In recent years, there have been more and more attempts at getting full 3D on TI calculators, especially on color models. Here are four 3D engines that have been in the works for a while, by CodeWalrus members, that we hope to see come to fruition and in use in full games in the next few years!Crafti (TI-Nspire CX)
Released around 2014, Crafti, by @Vogtinator
, uses nGL engine, also by him, for the TI-Nspire CX (Ndless). It's an elaborate 3D engine that supports high-resolution textures that rivals the Playstation 2 and Gamecube in quality, while still running at good speed.
)Crafti and nGL discussion topicgLib (TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus CE)
Originally for the monochrome TI-84 Plus calculators and written in Axe, gLib, by @TheMachine02
, has since moved to the TI-83 Premium CE and TI-84 Plus CE and sports several improvements. The 3D engine is able to display several triangles at a fast speed and there is even support for lightning.
Demo download: https://codewalr.us/199/40421gLib discussion topicsolidFRAME (TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition and TI-84 Plus CE)
has been working for ages on a 3D engine for the TI-84 Plus as well, called solidFRAME. Later, he moved to the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition and eventually on the TI-83 Premium CE and TI-84 Plus CE calculators. At the speed it runs, this engine looks like it could easily be used in a Star Fox clone.
Download (2012): http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fileinfo/450/45097.htmlsolidFRAME discussion topicX3D (TI-89, 92 Plus, Voyage 200 and TI-Nspire CX)
X3D is another 3D engine with high capabilities, ranging from shading to high-quality textures for the TI-Nspire CX, running at fast speed. The author, @catastropher
, is actually planning to make a Portal clone from it. The engine was originally for 68K calculators such as the TI-89, 92+ and Voyage 200, featuring wire-frame graphics, and was later ported and enhanced for the TI-Nspire CX. There are possibilities that the wire-frame engine might be ported on the PC or ez80 calculators.
(there are two files to download)X3D discussion topic