Developer Yves Schmid, now working under the GarageCube moniker, has published his
Open Media Toolkit as open source code. It’s available for free download from the GarageCube Web site now, and the developer encourages users to contribute to the project.
Open Media Toolkit (OMT) is a cross-platform C++ framework designed for 2D and 3D multimedia applications. OMT works in Mac OS X, Classic Mac OS and Windows. It was commercialized and distributed by Pacific Media WorX, most notably to Mac gamers as the basis for the 3D racing game Tanaka. Games from Disney, Hasbro, Mattel and products from Scitex and HumanCode were created using OMT.
The software includes classes for 2D and 3D rendering and animation using Microsoft’s DirectX API, OpenGL, and an integrated software renderer; sound; files; database; windowing; user interface; 2D and 3D media import; input control and more.
Starting this month, GarageCube is being distributed under the LGPL license. It’s being released “as is,” but Schmid continues to sell consulting and technical support services.
Improvements Schmid is planning for the future of OMT include documentation, a Linux version, and further code optimizations. If you’re a developer and you’re interested in contributing to the project, please drop Schmid