If you are using OPAL for the first time, it is recommended that you read through the documentation in the following order: 1) overview, 2) tutorials, 3) API reference.† The overview and tutorials do not cover everything; they exist to help you learn to use the basics quickly.† Consult the API reference for a more detailed description.
OPAL Overview: a short, high-level intro to the major components and how they work together.
Tutorial 1: The Simulator
Tutorial 2: Solids, Shapes, and Materials
Tutorial 3: Joints
Tutorial 4: Motors
Tutorial 5: Sensors
Tutorial 6: Data Objects
Tutorial 7: Event Handlers and User Data
Tutorial 8: Contact Groups
Tutorial 9: Blueprints and OPAL XML Files
Tutorial 10: Mesh Shapes
Tutorial 11: Spaces
API Documentation: a detailed description of everything in OPAL.† If a particular concept isnít discussed in the overview or tutorials, check here.
OPAL is Copyright © 2004-2005 Alan Fischer, Andres Reinot, and Tyler Streeter