OpenHaptics toolkit lets developers can add haptics (touch-enabled) and true 3D navigation to their applications. The new v2.0 provides up to 5x speed increases. The toolkit is patterned after the OpenGL API, making it familiar to graphics programmers and facilitating integration with OpenGL applications. Using the OpenHaptics toolkit, developers can leverage existing OpenGL code for specifying geometry and supplement it with OpenHaptics commands to simulate haptic material properties such as friction and stiffness. The extensible architecture enables developers to add functionality to support new types of shapes. The toolkit is also designed to integrate third-party libraries such as physics/dynamics and collision detection engines.
Aug 04, 2005 | Category: Developers •