Slick3D is the revolutionary 3-D XAML Library for Silverlight 5.0 for rapid development of 3-D visualization and manipulation software running in most popular browsers and in out of browser mode on Windows and Mac platforms.
XAML interface similar to the WPF 3D API:
- Perspective, Orthographic, and Matrix cameras
- Meshes, Geometries, Models, and Composite Models
- Diffuse, Gradient, Specular, Textured, and Composite Materials
- Slick3D leverages the hardware-accelerated 3-D rendering mode using XNA in Silverlight 5.0 for a very responsive and accurate rendering experience
- If hardware accelerated 3D rendering is not available (or not enabled) on the client, Slick3D falls back to software-only rendering, which is fast enough for most low complexity models and scenes on most modern client hardware platforms
- To maximize the rendering speed to the maximum extent possible when in software-only rendering mode, Slick3D switches to a highly optimized parallel rendering algorithm if multiple CPU cores are detected on the client platform.