Khronos Group News Archives

COLLADA in the Game - GDC Session Overview - with Remi Arnaud

Remi Arnaud, co-creator of the COLLADA standard, led panelists in a discussion at GDC on how COLLADA is meeting the demanding requirements of the most compelling content and creating next-generation user experiences. Watch the video online now. Read More

Acron Announces 3D Modeller 2.0 which now support COLLADA DAE format

Acron Capability Engineering has announced version 2.0 of their powerful 3D modeling tool Acron 3D Modeler. 3D Modeller was engineered for the Modeling, Simulation and Gaming industry. 3D Modeler supports standard 3D formats with tools made for modelers, by modelers. Version 2.0 model formats now include Collada DAE. Read More

DAZ 3D Launches DAZ Studio 2.1 with OpenGL preview and COLLADA export

DAZ 3D Launches New Version of Free 3D Posing and Animation Software, DAZ Studio 2.1. DAZ Studio 2.1 is an ideal solution for professional 3D artists and hobbyists alike. Professional designers and illustrators can render compelling scenery, while gamers may effortlessly modify their own 3D avatars and characters exportable via the COLLADA file format. DAZ Studio 2.1 boasts many robust features, including a full-color OpenGL Preview, integration with the powerful 3Delight® Render Engine (compliant with Pixar’s RenderMan®) and Fast-Time™ Rendering via the user’s graphic card hardware. Read More

GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Award entry deadline April 25 2008

The Americas Tournament of the 2009 GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition is now open! By entering your product, service, or idea, you engage in a rich industry competition led by Mobile Operators and Investors. You’ll have the opportunity to win one of two finalist slots and a trip to Barcelona, Spain, where each Marketplace finalist will compete for the Mobile Innovation “Global Champion” title. The call for entries deadline for the Americas tournament is 25 April 2008. Read More

QNX Achieves New POSIX Certification

QNX Software Systems announced that the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS has achieved certification for conformance to the POSIX PSE52 Realtime Controller 1003.13-2003 System product standard. QNX Software Systems' dedication to industry standards extends to other application programmer interfaces (APIs), such as the OpenGL ES 3D graphics API. Read More

New MODO 302 Update offers COLLADA export

Luxology® LLC announced the availability of modo™ 302, the newest version of its award-winning, artist-friendly 3D content creation software. Modo 302 adds new natural lighting capabilities, additional layered Photoshop file support, an animation Track View, new modeling tools, and numerous other enhancements. Luxology is also making available the first version of the modo File I/O software development kit (SDK), which allows developers to import or export data directly from modo. modo 302 is available for both Mac OSX and Windows. David Vasquez of Mainland Gaming LLC. says “We are particularly impressed with modo’s new File I/O SDK, which streamlines our workflow by allowing us to export Collada content from modo directly into Terathon Software's C4 Engine.” Read More

OpenMAX multimedia framework explained and illustrated

Fakhir Ansari of Mentor graphics has written an article explaining and illustrating how the new Multimedia framework OpenMAX works and fits into your workflow. The OpenMAX cross-platform API enables accelerated multimedia components from different software vendors to be developed, integrated, and programmed across multiple operating systems and silicon platforms. The OpenMAX standard is made up of three levels, OpenMAX AL (Application Level), OpenMAX IL (Integration Level ) and OpenMAX DL (Development Level). OpenMAX is defined by The Khronos Group and is a new standard, but has already been embraced by several companies. Read More

Web3D 2008 Symposium call for papers deadline extended to April 21st

Web3D.org has announced a deadline extension for a call for papers to the 13th International Symposium on 3D Web Technology. The annual Web3D Symposium is a major event, which unites researchers, developers, experimenters, and content creators in a dynamic learning environment. Attendees share and explore methods of using, enhancing, or creating new 3D Web and Multimedia technologies, such as (but not limited to) X3D, VRML, COLLADA, Croquet, MPEG4, MPEG7, Java3D, and Canvas3D. The symposium will also focus on recent trends such as interactive 3D graphics and applications on mobile devices. Authors are invited to submit their work (short or full papers) for review by the international Program Committee. Both research and applications papers are of interest to Web3D 2008. The papers must be innovative and contribute to the advancement of 3D Multimedia technologies on the Web. For more information please visit the Web3D 2008 Symposium call for papers home page now. Read More

Ideaworks3D announces Airplay SDK 3.5 supports Nokia N-Gage as an OpenKODE 1.0 platform (PDF)

Ideaworks3D Ltd, developer of the cross-platform Airplay™ native execution environment, today announced that Airplay SDK 3.5 fully supports Nokia’s new N-Gage gaming platform. Designed to reduce cost and speed deployment across multiple software environments and hardware architectures, Airplay is a cross-platform portability technology that delivers binary compatible native code across ARM-based mobile devices. The resulting application can be deployed to all supported operating systems and devices without further porting or any requirement for additional graphics rendering engines on the handset. Airplay already supports all open native operating systems in the market today, including BREW, Symbian OS (Series60 and UIQ3), Windows Mobile and Linux. Now developers and publishers can deploy to Nokia’s flagship N-Gage service using the same game source code and even the same application binary. Read More

IMSI/Design Ships Green TurboCAD Deluxe v15 with COLLADA export support

IMSI/Design(tm) announced the availability of TurboCAD(r) Deluxe Version 15. New in this version is Collada (DAE) File Export Support. TurboCAD Deluxe is the recognized leader in CAD for home professionals and hobbyists. Read More

Ideaworks3D Announces Airplay-brings OpenKODE to Feature Phone Handsets

Ideaworks3D, a leading developer of native mobile technology and applications, today announced that its Airplay(TM) native execution environment has been optimised for Texas Instruments’ OMAP-Vox(TM) single-chip multimedia platform, and declared conformant with Khronos OpenKODE(TM) 1.0. Read More

gDEBugger V4.0 Adds Linux Support and a Buffers Viewer

Gremedy, makers of gDEBugger V4.0 introduces gDEBugger Linux. This new exciting product adds 32bit and 64bit Linux Support, bringing all of gDEBugger's debugging and profiling abilities to the Linux OpenGL developers' world. gDEBugger, an OpenGL and OpenGL ES debugger and profiler, traces application activity on top of the OpenGL API, lets programmers see what is happening within the graphic system implementation to find bugs and optimize OpenGL application performance. This version also includes significant performance improvements as well as a new Textures and Buffers Viewer. This Viewer allows you to view textures, static buffers and pbuffers objects as images or raw-data in its original data format, including none RGB data formats (float, depth, integer, luminance, etc). Read More

Imagination Technologies POWERVR OpenGL and OpenVG capable parts used in new Intel(r) Centrino(r) At

Imagination Technologies System-on-Chip Intellectual Property confirms the new Intel(r) Centrino(r) Atom(tm) processor technology uses IMGTEC's OPENGL 1.1/2.0 and OpenVG capable part POWERVR(r) SGX graphics and POWERVR VXD multi-standard HD video technologies. These graphics and video technologies will enable the user to enjoy a richer Internet multi-media experience while at the same time consume less power. Read More

Khronos Group posts OpenMAX DL v1.0.2 header files

Khrons Group posted a downloadable zip file containing the latest OpenMAX DL v1.0.2 header files. From the release notes, some of the changes may require minor alterations to some existing applications that use the v1.0.1 API. No functions have been removed, however a few have been renamed. A sample OpenMAX DL 1.0.2 implementation written in C is available for download here. Read More

TransGaming Joins Industry Leaders as Khronos Group Member

TransGaming Inc, a leading developer of portability and graphics technologies has become a Khronos™ Group Contributing Member, joining over one hundred industry leading technology companies. TransGaming will participate and vote with all Members in the ongoing development and promotion of open standards for the authoring and acceleration of dynamic media on platforms ranging from embedded systems to high-performance desktop and workstation systems. Read More

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