Enter a three dimensional representation of open source Java, C#, C++, and JavaScript code in the Primitive Immersive Development Environment.
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Jan 23, 2019

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Note: This Early Access software is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to use this software in its current state, then you should wait to see if it progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Primitive will be in ongoing development for the near future. As an early access user, you will be able to use the Primitive Immersive Development Environment to explore popular open source codebases and experiment with new tools to analyze software in a three dimensional interface. Because this is the alpha release of Primitive, there will be a limited set of features that are undergoing continuous improvement and revision.”

Approximately how long will this software be in Early Access?

“Through 2018”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“An online community platform is in development and will ideally be a part of the first version of Primitive.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Software analyses for popular Java, C#, C++, and JavaScript open source codebases are explorable. This includes static analyses and additionally runtime traces for some of the Java codebases.”

Will this software be priced differently during and after Early Access?


How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We would appreciate direct feedback on features, bugs, and improvements to the environment.”
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About This Software


Immersive Development Environment

Code Immersion in Primitive

Software development teams are only as good as their ability to rapidly comprehend and integrate the work of many different authors.

At Primitive, we believe that collaboration and immersive visualization are the future of software development. The arrival of virtual reality has provided a tremendous new platform to visualize data and collaborate in advanced ways. The Primitive programming interface is taking advantage of everything that VR can offer while applying the best practices of software analysis tools.

Spatial Interpretation

Primitive turns the output of software analyses into interactive 3D structures that are displayed in immersive VR. A team of developers will see:

  • Architectural Overviews - up to several million lines of code
  • 3D Call Graphs - spatial layouts that are clearer and more memorable
  • Multi-thread Runtime Animations - allowing collaboration in debugging and performance evaluation

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows 7, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: For VR: NVidia GTX 1050ti
    • Storage: 295 MB available space
    • VR Support: SteamVR
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: VR capable GPU
    • Storage: 295 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenXR not supported currently in Unity

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