AboutjReality is a project by Peter Brinkmann, Charles Gunn, Tim Hoffmann, Holger Pietsch, Ulrich Pinkall, Markus Schmies, and Steffen Weissmann.
It is a followup project of jScene, a software developped by Tim Hoffmann in his spare time while at UMASS Amherst.
jReality is a library that allows for interactive manipulation of scientific data on a wide variety of platforms. It is written in Java. The output media include software only Java rendering, hardware accelerated OpenGL rendering stereo viewing, immersive virtual reality applications like in the PORTAL. as well as file formats like PIXAR's renderman and SVG.
jReality includes technology to maintain synchronized copies of the scene graph distributed over the net on rendering clients.
- screen shots of various scenes and back ends can be found here
- Many of the examples at the virtual math lab use jReality for rendering.
Next meeting of the jReality group: TUE 06/20/06, 11:00-12:00.In the lounge at the 3rd floor.
- release scedule
- todo list
earlier meetingsshort protocols of some of the meetings and jReality related discussions can be found in the wiki.
02/16/06:new screenshot: swing components on curved surfaces
01/25/06: jReality was used for some scenes of the Matheon video project
01/11/06: texture export in the renderman backend works as intended now
12/7/05: we have vrml reading, a stand-alone viewer and an xml based scene graph file format now
11/4/05: quite a bit of refactoring in the cvs
3/15/05: New images are online
Project StatusThe following backends work:
- a JOGL (java OpenGL bindings) powered renderer
- support for OpenGL shading language is slowly growing
- a software only renderer
- a distributed rendering back end for the PORTAL
- file writing backends for PostScript, svg, renderman and an XML representation of the scene graph