Khronos is releasing a set of Provisional Vulkan Video acceleration extensions : ‘Vulkan Video’. This blog will give you an overview of Vulkan’s new video processing capabilities and we welcome feedback before the extensions are finalized so that they may provide effective acceleration for your video applications! Learn more about this new Vulkan Video provisional release.
Established in 2011, CGTrader is the world’s largest 3D content provider, with 1.1M 3D models and 3.9M 3D designers on board.
Today, more than 420,000 businesses are sourcing assets on CGTrader Stock Marketplace, and leading eCommerce brands and retailers are using CGTrader ARsenal, the end-to-end 3D product visualization and AR platform, to generate 3D content for the entire eCommerce pipeline.
Brands like Nike, Microsoft, Made.com, NVIDIA, and Staples choose the ARsenal enterprise platform to produce high-quality, photorealistic 3D assets for everything from product prototyping and marketing collateral to virtual showrooms and product experiences.
By combining our state-of-the-art 3D automation tools with the world’s largest 3D designer community, we gain a unique scalability advantage. Our platform can handle thousands of 3D models per month to deliver top-quality visuals in timelines that are not feasible for most other providers.
“Since the company was founded a decade ago by a 3D designer Marius Kalytis (COO), CGTrader has been committed to making 3D content accessible to all industries and businesses,” explains CGTrader CEO and co-founder Dalia Lasaite. “Creating consistent standards and 3D asset experience will accelerate the mass adoption of 3D media across all platforms and customer touch points, enriching online experiences and inevitably paving the way for future innovation. We are delighted to join forces with the preeminent leaders of the Khronos Group and contribute to developing the guidelines for 3D media standards.”
Varjo is now OpenXR 1.0 conformant. Varjo’s entire portfolio of virtual and mixed reality headsets (current and previous generations) are now fully compatible with the OpenXR 1.0 standard. As a result, developers can more easily take advantage of Varjo’s unique VR/XR capabilities while conforming to industry standards and ensuring true cross-platform experiences.
Today NVIDIA announced fully conformant OpenCL 3.0 for Windows and Linux on Maxwell and later GPUs. Existing OpenCL 1.x based applications will continue to work with NVIDIA’s OpenCL 3.0 drivers without any changes. In addition to full OpenCL 1.2 compatibility, NVIDIA’s OpenCL 3.0 drivers now deliver significant optional OpenCL 3.0 functionality. Developers can try out the R465 drivers with OpenCL 3.0 today.
Join us online at the 9th International Workshop on OpenCL, including SYCLcon 2021, for four days of talks April 26-29,2021. There will be workshops and community networking aimed at furthering the collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst the international community of high-performance computing specialist working with OpenCL, SYCL, SPIR and Vulkan Compute. The event provides a rich mix of hands-on tutorials, technical presentations, research papers, posters, panel discussions, networking and vendor discussions. It also provides a formal channel for community feedback to the Khronos Group, the industry body responsible for the standards.
SuperDNA is an established 3D lab offering cutting-edge 3D solutions along with its partners and develop 3D content for all facets of the e-commerce pipeline from product sampling and prototyping, to marketing, virtual showroom creation, and product representations. We have created over 40,000 high-performing, true-to-life 3D models and have nearly half a million hours of experience.
With a repository of more than 75,000 materials and textures, we have significantly cut down the turnaround time and costs for the creation of even the most complex 3D products.
We have recently joined the Khronos Group to stay abreast of the latest developments in the authoring and integration of interoperability standards for 3D media.
We are glad to join hands and interface with the industry-leading members of the Khronos Group and work in tandem to define how customers interact with embedded 3D models and product representations across platforms.
We eagerly look forward to liaising with the preeminent leaders in the technology landscape who are defining the consistency and harmony of dynamic media for end consumers on embedded as well as high-performing systems.
The newest release of Radeon GPU Profiler, a ground-breaking low-level optimization tool for Radeon GPUs, introduces Vulkan ray tracing support along with GPU cache counters and the latest RDNA 2 GPUs.
Intel’s open-source “ANV” Vulkan driver now supports the Vulkan ext_conservative_rasterization extension. The conservative rasterization mode allows for over or under estimation for limiting the rasterization process and ensuring certainty over the rendering behavior. The extension is supported by Intel’s Mesa Vulkan driver in Git ahead of Mesa 21.1.
Hexa uses their proprietary technology to convert retailers and brands existing images into immersive content at half the cost and twice the speed.They offer a risk free SaaS business model to its partners, who can now avoid upfront expenses that are usually required to create 3D content and reach positive ROI. Hexa’s customers use their product to lower visualization costs, increase sales metrics, improve customer acquisition costs and distribute content globally.
Cesium has announced that Cesium for Unreal is now available! Cesium for Unreal is free and open source under Apache 2.0 license. The plugin is built to unlock the entire 3D geospatial ecosystem in the Unreal Engine by combining a high-accuracy, full-scale WGS84 globe, open standards, 3D Tiles and glTF. Download today to visualize massive high-resolution, real-world photogrammetry and 3D content at runtime using 3D Tiles.
The collaboration between The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) at Argonne National Laboratory and Codeplay Software seeks to enhance the LLVM SYCL GPU compiler capabilities for NVIDIA A100 GPUs. The collaboration will help NERSC and ALCF users produce portable, high-performance applications.
The RealTime Conference returns April 26-28 with the theme “Merging Physical and Digital Worlds - The Rise of the Metaverse.” With this theme in mind, the opening keynote speaker will be Khronos President, Neil Trevett and he will present, “Building the Metaverse One Standard at a Time.” More than 6,500 attendees are expected to attend.
Click thru for a preview of the Panfrost driver with enough functions implemented to run vkcube. This is an early preview and the driver lacks almost all core features, no optimizations, and the code base is likely to evolve quickly as features/optimizations are added. In addition, find out how to get involved in implementing functionalities.
The full program of OpenCL and SYCL talks, tutorials, panel discussions and posters are now published for IWOCL and SYCLcon 2021 taking place April 26-29.
Intel has teamed up with Codeplay, HPE, and other institutions from industry and academia to form a “cross-industry, open, standards-based unified programming model that delivers a common developer experience across accelerator architectures”: oneAPI. This SYCL-based programming model is expected to become the primary vehicle for applications to leverage the computing power of Intel GPUs.