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Understanding Vulkan objects

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A new post from GPU Open on Vulkan. "An important part of learning the Vulkan® API – just like any other API – is to understand what types of objects are defined in it, what they represent and how they relate to each other. To help with this, we’ve created a diagram that shows all of the Vulkan objects and some of their relationships, especially the order in which you create one from another."

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GPU Caps Viewer 1.36 Released with OpenGL 4.6 Support

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OpenGL 4.6 adds support for SPIR-V extensions (GL_ARB_spirv_extensions) so you can tell what OpenGL extensions have corresponding SPIR-V support.  The GPU Caps Viewer has been updated to report the SPIR-V extensions of OpenGL 4.6 drivers.

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Embedded Vision Summit “The Vision Acceleration API Landscape” talk from Neil Trevett

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The landscape of APIs for accelerating vision and neural network software using specialized processors continues to rapidly evolve. Many industry-standard APIs, such as OpenCL and OpenVX, are being upgraded to increasingly focus on deep learning, and the industry is rapidly adopting the new generation of low-level, explicit GPU APIs, such as Vulkan, that tightly integrate graphics and compute. Neil Trevett presented the "Vision Acceleration API Landscape: Options and Trade-offs" tutorial at the May 2017 Embedded Vision Summit.

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Why we should all support glTF 2.0 as THE standard asset exchange format for game engines

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Godot Engine now supports the full glTF 2.0 specification. With the release of Godot 3.0 alpha1, users needed more content to test with the new 3D engine. Sites like Sketchfab provide plenty of PBR-ready assets for downloading, and plugins that export scenes from other popular game engines to this format. The surprise, though, is how good this format is for video game asset exchange. Nothing as good existed before, and it solves a problem that we, as an industry, have been struggling with for a long time. Khronos, with glTF 2.0, has given us a fantastic chance to standardize a smooth workflow between 3D modelling software and game engines. To better understand why, a list of previous attempts will be explained and why they failed.

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NVIDIA OpenGL 4.6 in 2017” SIGGRAPH Presentation Streaming Now

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Excited about NVIDIA’s latest driver with OpenGL 4.6 support? But you missed getting the details at SIGGRAPH 2017Watch Jeff Kiel and Mark Kilgard explain OpenGL 4.6, a live demo of Nsight analyzing GFXBench’s OpenGL path, multi-vendor interop, NVIDIA’s open source contributions for graphics, and more.  Alternatively flip through theslides.

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Epic Games looking to make Vulkan default API for Linux games in Unreal Engine

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Epic Games spoke at the Khronos Group "3D Graphics with Khronos - Vulkan, OpenGL & OpenGL ES" BOF at Siggraph 2017. Epic Games announced that they are looking to make Vulkan the default API for exported Linux games. Watch the event online on Youtube. (source: Gaming On Linux)

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MAXON Unveils Cinema 4D Release 19

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Khronos member MAXON announced the next generation of its professional 3D application, Cinema 4D Release 19 (R19), which offers both tools and enhancements artists can put to use immediately, and provides a peek at the future. MAXON will debut Cinema 4D R19 during SIGGRAPH 2017 in LA, where the developer can be found at booth #701. MAXON has introduced OpenGL capabilities in BodyPaint 3D, MAXON’s professional paint and texturing toolset.

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NVIDIA’s Falcor Rendering R&D Framework Updated For Vulkan

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NVIDIA is releasing a new version of Falcor, so that it now supports both DirectX 12 and Vulkan graphics APIs. Vulkan is being used to improve mobile visuals including that of VR. Falcor provides support for ORCA assets and is available for download from Github.

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WebGL helps machine learning comes to your browser

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There’s now a JavaScript library for executing neural networks inside a webpage, using the hardware-accelerated graphics API available in modern web browsers. Developed by a team of MIT graduate students, TensorFire can run TensorFlow-style machine learning models on any GPU. TensorFire works using the WebGL standard, a cross-platform system for rendering GPU-accelerated graphics in browsers. WebGL supports GLSL, a C-like language used to write shaders, which are short programs used to transform data directly on the GPU.

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SIGGRAPH 2017: Khronos related sessions for August 1st - OpenGL, Vulkan & WebGL

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SIGGRAPH 2017: Two great sessions today covering OpenGL, Vulkan and WebGL. Be sure not to miss "Cesium: 3D Globes on the Web" at 10:30AM and in the afternoon "NVIDIA: OpenGL and Vulkan Support for 2017". Get details on these sessions and other Khronos standards related sessions on the new Khronos website.

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