The Khronos Group today announced significant momentum behind the glTF (GL Transmission Format) royalty-free specification for the transmission and loading of 3D content. Since the launch of glTF 1.0 in September 2015, Khronos has released an open source glTF validator, commenced community review of the glTF 1.0.1 specification that incorporates industry feedback for enhanced interoperability, successfully registered glTF as a MIME type with IANA and has catalyzed a growing array of importers, translators and tools supporting the glTF standard. More information on glTF specifications and activities is available on the Khronos website. Read the press release.
Remograph, providers of products and services for the computer graphics, visual simulation and 3D modeling markets, announced the release of Remo 3D v2.6. Remo 3D is an effective OpenGL-based tool for creating and modifying 3D models intended for realtime visualization. The primary file format is OpenFlight. Remo 3D is currently available for Microsoft Windows 10/8/7 and Linux. This new version 2.6 of Remo 3D brings Windows 10 support, new functionality for planting geometry, interactive matrix transformation and other various fixes. The full list of new features and improvements can be found in the release notes on our website.
NVIDIA has over 70 talks and demos scheduled for SIGGRAPH in Anaheim (July 24-28). OpenGL developers are invited to attend the “NVIDIA OpenGL in 2016” talk on Sunday, July 27 at 5:45pm in Room 210D where Mark Kilgard & Jeffrey Kiel explain new OpenGL functionality, Pascal extensions, and debugging tools.
While it’s coming late, the huge Mesa 12.0 release is now official! Mesa 12.0 is easily one of the biggest updates to this important open-source user-space OpenGL driver stack in quite some time and will offer much better support and features especially for Intel, Radeon, and NVIDIA open-source Linux desktop users/gamers.
Recorded OpenGL presentations and accompanying slides from this year’s GPU Technology Conference are available now. Among the modern OpenGL content is GPU-Driven Rendering in Vulkan and OpenGL (PDF slides), Enhanced Blueprint Rendering in OpenGL (PDF slides), High-Performance, Low-Overhead Rendering with OpenGL and Vulkan (PDF slides), VR Multi GPU Acceleration Featuring Autodesk VRED (PDF slides). The complete session list is available; sign in to view all the recorded presentations and download slides.
NeoAxis Group announces a new release of its OpenGL-based versatile 3D project development environment NeoAxis Engine 3.5. The latest version features updated editor design, a new tool to quickly import 3D models, updated example maps, as well as multiple minor changes and bug fixes.
CG Internals released a minor iteration of its cross-platform C++ binding for the OpenGL API. glbinding 2.1.1 simplifies type-safe use of GLboolean and provides additional OpenGL meta and context information queries. A list of all changes of the 2.1.1 release is available on GitHub.
The book “OpenGL Game Development By Example” starts off by showing you how to set up a development environment using Visual Studio, and create a code framework for your game. It then walks you through creation of two games–a 2D platform game called Roboracer 2D and a 3D first-person space shooter game–using OpenGL to render both 2D and 3D graphics using a 2D coordinate system.
NVIDIA has just published the OpenGL extensions that expose the Pascal GPU architecture’s new hardware features. The extensions are available on GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 GPUs starting with the 367.XX drivers: Single Pass Stereo: GL_NV_stereo_view_rendering; Lens Matched Shading: GL_NV_clip_space_w_scaling; Improved Conservative Rasterization: GL_NV_conservative_raster_pre_snap_triangles; Double Precision Atomic Operations: GL_NV_shader_atomic_float64. Read an overview over these extensions, which complements the programming guide and sample code available in the NVIDIA VRWorks 2.0 SDK.
The Lightweight Java Game Library released its final build of version 3, in development since 2012. Version 3 provides API bindings to Java for many libraries including Khronos APIs such as OpenGL, OpenGL ES, EGL, OpenCL and Vulkan. LWJGL powers many cross platform applications including the popular game Minecraft.
On June 15th at 18:00 CET KDAB and the Qt Company will present a one hour webinar on Qt 3D featuring KDAB’s Dr Sean Harmer, leader of the team on the Qt 3D work within Qt, and KDAB’s Paul Lemire. Qt3D is built on top of OpenGL.
The Intel OpenGL 4.2 support landed in Git this morning. The ARB_vertex_attrib_64bit and ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 are now available making the Intel driver ready for OpenGL 4.2 support.
The Khronos Group announces the immediate availability of the OpenVX 1.1 specification for cross platform acceleration of computer vision applications and libraries. OpenVX enables performance and power optimized computer vision algorithms for use cases such as face, body and gesture tracking, smart video surveillance, automatic driver assistance systems, object and scene reconstruction, augmented reality, visual inspection, robotics and more. Conformant OpenVX 1.0 implementations and tools are shipping from AMD, Imagination, Intel, NVIDIA, Synopsis and VeriSilicon. OpenVX 1.1 builds on this momentum by adding new processing functions for use cases such as computational photography, and enhances application control over how data is accessed and processed. An open source OpenVX 1.1 sample implementation and full conformance tests will be available in the first half of 2016.
The Khronos Group announces the immediate availability of the OpenGL SC 2.0 specification for bringing programmable graphics to systems that require system safety certification. The OpenGL SC 2.0 API specification has been developed by the Khronos Safety Critical working group to address the unique and stringent requirements of high reliability display system markets, including FAA DO-178C and EASA ED-12C Level A for avionics, and ISO 26262 safety standards for automotive. Building on the large number of worldwide customer deployments and successful avionics certifications using OpenGL SC 1.0, OpenGL SC 2.0 enables high reliability system manufacturers to take advantage of modern graphics programmable shader engines while still achieving the highest levels of safety certification. The Official OpenGL SC 2.0 feedback forum is online.
Youtube user ‘Let’s Make An Indie Game’ is now covering GLSL in their tutorial. The long running tutorial brings the user along on a journey to learn how to make a game from scratch using Java and LibGDX.
Android N Developer Preview 2 is now out with support for Vulkan. With Android N, Vulkan is now part of the platform; you can try it out on supported devices running Developer Preview 2. Learn more about Vulkan support with the Android ‘NDK’, and on the Android Developers Blog ‘Optimize, Develop, and Debug with Vulkan Developer Tools’.
The final release of the open-source Mesa 3D Graphics Library 11.2 has arrived for all GNU/Linux operating systems. Changes include EGL, GLSL and OpenGL. Full list of changes is available here.