend.
- easy to use
- portable (versions for other platforms will be available soon)
Effective March 1, 1999 I've made the
source code for AVRIL
available under the GPL (Gnu Public License).
Last updated March 3, 1999