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2010 SLCC saw a commitment to bringing Mesh import to Second Life. This will allow content created in the mainstream 3D creation tools, such as Maya or Blender, to be imported directly into Second Life, in much the same way that animations and textures can be uploaded today. COLLADA has been chosen as the format used for these imports.

Korea Communications Commission announced there are now more mobile phone subscribers than there are people. With 48.8 Million people, South Korea has 50 million subscribers, with roughly 7.4% of those being smart phones, that means 3.67 million smart phones. Other countries are apparently experiencing similar situations of more mobile phones than people. This is great news for the mobile phone and smart phone industry.

Acceleware Corp announced their fall 2010 comprehensive CUDA/OpenCL training schedule co-sponsored by Microsoft Corp. Acceleware's training classes are designed to support the HPC communities GPU programmers using CUDA and OpenCL, along with instruction on Microsoft's HPC Server 2008 cluster operating systems. There are currently five course schedule between mid-October and mid-December, with each course lasting 5 days. You can find an overview of the courses on our Khronos Group events page. Complete details are available on the Acceleware training website.

Esenthel Engine has recently added full support for mobile platforms such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You can see it in action here. Esenthel Engine is a professional 3D Game Engine which supports: Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, DirectX 9-10-10.1 &11, OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Nvidia PhysX - Bullet and Unlimited Sized Worlds. Esenthel Engine SDK comes with: Tools (World Editor, Mesh Editor, Gui Editor, ...), 100+ tutorials and documentation.

Mozilla announced their new Labs : Gaming. An initiative inviting the gaming community to come out to play and get creative, with cool technologies in open web standards. If any of Open Video, audio, WebGL, touch events, device orientation, geo location or fast Javascript engines do it for you, then Labs : Gaming is the place for you. Getting this all going is Game on 2010, Mozilla's first ever gaming competition open to all developers interested in using Open Web technologies.

COPPERCUBE 2 arrived on the scene this week boasting 'No programming necessary' to create interactive 3D applications and publish to WebGL on Mac or Windows. Simply import your 3D models or scene, setup the cameras, controllers etc and click Publish. You can try out the free 14 day trial as we did. Within a few seconds we exported a sample scene that worked great in Flash, but unfortunately has a little way to go still in WebGL.

Connect@NMC Online Seminar featuring Henrik Bennetsen of Katalabs, a pioneer in the use of open source software and HTML5 to deliver fast, seamless virtual world experiences inside modern web browsers. HTML5 and WebGL are two emerging standards bringing change to the web. Join Henrik on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm Pacific Time to learn more about using emerging standards to create 3D virtual worlds within the browser. Connect@NMC sessions are free and open to the public, and take place in the NMC Adobe Connect Seminar room.