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== LambdaCube Engine ==
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== Overview ==
  
=== Overview ===
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[http://lambdacube3d.wordpress.com/ LambdaCube] is a Domain Specific Language for 3D graphics.
  
LambdaCube is a 3D rendering engine entirely written in Haskell.
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The main goal of this project is to provide a modern and feature rich graphical backend for various Haskell projects, and in the long run it is intended to be a practical solution even for serious purposes.
  
The main goal of this project is to provide a modern and feature rich graphical backend for various Haskell projects, and in the long run it is intended to be a practical solution even for serious purposes. The engine uses [http://www.ogre3d.org Ogre3D]'s [http://www.ogre3d.org/docs/manual/manual_9.html#SEC12 mesh] and [http://www.ogre3d.org/docs/manual/manual_14.html#SEC23 material] file format, therefore it should be easy to find or create new content for it. The code sits between the low-level C API (raw OpenGL, DirectX or anything equivalent; the engine core is graphics backend agnostic) and the application, and gives the user a high-level API to work with.
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== Download ==
  
An application building on LambdaCube is composed of the following layers:
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[https://github.com/csabahruska/lc-dsl LambdaCube DSL repository at GitHub]
 
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{| cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"
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| colspan="5" align="center" style="background: #ccccff" | application
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|-
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| colspan="2" style="background: #ffffcc" |  
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| colspan="3" align="center" style="background: #ccffcc" | optional components
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|-
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| colspan="5" align="center" style="background: #ffffcc" | generic core
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|-
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| colspan="5" align="center" style="background: #ffcccc" | render system
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|-
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| align="center" style="background: #cccccc" | native OpenGL
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| align="center" | or
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| align="center" style="background: #cccccc" | DirectX
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| align="center" | or
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| align="center" style="background: #cccccc" | ...
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|}
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* optional components: e.g. loaders for various formats, physics engine
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* generic core: resource handling, script loading, rendering
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* render system: a thin abstraction layer to unify low-level APIs
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=== News ===
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== History ==
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* 2012-08-15 - Started development [http://lambdacube3d.wordpress.com/ blog]
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* 2011-06-23 - The second big release which already includes a more advanced Bullet binding and the Stunts example; details in the [http://just-bottom.blogspot.com/2011/06/renewed-lambdacube-bullet-bindings-and.html announcement]
 
* 2009-11-18 - The first release on Hackage: [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/lambdacube-engine engine] and [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/lambdacube-examples examples], plus a [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/lambdacube-bullet bullet example] that will eventually grow into a library
 
* 2009-11-18 - The first release on Hackage: [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/lambdacube-engine engine] and [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/lambdacube-examples examples], plus a [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/lambdacube-bullet bullet example] that will eventually grow into a library
 
* 2009-09-22 - The summer report was presented at the [http://ocaml.janestcapital.com/?q=node/68 JSSP meeting]
 
* 2009-09-22 - The summer report was presented at the [http://ocaml.janestcapital.com/?q=node/68 JSSP meeting]
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* 2009-01-?? - Development started
 
* 2009-01-?? - Development started
  
=== Todo ===
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== Screenshots ==
  
* clean up code and upload it to Hackage
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=== 2012-06 - LC DSL Q3 example ===
  
=== Download ===
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[[Image:Lc-q3.png|800px|Quake3 example]]
  
[http://code.google.com/p/lambdacube/ LambdaCube repository at Google Code] (outdated at the moment)
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=== 2012-06 - LC DSL Stunts example ===
  
=== Screenshots ===
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[[Image:Lc-stunts-1.png|800px|Stunts example]]
  
==== 2009-11 - Hackage release ====
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[[Image:Lc-stunts-2.png|800px|Stunts example]]
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=== 2009-11 - Hackage release ===
  
 
[[Image:Lambdacube-basic.png|LambdaCube basic example]]
 
[[Image:Lambdacube-basic.png|LambdaCube basic example]]
  
==== 2009-09 - JSSP meeting ====
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=== 2009-09 - JSSP meeting ===
  
 
Tile Racer track loader:
 
Tile Racer track loader:
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[[Image:Lambdacube-physics.png|800px|LambdaCube and Bullet physics example]]
 
[[Image:Lambdacube-physics.png|800px|LambdaCube and Bullet physics example]]
  
==== 2009-03 - Pre-summer mock-up ====
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=== 2009-03 - Pre-summer mock-up ===
  
 
[[Image:Lambdacube1.jpeg]]
 
[[Image:Lambdacube1.jpeg]]
  
=== Licence ===
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== Licence ==
  
 
The code is released under BSD3.
 
The code is released under BSD3.
  
=== Features ===
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The engine and the examples not using physics build out of the box on a fresh Haskell Platform install under Windows. If Bullet is installed, the Stunts example should also be possible to get running with cabal-install.
 
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* [http://www.ogre3d.org/docs/manual/manual_9.html#SEC12 Mesh file format]
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** Geometry is supported
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* [http://www.ogre3d.org/docs/manual/manual_14.html#SEC23 Material Script]
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=== Dependencies ===
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* Core library:
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** [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/OpenGL OpenGL] - to be dropped completely in favour of [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/OpenGLRaw OpenGLRaw]
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** [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/uulib uulib] - used for parsing scripts
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** [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/alex alex] - used for parsing scripts
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** [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/fgl fgl] - scene graph handling
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** [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/zip-archive zip-archive]
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** [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/hslogger hslogger]
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* Optional components:
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** [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/stb-image stb-image] - image loader
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** [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/xml xml] - Ogre interchange format loader
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* Examples:
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** [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/GLFW GLFW]
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** [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/elerea elerea]
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** Bullet Physics binding (to appear on Hackage soon)
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The engine and the examples not using physics build out of the box on a fresh Haskell Platform install under Windows.
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[[Category:Applications]]
 
[[Category:Applications]]
 
[[Category:3D]]
 
[[Category:3D]]

Revision as of 09:00, 8 September 2012

Contents

1 Overview

LambdaCube is a Domain Specific Language for 3D graphics.

The main goal of this project is to provide a modern and feature rich graphical backend for various Haskell projects, and in the long run it is intended to be a practical solution even for serious purposes.

2 Download

LambdaCube DSL repository at GitHub

3 History

  • 2012-08-15 - Started development blog
  • 2011-06-23 - The second big release which already includes a more advanced Bullet binding and the Stunts example; details in the announcement
  • 2009-11-18 - The first release on Hackage: engine and examples, plus a bullet example that will eventually grow into a library
  • 2009-09-22 - The summer report was presented at the JSSP meeting
  • 2009-08-10 - Major public commit that went with the mid-summer report
  • 2009-05-12 - Project announced to be among the JSSP winners
  • 2009-03-31 - Application for Jane Street Summer Project sent in
  • 2009-01-?? - Development started

4 Screenshots

4.1 2012-06 - LC DSL Q3 example

Quake3 example

4.2 2012-06 - LC DSL Stunts example

Stunts example

Stunts example

4.3 2009-11 - Hackage release

LambdaCube basic example

4.4 2009-09 - JSSP meeting

Tile Racer track loader:

LambdaCube Tile Racer track loader example

Bullet physics integration:

LambdaCube and Bullet physics example

4.5 2009-03 - Pre-summer mock-up

Lambdacube1.jpeg

5 Licence

The code is released under BSD3.

The engine and the examples not using physics build out of the box on a fresh Haskell Platform install under Windows. If Bullet is installed, the Stunts example should also be possible to get running with cabal-install.