The Carbon Framework is a crucial component of CCP's strategy.
It is the foundation upon which our virtual worlds are built.
The technology was initially created by harvesting code from EVE
Online, code that had already been hardened through years of
development and real world use. We call this Battle Testing. This
code has then been refined and extended to serve the needs of other
What is in the Carbon Framework?
The Trinity Graphics Engine renders the
stunning appearance of our virtual worlds. Since 2003, it has
powered the graphics of EVE Online, and during this time has been
constantly improved to maintain its position at the cutting edge of
Ambulation Technology builds on Trinity to
provide full body animation, avatar movement, real world interior
and exterior spaces.
Carbon Cluster Technology is the Peak
Concurrent User record breaking cluster framework that out-scales
all other MMOs in providing a single player universe
Carbon Database Technology is common data
structures, maintenance systems and support applications for our
Our Single Code Repository is a consolidated
development environment within which the source for each of our
games resides. All changes are integrated into a common code base,
instantly making available the benefits of improvements to Carbon
technologies for developers at each of our studios worldwide.
The Carbon Build System works with the Single
Code Repository to produce deployable versions of CCP virtual
worlds in just hours instead of days.
The CarbonTechnical Art
Pipeline converts visually stunning artwork into detailed
models and textures that can be rendered by Trinity. This optimized
process represents ten years of experience for both in-house and
outsourced art production.
Our Lightweight Authoring Tools provide CCP
outsourcing partners with the ability to view their work as it
would be rendered by the Trinity graphics engine, including
lighting and special effects. These tools vastly reduce the amount
of time it takes to integrate outsourced work into production
Middleware components are carefully chosen and
integrated into our solutions library to complement CCP's