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Kelvin - Large Model Visualization

Kelvin is an application programming interface (API) project dedicated for the interactive visualization of large geometric models. It is based on the Jupiter API of Hewlett-Packard (HP). HP is funding the Kelvin project with the following project goals: The early beta linux version was completed in August 2000, while the occlusion culling functionality will be completed in the first quarter of 2001. The third project goal will probably managed as open project by HP.

The beta Linux version of Jupiter is now available for download.

Some example models can be downloaded from here. All models were part of the original jupiter distribution, while some models are originally from other sources (i.e., the BoomBox model):

Very soon, we will also provide additional example models, the simplifier demo, and some pre-compiled static libaries.

Check http://www.hp-linux.org and http://www.hp.com/products1/linux for other HP OpenSource projects and more Kelvin details in the near future.

Project members are


Dirk Bartz
Last modified: Fri Jun 18 17:00:44 CEST 2004