Khronos Group News Archives

openCOLLADA Maya exporter now with NVIDIA PhysX support

COLLADA has had support for embedding physics information into a document for a long time but it has never been easy to take advantage of. Adding NVIDIA PhysX Maya plugin and openCOLLADA plugin together makes physics export much more practical. Read More

Latest Stable GTK+ Toolkit Works Better on OpenGL ES 2.0, over 20 Bugs Fixed

There's a new stable release of the GTK+ multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces (GUIs), versioned 3.22.6, which promises to work better with OpenGL ES 2.0, the standard for embedded accelerated 3D graphics. Read More

All-Day Vulkan Workshop in Vancouver on January 30

Join the Khronos Group at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown in Vancouver, BC for a full-day workshop on Vulkan. We will briefly cover the basics, then dive into the details you need. Planned topics include:

• Vulkan tools and resources: SDK, Validation Layers, and Vulkan Loader
• vktrace for desktop and Android
• C/C++ with Vulkan-Hpp
• SPIR-V Tools (GLSLang, SPIR2CROSS, and others)
• Keeping your GPU fed without getting bitten
• Vulkan Tutorial - We'll get into some code!
• Vulkan game development on Android - a case study from Samsung
• SV porting story from Oculus
• Panel/Q&A with ISVs, IHVs, and Presenters: Performance recommendations, practical advice, and answers to your questions

The early-registration price is CAD$149 (about US$112) through January 16. Starting on January 17 the price is CAD$199. Read More

Milano Chapter: Game Development with Unity WebGL

Milano Chapter: Game Development with Unity WebGL

Khronos Milano Chapter is thrilled to announce that for the January 25th event, Marco Trivellato, lead engineer at Unity Technologies, and contributor in the WebGL Working Group, will fly from London to present Unity WebGL. Space will be limited for this event so please take a moment to reserve your spot today. Read More

CTA reception with the Khronos Group at CES - January 6th

If you’re at CES, be sure to stop in and see us at the CTA reception Jan 6, 4-6PM, Venetian, Level 2, Bellini 2005. Meet Khronos President Neil Trevett. Read More

Sketchfab now supports glTF

Sketchfab now supports glTF

Starting today, Sketchfab is proud to announce their support of the glTF file format. Zip up your glTF file along with any accompanying assets and then drag and drop into a browser window at This method allows you to upload glTF files no matter which 3D software package you used to create the file. The addition of glTF means we now support over 30 file formats! In addition, the Sketchfab revised Unity exporter plugin will leverage the glTF format behind-the-scene to transmit 3D files in the most efficient, accurate way possible. If you’re interested in downloading example files visit the Sketchfab glTF page. Read More

Khronos Member Basemark introduces world’s first universal VR latency tool

Basemark has launched the VRTrek Library, enables the VR industry to analyze and provide a better user experience for end users. VRTrek Library is aimed for VR HMD vendors and software developers to measure the latency of an HMD when running various applications. Latency is one of the biggest challenges in the Virtual Reality (VR) industry. While wearing a VR Head Mounted Display (HMD), people notice even the smallest of delays between what’s displayed at the screen and what the brain expects. Read More

FotoNation & VeriSilicon Collaborate on advanced computer vision and computational imaging platform

FotoNation Limited and VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd have entered into an agreement to jointly develop a next generation image processing platform that offers best-in-class programmability, power, performance and area for computer vision (CV), computational imaging (CI) and deep learning. The market-ready IP platform, named IPU 2.0, will be available for customer license and design in the first quarter of 2017. IPU 2.0 offers a unified programing environment and pre-integrated imaging features for a wide range of applications across surveillance, automotive, mobile, IoT and more. IPU 2.0 will use open initiatives such as OpenVX and OpenCL. Read More

Web3D 2017 call for submissions are now open

Web3D 2017 will be held in Brisbane Australia June 5-7 at Queensland University of Technology. The Call for submissions is now open with a dead line set for February 13th. With WebGL now widely supported by default in modern browsers, tools such as X3D, X3DOM, Cobweb, three.js, glTF, and A-Frame VR are allowing nearly anyone to create Web3D content. Submissions being accepted now for Papers, Posters, Workshops, Tutorials and the Art Gallery. Read More

ROCm 1.4 has support for OpenCL 1.2 host-code and 2.0 kernels

The ROCm Platform helps with integrating the CPU and GPU to solve realworld problems. New Features to ROCm 1.4 brings OpenCL 2.0 compatible kernel language support with OpenCL 1.2 compatible runtime; Supports offline ahead of time compilation today, for Beta we will be adding in-process/in-memory compilation and Binary Package support for Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04. Read More

Microsoft’s HoloJS runs on WebGL

HoloJS is a framework for creating UWP applications using JavaScript and WebGL. HoloJS is a C++ library that hosts Chakra to run JavaScript code, and also hosts ANGLE to handle OpenGL ES graphics calls. Read More

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition support OpenVX

Radeon Pro Software Crimson ReLive Edition includes open-source tools that redefine visual and audio quality. Radeon Loom software overcomes formidable technology challenges with the processing-intensive video stitching process that is vital to creating cinematic 360-degree video experiences in VR. Built upon the Khronos OpenVX computer vision framework as implemented by AMD, the professional-grade Radeon Loom software stitches output from up to 24 cameras live in real-time and up to 31 cameras offline. Read More

Imagination’s PowerVR GPU is first to pass OpenVX 1.1 conformance with Khronos

Imagination Technologies announces that a PowerVR GPU is the first to achieve Khronos OpenVX 1.1 conformance. With OpenVX, developers can run fully optimized vision algorithms on the highly parallel, power-efficient PowerVR GPUs that are at the heart of many of the world’s mobile, automotive and embedded devices. Frank Brill, chairman of the Khronos OpenVX working group, says: “The momentum we are seeing with OpenVX is strong and growing, with conformant OpenVX 1.0 implementations and tools shipping from numerous vendors. We congratulate Imagination on being the first adopter member to achieve OpenVX 1.1 conformance, enabling developers creating applications on Imagination’s popular PowerVR GPUs to take advantage of OpenVX 1.1’s expanded range of processing functions and enhanced flexibility.” View all products that are in conformance with OpenVX or learn more about becoming an OpenVX adopter. Read More

SC16 Codeplay videos are now online

Khronos made videos of three presentations from Codeplay at the Khronos Booth. The videos cover "Heterogeneous C++ dispatch: Comparing SYCL to HPX, KoKKos, & Raja, "Khronos SYCL Parallel STL Open-source Project" and "Getting Your Hands on SYCL Using the ComputeCpp Community Edition" Read More

OpenCL 2.2 CTS RFQ has been awarded to StreamComputing

Khronos issued a Request For Quote (RFQ) back in September 2016 to enhance and expand the existing OpenCL 2.1 conformance tests to create an OpenCL 2.2 test suite to be used to define conformance for OpenCL 2.2 implementations. The contract has been awarded to StreamComputing. StreamComputing is a software consultancy company specialized in performance tuned software development for CPU, GPU and FPGA. A large part of their clients hires them for their OpenCL expertise. Read More

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