Don’t miss theIntroduction to the Vulkan Loader webinar on Tuesday March 23rd at 8am PDT. The Vulkan loader plays a critical role in your Vulkan application by loading the drivers and layers available on your system. This webinar will provide a deep dive into the design and behavior of the loader's interfaces between applications, layers, and drivers. The main presentation is followed by a Q&A session.
Xeolabs developer Lindsay Kay this month extended xeogl to load glTF models with PBR materials, for both metallic/roughness and specular/glossiness work flows, using the FRAUNHOFER_materials_pbr extension. This is still a work in progress, as they are following along behind the current development of the glTF 2.0 spec. xeogl is a WebGL-based 3D engine that's geared towards visualization applications in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
One year ago on February 16th, Vulkan was brought into our world. Khronos would like to thank the community for helping to make Vulkan what it is today.
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NVIDIA graphics driver for Windows version 378.66 is now offering some OpenCL 2.0 support. From the release notes: "New features in OpenCL 2.0 are available in the driver for evaluation purposes only." Some known issues include: The current implementation is limited to 64-bit platforms only; OpenCL 2.0 allows kernels to be enqueued with global_work_size larger than the compute capability of the NVIDIA GPU. The current implementation supports only combinations of global_work_size and local_work_size that are within the compute capability of the NVIDIA GPU; For executing kernels (whether from the host or the device), OpenCL 2.0 supports non-uniform ND-ranges where global_work_size does not need to be divisible by the local_work_size. This capability is not yet supported in the NVIDIA driver, and therefore not supported for device side kernel enqueues.
GLUS for OpenGL and OpenVG documentation can now be found on Github. The cross platform and cross Graphic Library UtilitieS (GLUS) is an open-source C library, which provides a hardware and operating system abstraction plus many functions usually needed for graphics programming using OpenGL, OpenGL ES or OpenVG.
The PowerVR architecture is quick to support the latest technologies, and the Vulkan API is a case in point. Follow Imagination as they walk through a comparison of OpenGL ES and Vulkan.
Rocksolid Engine is Basemark's ultra-fast rendering solution, targeting AR and VR devices and applications. It's a lightweight, portable graphics engine for mission critical rendering needs. Basemark will be showcasing AR and architectural Revit CAD model demos running pure-bred Vulkan with minimal resource and power consumption at both GDC and this years MWC.
Intel announces that they are moving from beta support to full official support for the Vulkan API (version 184.108.40.206) on Windows going forward.
In a recent blog post, Croteam announced 'Serious Sam Fusion 2017' is the label the team has given to a large update that will be hitting all of its recent games. All games starting at Serious Sam 3 will be playable on SteamOS, Linux, and macOS. Croteam is also removing DirectX 9 support in favour of the Vulkan API.
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CAD enhancement specialist ProtoTech has updated its WebGL exporter for Autodesk Revit with the ability to create virtual reality scenes from Revit model data.