METAVERSE Technology has launched a new marketplace website for 3D software objects used in the gaming industry, the architecture business, by education providers or users of virtual worlds. The web 3d community is based on both the widely accepted COLLADA format for 3D objects, and standard image file formats for textures. This service is for professional and private 3D artists and graphics designers to market their web3D objects.
Ars Technica has a three part series exploring major trends that will influence the mobile system-on-a-chip (SoC ) market over the next five to ten years. Including CPU to SoC and covering most of the large players in the field, this is a great read to get your Friday off to a good start.
ARM has submitted the Mali-T604 GPU for OpenGL ES 3.0 conformance with Khronos. The Mali-T604 is existing silicon already shipping in a range of market leading devices, including the Samsung Chromebook, Google Nexus 10 and the recently announced Samsung F8000 LED TV. This submission helps to enable the consistent and reliable solutions and standards the industry needs.
Mesa 3D is a free and opensource implementation of OpenGL. Version 9.1 brings support for Intel's Haswell processors. Radeon HD 2000 to 6000 series driver now supports OpenGL 3.1 core profile. Multisample anti-aliasing support on Radeon X1000 series was also added. OpenGL ES 3.0 is now supported on Intel HD Graphics 2000, 2500, 3000, and 4000. The new version also includes basic components to support OpenGL 3.2 and 3.3.
How to write portable WebGL comes from the same author as Why you should use WebGL. When programming WebGL you need to be careful to make it portable. This post explains how to make WebGL portable across many devices, what to look out for and techniques to work around the limitations you face.
The PowerVR G6100 is the latest addition to the highly efficient Series6 family of graphics IP cores, making it the smallest member of the "Rogue" area-optimized GPUs to date. A single core, single cluster GPU, it will enable mass-market adoption of OpenGL ES 3.0 on a wide range of computing platforms. Products supporting the latest APIs from Khronos will become a significant and growing part of a billion unit market by 2014. PowerVR Series6 is one of the first GPU architectures to achieve full conformance for OpenGL ES 3.0. Launched at MWC in Barcelona, the PowerVR G6100 is the smallest and most efficient GPU available on the market that can handle both graphics APIs like OpenGL ES 3.0 and DirectX9 Level 3 as well as GPU compute applications accelerated through OpenCL, Renderscript Compute or Filterscript.
Anthony Liot works for ACTISKU, creator of 3D real-time marketing solutions. He works with the 3D engine Unigine. Passionate in his search for a way to bring great 3D graphics with no plug-in to the Web, Anthony worked with Mozilla to make this happen.
Imagination’s PowerVR Series6 GPU technologies have now achieved full conformance with the latest version of OpenGL ES, marking another major milestone for this family of efficient, low power GPU IP cores which have been among the first OpenGL ES 3.0-conformant graphics cores to ship in consumer products. OpenGL ES 3.0 is the first update to OpenGL ES since 2004, bringing new features to the mobile standard that were previously only available on the desktop-oriented OpenGL 3.3 and 4.2. Khronos has kept backwards compatibility with OpenGL ES 2.0 but introduced new capabilities within the rendering pipeline, extended the list of texture formats, updated the GLSL ES shading language, and enhanced texturing functionality and efficiency, among other enhancements.