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Cinder releases Version 0.9

OpenGL - 5 hours 39 min ago

The open source C++ creative coding toolkit Cinder has recently released version 0.9. This release adds support for OpenGL ES 2 and ES 3, in addition to the latest desktop versions of OpenGL. Cinder supports targeting Windows, OS X, iOS and WinRT, with Linux and Android support under active development. In addition, this release adds support for Google’s ANGLE project, allowing deployment of OpenGL ES 3 applications on Windows and WinRT through a DirectX emulation layer. Cinder is released under the BSD License and is used by professionals in the creative and technology industries for everything from interactive installations to user interface prototyping to live concert visuals.

Categories: 3D Graphics

Arstechnica Metal vs OpenGL benchmark - perhaps not quite what you expected

OpenGL - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 13:05

The benchmarks use Manhattan and T-Rex, both high-level tests that render a full 3D scene. Manhattan is the more demanding of the two, and it uses more complex lighting and effects. The ALU, Driver Overhead, and Texturing tests are low-level ones that attempt to measure some specific aspect of graphics performance. For whatever reason, the OpenGL version of GFXBench consistently beats the Metal version in the T-Rex, ALU, and Texturing tests. And usually it’s not winning by a little, it’s winning by a lot. There are many cases where OpenGL still performs better despite the fact that Apple’s implementation is out of date, and there are other cases where Metal might perform a little better but may not be worth the extra programming complexity that comes with low-overhead APIs.

Categories: 3D Graphics

New OpenGL podcast series

OpenGL - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:50

Kai Niklas from OpenGL Trainer has started a new podcast series on OpenGL and Vulkan. Although young, the series is looking promising.

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Uncanny Valley: WebGL Head Rendering

Geeks3D - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 17:01
The uncanny valley is the region of negative emotional response when the 3D model looks like almost to a human: Here is a nice WebGL demo that show this effect with three different heads: Uncanny...
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NVIDIA R358.50 WHQL GeForce Driver Released for Star Wars Battlefront

Geeks3D - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 14:49
NVIDIA has published a set of WHQL graphics drivers for all GeForce cards from GeForce 400 Series to latest GeForce 900 Series. This new GeForce Game Ready driver ensures you’ll have the best...
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NVIDIA Packs a Desktop GTX 980 GPU into Notebooks for VR

Geeks3D - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 09:47
Great news for those who need or want a real GPU into their notebook: NVIDIA has managed to put a full GM204 GPU into a notebook. This is the same GPU than in the desktop version: 2048 CUDA cores,...
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NVIDIA R355.98 WHQL Released for Killing Floor 2

Geeks3D - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 07:16
NVIDIA has published a new set of graphics drivers for the release of the video game Killing Floor 2. This new GeForce Game Ready driver ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience...
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MetalGL Now Supports OS X

OpenGL - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 15:56

The Brenwill Workshop Ltd. announced that they have added support for OS X to their MetalGL product, an implementation of OpenGL ES that runs on Apple’s Metal graphics framework. With a fast implementation of OpenGL ES on OS X, developers will find it easier to migrate OpenGL ES games and apps from iOS to OS X, and web browsers can leverage MetalGL to improve the performance of WebGL on OS X.

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ogldev : Shadow Mapping with Directional Lights tutorial published

OpenGL - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 12:08

The 47th installment in a series of tutorials dedicated to promoting modern OpenGL development, with a focus on version 3.x and beyond. This tutorial demonstrates how to implement the shadows with directional lights using orthographic projection.

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Unreal Engine 4 Infiltrator Demo Released (UPDATED)

Geeks3D - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 18:29
Epic has released the Infiltrator tech-demo that shows the capabilities of the Unreal Engine 4. By popular demand, we’re now making the entire Infiltrator project available for free to download...
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ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard Unboxing (UPDATED)

Geeks3D - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 14:10
Today, a quick unboxing of the first parts I received this morning to build my new test setup for playing with Windows 10 (especially Direct3D 12), based on Intel Skylake processors and Z170 chipset....
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Latest NVIDIA OpenGL Driver adds #windows10 support

OpenGL - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 11:39

NVIDIA’s developer twitter feed announced an updated driver (including Windows 10 now) supporting all the OpenGL 2015 extensions, OpenGL ES 3.2 context support, and two new ES extensions to fill gaps in ES’s functionality, EXT_blend_func_extended and EXT_multisample_compatibility.  And this presentation explains the OpenGL 2015 extensions.

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New dedicated “Learn OpenGL” training facility in the UK

OpenGL - Wed, 09/09/2015 - 12:21

To meet growing demands for professional OpenGL trainings KDAB has opened a new dedicated training facility in the UK with easy access from Manchester airport. Sign up now for our inaugural Modern OpenGL training starting on 28th September and learn modern OpenGL and GLSL via a combination of instructor led lessons, hands-on exercises and over 100 examples.

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AMD demonstrated hardware-based GPU virtualization solution with OpenGL support

OpenGL - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 14:17

AMD demonstrated at VMworld 2015 their hardware-based GPU virtualization solution, the AMD Multiuser GPU. This new solution from AMD enables a virtualized workstation-class experience with full ISV certifications and local desktop-like performance. With the AMD Multiuser GPU, IT pros can easily configure these solutions to allow up to 15 users on a single AMD GPU. Created for GPU-accelerated workflows such as GPU compute and OpenCL, the AMD Multiuser GPU is designed to overcome the limitations of software-based virtualization such as reduced end-user performance. Users have access to native AMD display drivers for OpenGL, DirectX and OpenCL acceleration, enabling work without restrictions. Additional AMD Multiuser GPU features include Compute capabilities based on OpenCL supported by industry leading GPU virtualization; Full feature set support including DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.4 and OpenCL 2.0 acceleration support.

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FurMark 1.17.0 Released

Geeks3D - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:40
FurMark DOWNLOAD Webmasters: hotlinking is disabled, please use the post url as download link. Useful links: FurMark comparative scores table FurMark online scores database FurMark A...
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AMD Radeon R9 Nano: Mini-ITX Card with Fiji GPU for $649

Geeks3D - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:52
1 – Overview The Radeon R9 Nano has been officially announced yesterday by AMD. This new graphics card is based on Fiji, the same GPU than in the Radeon R9 Fury X. The main difference between...
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GPU Caps Viewer 1.25.0 Released

Geeks3D - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 16:24
GPU Caps Viewer DOWNLOAD Win32 installer: Zip archive (no installation required): This new version of GPU Caps Viewer is a maintenance release that brings the support of the latest NVIDIA...
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GPU Shark 0.9.6 Released

Geeks3D - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 15:25
This new version of GPU Shark brings the support of the freshly released NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950. Windows 10 is now correctly detected and the GPU monitoring lib has been updated with latest version...
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 (Maxwell GM206) Launched

Geeks3D - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 08:01
NVIDIA has launched a $159 gaming card, based on the GM206 GPU. The new GeForce GTX 950 is a lightweight version of the GeForce GTX 960 (GTX 950 = 2/3 GTX 960) and is the successor of the GTX 760...
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NVIDIA FleX 0.9.0 Released

Geeks3D - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 09:54
NVIDIA has published a new update of FleX, its new GPU-based particle simulation library designed for real time applications. FleX is available for Windows (32/64-bit), Linux (64-bit) and Android....
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