The source code has been commented for auto-generation of class hierarchy documentation with Doxygen. The API documentation is available online:
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This documentation can be generated for offline reading by anyone who has the Coin3D source code and the Doxygen utility.
Platform specific documentation
Building the libraries from source
On Linux, Unix, and *BSD environments, the recommended way to install Coin3D and SIM Voleon is the Autoconf/Automake build system.
Read access to the Coin3D and SIM Voleon Mercurial repositories is available for those who want to follow the development closely and want a convenient mechanism for keeping synchronized with the sourcecode at all times.
Tutorials and how-tos
Tutorials and how-to articles can be found in different subsections of this website. Here you can find a list of all
Programming with Coin3D should be treated exactly like programming with Open Inventor, so all Open Inventor documentation that exists also applies to Coin3D. Here is a list of books on programming with Open Inventor.