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12th Embedded Systems Expo (ESEC) in Japan

The 12th Embedded Systems Expo (ESEC), the largest tradeshow and conference of embedded hardware & software for broad inustries inclduing consumer electronics, communication, design & engineering, automotive and R&D. Attending ESEC will be many Khronos Group members, including DMP, Fujitsu, HI, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC System Technologies, Renesas, Takumi and Toshiba. Read More

Monotype Imaging and TAKUMI to Unveil OpenVG Text Solution at ESEC Expo

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. and TAKUMI Corp. will demonstrate TAKUMI’s OpenVG®- and OpenGL® ES™-compliant GV500 core graphics accelerator technology integrated with Monotype Imaging’s iType® font engine at the ESEC Expo in Tokyo, May 13-15, 2009, booth East 42-7. Read More

TAKUMI annouces New GSHARK-TAKUMI Graphics Accelerator IP Core Supporting OpenVG1.1

TAKUMI Corporation announced that the company has started licensing GV500 and GV300, TAKUMI’s new graphics accelerator IP core supporting 2D Vector Graphics for use mainly in mobile phones and digital consumer electronics products. Both IP cores support the API standards for embedded systems: GV500 supports both OpenGL ES1.1 and OpenVG1.1 while GV300 supports OpenVG1.1.

  • GV500: Both 2D Vector Graphics and 3D graphics are supported
  • GV300: Dedicated for 2D Vector Graphics

Inheriting high performance and small power consumption architecture from other existing GSHARK-TAKUMI IP cores, GV500 and GV300 are new products developed specifically for use in embedded systems including mobile phones, digital audio-visual home appliances and in-car displays.

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OpenGL ES 2.0 3D benchmarking software gains new UI tests

Futuremark's OpenGL ES 2.0 3D graphics benchmarking software has been upgraded to support new UI technologies for mobile devices. The enhanced version of 3DMarkMobile ES 2.0 adds two new tests focused on new UI scenarios. The software which is based on the "Kanzi" 3D engine, is designed to test next-generation mobile 3D hardware, and is equipped with "high detail game content." The benchmark generates workloads that push the envelope of OpenGL ES 2.0 3D hardware, with a presentation that can be used for product demonstrations, the company adds. Read More

Tech Soup announces its first OpenGL 3 training course

Tech Soup announces its first OpenGL 3 training course, July 20-23, 2009, in Washington DC. The course covers new features in OpenGL 3, porting strategies, the OpenGL Shading Language, and 3D graphics concepts. Students learn the mechanisms behind fast, efficient, current 3D graphics with OpenGL 3 in a hands-on environment featuring several coding labs. Visit the Tech Soup web site to register online. Read More

Meshlab 1.2.0 released adds many features - supports COLLADA

MeshLab is an open source, portable, and extensible system for the processing and editing of unstructured 3D triangular meshes. The system is aimed to help the processing of the typical not-so-small unstructured models arising in 3D scanning, providing a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering and converting this kind of meshes. Meshlab has supported COLLADA since 2006. Read More

DMP announces a two day getting start GLSL Programming training course

DMP has announced a new two day getting start GLSL Programming training course on June 18th and 19th 2009. The OpenGL ES roadmap has been tailored to the diverse needs of the embedded industry and contains two tracks with "1.X" and "2.X" specification roadmaps that will evolve in parallel. The 1.X roadmap will continue to be developed for new-generation fixed function 3D accelerators while the 2.X roadmap will enable emerging programmable 3D pipelines.This course introduce the world of programmable pipeline by explaining basic topics of the GLSL(OpenGL Shading Language) which is a core feature of OpenGL ES 2.x and OpenGL 2.x. Read More

COLLADA content Contest - Champion the 3D Web using COLLADA now open

The Khronos Group and the Media Grid Immersive Education Initiative are thrilled to announce the first-ever COLLADA content development contest. In concert with the Media Grid Immersive Education Initiative, Khronos invites you to champion the application of 3D technology from video games and digital media services towards virtual worlds and Immersive Education. All entries must contain original content made for any 3D web based application that can import models stored in either COLLADA .dae documents or .zae archive formats. Your content will consist of a 3D model, avatar, world or simulation specifically geared toward virtual worlds and deployable in Immersive Education platforms. First prize is five thousand dollars. There are no entry fees, so why not enter today. Complete rules can be found here. Read More

SceneCaster Partners With Mental Images For 3D In The Cloud - offers COLLADA as a scene format

SceneCaster has partnered with mental images, a wholly owned subsidiary of NVIDIA, to bring the latter's RealityServer 3D platform to bear on its virtual scenes. The technology is integrated into 3D Scenes, a Flash-based network for creating social scenes which was just launched on Friendster last week. RealityServer allows COLLADA as a scene format which puts it in line with SceneCaster's production pipeline. Read More

Vivante GPU selected for SoC Solution for 3C placing OpenGL ES and OpenVG in affordable 3C computers

Vivante Corporation announced that the Microprocessor Research and Development Center (MPRC) of Peking University (Beijing, China) selected Vivante 2D/3D GPU IP technology for its Single-Chip-PC SoC Platform, placing the graphics power of OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 1.1, and OpenVG in an affordable, 3C computer for schools. "With the Vivante graphics processor and Khronos open standards APIs, we can provide modern graphics applications to benefit education for both teaching and research." said Professor Cheng Xu, Director of the MPRC, Peking University. Read More

Google O3D JavaScript API offers a sample COLLADA converter

Google's O3D API is an open-source JavaScript API for creating interactive 3D graphics applications that run in a browser window and targets web developers comfortable with Javascript and having some experience with 3D graphics. The sample COLLADA converter will let you import content from applications such as Autodesk 3Ds Max, Maya and Google SketchUp. Read More

Google joins effort for 3D Web standard with new plugin

Google released an experimental browser plugin which lets you display rich 3D graphics in Web content. Google hopes this plugin will contribute to the new 3D Web work group managed by the Khronos Group and backed by Mozilla and Google itself. With Google's contribution and participation in this effort to build 3D Web standards it looks like this concept is gaining traction. There has been some confusion over Google releasing this API and whether it is meant to derail the efforts of Khronos and Mozilla. On the contrary, from Google's own blog, "Google plans to contribute technology and web development expertise to the discussion within Khronos and the broader development community." Read More

COLLADA PlugFest in Paris France

Cap Digital and Imaginove are sponsoring a one-day event on Monday, May 11th, 2009 in Paris France to help developers test their COLLADA importers and exporters. If you are into COLLADA, come on over and join COLLADA developers and test your tool's interoperability! Along with your peers, you will have a chance to mingle with COLLADA Experts Remi Arnaud from Intel and Mark Barnes from Expert Support co-creators of COLLADA, Luc Bolduc (AutoDesk), Steffen Lips and Sebastian Kieble (Netallied.de), Nicolas Perret (Omegame) and Rita Turkowski (Intel). Registration is required on the plugfest homepage. Read More

Blender COLLADA import/export improvements accepted as Google Summer of Code project

Chingiz Dyussenov proposal to improve COLLADA support in Blender has been accepted as one of the six Google Summer of Code 2009 projects for the Blender 3D modeler. Read More

Avid unveils Deko 5.2 with COLLADA support

Avid® unveiled version 5.2 of Avid Deko® 3000, an on-air graphics package that supports the industry-standard FBX and COLLADA formats. This enables customers to easily import and playback a broader range of 3D models and animations from leading applications such as Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Softimage 7.5 and MAXON CINEMA 4D. "By using proven industry interchange formats like COLLADA and FBX, Avid is providing tremendous incentive for customers to invest in the new Deko offerings," said Jeff Sargeant, a 3D artist and the creative director of design firm, Sargeant Inc. Read More

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