Khronos Group News Archives

Cinder releases Version 0.9

The open source C++ creative coding toolkit Cinder has recently released version 0.9. This release adds support for OpenGL ES 2 and ES 3, in addition to the latest desktop versions of OpenGL. Cinder supports targeting Windows, OS X, iOS and WinRT, with Linux and Android support under active development. In addition, this release adds support for Google's ANGLE project, allowing deployment of OpenGL ES 3 applications on Windows and WinRT through a DirectX emulation layer. Cinder is released under the BSD License and is used by professionals in the creative and technology industries for everything from interactive installations to user interface prototyping to live concert visuals. Read More

WebGL the way forward with Unity starting March 2016

Unity has announced the first step in the end-of-life process of the Web Player. With Unity 5.4, the only option to generate web content will be with WebGL export, which is currently in preview. Learn more about WebGL support in the Unity documentation. Read More

Vivante OpenVX VIP to power surveillance camera and automotive applications

Vivante Corporation announces the immediate availability of the VIP7000 family of Vision Image Processor IP cores. The VIP7000 has been designed into a range of products from a mass market IoT surveillance client SoC to an automotive imaging application. Vivante’s VIP family was one of the first to pass the OpenVX conformance test. The industry is rapidly adopting OpenVX as a standard API for vision programming. OpenVX and OpenCL are important API standards helping to expand the computer vision ecosystem and are a key component in the VIP product family. Read More

Facebook SDK for Unity makes it easier to integrate WebGL based Unity Games

Facebook’s new SDK for Unity v7.1 provides the opportunity for Unity developers to better integrate their games with Facebook. The new update includes full support for Unity 5, support for the new WebGL build target and Facebook’s latest native mobile SDKs with new tools and features. The Facebook SDK for Unity complements Unity’s cross-platform support, providing a pure-Unity write-once, run-everywhere experience across the gaming platforms of WebGL, Unity Web Player, Android and iOS. Read More

NordiaSoft to Showcase SCA OpenCL Demonstration at WInnComm-Europe 2015

NordiaSoft Canada will be presenting a paper at the 2015 Wireless Innovation Forum European Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (WInnComm-Europe 2015). The Software Communications Architecture (SCA) is the defacto standard to build Software Defined Radio (SDR) radios. Over one hundred thousand SCA military radios have been deployed worldwide by several nations. This paper describes how the Open Computing Language (OpenCL) can be used in conjunction with the SCA to build more portable applications. Read More

Interview with Neil Trevett at Linaro Connect on Vulkan

Neil Trevett gave an interview and talked Vulkan after the 2015 Linaro Connect conference. ARM Devices has the video coverage of the interview. Read More

MetalGL Now Supports OS X

MetalGL Now Supports OS X

The Brenwill Workshop Ltd. announced that they have added support for OS X to their MetalGL product, an implementation of OpenGL ES that runs on Apple's Metal graphics framework. With a fast implementation of OpenGL ES on OS X, developers will find it easier to migrate OpenGL ES games and apps from iOS to OS X, and web browsers can leverage MetalGL to improve the performance of WebGL on OS X. Read More

Linaro Connect keynote with Neil Trevett - LiveStream

Neil Trevett keynote at Linaro Connect (Forward to 12 minutes 40 seconds). Read More

Upcoming Khronos Chapters meetups - Australia, New York, Italy and Texas

Khronos is proud to announce four upcoming Chapter meetups! Since SIGGRAPH 2015 the Khronos Group Chapters have grown considerably. Upcoming in September alone there will be a meetup in Hobart Australia (Sept 22), New York (Sept 22), Milano (Sept 30) and finally Austin Texas (Nov 23). Is there no Chapter in your area? Let us know if you are interested in starting one. Read More

Invitation to share your WebGL project at the Graphical Web conference

Next week Patrick Cozzi will be giving a talk on the state of WebGL and glTF at the Graphical Web conference. He will have some exciting progress to share on glTF, and he also wants to capture the state of the entire WebGL ecosystem. If you are working on a WebGL engine, tool, or browser/driver/platform, and want Patrick to include an update for it, please contact him with the details by the morning of Friday September 18th. The slides will be posted online afterwards. Read More

OpenCL streamlines FPGA acceleration of Computer Vision

Embedded Vision Alliance has posted a in-depth overview on how modern FPGA frameworks are using OpenCL today to help streamline computer vision processing. Read More

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon processors

Qualcomm Incorporated announced two new Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. The new chipsets, the Snapdragon 430 and the Snapdragon 617, offer advances in both multimedia and connectivity for mid-range mobile devices. The Snapdragon 430 uses the powerful new Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU with support for Open GL ES 3.1 and OpenCL 2.0. Read More

Deep dive: OpenCL face detection on PowerVR

Imagination’s R&D group has developed a face detection algorithm using OpenCL, which is based on a classifier cascade and is optimized to run on mobile devices comprising a CPU and PowerVR GPU. Read More

Cinema 4D export to COLLADA tutorial

COLLADA already supports exchanging shaders between 3D tools, however some applications and game engines are not capable of exporting and importing shaders to and from the COLLADA .dae format. This COLLADA tutorial will walk you through the steps supported Cinema 4D. Read More

OpenCL based ASL assists neurosurgeons compute brainshift in real-time

OpenCL based ASL was successfully utilized in the cognitive and diagnostics module of the medical robot developed within the framework of the ACTIVE project. Simulation of the brain shift process during a craniotomy procedure was implemented to facilitate robot-assisted awake neurosurgery. Read More

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