Free Plugins

This page shows a list of all freely availabe OpenFlipper plugins. If you have feature requests please use the bugtracking system or send us an e-mail.

Most of the plugins on this page are included if you check out the latest free branch of OpenFlipper or download the Windows or Mac binaries.

Some of the plugins are marked as staging. These plugins are not finished yet or need more polishing. Nevertheless, they are already usable. If you want to get these plugins as well, take one of the staging daily builds.

There are different categories of Plugins:

General (14)   Basic functionality
Mesh Processing (11)   Algorithms to manipulate meshes
File Plugins (9)   Importers and exporters
Skeletal Animation (3)   Dealing with skeletons and animations
Surface Reconstruction (1)   Reconstruction of surfaces from point clouds
Post Processors (11)   Special post processing of the rendered images
Renderers (9)   Plugins used for rendering in OpenFlipper
Type Plugins (9)   Providing the basic datatypes

File Plugins

File Assimp

This plugin allows to import and export data in OpenFlipper via the Open Asset Import Library (Assimp). This adds a large set of supported file types to OpenFlipper. A list of the supported types is available on the assimp website.


This plugin is not part of the free branch yet. You can download the staging package on the download page or via the Daily-Builds. For the source code, check out the staging branch.

File BVH

This plugin reads and writes Biovision BVH files. This format can be used to store skeletal animation data.

File OBJ

This plugin is required to read and write Wavefront OBJ files. We support triangular and polygonal meshes as well as B-Spline curves and surfaces from OBJ files

File OFF

This plugin is required to read and write OFF files.

File OM

This Plugin is required to read and write OpenMesh files.

File PLY

This plugin is required to read and write PLY files.

File STL

This plugin is required to read and write STL files.

File VTK

This plugin is required to read and write VTK files.



This plugin can be used to import image data as a height field. This is especially usefull for height maps stored as grayscale images. They can be converted to geometry by this plugin.

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