Table of contents 1. Overview 1.1 Supported file formats 1.2 File structure 2. Build the library 3. Where to get help 4. License
Open Asset Import Library is a Open Source library designed to load various 3d file formats and convert them into a shared, in-memory format. It supports more than 30 file formats. It also supports exporting files to a few selected file formats.
Its short name is assimp, which is an unintended joke (the abbreviation is derived from Asset Importer).
README refers to the file structure used by release packages, which differs in some points from the development trunk.
The library provides importers for a lot of file formats, including:
- DAE (Collada)
- DAE (Collada)
See the full list here.
Open Asset Import Library is implemented in C++ (but provides both a C and a C++ish interface). The directory structure is:
/bin Folder for binaries, only used on Windows /code Source code /contrib Third-party libraries /doc Documentation (doxysource and pre-compiled docs) /include Public header C and C++ header files. /lib Static library location for Windows. /obj Object file location for Windows. /port Ports to other languages and scripts to maintain those. /test Unit- and regression tests, test suite of models. /tools Tools (viewer, command line `assimp`). /samples A small number of samples to illustrate possible use cases for Assimp. /workspaces Build enviroments for vc,xcode,... (deprecated, CMake has superseeded all legacy build options!)
Take a look into the
INSTALL file. Or fire up CMake with the usual steps.
For more information, visit our website. Or check out the
./doc- folder, which contains the official documentation in HTML format.
(CHMs for Windows are included in some release packages and should be located right here in the root folder).
If the documentation doesn't solve your problems, try our forums at SF.net
For development stuff, there is also a mailing list, assimp-discussions (subscribe here)
The license of the Asset Import Library is based on the modified, 3-clause BSD-License, which is a very liberal license. An informal summary is: do whatever you want, but include Assimp's license text with your product - and don't sue us if our code doesn't work.
Note that, unlike LGPLed code, you may link statically to Assimp.
For the formal details, see the