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Khronos Welcomes Newest Contributor Member Wayfair

The Khronos Group would like to welcome Contributor Member Wayfair. Through cutting-edge innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want across a massive selection of home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. With technology like 3D modeling, extended reality experiences, machine learning and more, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes - from product discovery to final delivery.

The Khronos Group BOF day is today, July 31. For those folks that really wanted to catch some of the BOF Day sessions, but couldn’t make, we have it covered for you. Starting at 9AM PT, the morning livestream will start on YouTube. The afternoon sessions will be on a second afternoon livestream also on YouTube. Learn more about the Khronos Group BOF Day and all of the various sessions on our SIGGRAPH 2019 event page.

Khronos Releases OpenXR 1.0 Specification

The Khronos Group announces the ratification and public release of the OpenXR 1.0 specification together with publicly available implementations and substantial ecosystem momentum. OpenXR is a unifying, royalty-free, open standard that provides high-performance, cross-platform access to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)— collectively known as XR—platforms and devices. The new specification can be found on the Khronos website and via GitHub. To learn more about the OpenXR 1.0 Specification and other Khronos activity at SIGGRAPH, read the Press Release.

The Khronos Group announces new 3D Commerce Working Group and key updates to flagship standards WebGL, glTF, and Vulkan. In the spirit of continued commitment to the SIGGRAPH community of interactive graphics professionals, Khronos delivers a number of developments and initiatives, including:

  • 3D Commerce Initiative Becomes Khronos Working Group; Call for Participation Announced
  • WebGL Releases High-Impact Extensions and Ecosystem Developments
  • glTF Universal Texture Extension Drafting Underway Using Binomial’s Basis Universal Texture Technology; First Prototype Support Appears in Engines
  • glTF Tools Ecosystem Expands, Including Universal Texture Tools and glTF Import/Export in Blender 2.80
  • New Vulkan Extensions Ship; Vulkan Sees Increased Usage by CAD and Professional Authoring Tools

Read the Press Release to learn more.

Khronos BOF Day at SIGGRAPH 2019–Next Week!

SIGGRAPH is next week! The conference is July 28-August 1. For those going, Khronos will be hosting several Birds of a Feather sessions. For all those folks that will not be present, we will be offering live streaming of all our sessions (glTF, WebGL, OpenXR and Vulkan) on the Khronos Group YouTube Channel, and will follow up with recorded video the following week. For complete details on all the sessions, please ask your friends and co-workers to take a look at our SIGGRAPH event page! A special thanks to our Title sponsor NVIDIA, Beer Sponsor LunarG, and Demo sponsor Cesium, for making possible the Khronos Networking Reception at the end of the day.

Join Khronos for their Inaugural 3D Commerce BOF at SIGGRAPH!

The Khronos Group is excited to officially kick off their first 3D Commerce Birds of a Feather (BOF), where they will discuss their efforts to align the retail industry’s 3D assets and specifications to optimize workflows and minimize distribution costs in the retail sector. The BOF will provide insight into the goals and directions of the 3D Commerce group so that interested parties can judge if they want to get involved. Join and help Khronos lead a disruptive change in terms of product digitalization and pushing e-commerce to the next level!

Autodesk joins The Khronos Group; glTF gains momentum

Big news! 3D software developer, Autodesk has joined The Khronos Group. Autodesk is an industry-leading provider of 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, that joined the 3D Formats Working Group to support the Khronos glTF file format and the 3D Commerce Exploratory Group, a group of companies exploring standards and guidelines for the production and distribution of real-time 3D representations of products.

Khronos Welcomes Newest Associate Member Crank Software

The Khronos Group would like to welcome Associate Member Crank Software. Storyboard is Crank Software’s embedded UI solution that enables the rapid development of graphically rich, responsive touch screens for embedded platforms. Easy to use with quick 3D animations and brilliant effects, Storyboard lets you create UIs that exceed a customer’s smartphone experience, even on resource-constrained devices. Major household brands like Coca-Cola, John Deere and GE Appliances rely on Crank to get their award-winning embedded devices to market faster, and with a higher performance than ever before.

Khronos member DGG launches case study on 3D workflow automation in E-Commerce

​DGG has launched a case study on 3D workflow automation in E-Commerce. The DGG workflow centres around glTF. Are a business that is active in E-Commerce, and interested in using real-time 3D graphics technology, such as AR, VR or 3D on the Web, on a massive amount of 3D datasets? Read the full call for participation on the DGG website.

Khronos Welcomes New Contributor Member Argonne National Laboratory

The Khronos Group would like to welcome Contributor Member Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research center with a pioneering history in high-performance computing. The Laboratory-wide computational science ‘ecosystem’ integrates more than 350 scientists and engineers, working in interdisciplinary project teams with embedded applied mathematicians and computer scientists. Argonne’s computational science capability comprises and leverages the hardware and expertise within the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, the Joint Laboratory for System Evaluation, and the Laboratory Computing Resource Center.

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