Thank you for your interest in the BS SDK.
We are confident you will find this collection of application programming interfaces the key support environment and reference for your work.
Bitmanagement provides companies using the BS SDK with internal API descriptions, insights and examples which are designed to support your complete programming activities for graphics related enhancements embedded in the companies own products and projects.
The BS SDK includes the following:
A description of the core APIs for all functional enhancements to BS Contact. The reference can be used for the integration of Java applets, scripts and C/C++ executables in order to support dynamic updates, user modifications and events including sounds and movies within a VR scene.
The new BS SDK examples may be viewed here:
This section provides the content author in a first part with a complete description of the supported nodes and features. BS Contact VRML supports all VRML standard features. In addition the viewer has many Extensions enabling advanced features. The usage of all extensions is described on a technical level.
In a second part the integration of an Automatic Installer for installation of BS Contact VRML into an application or product is described.
This section describes BS Encrypt, the BS Exporter for 3ds max and the BS Exporter for Blender.
This section presents a set of simple applications/examples that shows step by step how to embed the BS Contact ActiveX control and how to access the scene graph.
The tutorials are linked in the respective part of the Programmers Reference.
The BS SDK is designed for programmers, software engineers, IT staffs, and software development companies who want more control over the operation and configuration of Bitmanagements products
The Programmers Reference BS SDK enables skilled programmers to integrate Java applets, scripts and C/C++ and executables in order to support dynamic updates, user modifications and events including sounds and movies and a variety of functional enhancements.
In the Content Authoring pages application developers are provided with a complete description of extension nodes of BS Contact completing the VRML, X3D and MPEG-4 standards and exploiting advanced functionality needed in the graphics industry of today.
This SDK is not intended as a reference for the VRML, MPEG-4 or X3D standard itself. A complete description of the standard and related technology can be found below:
X3D Draft Specification:
H-Anim Draft Specification:
The BS SDK is shipped to you with a development license of BS Contact VRML for one computer only.
Bitmanagement is striving to update the BS SDK and Bitmanagements products regularly. Smaller updates and bugfixes are provided for free based on the single decision of Bitmanagement Software GmbH.
Mature updates require a new license or upgrade.
Bitmanagement offers support on request and upon terms to be agreed upon with this BS SDK to help you getting started as easy as possible.
The SDK does not require any type of special installation. All executable files operate in a stand-alone fashion. The development license for BS Contact VRML only requires a license.key file.
In this documentation the term BS Contact means BS Contact VRML and in principle BS Contact MPEG-4.
The BS SDK is optimized for Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher.