Irrlicht 1.4beta out now

Yee-ha, Irrlicht 1.4beta is out. A short excerpt from the news on, what's new:

  • A rewritten unified skeletal animation system with some more sophisticated long awaited features such as manual joint animation.
  • Irrlicht's own file format: .irrmesh, for static meshes.
  • Mesh writing support: Write collada, .stl and .irrmesh files. Irrlicht now can also read .stl files and be used to convert any file it can read into these file formats.
  • Enhanced Particle System reintegrated from the irrSpintz fork
  • Improved GUI: Keyboard control support (tab, shift etc), SpinBox
  • PointSprite support
  • Improved collada, .obj, .my3d and loaders

Read full text here

Yes, this release is a beta, not the final 1.4 version yet, so be careful. I also updated the Irrlicht team page a bit, for those who are interested.
Thanks to all who made this release possible!

eight comments, already:

Damn, Irrlicht is a cool engine, cant await the DX10 support ;-)
Q-efx (link) - 01 10 07 - 18:47

Jena - 01 10 07 - 21:41

It’s always good to see a new Irrlicht release. As much as I like seeing advancement in new projects like irrEdit or irrKlang, Irrlicht remains the nitty-gritty. I was almost worried that there was too much distraction with these side projects. Good work niko and everyone else who worked on this!

Niko, I would like to hear about your findings on how the transition from one-man-project to team-effort, and how hard it was/is to get everything coordinated and/or to get people to join in on the project rather than fork. I think many developers would be interested in that.
Gothi[c] (link) - 02 10 07 - 01:49

Thanks for putting the pictures of the devs. Bitplane and Hybrid are both younger than what I thought! lol
Virion (link) - 02 10 07 - 06:55

but the pictures have been around there for some years now, I think :)
Gothic: that’s an idea, lets see. :)
niko - 02 10 07 - 18:53

I love you people
kukanov (link) - 04 10 07 - 00:34

I can’t wait for irrlicht 1.4.. plus I hope you remember to add the new demo.. which was to be created with IrrEdit.. :-p
all the best Niko.

(sorry for the double post. I forgot to put my name)
leo (link) - 04 10 07 - 13:22

Give luke a picture!
BlindSide - 07 10 07 - 10:35

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