Khronos Group News Archives

Graphics And Physics Framework - OpenCL Physics Update

Four new OpenCL Physics Tutorials are available online for our OpenGL Graphics And Physics Framework (LGPL Licence). The new tutorials cover the following topics: OpenCL particle simulation, OpenCL particle simulation with terrain interaction, OpenCL rigid body Simulation, OpenCL rigid body Simulation with terrain interaction. Read More

My Robot Nation offers personal 3D printing with a little help from WebGL

With the launch of My Robot Nation almost anyone can now go online and create the droid of their dreams. My Robot Nation is from Kodama Studios, a Silicon Valley startup founded by two longtime video game industry veterans. The service offers a chance to craft your own robot design and have it quickly 3D printed and delivered to your door. The service uses WebGL, and since WebGL is integrated with the latest HTML technology, we can provide you with a seamless creation experience, meaning that the robot you see on your screen is just like the one you will receive in the mail. If you want to learn more about how My Robot Nation uses WebGL, they will be the guest speaker at the San Francisco WebGL MeetUp this Thursday October 27th. Learn more about My Robot Nation and let us know what you think. Read More

Nokia releases WebGL Maps

Hot on the heals of the Google announcement about their new MapsGL, Nokia has followed suit with their own maps using WebGL. Currently supported only in Chrome, the Google Earth like Nokia Maps sport 3D terrain and 3D buildings. A great user experience. Read More

PixelLight 0.9.9-R1 released, introducing Android support

Version 0.9.9 of the free open-source, cross-platform 3D application framework PixelLight has been released. The focus was on the support of mobile devices, improving Unicode support, bug fixing and enhancing the general usability of the technology. Starting with this release, there's support for Google's mobile operating system Android and the OpenGL ES 2.0 renderer has been improved. The OpenGL ES 2.0 renderer can now be used natively under MS Windows and Linux without using an emulator. Read More

DMP announces a two day getting start GLSL Programming training course

DMP has announced a new two day getting start GLSL Programming training course on December 21st and 22nd 2011. This course introduces the world of programmable pipeline by explaining basic topics of the GLSL(OpenGL Shading Language) which is a core feature of OpenGL ES 2.x and OpenGL 2.x. The course is offered in Japan in Japanese. Read More

DMP announces a two day getting start GLSL Programming training course

DMP has announced a new two day getting start GLSL Programming training course on December 21st and 22nd 2011. This course introduces the world of programmable pipeline by explaining basic topics of the GLSL(OpenGL Shading Language) which is a core feature of OpenGL ES 2.x and OpenGL 2.x. The course is offered in Japan in Japanese. Read More

Android 4 offers new OpenMAX AL API support for low-level streaming multimedia

Android 4 offers new OpenMAX AL API support for low-level streaming multimedia

Google's recently announced Android 4.0 platform, and related Ice Cream Sandwich SDK, include many new media capabilities. One very nice addition is the introduction for low-level streaming multimedia. To support this low-level streaming, the platform introduces a new native API based on the Khronos OpenMAX AL 1.0.1 API. This API is implemented on the same underlying services as the platform’s existing OpenSL ES API, so developers can make use of both APIs together if needed. Tools support for low-level streaming multimedia will be available in an upcoming release of the Android NDK. Learn more about OpenMAX AL on the Khronos Group website. Read More

MotionDSP using OpenCL for fast processing of Ikena ISR video software

MotionDSP using OpenCL for fast processing of Ikena ISR video software

AMD announced that MotionDSP has optimized the industry-leading Ikena ISR real-time video reconstruction software for OpenCL and AMD technology. Ikena ISR is a ground-breaking tool for real-time video processing and image enhancement, significantly improving video from Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensors to help intelligence and defense analysts make accurate, immediate decisions in dynamic situations. Read More

Sony Creative Software Ships Vegas Pro 11 with improved OpenCL rendering

Sony Vegas Pro 11 Collection fuses 3D, HD and 3D editing tools with Blu-ray authoring software and improved rendering through OpenCL support. Version 11's GPU-accelerated video processing, through supported OpenCL cards from AMD and NVIDIA, should also give editors smoother previews and faster renders of composites and scenes heavy with video effects, transitions, pans, crops and tracking motion. Full specs on how the software's core video processing engine will take advantage of the OpenCL improvements are available online. Read More

Blender 2.60 adds 3D audio and improved COLLADA integration

Blender 2.60 adds 3D audio and improved COLLADA integration

The Blender development team has released Blender version 2.60. Blender 2.60 incorporates 3D audio as well as restoration of sequence editor proxy support, vertex group modifiers, animation system improvements in the graph and dopesheet editor, improved Collada integration, added callbacks in the Python API, new add-ons, and better localisation and internationalisation support. Read More

Crank Software Storyboard Suite 1.3 offers OpenGL ES 2.0 support

Crank Software Inc announced that its latest Storyboard Suite 1.3 release now supports OpenGL ES 2.0. Read More

Lightweight Java Game Library offers access to OpenGL and OpenCL

The Lightweight Java Game Library (LWJGL) is a solution aimed directly at professional and amateur Java programmers alike to enable commercial quality games to be written in Java. LWJGL provides developers access to high performance crossplatform libraries such as OpenGL, OpenCL, and OpenAL, allowing for state of the art 3D games and 3D sound. Additionally LWJGL provides access to controllers such as Gamepads, Steering wheel and Joysticks. Read More

WebGL bookcase and other experiments

What would a bookcase look like if it was designed to hold digital books? Googles bookcase experiment lets you browse over 10,000 titles using WebGL and the Google Books API. View this WebGL experiment and many more. Read More

Ice Cream Sandwich SDK for Android

Hot on the heals of Android 4.0, Google released Ice Cream SDK. Bringing a slew of changes and improvements, including TextureView object. Developers can directly integrate OpenGL ES textures as rendering targets in a UI hierarchy, making it easy to embed camera preview, decoded video and OpenGL game scenes.TextureView can be viewed as a more powerful version of the existing SurfaceView object, since it offers the same benefits of access to a GL rendering surface, with the added advantage of having that surface participate fully in the normal view hierarchy. The camera also sees some improvements with the addition of high-performance transformation filters allowing developers to apply rich effects to any image passed as an OpenGL ES 2.0 texture. Read More

Open LLVM-Based Portable OpenCL Announced

Carlos Sánchez de La Lama announced Portable OpenCL on the LLVM development list. The Portable OpenCL project is self-described as "an open source implementation of the OpenCL standard which can be easily adapted for new targets. One of the goals of the project is improving performance portability of OpenCL programs, avoiding the need for target-dependent manual optimizations. A "native" target is included, which allows running OpenCL kernels on the host (CPU)." The source code is available online. Read More

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