OpenSpace3D 1.71

OPENSPACE3D V1.71 : Useful tools and corrections

This update introduces a number of small improvements in OpenSpace3D : some plugITs got useful new options, some saw their behaviours improved. A few new plugITs are also available such as the “Countdown” plugIT.

The physics engine, volumetric lighting and particles got some upgrades as well.

New VR templates are also available, providing different control schemes for your immersive experiences.

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Custom Interface plugIT


But the most noteworthy addition of this update is the new “Custom Interface” plugIT and its powerful user interface editor, able to create an interface perfectly suited to your project, be it a form, a HUD (Head Up Display) or an option or level selection menu.

This plugIT will be complemented with new types of interface element and new options in the future. Your suggestions and requests are welcome, so do not hesitate to let us know !


OpenSpace3D 1.70

OPENSPACE3D V1.70 : Improved ergonomics

OpenSpace3D 1.70 brings in many small improvements to offer greater reliability, options and features, including several improvements on ergonomics:

  • The ability to switch between local and world referencial to use the move/rotate/scale tools
  • A new and more conveniant look for the rotate tool
  • An increased reliability from the move/rotate/scale tools for a more accurate edition
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VR controllers


New templates have been added, making some functionalities easier to access !

The “360” templates allow you to display a 360° picture or video in the 3D world, while the new “AR” templates provide the basic tools to use augmented reality in your applications.

You can also learn to use a database to store score, positions and many other things thanks to the “database” templates “sqlite” exemple.

Finally, a template with generic VR controllers and a template providing a 3D mouse cursor also have been added.



OpenSpace3D 1.70 introduces the “GPS location” plugIT, allowing to get the GPS coordinates of the device and to link a 3D object to a specific location in the real world.

The new “Input mixer” plugIT also comes with this release, allowing to combine the outputs of several plugITs in a single one to provide more possibilities with and ease link parameters handling.

The latest interface plugITs were revised too to offer better readability, smaller margins and still more options, making for clearer and less cumbersome interfaces.

GPS Location

OpenSpace3D 1.60

OPENSPACE3D V1.60 : Would you like some more data ?

With OpenSpace3D version 1.60, it is easier than ever to sort your data!

The “SQLite” plugIT now allows you to create, use and update databases to create ever more ambitious applications.

And what better way to visualize your incoming data than a graph of curves ? That’s exactly what the new plug-in “Real-time graph” does, allowing you to display your data streams in real time. Entirely customizable, it can accommodate any project.

Finally, OpenSpace3D is now compatible with EEG Emotiv headsets, to provide even more ways to interact with the virtual world. Insight, Epoc and Epoc + helmets are supported.

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Link parameters


Link parameters have evolved for ever more versatility! It is now possible to use global variables (plugIT “global var”) directly in any link by putting its name in between % (Example:% MyVar%).

Some default global variables have also been added. Thus, you can easily access the time, date, language or even generate random numbers in each link of your project!

But the biggest novelty is probably the appearance of the tag [code][/ code]! This allows you to execute Scol code snippets directly in the links, allowing for simple operations as well as more complex processing chains.



Thales, on the Cholet site, designs, develops, industrializes and deploys radio communication equipment, tactical military networks, electronic warfare systems, as well as security solutions for information systems (encryption, networks, etc.).

The products assembled on the production lines are radiocommunication equipments for which the work of the operators consists mainly of manually integrating electronic assemblies with fragile connectors. To facilitate the training of new collaborators to these assembly operations, it was proposed to review the format of transmission of know-how and to use augmented reality.

It is at this stage that the OpenSpace3D software, with which instruction sheets for job training are produced, intervenes. The application brings more interactivity to operators, and reduces learning time. It shows step by step the actions to be performed for the integration of the equipment, adding on, if necessary, the movements of 3D models, images and videos. Other features have been implemented to improve interactivity with the operator: voice recognition, buttons connected to an Arduino board (connected by serial link) to facilitate the passage of steps, taking pictures of the product in case of default …



Thanks to a modernization of the OpenSpace3D development commissioned by the “Consortium 3D SHS de la TGIR Huma-Num”, you can now edit 64-bit applications for Windows. Particularly useful for industrial productions, a 64-bit version will allow you, among other things, to import larger files into your applications.

We also took the opportunity of this upgrade to offer you a new version of the OpenSpace3D web browser thanks to an update to cef3. It supports the latest standards such as HTML5 for a smoother and more complete navigation.

Finally, a new export is emerging : the export to an OpenSpace3D package (.pkos). These packages allow to gather an entire OpenSpace3D project (plugITs, 3D models, materials, sounds, and other resources) into a single file that you can easily transfer to another computer. No need to worry anymore about resource paths or forgetting about a texture burried deep into your folders, and ideal for teamwork!

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The new “Telnet client” and “Telnet server” plugITs now make it possible to communicate through TCP with other applications or devices. A “Signal” plugIT has been added to allow you to generate signals of varying shape, amplitude and frequency. The “Scene loader” plugIT now allows to load a scene or an object from a URL.

Many other plugITs have been upgraded to bring more features and convenience.

More details on the release history.


OpenSpace3D 1.50

OPENSPACE3D V1.50 : A giant leap for VR!

This new update of OpenSpace3D brings a lot of improvements, starting with new tools for Virtual Reality.

Add your digital models from the BIM with IFC, Collada, Ply, Obj, 3DS or FBX format, import the VR viewer template and visit the model as if you were there! Take measurements, add notes, or change the time of day. Check out the video tutorial on our Youtube channel!

A new type of shadows optimized for mobile platforms and VR is emerging!

Augmented Reality apps for IOS and Android have also been optimized.

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The “Local Network” plugIT is appearing on OpenSpace3D! With it, you can connect multiple applications or instance of the same application through UDP, TCP protocols or through the OpenSpace3D Java server.

It also allows you to synchronize the objects of your choice and send any type of information between applications. Multi-user apps, multiplayer games, remote app control, and more creative uses are at your fingertips!

The “Chat GUI” plugIT now allows you to use chat on all platforms.

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OpenSpace3D 1.50 also provides an update for the Neurosky plugIT, which is now compatible with the new Neurosky MindWave Mobile headset.

This headset is capable of analyzing your brain waves to determine your level of attention, meditation, and can detect blinking. Learn to master it to control your applications with your mind!



Many other plugITs have been upgraded to bring more features and convenience.

More details on the release history.