Projects using PolyVox

The projects below have been created by various people and are not directly associated with us. However, they all make use of the PolyVox library and serve as examples of the wide range of rendering styles which can be achieved.

Project: DayOfWar
Authors: Bill Vee
Summary: DayOfWar is a first/third person sandbox shooter which integrates PolyVox with the Torque3D engine for dynamic voxel terrain.

Project: Voxeliens
Authors: Volumes of Fun
Summary: Voxeliens is a retro-style arcade shooter for the PC, in which you defend your planet from waves of descending enemies. The gameplay is simple and fast paced as you battle your way through different environments using a variety of powerups.

Project: Masterspace
Authors: Master Technologies
Summary: Masterspace is a sandbox style game featuring fully destructible smooth terrain and spaceships that allow you to travel between different planets.

Project: Polyclient
Authors: ker
Summary:I’m developing a C++ version of the Minecraft client. It’s completely written from scratch and it only works with a Minecraft server.

Project: PRJZ
Authors: beyzend
Summary: A Minecraft-like game set in a cube based world, but featuring advanced graphics particularly with regard to lighting.

Project: 3DS Max Voxel Terrain Editor
Authors: Syphorlate
Summary: A plugin for 3DS Max for designing voxel based terrain.

Project: [w]tech engine
Authors: Andre Taulien ( [WuTz]! ), Raphael Menges ( unrealer2 )
Summary: [w]tech combines next generation technologies like full dynamic lighting, voxel based terrain and bullet physics, which are brought to you via a self-explanatory user interface. We are thinking in innovative ways to combine the available technologies and ideas to an edgeless package.

Project: Thermite3D Game Engine (no longer developed)
Authors: David Williams, Matthew Williams
Summary: Thermite is an experimental 3D game engine primarily designed as a show case for PolyVox technology. It integrates PolyVox technology with various other components in order to produce highly dynamic game environments which can be easily modified in real time.

Project: Forever War
Authors: Thomas Schöps, Oliver Schneider
Summary: Forever War is an open-source first person shooter featuring fully destructible environments. This is possible because the world geometry is generated from voxels using the “Marching cubes” algorithm. A modified version of the PolyVox technology is used to accomplish this task. The two primary additions to it are the support of smooth geometry and paging (reloading of world data when the player has moved too far).

Project: Dental Surgery Simulator
Authors: Kugamoorthy Gajananan, Prof. Peter Haddawy, Dr. Matthew Dailey, Dr. Manukid Parnichkun, Dr. Siriwan Suebnukarn, Phattanapon Rhienmora
Summary: This research work focused on real time manipulation of 3D volumetric data which involved implementing graphic rendering and haptic rendering techniques that allow simulation of the interaction between different shapes of cutting tools and a 3D model. This work accommodates the interaction between any arbitrary 3D volumetric models and different shapes of tools that include capsule, cylinder, cone and sphere.

Project: Aphopis 2036 (no longer developed)
Authors: David Williams
Summary: Apophis 2036 is the first full game built upon the Thermite3D game engine. It places the player in defense of the Earth as it is bombarded with fragments from the Apophis asteroid, in the year 2036. The unique voxel technology used by the game allows the Earth to be modeled in a completely destructible fashion. Asteroids can strike from any direction and angle and the appropriate damage is applied to the Earth.