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Bryce 7 released with new COLLADA import and export options

Bryce 7 can now import 3D models made in Google SketchUp or Electronic Arts' free Spore Creature Creator. This utilizes new import and export options for both the COLLADA and FBX file formats, according to this post.

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SIGGRAPH COLLADA BOF slides now available online

All of the presentation slides from the COLLADA BOF are available online. Including the introduction by Rita Turkowski you can view Extensions Mechanism by Remi Arnaud, Molly3D, Rightwares and Kanzi Presentations, COLLADA Web Viewer from Brandon Pearse and Ryan Lepinski of Oregon State and Uli Klumpp's presentation on Publishing 3D Characters using Poser Pro and Photoshop CS5.

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GPU Caps Viewer 1.8.9 Available with Better OpenCL Support

The new version of GPU Caps Viewer is available with the support of OpenGL 4.1 context and a better support of OpenCL. Now you can select the GPU that will be used to execute the kernels of the OpenCL demos. GPU Caps Viewer is an information utility focused on the OpenGL, OpenCL and CUDA API level support.

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OpenCL and OpenGL presentations slides from SIGGRAPH BOFs available online

Did you miss either the OpenCL BOF or the OpenGL BOF at SIGGRAPH? You can now view the presentation slides online. Included from the OpenCL BOF is the Overview with Neil Trevett, Rendering the Breeze with Graphic Remedy, Intel and OpenCL and Optical Flow with NVIDIA. The following presentations are available from the OpenGL BOF: What's new with OpenGL 4, GLSL 4 tips and tricks, an Ecosystem update, Graphics benchmarking goes to 11, and Mixed OpenGL and OpenCL debugging and profiling using gDEBugger.

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SIGGRAPH Day 2: OpenGL BOF today!

The Khronos Group has just one BOF today. The much anticipated OpenGL BOF at 5:15pm at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in the "Los Angeles" room. Jon Peddie from Jon Peddie Research will be opening the BOF followed by Barthold Lichtenbelt–What's new with OpenGL 4, Bill Licea-Kane–GLSL 4 tips and tricks, Jon Leech–OpenGL Ecosystem update, Ian Wiliams–Graphics benchmarking goes to 11 and Yaki Tebeka from Graphic Remedy. Prizes to be won based on OpenGL trivia include:

  • 5 SuperBible 5th Edition–Pearson (Addison-Wesley)
  • 1 Quadro Graphics Card–NVIDIA
  • 1 ATI FirePro V5800 workstation GPU–AMD
  • 3 gDEBugger GL one-year license–Graphic Remedy

Yesterdays OpenCL BOF was standing room only, so be sure to arrive early to get a seat! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Enabling the Immersive 3D Web with COLLADA & WebGLWhitepaper

This white paper describes two Khronos standards (COLLADA and WebGL) at an abstract level and the evolution of an ecosystem that will enable immersive 3D Web applications to evolve from currently disparate implementations (i.e. “walled gardens” or “silos”) to become standard web publishing accessible natively in a web browser.

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DMP Releases AndroidTM OpenGL ES 3D Graphics E-learning Kit

Digital Media Professionals Inc. announced that it will start selling the English version of its Android 3D Graphics Learning Kit in August 2010. DMP will showcase the first public exhibition of its Android 3D Graphics Learning Kit (English Version) at SIGGRAPH 2010 at Khronos Booth #1201.

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SIGGRAPH Day 1: COLLADA and OpenCL BOF today!

The Khronos Group has two BOFs today. First up is COLLADA at 1pm in the LACC room 402A. Prizes include two copies of Bartlett & Jones Publisher - Game Engine Gems 1. Second BOF for today is OpenCL at 4pm, also in the LACC room 402A. Prizes include over $5000 in state-of-the-art Workstation AIBs:

  • Two Fermi-based NVIDIA Quadro FX 5000 – packed with 2.5GB GDDR5!
  • Two Cypress-based ATI Radeon 5870s!
  • 3 gDEBugger licenses

Prizes will be awarded on knowledge of OpenCL “trivia” so come prepared! Tomorrow will be the OpenGL BOF with lots more prizes.

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Game Engine Gems 1 prizes to be given away at SIGGRAPH COLLADA BOF

The folks from COLLADA will be giving away two copies Bartlett & Jones Publisher - Game Engine Gems 1. Be sure to join us Tuesday, 27 July | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Los Angeles Convention Center - Room LACC, Room 402A

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Over $5,000 of state-of-the-art Workstation Boards to be given away at SIGGRAPH OpenCL BOF

AMD and NVIDIA are providing some pretty sweet graphics hardware at the OpenCL BOF at SIGGRAPH on Tuesday 27th from 4:00 pm - 6:00, Room 402A in the Los Angeles Convention Center – the prizes include:

  • Two Fermi-based NVIDIA Quadro FX 5000 – packed with 2.5GB GDDR5!
  • Two Cypress-based ATI Radeon 5870s!

Prizes will be awarded on knowledge of OpenCL “trivia” so come prepared!

The OpenCL CL BOF at SIGGRAPH will be a great place to come up to speed on the new OpenCL 1.1 and interact with key OpenCL developers from AMD, Khronos, Graphic Remedy Intel and NVIDIA – including the OpenCL chair and spec editor – be there or be polygonal.

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