Among graphics enthusiasts there is a certain amount of debate on what API/version of something to use with a bunch of hotly contested alternatives. Florian Boesch, self proclaimed tinkerer of 3d things has written a convincing article on why you should give WebGL a try.
Imagination Technologies announces that it is among the first to submit PowerVR Series6 ‘Rogue’ drivers for OpenGL ES 3.0 conformance with Khronos. Designed for the latest APIs, including OpenGL ES 3.0, PowerVR Series6 is already shipping in end user product. Product is based on a published Khronos Specification, and is expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found online.
The OpenGL ES Working Group is pleased to announce the launch of the OpenGL ES 3.0 Adopter program. OpenGL ES implementers that join the program get access to the OpenGL ES 3.0 conformance test, and are able to submit their products for OpenGL ES 3.0 conformance certification. The OpenGL ES 3.0 conformance test is the result of the largest software development project Khronos has ever undertaken. It is a revised and expanded version of the OpenGL ES 2.0 conformance test, with hundreds of subtests directed at the new features of OpenGL ES 3.0. Conformance certification is the mark of a high-quality implementation, and offers a high level of application portability. More information about the OpenGL ES 3.0 Adopter program can be found in the Adopters’ Agreement and the Khronos Conformance Test Process document.
Intel has posted an in-depth article on how to get started with OpenGL ES development for the Android platform. The article details how to work around many of the special challenges of using OpenGL ES on Android not covered in existing literature, including the lack of support for compressed and alpha textures and the trade-offs associated with using OpenGL ES with the Android SDK verses the NDK. It also covers which are the best sample apps to use for new development and how to optimize the Android tools for OpenGL ES development and maximum emulation performance. This is a great place to start regardless of what processor or GPU you are using.
The NVIDIA Developer Tools team is proud to announce the first full featured release candidate of NVIDIA Nsight Visual Studio Edition 3.0. This new release officially supports OpenGL frame debugging and profiling, GLSL GPU shader debugging, local single GPU shader debugging, the new Kepler GK110 architecture found in Tesla® K20 and CUDA 5.0.
Verold Studio is a web-based platform for collaborating on 3D assets. Verold Studio lets you import 3D models; collaboratively review models, scenes, and levels; then deliver them to Verold's runtime or your own.
Linderdaum Engine now supports the new BlackBerry OS 10. Linderdaum Engine is a 3D gaming engine for Microsoft Windows, Google Android and BlackBerry OS 10 written in C++ and based on OpenGL 4 and OpenGL ES 2.
The free WebGL 3D engine CopperLicht has just been released by Ambiera in version 1.6. CopperLicht now supports Particle Systems (a technique for rendering effects like fire, smoke, rain and snow), and includes improvements like 600% faster Billboard rendering. The 3D engine is now fully compatible to the also recently released WebGL editor CopperCube 4. The CopperLicht SDK can be downloaded and used freely.
The nopper.tv website now also hosts OpenGL ES 3.0 examples. After porting GLUS to OpenGL ES 3.0, there are now 14 OpenGL ES 3.0 examples available. Currently, the examples only run under Windows, but a Linux port is also planned.