Khronos Group News Archives

Low-level plugins in Unity WebGL

Have you ever needed/wanted to re-use existing C/C++ code in a web page? Perhaps a graphics effect written in OpenGL ES? With Unity WebGL there is a way! A Unity blog post on how to implement a low level plugin. Read More

Vulkan Video Tutorial series in German

A new Vulkan Video tutorial series on Youtube. This tutorial is done in German. Read More

The Vulkan Graphics API - what it means for Linux

Redhat's David Airlie gave a talk on Vulkan at the Linux Conference a few days ago–a brief introduction to the API and how supported the API is under Linux. David also discusses possible future uses for this new API and the advantages it brings.

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New Extensions in LunarG SDK for Vulkan Header

LunarG has updated their site to include Vulkan headers for v1.0.39.0. This release contains updates to the loader, parameter validation, and docs for the following extensions: • VK_KHR_get_physical_device_properties2
• VK_KHR_maintenance1
• VK_KHR_shader_draw_parameters
• VK_EXT_direct_mode_display
• VK_EXT_display_surface_counter
• VK_EXT_display_control

The LoaderAndLayerInterface document has been updated and reorganized for ease of use. Read More

Submit your OpenCL abstracts and papers for IWOCL 2017 in Toronto

Only 10 days left to get your OpenCL abstracts and papers in for IWOCL 2017 in Toronto. Read More

Khronos Requesting Quotes for Enhancing OpenVX Conformance Test Suite

The Khronos OpenVX working group is soliciting quotes for enhancing and expanding the OpenVX Conformance Test Suite. OpenVX is an open, royalty-free standard for cross platform acceleration of computer vision applications. Any company, whether a Khronos member or not, is cordially invited to contact Khronos and provide a quote. Interested parties can access the details of the request on the Khronos website. Read More

NVIDIA Publishes VkHLF Framework For Vulkan

VkHLF is an experimental high-level framework for Vulkan. This framework implements an abstraction layer atop Vulkan with functionality including simplified resource creation, transparent sub-allocation, resource tracking for the CPU/GPU, and more. Read More

Intel Haswell GPUs Now Support OpenGL 4.5 in Ubuntu

Paulo Miguel Dias updated his Padoka PPA (Personal Package Archive) for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10 operating systems to the latest Mesa 17.0.0-git, bringing us OpenGL 4.5 support for Intel Haswell GPUs. Read More

Imagination’s new PowerVR GPUs support OpenGL ES, OpenCL, OpenVX and Vulkan

Imagination Technologies announced PowerVR ‘Series8XE Plus’ GPUs this week. The Series8XE Plus GPUs include support for the latest APIs including OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan 1.0 and OpenVX 1.1. Read More

glTF Webinar

For a great introduction to glTF, join the Khronos Group for the upcoming webinar on February 14th. If you are a developer making engines or importers, viewers, or other tools that work with 3D graphics, then you need to be looking at glTF. Attend this webinar to learn the basic concepts of glTF with a demonstration of key points. This 1-hour session includes time for the presenter and some of the key shapers of the format to answer your questions. Read More

NVIDIA 378.09 beta driver released adding VK_KHR_display and VK_KHR_display_swapchain support

NVIDIA 378.09 beta driver has aded support for the Vulkan extensions VK_KHR_display and VK_KHR_display_swapchain. OpenGL threaded optimizations is enabled by default in the driver, as well the driver has added support for the ARB_parallel_shader_compile extension to allow multi-threaded compilation of GLSL shaders. Read More

Join Khronos at GDC and VRDC

As you make your plans for GDC, plan to visit Khronos! Find Khronos at Booth #2419 at the GDC expo March 1-3 2017. If you use Vulkan, glTF or WebGL, then don't miss our Developer Day Sessions on Feb 28 at GDC! Also be sure to check out our table at VRDC where we look forward to talking with you about the Khronos VR Initiative. Read More

Chapter Meetup: Introduction to OpenVX January 20th

The Khronos Bangalore Chapter would like to invite industry professionals and enthusiasts in Bangalore for a short tutorial on OpenVX. Professionals in Bangalore working on embedded vision applications/R&D in domains like ADAS, imaging, sensor fusion, autonomous driving, machine vision are invited to attend. The Meetup is being held on January 20th at Texas Instrument India in the Bagmane Tech park. Registration ends January 18th. Read More

openCOLLADA Maya exporter now with NVIDIA PhysX support

COLLADA has had support for embedding physics information into a document for a long time but it has never been easy to take advantage of. Adding NVIDIA PhysX Maya plugin and openCOLLADA plugin together makes physics export much more practical. Read More

Latest Stable GTK+ Toolkit Works Better on OpenGL ES 2.0, over 20 Bugs Fixed

There's a new stable release of the GTK+ multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces (GUIs), versioned 3.22.6, which promises to work better with OpenGL ES 2.0, the standard for embedded accelerated 3D graphics. Read More

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