glTF related stories

Immersed 2017 coming to Toronto next week, October 19

• Tags: augmented reality VR AR

Immersed is the East Coast event for industry and professionals working with technologies like virtual reality, mixed reality, augmented reality, stereoscopic 3D, and more. Taking place October 19-21, 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada, Immersed features a who's who line-up of speakers from Intel, HP, Nvidia, The Khronos Group, Google, IBM, Lytro, FORREC, Groupe Média TFO, Space Channel, Tom's Hardware and many more.

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Khronos glTF-Validator now available via npm

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The Khronos Group has add gltf-validator to NPM. Validation is performed against the glTF 2.0 specification, and installing it is as simple as running: npm install gltf-validator. Learn more about the gltf-validator and view the source on Github.

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glTF working group looking for feedback on Draco mesh compression bitstream and extension specs

• Tags: glTF feedback

The glTF working group is asking the public for feedback on the Draco mesh compression bitstream and glTF extension spec. The goal is to finalize the extension for ratification by October 22nd.

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Webinar: Mastering the Khronos Blender glTF 2.0 Exporter

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The Khronos Group presents Mastering the Khronos Blender glTF 2.0 Exporter webinar. Open to all, the webinar will be held online on October 24th at 10am. This 1-hour webinar will be presented by the people who developed the exporter, and we’ll of course end with a Q&A session. glTF 2.0 users and Blender developers are the target audience.

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Substance Painter adds glTF 2.0 exporter

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Substance Painter can now export glTF 2.0 scenes. Substance Painter is a 3D painting software allowing you to texture, render and share your work. glTF is a universal 3D scene format developed by the Khronos Group and currently gaining a lot of momentum in the industry. glTF lightweight, PBR ready, standardized and open source.

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Friday news update: glTF and Vulkan

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First up, Vulkan 1.0.61 has been released, and LunarG has followed quickly with an update to their SDK (Windows, Linux). This update see four new extensions: VK_KHR_bind_memory2, VK_KHR_image_format_list, VK_KHR_maintenance2 and VK_KHR_sampler_ycbcr_conversion, as well as numerous internal fixes, as well as a few issues from the community. Next up, sharp eyed observer @mrdoob noticed that the new Apple Watch Series 3 page is using glTF.

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

• Tags: glTF Game Engines Sketchfab

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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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glTF Roadmap - What would you like to see next in glTF?

• Tags: glTF

The glTF working group has posted it's roadmap, and would like to hear what you wish for in the upcoming version of glTF. The request from @pjcozzi "please chime in with any and all feedback to help drive the direction of glTF beyond 2.0. Even simple +1/-1's for topics are appreciated."

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Blender glTF 2.0 exporter documentation is final for now

• Tags: glTF Blender

The glTF working group has announced that the Blender glTF 2.0 exporter documentation is complete… for now. Take a look, and if anything is not clear, or you see errors or improvements, please create a pull request or raise an issue on Github.

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Microsoft announces support for glTF

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Microsoft announced updates to Paint 3D: Magic select enhancements & drawing tools. Paint 3D also now supports a new industry-wide open standard for 3D file sharing called GLB, a part of gLTF (GL Transmission Format). This allows for faster and more efficient transfer of 3D assets by outputting only one container for all assets, minimizing the file size and the ability to use the files across other programs as a universal format. glTF (GL Transmission Format) is a royalty-free specification for the efficient transmission and loading of 3D scenes and models by applications. The glTF specification is managed by the Khronos Group.

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