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 – March 2012

Here is the winner of the Screenshot of the Month contest for March 2012: Nikoomba with Rin’s Quest. Its a nice and retro block style game.

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

Monthly Screenshot Contest – February 2012

Here are the winners of the Screenshot of the Month contest for February 2012: mel with PSM, the Perspective Shadow Mapping algorithm and Auria with SuperTuxKart: The Zen Garden Pond. Like last month, two winners and a close third.

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

The previous winners were lost in the news posts, so here are they again, the winners for January are desmoines with the Gooli Game and RdR with The Crater.

Irrlicht 1.7.3 released!

We just released Irrlicht version 1.7.3. This version contains numerous bug fixes and will hopefully be the last update before 1.8.

All users which are using an 1.7 Irrlicht version should update to this version for the best experience. See changes.txt in the SDK for a complete list of changes.

Happy downloading!

New website!

Irrlicht’s website is now powered by WordPress, which means we don’t need to edit the raw HTML each time someone (usually Christian or Niko) posts a news update. Now that any of the devs can post news and edit pages without risk of destroying the site, you should see lots more news updates!

You can now use a feed reader to keep an eye on Irrlicht releases and/or news, and chat with the team and other users right here on the site.


Irrlicht beginners book completed!

Some of you might have been waiting for this. Johannes Stein and Aung Sithu Kyaw have completed The Irrlicht beginner book from Packt Publishing. Take a look if you need a kickstart for your Irrlicht development.
It is available both in printed and ebook edition.

Forum upgrade installed

There is a new forum installed. We finally got around to upgrading from phpBB2 to phpBB3.
Let us know what you think here

Irrlicht .NET wrapper available

There is a new Irrlicht.NET wrapper available. It makes it possible to use Irrlicht from any .NET language like C# or VisualBasic.NET. It is implemented in C# and supports Irrlicht 1.7.2.

CopperCube 2.2.3 released

CopperCube, the editor which can be used for free by irrlicht users (it exports to .irr scenes even if the trial period is over) has been released in version 2.2.3, and includes now many new improvements to the 3D editing tools. Also, its free WebGL library now resembles a bit more the Irrlicht API.

Monthly Screenshot Contest – December 2010

Another winner of the Screenshot of the Month contest, this time for December 2010: Mel – Olimpus Demo 2. I must admit, despite the strong participatrion both with submissions and votes, we have had a clear winner with almost 50% of the votes. Well done, a truly impressive screenshot. As always, you can find the screenshot and all contestants in the forum and the gallery.

Monthly Screenshot Contest – November 2010

Here is the winner of the Screenshot of the Month contest for November 2010: Andres – irr RPG. Once more, we have had a very close and tight competition. As always, you can find the screenshot and all contestants in the forum and the gallery