3D Graphics

Qt and OpenGL Part 1: Loading a 3D Model with Open Asset Import Library (Assimp)

OpenGL - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 13:34

The first in a series to cover using OpenGL with Qt. This instalment looks at how to use Open Asset Import Library (Assimp) (1) to load 3D models from some common 3D model formats. The example code requires Assimp version 3.0. The code also uses Qt for several convenience classes.

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OpenGL and WebGL training materials, examples and code

OpenGL - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 13:26

Edward Angel is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico and Founding Director of the Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory (ARTS Lab). Edward Angel has written and co-written a number of books on OpenGL. He has posted example code, solutions and workshop material on his home.

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NVIDIA R337.88 WHQL Watch Dogs Optimized Graphics Drivers

Geeks3D - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 15:19
NVIDIA has released a new set of graphics drivers for all available GeForce cards. These drivers are optimized for the game Watch Dogs. In addition to day-of-launch Watch Dogs enhancements, 337.88...
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New Maestro 3D Scanner MDS400, now available using OpenGL

OpenGL - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 11:08

The last born in the family of three-dimensional scanner line Maestro. Renewed in the shape with a new Italian design. Smaller and lighter and more powerful, fast and easy to use. Maestro 3D is a three-dimensional scanner for dental and desktop applications, open and integrable in third party CAD/CAM solutions, complete with S.D.K. (Software Development Kit). Maestro 3D control software and user interface are built using AGE3D Engine. AGE3D is based on OpenGL/Direct3D, it has been created for the development of 3D applications with particular attention to the rendering of 3D data and development of games.

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GLSL.io: A Helpful Collection of GLSL Transition Effects

Geeks3D - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 15:37
The cool PageCurl effect ported to GLSL Hacker GLSL.io is a new website that offers a stack of transition effects in GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language). These effects can be use in any slideshow or video...
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SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290X Vapor X OC with 8GB GDDR5

Geeks3D - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 14:10
SAPPHIRE has released a Radeon R9 290X with a whopping graphics memory size: the card comes with non less than 8GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5600MHz effective speed. Such a large framebuffer is...
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Unity 5 Teleporter Demo Video

Geeks3D - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 08:54
This demo is an internal production which helped the Unity dev team to develop some of the new features and workflows coming with Unity 5. The demo uses the Standard PBR (Physically Based Rendering)...
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(GLSL Shader Library) Toonify Post Processing Filter

Geeks3D - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:33
Here is a new entry in the GLSL Shader Library: a toonify post processing filter. This filter creates a cartoon version of an image. You can use the mouse (the vertical red line) to see the...
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(Shader Library) Bumpy Sphere Env Normal Mapping

Geeks3D - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 18:43
Here is a new entry in the GLSL Shader Library: a bump sphere environment normal mapping shader. A demo for GLSL Hacker is available in the moon3d/gl-320-bumpy-sphere-normal-mapping/ folder of the...
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(Demoscene) VIP 2014

Geeks3D - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 17:35
The VIP 2014 is a small demoscene event that took place in France last weekend. Results are available HERE. VIP 2014 invitation can be found HERE. Codabar by LNX – Rank #1 – Demo -...
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SilverLining 3 Offers Hi-Res 3D Clouds for OpenGL

OpenGL - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 15:33

Sundog Software has released version 3.0 of the SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather SDK for OpenGL game & simulation developers. SilverLining 3 features high-resolution volumetric cumulus clouds using a novel hybrid approach, new towering cumulus clouds, the ability to create highly detailed weather systems, and many visual improvements.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z: Price Drops From $3,999 to $3,799

Geeks3D - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 07:11
Anyhow, these prices look like a big joke… $4K for a gaming graphics card??? Ah ok I know, NVIDIA kas packed four GPUs on a single PCB… But the drop price from $3,999 to $3,799 seems to...
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Unified Particle Physics for Real-Time Applications

Geeks3D - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 16:43
This video will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2014. We present a unified dynamics framework for real-time visual effects. Using particles connected by constraints as our fundamental building block allows...
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GeForce GTX LED Logo Synchronized with Music

Geeks3D - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 15:38
I like the GEFORCE GTX LED logo on recent GeForce GTX 700 cards (with the reference cooler) because we can control it by code. NVIDIA provides some functions in the NVAPI to manage the LED like...
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PQ Torus Knot

Geeks3D - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 13:56
I added in GLSL Hacker (v0.6.4.1) the support of PQ Torus Knot based on this code sample and on this this article. A demo showing how to create a mesh PQ torus with GLSL Hacker can be found in the...
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NVIDIA R337.81 Beta Graphics Drivers for Windows

Geeks3D - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:54
A new set of gaming graphics drivers in beta phase is available for all GeForce graphics cards. You can download R337.81 here: Desktop Downloads R337.81 Win7/Win8 64-bit R337.81 Win7/Win8 32-bit...
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NVIDIA GameWorks OpenGL Samples Pack

Geeks3D - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:19
Bloom demo NVIDIA has released the version 1.01 of its OpenGL code samples pack. These OpenGL samples include bindless graphics, post processing, compute shaders, feedback transform, instanced...
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GLSL Hacker Released

Geeks3D - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:56
A new DEV version of GLSL Hacker is ready and can be downloaded from this page: GLSL Hacker Downloads. Due to the huge amount of changes between the official and DEV versions, I decided to remove the...
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Khronos Group is soliciting quotations to implement OpenVX conformance tests

OpenGL - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 15:36

The Khronos Group is soliciting quotations to implement conformance tests for the emerging OpenVX computer vision library standard. Khronos is pleased to receive queries or responses relating to this RFQ from any interested party. If you are interested to bid on this RFQ, please let us know of your interest as soon as possible and send your full proposal by the close of business on May 30th 2014 to as per the attached instructions. If you have any additional questions, you can direct them to this same e-mail address. 

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IWOCL 2014: 5 days left to register!

OpenGL - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:06

There are just 5 days left to register for the International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL), to be held in Bristol, UK on May 12th & 13th next week! Over 100 OpenCL practitioners are expected to attend, including leading members of the academic and industrial OpenCL community. For a complete list of technical talks and tutorials see the website.

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