OGLE (i.e. OpenGLExtractor) is software package by Eyebeam R&D that allows for the capture and re-use of 3D geometry data from 3D graphics applications running on Microsoft Windows. It works by observing the data flowing between 3D applications and the system's OpenGL library, and recording that data in a standard 3D file format. The primary motivation for developing OGLE is to make available for re-use the 3D forms we see and interact with in our favorite 3D applications. Video gamers have a certain love affair with characters from their favorite games; animators may wish to reuse environments or objects from other applications or animations which dont provide data-level access; architects could use this to bring 3D forms into their proposals and renderings; and digital fabrication technologies make it possible to automatically instantiate 3D objects in the real world.

Project Created: 
September 2005
People: Michael Frumin
Research: Open Lab
Project Type: Open Source, Software


Hello, I am interested in


I am interested in playing around with the OpenGLExtractor.  The following link on your page is broken.


Can you direct me to more information about how to use and where to download?

Thanks!  The project sounds awesome. 


Really nice tool!

Really nice tool! But...



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Oops... The link is broken :(

I see it was created ages ago but I've found many references to it and no alternatives. I'd be very grateful if you fix the link, show a new one, a new version or an alternative, supposing you're still there...

Thanks a lot in advace!



download link doesn't work.

download link doesn't work. :(

The link to the

The link to the project/download is dead/forbidden !?


the URL


returns 403 error Forbidden.

The download webpage says

The download webpage says forbidden


where can i download this program??

Hello, the link to OGLE is

Hello, the link to OGLE is broken. Do you by chance have this up somewhere else?

Heya, the website to

Heya, the website to ogle.eyebeamresearch.org is inacessible, could OGLE be put live again please? I tried ogle.eyebeam.org as well but no luck. It's a useful, even though old, tool.

The link is broken and leads

The link is broken and leads to an Earthlink "buy this domain" page

The link to the software

The link to the software is down, please update, im sooo desperate 4 it, its so stressfull to build up everithing from scratch, please let me have that programm...


Hi, This seems like a really


This seems like a really Awesome idea, but I cant seem to open the link...

Hi, from 3 days i'm looking


from 3 days i'm looking for a way to grab Google Earth 3D models and convert them in another format (skp, obj, 3ds, dwg).

I need a 3d model of the city center of Wien for an architectural contest

now i have find OGLE but i can't download it becouse the link doesn't work ( http://ogle.eyebeamresearch.org/ )

can you help me? pleeeeeeeeeease

Thanks a lot ...and scuse me for my english

carlo brigliadori


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This is the error that i am getting when I atempt to load the site related to this project.

I am a builder in secondlife and need a way to export items into my zbrush to create items custom fitted to the orignal item.

(Site moderator if you can foward me a direct download link to the mailbox posted in the post I would be thankful.)