Developers related stories

Gamers, artists, scientists and engineers unite in the name of a 3D education

• Tags:

Highlights at the inaugural event on 30th and 31st of October include the second meeting of the standards body, Khronos Group's UK chapter, led by Samsung R&D Institute UK, Unity 3D workshop and an Education panel that will debate the question: "Specialists or all-rounders: What sort of school leavers do we need?"

Read More

Computational photography with ImgTec PowerVR SGX GPU and Khronos OpenCL and EGL

• Tags:

Imagination Technologies has developed a set of extensions to allow image conversion on the fly, using the Khronos Groups OpenCL and EGL technology. ImgTec converts the camera YUV data to RGB using the OES_EGL_image_external extension, and then use PowerVR’s zero-copy functionality to directly access the camera texture data from OpenCL. Find the in-depth explanation on ImgTec's website.

Read More

WebGL 3D engine CopperLicht 1.6.3 released

• Tags:

The JavaScript library CopperLicht has just been released in version 1.6.3, adding support for normal maps, compatibility with the 3D editor CopperCube 4.2, and it also now works nicely on Google Chrome for Android. CopperLicht is free to be used, and can be downloaded for free from its website.

Read More

Xilinx, MathWorks and National Instruments work on high-level FPGA design

• Tags:

Xilinx is working with MathWorks and National Instruments to offer IP-based design environments for its Zynq system-on-chip FPGA devices. The design tools offer graphical and text-based programming languages such as C, C++, SystemC, and will soon support OpenCL.

Read More

Artillery working on HTML5 and WebGL console quality game for the browser

• Tags:

Artillery gaming company is made up of former Google and Facebook engineers and Sean "Day[9]" Plott--host of StarCraft strategy webshow The Day[9] Daily--as lead game designer, plans to use WebGL and HTML5 to create console-quality games for browsers. While little is known about the game, Artillery's mission statement is "dragging core gaming kicking and screaming into the browser using the latest HTML5 and WebGL technology".

Read More

Upcoming Chapters meetups

• Tags:

Khronos Group Chapters are having a couple of upcoming meetups. One in New York and the other in Cambridge UK. Find out more about the Khronos Group Chapters. We have lots of information online if you are interested in starting a Chapter where you are.

Read More

AMD and Mixamo Revolutionize Character Art with OpenCL 1.1 supported devices

• Tags:

AMD today announced its collaboration with Mixamo on the launch of Face Plus, an advanced real-time motion capture and 3D facial animation technology for the Unity game engine. Face Plus was developed for devices that support OpenCL™ 1.1 or newer versions.

Read More

Video rate computational photography now running at Full HD resolution using OpenCL

• Tags:

Imagination Technologies has implemented a set of image and video handling extensions to the EGL Native Platform Interface to enable developers to create high-performance GPU compute applications on the new low-cost Hardkernel ODROID-XU development system. The new OpenCL API extensions enable developers to implement Instagram-like functionality on real-time camera data, including computational photography and video processing, while offloading the main CPU by providing resource sharing and interoperability between the camera pipeline, OpenGL ES graphics and OpenCL compute APIs. Imagination will be releasing the PowerVR GPU compute SDK and programming guidelines for PowerVR Series5XT GPUs and there is an upcoming release of the popular PowerVR Graphics SDK v3.2 featuring OpenCL support in PVRTrace for PowerVR Series6 GPUs.

Read More

Led by Samsung UK, international standards body Khronos Group to have Chapter meeting in Cambridge

• Tags:

This Khronos Group Chapter meetup will be held on Thursday 31st October 2013 and is one of the free sessions offered by the Mosaic3DX conference and exhibition this year. The Khronos UK Chapter is a group of the UK's Khronos API users enabling them to get together and expand understanding of the APIs, discuss ideas to improve them, and share technical achievements in the graphics/multimedia/compute domains. At Mosaic3DX this year, we would like to hear about your experiences developing games using APIs such as OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and OpenCL and thoughts on what you'd want to see in future versions. Expect some interesting presentations and a heated discussion!

Read More

Autodesk Releases Maya LT with COLLADA export capabilities

• Tags:

Autodesk has introduced Maya LT, an affordably priced but powerful 3D animation tool for indie game developers. Through support for FBX export, Maya LT can be used for game engines like Unity Engine and Unreal Engine and content creation for Second Life. The FBX converter can export from Maya LT into Collada DAE format.

Read More