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.
23-Feb-12Irrlicht 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.
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24-Nov-11Irrlicht 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.
29-Jun-11Forum upgrade installed
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29-Jun-11Irrlicht .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.
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09-Feb-11CopperCube 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.
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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.
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
15-Nov-10Irrlicht book published
Great news for all beginners, but also for all others who want to take a deeper look into Irrlicht application development. Packt Publishing published the first Irrlicht book. It is written by Johannes Stein, and is provided as printed book as well as an eBook. Right now, only half of the book is available, but the eBook can already be bought (up to where it actually exists, with full update for the final version). Check it out!