Irrlicht Engine - A free open source 3D engine

Welcome to the Irrlicht Engine

The Irrlicht Engine is an open source high performance realtime 3D engine written in C++. It is completely cross-platform, using D3D, OpenGL and its own software renderers, and has all of the state-of-the-art features which can be found in commercial 3d engines. We've got a huge active community, and there are lots of projects in development that use the engine. You can find enhancements for Irrlicht all over the web, like alternative terrain renderers, portal renderers, exporters, world layers, tutorials, editors, language bindings for java, perl, ruby, basic, python, lua, and so on. And best of all: It's completely free.

Monthly Screenshot Contest – January 2013

Here is the winner of the Screenshot of the Month contest for January and the first of 2013: TheMrCerebro with his ”The Spherical Universe” screenshot. As always, you can find the screenshot and all contestants in the forum and the gallery.

SuperTuxKart for SourceForge Project of the month

The freely available and Irrlicht powered game SuperTuxKart has been nominated as SourceForge.net’s Project of the Month for March. You can support them by giving them your vote at http://twtpoll.com/ragr0e and spread the link and image. Their team would receive an interview and additional exposure on the SourceForge front page and in SourceForge’s monthly e-mail.

Monthly Screenshot Contest – December 2012

Here is the winner of the Screenshot of the Month contest for December and the last for 2012: Arnir with his  ”Vignette” screenshot. As always, you can find the screenshot and all contestants in the forum and the gallery.

Monthly Screenshot Contest – November 2012

Here is the winner of the Screenshot of the Month contest for November 2012: marsupial with his “3D World Editor” screenshot. As always, you can find the screenshot and all contestants in the forum and the gallery.

Irrlicht 1.8 is released!

Irrlicht version 1.8 is finally here :-)

Some of the new features are:

  • New loaders for mdl, wal, smf
  • Cg support
  • Support for custom hardware cursors
  • Improved support for 64-bit platforms
  • Major OSX device improvements
  • Occlusion culling
  • Improved collada support
  • Improved shadows
  • Polygon offset support
  • ISceneLoader interface
  • Supporting now MSVC 2010 and 2012
  • New versions of support libraries
  • Video driver attribute query interface
  • Increased stability (lots of bugfixes!)

See changes.txt in the SDK for details.
Happy downloading!

Monthly Screenshot Contest – September & October 2012

Here is the winner of the Screenshot of the Month contest for October 2012: Samuncle with “Supertuxkart: Blackhill’s mansion track screenshot”. As always, you can find the screenshot and all contestants in the forum and the gallery.

Here is also the winner of the Screenshot of the Month contest for September 2012: Sio2 with “Irrlicht DirectX11 GPU Raytracing plus FXAA anti-aliasing screenshot”. You can find the screenshot and all contestants in the forum and the gallery.

Monthly Screenshot Contest – July & August 2012

Here is the winner of the Screenshot of the Month contest for August 2012: Auria with “Supertuxkart: the minigolf track”
As always, you can find the screenshot and all contestants in the forum and the gallery.

Here is also the winner of the Screenshot of the Month contest for July 2012: Mel with Material parameter tuning
You can find the screenshot and all contestants in the forum.

 

Monthly Screenshot Contest – June 2012

Here is the winner of the Screenshot of the Month contest for June 2012: Suvi with Höperiym Wars
As always, you can find the screenshot and all contestants in the forum and the gallery.

Monthly Screenshot Contest – May 2012

Here is the winner of the Screenshot of the Month contest for May 2012: Squisher with Ships MMO.
As always, you can find the screenshot and all contestants in the forum and the gallery.

Monthly Screenshot Contest – April 2012

Here is the winner of the Screenshot of the Month contest for April 2012: Escen with Overheat. While the competition submissions were regarded as very high quality, Escen won with an impressive percentage of the votes: 64%.

As always, you can find the screenshot and all contestants in the forum and the gallery.