OGLplus is a portable open-source library implementing an object-oriented facade over the OpenGL (version 4) C-language API. It provides wrappers which automate resource management and make the use of OpenGL in C++ safer and more convenient. OGLplus comes with more than 100 examples of usage and several tutorials.
Learn by doing with a series of game prototypes to demonstrate the fundamentals of OpenGL-based space combat and realtime strategy game programming. Just released, prototype 4 is focusing on procedural planet, moon and asteroid rendering: A fully playable simple realtime strategy space game based on prototype 3; Procedural surface generation in realtime for solid planets, moons and gas giants; Screen space atmospheric light scattering (both Rayleigh and Mie); Planetary ring and cloud layer rendering (combined with light scattering); Visualisation of solar and planetary ring asteroid belts.
These three blogas are the final in a series that present you the improvments that are comming to OpenGL support in Qt 5.1. In third article, we take a look at timer query objects which are part of desktop OpenGL. The fourth part focuses on OpenGL debug output, which is based on GL_KHR_debug extension. The fifth blog brings a short look into the future beyond Qt 5.1, and a terrain tessellation example with video.
Sundog’s Triton Ocean SDK 2.1 now features OpenCL-accelerated waves using the most accurate wave spectral models available. This release adds the fastest, most realistic 3D ocean effects on the market to games and simulations. In addition to local wind waves, Triton 2.1 simulates the effect of swells from distant storms, all at over 100 frames per second. Rotor wash, ship wakes, impacts, spray, and foam effects are also included.
GLFW is a library for portable OpenGL application development. It manages a window, OpenGL context, resolution switching, keyboard, mouse, joystick and time input, and more. Version 2.7.8 adds fixes for a few minor bugs on each platform, most notably the flashing window on Windows.
The new update of the Intel HD Graphics driver provides tighter OpenCL-OpenGL integration with the implementation with new support for depth images and sharing of multi-sampled textures. These new implemented Khronos extensions extend interoperability with OpenGL and enable an OpenCL* image to be created from an OpenGL multi-sampled (known as MSAA) texture (color or depth). Intel released the new Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2013 that enable developers to take advantage of these new capabilities. The SDK is available as a FREE download.
Chris Forbes’ newly-published patches on Sunday morning are for ARB_texture_gather, a feature mandated by OpenGL 4.0 and previously not tackled within the Mesa/Gallium3D world.
Watch Patrick Cozzi and Christophe Riccio discuss their book OpenGL Insights and why they wrote it.