Ab3d.DXEngine 6.1.8746

dotnet add package Ab3d.DXEngine --version 6.1.8746
NuGet\Install-Package Ab3d.DXEngine -Version 6.1.8746
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Ab3d.DXEngine" Version="6.1.8746" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Ab3d.DXEngine --version 6.1.8746
#r "nuget: Ab3d.DXEngine, 6.1.8746"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Ab3d.DXEngine as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Ab3d.DXEngine&version=6.1.8746

// Install Ab3d.DXEngine as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Ab3d.DXEngine&version=6.1.8746


Ab3d.DXEngine is a DirectX 11 rendering engine for Desktop .Net applications. Ab3d.DXEngine is built for advanced business and scientific 3D visualization.

It uses super fast rendering techniques that can fully utilize graphics cards and provide the ultimate performance. It also supports top quality visuals with PBR materials and shadows.

Ab3d.DXEngine package is the core package of the library. Usually, the Ab3d.DXEngine.Wpf package is also used.

It is also recommended to use Ab3d.PowerToys library that greatly simplifies working with 3D graphics.

Main features

  • DirectX 11 based rendering engine with full hardware rendering support.
  • Render millions of triangles with using instancing, smart optimizations and other techniques to get extreme GPU performance.
  • Render millions of hardware accelerated 3D lines (super-smooth lines with custom thickness, line color and line pattern).
  • Render millions of characters.
  • Multi-threaded rendering that can in some cases achieve more then 4 times the performance of a single thread.
  • With DirectX command list caching almost ANY number of objects can be rendered in practically no CPU time (can be used when only camera or lights are changed).
  • Super-fast per pixel lighting and super-sampling for improved visual quality.
  • Support standard and PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials.
  • Many post processing effects.
  • The most versatile 3D engine - the same application can run on systems from high end graphics card (full hardware acceleration) to computers without graphics card (DirectX 11 software rendering). The same application can also run on an old computers with operating systems that do not support DirectX 11 (using WPF 3D rendering).
  • The rendered 3D scene can be composed with existing WPF objects so that standard WPF controls can be added on top of the 3D scene or seen through the scene.
  • Fully managed code that works with AnyCpu (x86 or x64) build targets and can be used in C# and VB.Net. DXEngine uses SharpDX as DirectX wrapper.
  • Highly customizable: use custom shaders, rendering techniques, mesh data, etc.
  • Support for virtual reality with split-screen and anaglyph rendering.
  • Use new engine with just a few changes of the existing WPF 3D code. The engine fully supports Ab3d.PowerToys and Abd3.Reader3ds libraries.
  • Great customer support by forum or email.


Ab3d.DXEngine.Wpf.Samples on GitHub Ab3d.DXEngine.WinForms.Samples on GitHub


Ab3d.DXEngine Homepage

Online reference help

Ab3d.DXEngine Reference help

Change log

Ab3d.DXEngine change log


This version of Ab3d.DXEngine can be used as an evaluation and as a commercial version.

Evaluation usage: On the first usage of the library, a dialog to start a 60-days evaluation is shown. The evaluation version offers full functionality of the library but displays an evaluation info dialog once a day and occasionally shows a "Ab3d.DXEngine evaluation" watermark text. When the evaluation is expired, you can ask for evaluation extension or restart the evaluation period when a new version of the library is available.

You can see the prices of the library and purchase it on Ab3d.DXEngine price list

Commercial usage: In case you have purchased a license, you can get the license parameters from your User Account web page (https://www.ab4d.com/UserLogIn.aspx). Then set the parametes with adding the following code before the library is used:

Ab3d.Licensing.DXEngine.LicenseHelper.SetLicense(licenseOwner: "[CompanyName]", licenseType: "[LicenseType]", license: "[LicenseText]");

Note that the version that is distributed as NuGet package uses a different licensing mechanism then the commercial version that is distributed with a windows installer. Also the LicenseText that is used as a parameter to the SetLicense method is different then the license key used in the installer.

Supported platforms

  • .NET Framework 4.0+
  • .NET Core 3.1
  • .NET 5.0
  • .NET 6.0
  • .NET 7.0

See also

Ab3d.PowerToys.Wpf.Samples on GitHub

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Ab3d.DXEngine.Wpf library provides support for using Ab3d.DXEngine rendering engine in WPF applications and supports rendering WPF 3D objects with the engine.


Ab3d.DXEngine.Assimp provides importing 3D models from many 3D file formats for Ab3d.DXEngine rendering engine. It is using a native Assimp importer (https://github.com/assimp/assimp). Ab3d.DXEngine is a super fast DirectX 11 rendering engine for Desktop .Net applications. Ab3d.DXEngine is built for advanced business and scientific 3D visualization. The following objects are created: - MeshObjectNode for objects with meshes - SceneNode objects for groups of objects - SimpleMesh<PositionNormalTexture> for meshes - StandardMaterial for materials Known issues in v1.1: - Silk.NET.Assimp depends on Ultz.Native.Assimp library that should copy the native assimp library into the application's output folder. But this works only for .Net Core and .Net 5.0 project and not for .Net Framework project. See the sample for .Net framework project on https://github.com/ab4d/Ab3d.DXEngine.Assimp for more information. Github page with samples project: https://github.com/ab4d/Ab3d.DXEngine.Assimp See also: https://www.ab4d.com/DXEngine.aspx - Ab3d.DXEngine library (DirectX rendering engine) https://www.ab4d.com/PowerToys.aspx - Ab3d.PowerToys library (the ultimate 3D helper library) Supported platforms: - .NET Framework 4.6.1+ - .NET Core 3.1 - .NET 5.0

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Version Downloads Last updated
6.1.8746 848 12/14/2023
6.0.8585 2,308 7/5/2023
5.2.8348 3,876 11/9/2022
5.1.8153 7,884 4/28/2022
5.1.8147 1,091 4/28/2022
5.0.8000 6,304 11/26/2021
4.4.7874 4,202 7/26/2021
4.4.7848 1,092 6/28/2021
4.3.7763 1,751 4/3/2021
4.3.7760 987 4/2/2021
4.2.7697 1,816 1/27/2021
4.2.7695 998 1/25/2021
4.2.7655 1,163 12/17/2020
4.1.7619 1,235 11/11/2020
4.0.7447 2,123 5/29/2020
3.3.7279 1,699 12/11/2019
3.2.7234 1,535 10/22/2019

Ab3d.DXEngine v6.1.8746 change log:   
- Added build for .Net 8.0
- Fixed showing 3D lines that are created by passing a line Visual3D object (object derived from BaseLineVisual3D) to the constructor of WpfModelVisual3DNode.
- Added GetRenderingStepsDumpString and DumpRenderingSteps methods to DXScene and DXView. The methods in the DXView can also show information about RenderingSteps in child DXView objects.
- Fixed using transformation when rendering 3D lines in some cases when a line with depth bias is rendered after a line without any depth bias and both lines have the same transformation matrix.
- Fixed adding new sprites to an existing SpriteBatch.
- Improved check that prevents using invalid values for Near and Far camera planes.
- Added PointClampSampler to DXDevice.CommonStates. It can be used to disable color interpolation when rendering textures. This is demonstrated in the updated "Contour lines" sample - there is a new option to use gradient colors without interpolation.
- Added support for light transformations. DXEngine light objects do not support transformation, but WPF Light objects have Transform property and they can be also added to parent ModelVisual3D or Model3DGroup objects that have Transform properties. The new version transforms the DXEngine lights that are created from WPF lights so that they appear as they would be rendered by WPF 3D.
- Added support for rendering shadows on objects with MultiMapMaterial.