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.
Microsoft has released OpenXR for Windows Mixed Reality app on the Microsoft Store. Windows Mixed reality users will now be able to run OpenXR-based applications just by installing the app from the Store. OpenXR lets you write code once that’s then portable across a wide range of hardware platforms — write once and run anywhere!
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.
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.
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.
Adobe Dimension 2.3 was release which includes new ways to create and share, including glTF/GLB export. New features include a new align & distribute tool; Ability to export 3D models; Support for embedding 3D scenes on the web (Beta). See the complete list of new features in the latest updated.
Cesium launched a new Blender add-on that makes it easier to publish and stream 3D models on the web via Cesium ion. The add-on uses the official Khronos glTF Blender exporter to convert the model to glTF before uploading to ion for tiling.
CTRL-labs, a New York-based startup developing a wristband that translates musculoneural signals into machine-interpretable commands, today announced that it’s acquired patents associated with Myo, a similar wearable created by North that enables control of robotics and PCs via gestures and motion. CTRL-labs joined the Khronos Group in April of this year.
The OpenCL working group has posted new OpenCL Reference pages. These OpenCL reference pages are now generated from open source AsciiDoctor – please let us know if you have fixes or suggestions on GitHub.
Georgi Mirazchiyski, Codeplay Developer Relations Engineer has posted a tutorial introducing the Curiously Recurring Template Pattern. Dynamic polymorphism is a widely used C++ feature that allows code to be more flexible, and helps create easily extendable interfaces by overriding the base class specified interfaces inside our derived classes. However, in SYCL kernel code in order to emulate dynamic polymorphism we need to use some curious tricks and techniques.
The Khronos Group would like to welcome Associate Member inVRsion. inVRsion is an innovative startup operating worldwide in the fields of products digitalization and store virtualization, developing hyper-realistic 3D and Virtual Reality solutions specifically dedicated to CPG industry and retail.
Neil Trevett, President of the Khronos Group and Vice President at NVIDIA, presents the “APIs for Accelerating Vision and Inferencing: An Industry Overview of Options and Trade-offs” tutorial at the May 2019 Embedded Vision Summit. For the full version of this video, along with hundreds of others on various embedded vision topics, please visit the Embedded Vision website.
The Khronos Group would like to welcome Associate member Coohom. Coohom provides 3D visualization solutions to their customers. They help their customers create 3D models and apply them in cutting edge AR, VR, 360-degree spins, floorplanning and high-quality rendering solutions.