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CopperLicht JavaScript 3D engine released, using WebGL

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CopperLicht, a fast JavaScript 3D engine has been released today in its first public version. It uses WebGL and is able to render huge 3d worlds like Quake 3 levels (see the demos) at playable speeds. It comes with a full 3d world editor to edit levels and maps and is free to be used. Via it's world editor, CopperLicht is able to import more than 20 3D file formats (like .3ds, .obj, .x, .lwo, COLLADA etc), so it is very easy to create content using this 3d engine. This is the first public release of CopperLicht, so Ambiera, the developer behind this 3d engine is happy about any suggestions, feature requests and comments. Read More

Kanzi SDK utilizes COLLADA format

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Rightware's Kanzi SDK offers the missing link to chain today’s mainstream 3D graphics content creation tools, such as 3DS Max, Maya and XSI with cell phones and other mobile devices. Artists will be able to export their UI base designs from the software packages to Kanzi SDK using COLLADA data format. Kanzi also sports a unified pipeline for OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenGL ES 1.x based 3D graphics, with the engine able to run real-time streaming data, texture and fragment shaders, as well as multi-texturing and dynamic lighting. Read More

3d-test with SpiderGL developer—a high-level Javascript WebGL binding

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3d-test has posted a short interview with Marco Di Benedetto, the developer behind SpiderGL. Learn why SpiderGL came into existence, where it is now, and where it is going. Read More

OpenSL ES workgroup announces OpenSL ES version 1.0.1 has been released

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The OpenSL ES workgroup is pleased to announce that OpenSL ES version 1.0.1 has been released and is available for download. The update to the specification includes clarifications and minor bug fixes. Among the bug fixes are adjustments to make sure that OpenSL ES is aligned with OpenMAX AL 1.0. The OpenSL ES 1.0.1 specification is available in the Khronos public registry here (pdf), and the header files are available here. Read More

Samsung’s TouchWiz and bada to Deliver Distinctive UX Using OpenGL ES and EGL

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South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has unveiled details on its own smartphone operating system "bada." The new OS offers full support for EGL, OpenGL ES 1.1 and OpenGL ES 2.0, allowing developers to use their own approach when building applications. An OpenGL ES centric comparison between "bada", Android and iPhone is well available on the Samsung "bada" developers forum. Read More

Rightware Debut’s OpenGL ES based Kanzi™ Cross-platform UI Solution at Mobile World Congress

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Rightware will demonstrate ‘Mobile App Store’ application, designed and implemented using Kanzi user interface solution, running in various mobile devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 15th through February 18th. Key advantage of the Kanzi solution is “design-once, deploy everywhere” cross-platform support for the leading mobile operating systems, including Android, Blackberry, Linux, Maemo, Moblin, iPhone OS, Palm Web OS, Symbian OS, and Windows Mobile. Kanzi solution is build on top of industry standard OpenGL ES graphics API. A video featuring some capabilities of Kanzi is available online. Read More

DMP announces two new OpenGL ES Programming Courses

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DMP is proud to announce two all new OpenGL ES programming training courses. For those who have taken past courses, these are two new courses. OpenGL ES programming training I and II will run March 11-12 and March 18-19 2010. Complete details are available online for the Training I and Training II courses in english, and in Japanese. Read More

OpenCL course during the 2010 iVEC/WASP summer school programme

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The Western Australian Supercomputer Program (WASP) in conjunction with iVEC and the University of Western Australia is currently running an OpenCL course during the 2010 iVEC/WASP summer school programme. The course will concentrate on teaching students the fundamentals of OpenCL with a goal towards helping students gain a fundamental understanding of OpenCL as a technology framework for enabling heterogenous parallel processing. Online slides sets are available as the course unfolds. Read More

Shader Toy Online GLSL Shader Editor Released Using WebGL

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Shader Toy is an online shader editor using the new WebGL specification to allow you to edit GLSL shaders. The tool is based online so there is no need to install any additional software. Shader Toy comes with lots of interesting shaders, including: Raymarching, procedural distance fields, metaballs, tunnels, deformations, postprocessing effects and many more. Shader Toy is ideal when you have an idea you want to sketch, or want to play a bit with shaders, but you don't have your OpenGL framework handy. This WebGL contribution and many more are available through the WebGL Wiki User Contributions. Read More

GLGE javascript library to ease the use of WebGL is released

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3D-Test interviewed the developers behind GLGE, a higher level API using WebGL, with a declarative xml format to remove the chore of creating 3D scenes via javascript alone. GLGE hides the GLSL shaders from the developer by implementing common use shaders within the API, various lighting types, normal maps, shadows, fog, etc. This frees the developers up to create actual content, games and applications with WebGL. Read the interview and visit the GLGE website. Read More

Symbio Delivers OpenWF Conformance Test Suite and Conformant Sample Implementation to Khronos Group

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Symbio announced it has completed and delivered the OpenWF™ conformance test suite and a conformant OpenWF sample implementation to the Khronos Group industry consortium. The OpenWF 1.0 Standard is a key system-level enabler for graphics IP vendors, hardware manufacturers and device manufacturers that enables the integration of individual components and APIs for an overall enhanced user interface experience. The conformance test suite verifies compliance with the OpenWF specifications and provides an assessment of visual quality. Read More

Vivante and Animated Media Partner to Offer Embedded Flash Solutions Optimized for Vivante OpenGL ES

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Vivante Corporation and Animated Media Inc. are combining Vivante's OpenGL ES 2.0 accelerated pipeline with AMI's VGK platform. The VGK platform consists of a collection of integrated software tools that extend Adobe's Flash product functionality by allowing the technology to operate in a wide variety of systems, from low-power embedded devices to high-end 3D computers. This will enable sophisticated UI tools to be used in embedded systems such as cameras, mobile devices, games, eReaders, netbooks, Set Top Boxes (STBs), home entertainment products, and toys. Vivante delivers silicon proven, industry leading graphics conformant with the OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1 and OpenVG API standards. Read More

OpenCL Kernel Compiler Project

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A compiler for OpenCL Kernel files designed to be used during OpenCL application development is now available on SourceForge. The use of this tool alleviates the need for building compiler diagnostic message retrieval code into applications that use OpenCL. It allows developers to spot compilation errors during source builds instead of at run-time. Read More

ATI Stream OpenCL Technical Overview Video Series

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AMD Developer Centeral has posted the ATI Stream OpenCL Technical Overview Video Series. The series of 5 videos provides ATI Stream developers an overview of the OpenCL API and OpenCL C programming language.

Here is a summary of the videos by AMD's Justin Hensley:

  • Video 1: What is OpenCL? (7:44)
  • Video 2: What is OpenCL? (continued) (6:37)
  • Video 3: Resource Setup (11:06)
  • Video 4: Kernel Execution (13:00)
  • Video 5: Programming with OpenCL C (17:59)
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Safe Software Delivers Improve Spatial Data Access including COLLADA support

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Safe Software, the leaders in spatial ETL (extract, transform and load), has announced the release of FME 2010, the only complete solution for data conversion and distribution available in the market today. FME 2010 introduces new support for additional formats, enhanced support for popular formats, and significant improvements in support for 3D formats, enabling users to create even more realistic 3D models that integrate data from a wide variety of data types including Autodesk 3ds, COLLADA (.dae), Google Sketchup™ and Presagis OpenFlight. Read More

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