Need to evaluate 3D engines for an upcoming project and it’s been a while so I’m a bit behind the curve. Would be grateful if people could recommend current best picks. Here are the current criteria;
-Commercial project so cost not a big issue but the cheaper the better
-Good general performance on standard-issue windows home PCs (no souping-up required)
-Good developer support
-Good integartion with variety of 3D modelling tools etc.
-Integrates with C++ and/or Visual Basic and/or any other langue/IDE you care to mention (undecided at this point but there will be a lot of general application (non 3d) stuff built on top/integrated into the 3D environment)
For application, think something like second life without the grid back-end or heavy duty multi-user interactions. Client-side execution of 3D interface use to access web content etc. etc.