ThirdParty Code and Data

This page lists which third party code and data is used by ez.

Assimp

Link: http://www.assimp.org

Compile switch: None (hard dependency for the asset processing)

Open Asset Import Library, a portable Open Source library to import various well-known 3D model formats in a uniform manner.

cc0Textures

Link: https://cc0textures.com

CC0 Textures offers a library containing hundreds of detailed PBR materials with displacement-, normal- and roughness maps for photorealistic rendering. All assets are available for free and without any restrictions.

cgbookcase

Link: https://cgbookcase.com

cgbookcase provides hundreds of high quality, PBR textures. All textures on cgbookcase.com are licensed as CC0.

Dear Imgui

Link: https://github.com/ocornut/imgui

Compile switch: EZ_3RDPARTY_IMGUI_SUPPORT

A nice library for easily creating ingame GUIs.

DirectXTex

Link: https://github.com/Microsoft/DirectXTex

Compile switch: Currently none

Used by ezImage and the ezTexConv tool for GPU-enabled block compression.

Duktape

Link: https://duktape.org

Compile switch: EZ_3RDPARTY_DUKTAPE_SUPPORT

Duktape is an embeddable Javascript engine, with a focus on portability and compact footprint. It can be used directly or through ezDuktapeWrapper. Non-essential for the engine, but scripting functionality (using TypeScript) is built on top of it.

Enet

Link: http://enet.bespin.org

Compile switch: EZ_3RDPARTY_ENET_SUPPORT

An efficient and easy to use networking library, built on top of the UDP protocoll. It is used by ezTelemetry to interact with the ezInspector, and it is also used to implement the file serving functionality.

FleetOps

Link: https://www.fleetops.net

Some assets were kindly provided with permission to use and redistribute, by the awesome team behind the FleetOps project. Thanks so much guys!

Fmod 2.x

Link: https://www.fmod.com

Compile switch: EZ_BUILD_FMOD

ez has an integration for the Fmod sound system. However, you need to download the SDK yourself.

  1. Go to fmod.com
  2. Sign up / log in
  3. Download and install the Fmod Studio API for the desired platforms
  4. For editing sounds you also need to download and install the Fmod Studio Tool
  5. In CMake, enable the Fmod compile switch
  6. Recompile ezEngine

FreeSound

Link: https://freesound.org

Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds.

jc_voronoi

Link: https://github.com/JCash/voronoi/blob/dev/src/jc_voronoi.h

Compile switch: None

A fast single file 2D voronoi diagram generator. Used by ezBreakableSheetComponent.

Kenney.nl

Link: kenney.nl

Kenney provides thousands of textures, 3D models and sound effects under a generous public domain license. Some of them are used in our sample projects.

Lua

Link: (http://www.lua.org

Compile switch: EZ_3RDPARTY_LUA_SUPPORT

The Lua scripting language. Can be used directly or through ezLuaWrapper for easier access to common functionality. Non-essential for ez, only the ingame console interpreter would stop working without it.

Mikktspace

Link: http://mmikkelsen3d.blogspot.ie

Compile switch: None (hard dependency for the asset processing)

Tangent space generation code by Morten S. Mikkelsen. See https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Shading/Tangent_Space_Normal_Maps for more information. It is used by ezGeometry.

Ozz

Link: http://guillaumeblanc.github.io/ozz-animation

Compile switch: None

Used as the basis for skeletal animations. Both during asset import (to build an optimized skeleton structure) and at runtime for animation playback.

PhysX 4.1.1

Link: https://github.com/NVIDIAGameWorks/PhysX

Compile switch: EZ_BUILD_PHYSX

NVIDIA PhysX is used to provide collision detection, physics simulation, character controllers and other interactions.

To build PhysX yourself:

  1. Checkout https://github.com/NVIDIAGameWorks/PhysX.git
  2. Goto physx/buildtools/presets/public and open all presets that you want to build and change or add
    <cmakeSwitch name=”NV_USE_STATIC_WINCRT” value=”False” comment=”Use the statically linked windows CRT” />
    <cmakeSwitch name=”NV_USE_DEBUG_WINCRT” value=”True” comment=”Use the debug version of the CRT” />
  3. Run physx/generate_projects.bat for every configuration you want to build
  4. Open physx/compiler/…/PhysXSDK.sln and compile CMakePredefinedTargets/INSTALL for both debug and release
  5. Uwp installs are missing two include folders: PhysX/include/cudamanager and PhysX/include/gpu so copy those from physx/include to physx/install/…/PhysX/include
  6. The content of the built configuration in physx/install is now ready to be consumed by ezEngine by pointing the advanced cmake var EZ_PHYSX_SDK to it.

Qt 5

Link: https://www.qt.io

Compile switch: EZ_ENABLE_QT_SUPPORT

Used for all desktop GUI code in the editor and tools.

Qt Advanced Docking System

Link https://github.com/githubuser0xFFFF/Qt-Advanced-Docking-System

Compile switch EZ_3RDPARTY_ADS_SUPPORT

A docking system for Qt similiar to the one in visual studio. Used by the editor and inspector applications.

Recast

Compile switch: EZ_3RDPARTY_RECAST_SUPPORT

Link: https://github.com/recastnavigation/recastnavigation

A library to generate navigation meshes from arbitrary 3D geometry.

RenderDoc

Link: https://renderdoc.org

Compile switch: EZ_3RDPARTY_RENDERDOC_SUPPORT

RenderDoc is a free MIT licensed stand-alone graphics debugger. The ezRenderDocPlugin enables full control over taking RenderDoc snapshots from within the engine.

RmlUi

Link: https://mikke89.github.io/RmlUiDoc/

RmlUi is the C++ user interface package based on the HTML and CSS standards, designed as a complete solution for any project’s interface needs. It is a fork of the libRocket project, introducing new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements.

SFML

Link: http://www.sfml-dev.org

Compile switch: currently none (TODO)

This library provides a simple and portable interface for window creation, input handling and more. Used by ezWindow and ezStandardInputDevice on non-Windows platforms (Mac, Linux).

Silk Icons

Link: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk

Icons from this set are used by the tools.

Sonniss

Link: https://sonniss.com

Sonniss is a premium distribution platform for high-quality sound effects libraries. Sounds distributed from Sonnis are taken from the GameAudioGDC bundles. See Data\Content\Sound\FmodProject\Assets\Sonnis\Licensing.pdf for details.

stb

Link: https://github.com/nothings/stb

Compile switch: None

Public domain licensed code by Sean Barrett. Used by ezImage to read and write some of the supported formats like PNG and JPEG.

UTF8-CPP

Link: https://github.com/nemtrif/utfcpp

Compile switch: None

A library that provides Unicode related functionality. Integrated directly into ezFoundation.

V-HACD

Link: https://github.com/kmammou/v-hacd

Compile switch: EZ_3RDPARTY_VHACD_SUPPORT

The “Volumetric Hierarchical Approximate Convex Decomposition” library is used to decompose a concave triangle mesh into multiple convex pieces. This allows you to generate complex collision meshes which can be used as the shapes of dynamic PhysX actors.

xxHash

Link: https://github.com/Cyan4973/xxHash

Compile switch: None

A very fast hash algorithm. Integrated directly into ezFoundation.

zLib

Link: http://www.zlib.net

Compile switch: EZ_3RDPARTY_ZLIB_SUPPORT

Provides algorithms for zip compression and decompression. It is used by ezCompressedStreamReaderZlib and ezCompressedStreamWriterZlib in ezFoundation.

zstd

Link: https://facebook.github.io/zstd

Compile switch: EZ_3RDPARTY_ZSTD_SUPPORT

A very fast lossless compression library. It is used by ezCompressedStreamReaderZstd and ezCompressedStreamWriterZstd and also by ezArchive.

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