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Immersed 2017 coming to Toronto next week, October 19

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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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Bringing Galaxy on Fire 3 to Vulkan: What We Have Learned

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Gamasutra has added another segment to their Vulkan series. This entry part three of a series of blog posts on the experience with bringing Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore to Vulkan.

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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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Neil Trevett speaking at 2017 ISMAR in France

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Neil Trevett will be speak about Khronos Standards for AR at the 2017 ISMAR conference in Nantes France this week. Learn more about this talkbeing held as part of the Workshop on Standards for Mixed and Augmented Reality at the ISMAR conference.

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radv: a conformant Vulkan driver under X.org

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If you take a look at the conformant vulkan list, you will see entry 220 - Software in the Public Interest, Inc. 2017-10-04 Vulkan_1_0 220. This is radv, and this is the first conformance submission done under the X.org (SPI) membership of the Khronos adopter program. A major milestone has been reached and radv is now a conformant Vulkan driver.

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

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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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ComputeCpp CE for Windows brings SYCL to Windows and Visual Studio

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Codeplay has announced that ComputeCpp Community Edition is now available on Windows. It is now possible to develop SYCL applications using Windows and Visual Studio. The Windows release of ComputeCpp CE currently supports Windows 7 or 10 and can be used with Visual Studio 2015. Similar to our Linux version, the hardware you want to use with ComputeCpp you is required to have SPIR OpenCL drivers in order to be supported.

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Bringing Galaxy on Fire 3 to Vulkan

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When makers of the ABYSS Engine started working on the Android release of Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore, the goal was for everyone to be able to enjoy the same visual fidelity, no matter if playing on Android or iOS. On iOS. They decided to add Vulkan support to their in-house game engine and render 'Galaxy on Fire 3' with Vulkan on Android. Read the entire introduction and fundamentals post on Gamasutra.

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Khronos Group welcomes Dell as newest Contributor Member

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Dell Technologies is excited to join the Khronos Group and actively contribute to innovation in xR. Joining the Khronos Group provides a forum to drive critical and strategic requirements for open standards run by the Khronos Group such as OpenXR and OpenGL, said Liam Quinn, CTO for the Client Solutions Group.

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