The demo programs illustrate various features of Open Inventor and its extensions (MeshViz, VolumeViz, etc.). Source code for these demos, as well as for hundreds of other example programs, can be found in the src directory. The example programs, including the demos, are a valuable source of information and cover almost every significant feature of the Open Inventor SDK. You can use them as a starting point for generating your own applications.

Since Open Inventor V9.1, demos described here are supplied prebuilt, ready to run from the Open Inventor Samples Browser (or directly from the $OIVHOME/$OIVARCH/Demos/ directory).

The path to the source code for each demo program is listed.The executable program are located in $OIVHOME/$OIVARCH/Demos/< Modules >.

Since Open Inventor V9.1,on Windows all demos project (vcproj  files) are provided ready to be used in the src directory.

Visit the Examples section of the C++ Reference Manual to get the list of the demos and to see the associated screenshots.