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May232011

Babylon Toolkit for Silverlight 5 3D Release to CodePlex

Microsoft has made available an open source repository for developers on CodePlex, dubbed “Babylon Toolkit” that provides a complete toolbox for Silverlight 5 3D.

Developers that download the toolkit and start using it with Silverlight 5 will be able to find packed inside:

  • A complete Effect class with shaders and parameters support (with an integrate shaders and registers cache system)
  • A Model/ModelMesh/ModelMeshPart object model
  • A ModelContent/ModelMeshContent/ModelMeshPartContent object model to create Model hierarchy
  • An importation system with support for .OBJ files
  • Cameras classes:
    • Orbit camera
    • Regular camera
  • A BasicEffect for simple rendering modes which supports:
    • Diffuse color & texture
    • Specular color & texture
    • Bump texture
    • Ambient color
    • Point light
  • Ray intersections system
    • BoundingSphere
    • Mesh vs Ray

The Babylon Toolkit is available for download under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL), which is an open source license. You can download Babylon Toolkithere.

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