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Khronos Releases Wave of New glTF PBR 3D Material Capabilities

Today, The Khronos Group announces the release of a set of new Physically Based Rendering (PBR) material extensions for glTF. glTF is Khronos’ royalty-free format for widespread, efficient transmission and loading of 3D scenes and models, known in the industry as the ‘JPEG of 3D’. PBR enables developers and artists to achieve photorealism through rendering parameters that correspond to real-world physical properties of materials in 3D assets. These new extensions for Clear Coat (KHR_materials_clearcoat extension), Transmission (KHR_materials_transmission extension) and Sheen (KHR_materials_sheen extension) build on the existing PBR capabilities of glTF 2.0, and together with additional upcoming extensions, are creating a powerful, interoperable, physically-based material model for the glTF ecosystem.