Startup Sketchfab is taking one of its biggest steps yet today and launching features so that users can buy and sell 3D objects. The company is supporting the industry standard glTF as its download format, which should make it easy for creators to take the objects purchased from the site and import them into creativity software.
There is a new optimized OpenGL/Graphics Math for C. The original glm library is for C++ only (templates, namespaces, classes...). This new library is targeted to C99 but currently you can use it for C89 safely by language extensions. Almost all functions (inline versions) and parameters are documented inside related headers. Complete documentation is in progress. Feedback is welcome on the OpenGL forums.
Archintosh article covering the new Khronos NNEF 1.0 standard: "The Khronos Group is more than just about graphics standards like OpenGL and OpenCL. The consortium group has established Neural Network Exchange Format (NNEF) to help data scientists and engineers easily transfer trained networks." Khronos recently issued a press release for the release of the NNEF 1.0 Provisional Specification.
Codeplay is pleased to announce it has joined the MISRA working group for C++ to help move the standards forward to support C++ '11 and beyond, enabling software developers to build safety critical systems for automotive. "The goal for us is ultimately to have a Safety Critical Heterogeneous C++ language that is compatible with ISO standards and Khronos open standards." Illya Rudkin from Codeplay is chair of the Khronos Safety Critical Advisory Panel.
The Khronos Group is holding an outreach event in Taipei to update the Taiwanese embedded industry on the latest developments in open standards for parallel computation, vision acceleration and neural network processing. The event will be held at the Taipei Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel on Friday January 19th, admission is free.
Authoring content for a new file format can be exciting, liberating, and at the same time scary. To be the most efficient and avoid frustration, it helps to understand the format's requirements. To help achieve this, Patrick Ryan from Microsoft has created a walk through following several paths for authoring content in the glTF format as well as outlining specific settings to maximize your success. Patrick touches on both free and commercial software packages to ensure everyone has a path into glTF. Let's get going... check out this glTF how-to.
Over on the Github WebGL repository, issue #2572 was merged: Promote WEBGL_multiview to draft. WEBGL_multiview will allow engine devs to write a clean and efficient VR rendering path - a very welcomed win-win!
Developed by Khronos member Continental in collaboration with Khronos member Xilinx, the Assisted & Automated Driving Control Unit will enable Continental's customers to get to market faster by building upon the Open Computing Language (OpenCL) framework.
Electronic Design has posted an overview around the latest NNEF 1.0 release and comparing ONNX and NNEF. "Khronos began talking about the possibility of a standard to reduce the threat of fragmentation about three months before it was officially announced in October 2016. The concept came from Khronos member AImotive, an automotive start-up trying to sell an entire software stack for autonomous driving as well as the custom chips to run it."
Are you interested in learning more about a Khronos Standard? Perhaps OpenCL FPGA development is on your to-do list. Khronos has a fairly extensive page of online and onsite training locations that cover Khronos Standards. Stop waiting and start learning.
CTA Members join the Khronos Group at the CTA Alliance reception at CES 2018 to network with technology consortia between 5 and 7 PM Pacific on Friday January 10, 2018. Neil Trevett, Khronos President, will be there to talk about the latest initiatives at Khronos and to provide information about Khronos Membership. Add to calendar!
In this Embedded Vision video, Neil Trevett, President of the Khronos Group, delivers the presentation "Update on Khronos Standards for Vision and Machine Learning" at the Embedded Vision Alliance's December 2017 Vision Industry and Technology Forum. Trevett shares updates on recent, current and planned Khronos standardization activities aimed at streamlining the deployment of embedded vision and AI. A preview of the video is available, with the complete video required a free registration.