for beginners

This document is a brief hands-on tutorial on installing OpenMASK and programming simple example as OpenMASK simulation objects.

Summary :


Official OpenMASK website:

Official OpenGL Performer home:

OpenGL Performer manuals:

Open Inventor home:

Open Inventor manuals:

PVM home:

PCCTS home:

Doxygen home:


24/02/2003 - Minor corrections.

27/03/2003 - A few simplifications in include dirs and libraries. Last paragraph rewritten by Michaël Rouillé. Incorporated a few remarks by David Raulo too.


Ronan Le Hy (lehy at imag dot fr), INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Cybermove/Laplace project.

Sebastien Laborie, GRAVIR, Evasion. My personnal Website is :

This tutorial resides at and at

Feel free to send comments and suggestions about this tutorial; however, if you wish to suggest changes, please do so referring to the document in POD format (from which I generate HTML, PDF...). POD is Perl's Plain Old Documentation (see man perlpod).


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