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General 3D Announces World’s First Web-Based HTML5/WebGL Stereoscopic 3D System

General 3D announced the first web-based 3D stereoscopic system to stream 3D stereoscopic videos using only a browser. This new system uses the HTML5 and WebGL standards being built into Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari. Currently the site appears to work only with Firefox 4 beta.

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Join us at SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 Seoul

See numerous Khronos members demonstrate on the “Khronos Pavilion” and teach about Khronos APIs at “Developer University.” Following our successful participation in SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, the Khronos Group is dramatically increasing our participation at SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 in Seoul. We are hosting Khronos Developer University co-located with SIGGRAPH Asia, and numerous Khronos members have joined together and each is taking a demonstration suite to create a large number of exciting demos in the Khronos Pavilion on the SIGGRAPH trade show floor. We are looking forward to seeing you all there.

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Bringing Virtual Worlds to Your Web Browser

Connect@NMC Online Seminar featuring Henrik Bennetsen of Katalabs, a pioneer in the use of open source software and HTML5 to deliver fast, seamless virtual world experiences inside modern web browsers. HTML5 and WebGL are two emerging standards bringing change to the web. Join Henrik on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm Pacific Time to learn more about using emerging standards to create 3D virtual worlds within the browser. Connect@NMC sessions are free and open to the public, and take place in the NMC Adobe Connect Seminar room.

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Pixels in the palm of your hand - Neil Trevett interview from Siggraph on WebGL

"Into Tomorrow" broadcasts from Siggraph 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Dave Graveline interviews Neil Trevett from The Khronos Group & NVIDIA. Dave and Neil discuss WebGL and "Pixels in the Palm of your hand" More videos about the Khronos Group can be found on the YouTube Khronos Channel.

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AMD released Catalyst 10.8 drivers with OpenGL ES 2.0

AMD has added OpenGL ES 2.0 support in the 10.8 drivers which will allow hardware accelerated WebGL support. The Catalyst 10.8 product is based on a published Khronos Specification, and is expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found at www.khronos.org/conformance.

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Extruding data in ArcGIS Explorer with COLLADA

ESRI’s ArcGIS Explorer (AGX) is a free downloadable GIS viewer which allows viewing of a wide variety of spatial data in either 2D or 3D (Globe) display modes. ArcGIS Explorer supports import of COLLADA objects and allows the objects to interact with data.

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Bryce 7 released with new COLLADA import and export options

Bryce 7 can now import 3D models made in Google SketchUp or Electronic Arts' free Spore Creature Creator. This utilizes new import and export options for both the COLLADA and FBX file formats, according to this post.

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DMP Releases AndroidTM OpenGL ES 3D Graphics E-learning Kit

Digital Media Professionals Inc. announced that it will start selling the English version of its Android 3D Graphics Learning Kit in August 2010. DMP will showcase the first public exhibition of its Android 3D Graphics Learning Kit (English Version) at SIGGRAPH 2010 at Khronos Booth #1201.

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DMP announces OpenGL ES 1.1 conformant PICA 200 adopted by Nintendo

Digital Media professionals has announced that the DMP 3D Graphics IP "PICA200" has been adopted by Nintendo’s new portable game machine "Nintendo 3DS." The PICA200 chip is fully compliant with OpenGL ES 1.1.

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Khronos Drives Momentum of Parallel Computing Standard with Release of OpenCL 1.1 Specification

The Khronos™ Group today announced the ratification and public release of the OpenCL™ 1.1 specification, the latest version of the open, royalty-free standard for cross-platform, parallel programming of modern processors. OpenCL 1.1 adds significant functionality for enhanced parallel programming flexibility, functionality and performance including:

  • New data types including 3-component vectors and additional image formats;
  • Handling commands from multiple hosts and processing buffers across multiple devices;
  • Operations on regions of a buffer including read, write and copy of 1D, 2D or 3D rectangular regions;
  • Enhanced use of events to drive and control command execution;
  • Additional OpenCL C built-in functions such as integer clamp, shuffle and asynchronous strided copies;
  • Improved OpenGL interoperability through efficient sharing of images and buffers by linking OpenCL and OpenGL events.

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