COLLADA tagged news

If you prefer to get your news through social media outlets, like Facebook and Twitter, the Khronos Group can be found there too! We’ve got our main Twitter account and Facebook page covering OpenCL, OpenGL, WebGL and COLLADA. We’ve got a good selection of videos from our various shows on YouTube as well.

Tony Parisi, author of WebGL: Up and Running, has put together a COLLADA2JSON and WebGL meetup at 3D Systems in San Francisco, on October 25th. Special guest speaker is Fabrice Robinet, a software engineer working at Motorola Mobility and chair of the COLLADA working group. Previously, Fabrice worked at Apple where he co-created with Thomas Goossens the SceneKit framework that allows to load, manipulate and render COLLADA assets.

Remograph is pleased to announce that Remo 3D™ v2.3 has been released. This new version of Remo 3D contains some new script functions, import of ESRI Shape attributes and other various fixes. Remo 3D v2.3 is available as a demo version from the Download section.

The Khronos Group has posted most of the slide presentations from the SIGGRAPH BOFs online. Slide sets include COLLADA, OpenCL, OpenGL, OpenGL ES and WebGL. Developers will be particularly interested in these slides which include overviews of OpenGL 4.3, OpenGL ES 3.0 and CLU extension. There is also the slide deck from Kurt Akeley.

It’s been an incredible week hasn’t it? The latest news about OpenGL rendering Zombies faster than Direct3D really got the twittersphere going! SimLab Composer 2013 adds WebGL export capability and ARM has submitted the Mali-T604 GPU for full profile OpenCL conformance. Back on the Khronos front, COLLADA still has room for you to come on over and show off your COLLADA demo at Siggraph, and we’ve also updated the official Khronos Siggraph event page with updated BOF schedules, and lots more sponsors for the OpenGL Party! Thank you everyone that has sponsored the party so far. Big news this year, it’s OpenGL’s 20th Anniversary and we’ll be celebrating this momentus occasion in style.There will be lots of OpenGL legends, lots of food, drink and of course, lots and lots of prizes!

OpenCOLLADA and the COLLADA Conformance Test Suite repositories are now both hosted on GitHub. As a reminder, please note that to bring integration of OpenCOLLADA plugins within the test suite and bug fixing, Khronos has issued a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This RFQ is open for bidding and you are welcome to request a copy through the public_collada mailing list. Last but not least, while at Siggraph, do not forget to stop by our both and to bring your demos! The COLLADA working group looks forward to hearing from you!

The COLLADA working group would like to share their progress since the March GDC meet-up on making COLLADA robust for the community. As requested by many community members, the COLLADA Conformance Test Suite (CTS) will be open sourced. Also, the OpenCOLLADA project will receive catalyst funding from Khronos to fix outstanding bugs and commence the integration of OpenCOLLADA into the open source test suite. Both the COLLADA CTS and OpenCOLLADA will be moving to Github. The COLLADA work group invites you to sign-up on the COLLADA public mailing list, and give your feedback.

The COLLADA files loader in Minko 2 now provides much faster parsing times. Tests show some of files now take up to 10 times less time to load. You can now load 100+MB *.DAE files containing 600 000 polygons and more, including animations. Another important addition is that we now parse a lot more data about the materials. We are now able to load material values such as the reflectivity, shininess and more to make it easier for the artists to customize the rendering using their favorite CAO tool.

Did you miss the COLLADA Meetup we held along side GDC last week? No worries, we recorded the entire meetup, and have posted it in four parts on YouTube (part one, two, three, four) and as podcasts. With Neil Trevett as moderator, the COLLADA meetup is a first in a series of community meetups to help foster COLLADA cooperation and momentum. The slide presentation in PDF format from the meetup is also online.

Today Khronos released an open letter to the COLLADA community inviting closer cooperation and communication with the COLLADA working group.

To start the discussion, Khronos are also hosting a COLLADA meetup to discuss proprieties and actions for the ingoing health of this important 3D Asset format - open to all:

COLLADA Meet Up & Working Lunch
Wednesday, March 7th from 12:30pm–3:00pm
333 O’Farrell St, Tower 1, Presidential Suite

Host: Neil Trevett, Khronos President & Acting COLLADA Work Group Chair
* Open to all – while space available * No cost to participate * No GDC pass needed * Registration required *