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Description

Visualization Library is a C++ middleware for high-performance 2D and 3D graphics applications based on the industry standard OpenGL 1.x-4.x, designed to develop portable applications for the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.

Code Quality Rank: L1
Programming language: C++
Tags: Graphics     2D     3D     Middleware     OpenGL     Multiplatform    
Latest version: v2011.09.1168

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Visualization Library

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About

Visualization Library is a C++ middleware for high-performance 2D and 3D graphics applications based on the industry standard OpenGL 1.x-4.x, designed to develop portable applications for the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.

Compilation and Installation

Windows via CLI

Example to build and install a Debug build of VL and run the vlQt5_tests.exe glsl test:

cd C:\
git clone git@github.com:MicBosi/VisualizationLibrary.git
cd VisualizationLibrary
mkdir _BUILD
mkdir _INSTALL
cd _BUILD
cmake .. -G "Visual Studio 16 2019" -DVL_GUI_WIN32_SUPPORT=ON -DVL_GUI_WIN32_EXAMPLES=ON -DVL_GUI_QT5_SUPPORT=ON -DVL_GUI_QT5_EXAMPLES=ON -DVL_INSTALL_DATA=ON -DVL_BUILD_DOCS=ON -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX='C:\VisualizationLibrary\_INSTALL\'
cmake --build . --config Debug --target INSTALL
cmake --build . --config Debug --target Docs
set PATH=C:\VisualizationLibrary\_INSTALL\bin;%PATH%
set VL_DATA_PATH=C:\VisualizationLibrary\_INSTALL\data
vlQt5_tests.exe glsl
cat log.txt

Use make --build . --config Release --target INSTALL to build and install in Release mode.

Linux via CLI

Something similar to this should work (uses QT5 gui bindings as an example, requires Qt5 dev to be installed):

cd ~
git clone git@github.com:MicBosi/VisualizationLibrary.git
cd VisualizationLibrary
mkdir _BUILD/Debug _BUILD/Release -p
mkdir _INSTALL

# Debug build
cd _BUILD/Debug
cmake ../.. -G "Unix Makefiles" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug -DVL_GUI_QT5_SUPPORT=ON -DVL_GUI_QT5_EXAMPLES=ON -DVL_INSTALL_DATA=ON -DVL_BUILD_DOCS=ON -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=~/VisualizationLibrary/_INSTALL
make -j 4
make install
make Docs
vlQt5_tests glsl
cat log.txt

# Release build
cd ../..
cd _BUILD/Release
cmake ../.. -G "Unix Makefiles" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DVL_GUI_QT5_SUPPORT=ON -DVL_GUI_QT5_EXAMPLES=ON -DVL_INSTALL_DATA=ON -DVL_BUILD_DOCS=ON -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=~/VisualizationLibrary/_INSTALL
make -j 4
make install
export PATH=~/VisualizationLibrary/_INSTALL/bin:$PATH
export VL_DATA_PATH=~/VisualizationLibrary/_INSTALL/data
vlQt5_tests glsl
cat log.txt

Windows, Linux, Mac via GUI

Follow the instructions here: http://visualizationlibrary.org/docs/2.0/html/pag_install.html

Licensing

Visualization Library is released under the OSI approved Simplified BSD License ([LICENSE.md](LICENSE.md)).

Resources

Happy coding :)


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Visualization Library README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.