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Jet Set Vulkan : Reflecting on the move to Vulkan

Atypical Games, with support from Samsung, took on the task of implementing Vulkan support into their engine. In this blog, Razvan Baraitaru, Atypical Games, will share his experiences with porting to Vulkan and then later Calum Shields, Samsung, will discuss some of the issues that cropped up in the Android implementation of “Sky Gamblers: Infinite Jets”. There are numerous reasons for choosing Vulkan. Primarily it creates an opportunity for better performance and compatibility across many of our target platforms - Android, Nintendo Switch and Windows. Also, we had in mind some possible future Stadia games where Vulkan is the only graphics API.

Khronos Group Welcomes id Software as Contributor Member

id Software, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, has provided technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1991. id Software’s iconic brands such as Wolfenstein®, DOOM®, QUAKE® and RAGE® have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers.

ANARI Webinar: Join Khronos, Intel and NVIDIA for a live webinar with Q&A

​The Khronos Group invites you to join them on August 19th for a live webinar. Learn about the new Analytic Rendering Interface API which will streamline data visualization development for any company creating scientific visualization rendering engines, libraries and applications. Join us for an overview of ANARI from Peter Messmer, ANARI Working Group Chair, ANARI and Applications from John Stone, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Jefferson Amstutz, Intel for an Overview of ANARI Implementation efforts. Registration is free and now open. We hope to see you there.

Darmstadt Graphics Group (DGG) launches RapidCompact 4.0 with glTF support

Darmstadt Graphics Group (DGG) is pleased to announce the launch of their in-browser automated 3D optimization solution - RapidCompact 4.0 - in time for SIGGRAPH 2020. RapidCompact automates the creation of high-quality optimized 3D assets for web, mobile, and AR or XR platforms. It takes large, complex 3D assets and turns them into compact content which can be viewed on any device. DGG is one of 80 leading retail, hardware, and software companies participating in the 3D Commerce Working Group.

Khronos Group Welcomes Los Alamos National Laboratory as Non-Profit Member

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

LibreOffice 7.0 released with Vulkan support

The LibreOffice Project announces the availability of LibreOffice 7.0, a new major release providing significant new features: support for OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.3; Skia graphics engine and Vulkan GPU-based acceleration for better performance; and carefully improved compatibility with DOCX, XLSX and PPTX files. Read on for the complete announcement.

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