HOOPS Visualize provides support for the leading 3D-APIs, which consist of OpenGL/OpenGL-ES for Windows/OSX/Linux/Mobile platforms, and both DirectX and OpenGL for Windows platforms.
Recommended Graphics Devices
We recommend that developers and end-users run Visualize-based applications on desktop/laptop graphics card or mobile devices that meet the recommendations below. This set of recommendations should be passed on to your end-users, and may be updated with each major release.
- Windows Platforms: DirectX 10.1+ compatible; 1GB or higher
- Linux/OSX Platforms: OpenGL 2.1+ compatible; 1GB or higher
- iOS: iPad-Retina/iPhone5 and higher
- Android*: Galaxy Tab 3/4/S; Galaxy Note 3/9.0/10.1(2014 edition); Nexus 7(2013 edition); Nexus 10
The following desktop graphics card families along with their mobile variants are examples that meet the above requirements:
- AMD ATI: Radeon 3870 and higher; FireGL 7700 or higher; FirePro V8700 or higher
- NVIDIA: GeForce 8800 GT or higher; NVS 295 or higher; Quadro 400 or higher; Quadro FX 880 or higher
- Intel: HD Graphics 2000 or higher
Visualize is developed and tested on a wide range of graphics-card architectures from the leading GPU manufacturers to ensure that the Visualize 3D-API interface code is functioning properly. A list of cards/devices used for development and testing is listed below. (Note: Even if a device is not listed, it is supported as long as it provides full compliance with one of the Visualize-supported 3D driver interfaces and versions.)
- HOOPS Visualize currently includes 3D driver interfaces for OpenGL 1.1 and high, or DirectX 9.0c and higher. However, please note that gfx-hardware manufacturers are no longer supporting their cards which utilize those older 3D-API versions.
- Graphics cards may contain defects in their vendor-supplied drivers, firmware, or hardware, and such defects are the responsibility of the graphics card vendor. We attempt to provide workarounds to severe graphics-card defects, but workarounds are frequently not possible. Therefore we suggest that you provide end-users with a driver-pulldown that lists various 3D-driver choices, in order to help them potentially workaround graphics-card defects. Please refer to the Visualize Troubleshooting Guide, which provides guidelines about how to configure your application’s 3d-driver selection.
|Device name||Operating System|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5110||Android 4.2.2|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P5113||Android 4.2.2|
|Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505G||Android 4.4.2|
|Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747||Android 4.1.2|
|Asus Nexus 7||Android 4.4.2 and 4.2.2|