Open 3D Foundation Releases First Major Release of Open Source 3D Engine

The Open 3D Foundation has released the first major release of its Open 3D Engine. It is based on Amazon’s Lumberyard engine. The engine can be used to develop 3D software, such as games and simulations.

The Open 3D Foundation reports in a blog post that the Stable 21.11 version of its engine has been released to developers. The engine is a successor to Amazon’s Lumberyard project, which in turn is based on Crytek’s CryEngine. The O3DF releases the Open 3D Engine under the Apache 2.0 license. The foundation has published the source code of the engine on GitHub. The O3DF also makes available a Windows installer and a native Debian package for Linux systems.

The release will allow developers to create 3D games and simulations, the O3DF reports. The Open 3D Engine can also be used by developers as a ‘stable base’ to develop their own engine. Version 21.11 brings several features from previous previews, including a built-in benchmark tool and an “experimental terrain system.” The engine also gets an SDK, which can be used to customize the engine with platform support for Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android.

The Open 3D Engine was announced in July by the newly established Open 3D Foundation. This foundation wants to stimulate the development of 3D services with the release of its open source engine. More than twenty different parties participate in the O3DF, including Adobe, Amazon, Huawei, Intel, Niantic and Red Hat. The O3DF is part of the Linux Foundation.

Source: Open 3D Foundation