OpenGL related stories

A Brief Overview Of Vulkan API

Toptal Technical editor Nermin Hajdarbegovic has written great overview on Vulkan. If you're curious how this new API slated compares to OpenGL, or how it relates to SPIR-V, this would be a good starting point.

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Glad - Multi-Language GL/GLES/EGL/GLX/WGL Loader-Generator based on the official specs

This is a tool to generate OpenGL function loaders. Select the language, OpenGL / OpenGL ES versions, core or compat profiles, and hit generate. The tool generates a header file with the declarations for the GL functions and enums for the chosen GL version, and generates a little C source file that resolves all of the functions at runtime. Many thanks to Mark Sunet on LinkedIn for pointing us to this project.

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Khronos BOF Blitz is live streaming

The Khronos Group BOF Blitz is live streaming all BOFs. Starting with "Accelerating Vision Processing" at 1PM PT followed by "Heterogeneous Computing" at 2PM and "3D Web Graphics" at 3:45PM. Finally, at 5:30PM there will be the "3D Graphics API State of the Union" BOF which will include Vulkan:

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NVIDIA announces OpenGL 2015 beta drivers for Windows and Linux

To coincide with the release of OpenGL 2015 ARB extensions and OpenGL ES 3.2, NVIDIA is pleased to announce our OpenGL 2015 beta drivers are available for immediate download for Windows and Linux. Further details and driver downloads are available at the NVIDIA OpenGL website.

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Khronos Group BOF Schedule and related events now online

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The Khronos Group SIGGRAPH schedule has been posted online. This year Khronos brings four BOFs to the BOF Blitz, a Chapter meetup and a course a party! Khronos is celebrating it's 15th Anniversary this year, and what a year it's turning out to be. BOFs include OpenVX & OpenCL, OpenCL, SYCL & SPIR-V, WebGL and glTF and Vulkan, OpenGL, OpenGL ES.

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OpenGL ES working group soliciting quotes for enhancing & expanding the OpenGL ES Conformance Test Suite

The Khronos OpenGL ES working group is soliciting quotes for enhancing and expanding the OpenGL ES Conformance Test Suite. OpenGL ES is an industry-leading, royalty-free 3D graphics API. Any company, whether a Khronos member or not, is cordially invited to contact Khronos and provide a quote. Interested parties can access the details of the request on the Khronos website.

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Boston Chapter leader talk at @party

Khronos Boston Chapter leader Jim Susinno is holding a Chapter meetup in Cambridge MA this June 20th. Jim will introduce the Chapter community and share the latest updates about OpenGL and Vulkan as well as give a Khronos Group overview. The meetup is talking place in conjunction with @party.

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Khronos Group expects to announce OpenGL Transmission Format

The Khronos Group expects to announce later this year an OpenGL transmission format (glTF) that could act like the .mp3 or .jpg of graphic animations. The binary format aims to be neutral to any runtime environment and support at least 10:1 compression techniques already in the lab.

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New book ‘WebGL Insights’ by Patrick Cozzi

Patrick Cozzi, co-editor of the popular 'OpenGL Insights', has just finished 'WebGL Insights'. Patrick Cozzi leads the development of Cesium, an open-source WebGL virtual globe and map engine, at Analytical Graphics, Inc. He is also co-author of '3D Engine Design for Virtual Globes', a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques and a member of The Khronos Group.

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Khronos Boston Chapter invites you to Realtime Fluid Simulation using OpenGL

Boston Khronos Chapter invites you to a presentation and demonstration of realtime fluid simulation using OpenGL compute shaders. Microsoft will be hosting our second event of the year at One Cambridge Center on Thu Jun 4, 6-9PM. The event will feature an in-depth talk on OpenGL and GLSL in simulation applications and will include a live demo. After the talk, there will be time for demos and networking.

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