[osg-users] Help! New to OSG

Robert Osfield robert.osfield at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 12:11:32 PST 2018

Hi Julie,

The OpenSceneGraph is middleware  meant for C++ programmers for
building build graphics applications.  For doing AR application it's
provides a lot of functionality that is required, but will only ever
be a component of such applications.

The applications like osgviewer and osganimationviewer just code
examples rather than fully functionality end user applications.

>From the sound of it your expertise is more in the modelling side
rather than programming so it will require a steep learning curve on
the C++ programming side as well as scene graphs, OpenGL and the
OpenSceneGraph itself.

Learning all the skills is certainly possible, but it will taken time
and patience.  We can help a bit in this process, but there such a
wide range of programming skills that you'll need to develop we can
only provide help in a portion of things you'll need to learn.

It may appropriate to bring in a programmer with experience of
developing with the OSG+AR to help achieve your project goals more


On 23 January 2018 at 18:52, Julie McCartney
<julianne.mccartney at gmail.com> wrote:
> You'll have to excuse my confusion. OSG is very difficult for me to understand. I'm using the command prompt:  "osgviewer.exe  [objectname].ive "
> to view my osgs on my screen. Would I type "osganimationviewer.exe" to see the animations? I've never had to use this before and would much rather use unity for AR but the company that contracted me wanted to use osg instead but they have no one who can help me understand this program so everything is very confusing for me. I've got 10 years experience in 3ds max, maya, zbrush...and this osg process makes me feel confused and dumb lol.
> Can anyone just give me a step by step of what to type into the command prompt when using this version of osg that i downloaded from the website: "OpenSceneGraph-3.1.0-VS9.0.30729-x86-release-12752"
> Theres no program that im opening to see the OSGs its just purely command prompt stuff.
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