COLLADA digital asset schema specification for 3D visualization of industrial data has just been published as ISO/PAS 17506:2012 by the International Organization for Standardization.
You can find updated schedules for all Khronos Group BOFs online.
OpenCOLLADA and the COLLADA Conformance Test Suite repositories are now both hosted on GitHub. As a reminder, please note that to bring integration of OpenCOLLADA plugins within the test suite and bug fixing, Khronos has issued a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This RFQ is open for bidding and you are welcome to request a copy through the public_collada mailing list. Last but not least, while at Siggraph, do not forget to stop by our both and to bring your demos! The COLLADA working group looks forward to hearing from you!
The COLLADA working group would like to share their progress since the March GDC meet-up on making COLLADA robust for the community. As requested by many community members, the COLLADA Conformance Test Suite (CTS) will be open sourced. Also, the OpenCOLLADA project will receive catalyst funding from Khronos to fix outstanding bugs and commence the integration of OpenCOLLADA into the open source test suite. Both the COLLADA CTS and OpenCOLLADA will be moving to Github. The COLLADA work group invites you to sign-up on the COLLADA public mailing list, and give your feedback.
The COLLADA files loader in Minko 2 now provides much faster parsing times. Tests show some of files now take up to 10 times less time to load. You can now load 100+MB *.DAE files containing 600 000 polygons and more, including animations. Another important addition is that we now parse a lot more data about the materials. We are now able to load material values such as the reflectivity, shininess and more to make it easier for the artists to customize the rendering using their favorite CAO tool.
The Khronos Group invites you to view videos from February Hsinchu/Taipei leg of our 2012 Pan Pacific Road Show. The nine part series is now available on YouTube under the Khronos Group Channel.
Did you miss the WebGL Meetup we held along side GDC last week? No worries, we recorded the entire meetup, and have posted it in four parts on YouTube (part one, two, three) and as podcasts. With Tony Parisi as moderator, the WebGL meetup covered lots of ground, including a spec update, lots of demo's and a security corner with Ken Russell from Google. The slide presentation in PDF format from the meetup is also online.
Did you miss the COLLADA Meetup we held along side GDC last week? No worries, we recorded the entire meetup, and have posted it in four parts on YouTube (part one, two, three, four) and as podcasts. With Neil Trevett as moderator, the COLLADA meetup is a first in a series of community meetups to help foster COLLADA cooperation and momentum. The slide presentation in PDF format from the meetup is also online.
Today Khronos released an open letter to the COLLADA community inviting closer cooperation and communication with the COLLADA working group.
To start the discussion, Khronos are also hosting a COLLADA meetup to discuss proprieties and actions for the ingoing health of this important 3D Asset format - open to all:
COLLADA Meet Up & Working Lunch
Wednesday, March 7th from 12:30pm–3:00pm
333 O’Farrell St, Tower 1, Presidential Suite
Host: Neil Trevett, Khronos President & Acting COLLADA Work Group Chair
* Open to all – while space available * No cost to participate * No GDC pass needed * Registration required *
The Khronos Group will be hosting three meet ups held during GDC in the Hilton San Francisco. Registration is now open for all three meet ups. Seating is limited, so please don't wait if your interested. The WebGL meet up is already starting to fill up. Complete details and sign up available here.