There are several mechanisms in place to provide support to the CHAI3D community, each with its own purpose: the HTML documentation, the examples, and email. It is important to pick the right resource to reduce response time, avoid message duplication, and promote the discussion of new ideas.


When something goes wrong, the HTML documentation is your first stop. In addition to the readme.txt files included with every release and module, the documentation pages contain two key resources that you should consult: the overview section and the FAQ. Solutions to many common problems are covered in these pages.


If the HTML documentation doesn't address your problem, please review the different examples that come with CHAI3D. They are organized in numerical order and cover of all of the important features implemented in the framework. Each example is extensively documented and focuses on a selection of important concepts.


If you have any other questions, or if you cannot find what you are looking for in the resources provided with the CHAI3D installation files, please consult the forum.

For other non-technical inquiries, you may also contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



For scientific publications, please reference CHAI3D:

  author    = {Conti, F. and Barbagli, F. and Balaniuk, R. 
               and Halg, M. and Lu, C. and Morris, D. 
               and Sentis, L. and Warren, J. and Khatib, O. 
               and Salisbury, K.},
  title     = {The CHAI libraries},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of Eurohaptics 2003},
  year      = {2003},
  pages     = {496--500},
  address   = {Dublin, Ireland}

If you are referencing CHAI3D in your work, please do This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are trying to gather a list of publications that use CHAI3D, and present it here. That will give your work visibility, and it would help us understand what parts of the framework we should be focusing on.