28.2. Open Inventor and OpenGL core profile

The default graphics API for Open Inventor rendering is OpenGL. Since the version 3.2 of OpenGL, there are two available OpenGL context profiles:

The default OpenGL profile in Open Inventor is the compatibility profile. However, if your application uses and requires the core profile, Open Inventor can be used by setting the environment variable OIV_RENDERENGINE_USE_GLCORE to 1.

As the core profile does not embed the deprecated or legacy features of OpenGL, using Open Inventor with this profile leads to limitations and unsupported features described below: