Shaderific version 4.0 is now available. Shaderific is an educational app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that makes it possible to write, compile and test OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenGL ES 3.0 shader programs directly on any iOS device. Version 4.0 adds support for iPad Pro taking full advantage of the bigger screen as well as support for Multitasking with Slide Over and Split View. To complement the existing anaglyph 3D rendering capabilities a new 3D mode has been added for left-right stereo image rendering. Furthermore, rendering on an external display connected via Lightning Digital AV Adapter is now supported in addition to the default screen mirroring.
After having gone through a management buyout just three months ago, the newly formed Basemark has introduced a suite of mobile benchmarks for iOS, OpenGL ES 3.1, and Metal. That’s impressive in of and by itself, but even more so because now for the first time a comparative test suite can be run across OSs with the same workloads and profile.
In this three part OpenGL ES particle system tutorial series, you’ll learn how to make a cool and fun particle system from scratch, and integrate it into an iOS app!
Shaderific is an educational app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that makes it possible to write, compile and test OpenGL ES 2.0 shader programs directly on any iOS device. Version 2.4 adds a built-in reference for the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL) and context-sensitive help. The reference comprises a detailed description of all GLSL data types, qualifiers, variables, constants, statements and functions. Context-sensitive help can be invoked while editing code by pressing the tab button on the extended keyboard.
A new series of OpenGLES 2.0 code samples are now available for iOS. The examples currently cover the following subjects: Asset import using Assimp; Gpu Skinning; Bump Mapping; Quaternion camera movement; Fog; SkyBox and Water Reflections. The code source is distributed under the GPL license.
Chris Miles is offering a couple of courses on OpenGL ES training on iOS devices. Swipe Conference 2012 is taking place right now, September 6 and 7 in Sydney Australia. Complete details are available online.
The NinevehGL is now online to download! It’s a FREE 3D engine for iOS working with OpenGL ES 2.0 programmable pipeline. Three Killer Features:
- Imports 3D files from OBJ and COLLADA formats. NinevehGL doesn’t need plugins or special 3D formats to import your objects.
- Automatically generates special effects like bump mapping, reflections, specular light, etc.
- Made with pure Objective-C, the native language for iOS, following all the Cocoa Touch guidelines.
NinevehGL also offers full integration with Xcode and Interface Builder tool.
The last part of this series about OpenGL and OpenGL ES on DB-Interactively blog. The other tutorials came with a sample project to iPhone/iPad and covered the most important concepts of OpenGL. This last tutorial comes with a lot of informations about how to make 2D applications using OpenGL. As well, this tutorial brings:
- PVRTC and textures
The sample code for the OpenGL ES 2.0 Programming Guide is now available for WebGL, Android 2.2, and iOS 4.2 (in addition to continued support on Windows OpenGL ES 2.0). Additionally, in order to make it easier to provide future updates, the code has been migrated to the opengles-book-samples Google Code project. You can purchase the OpenGL ES 2.- Programming Guide here.
Apple announced the availability of free iPhone Tech Talks 2009 videos for iPhone Developer Program members. The presentations are given by Apple’s Technology Evangelists and take a deep dive into app design and coding techniques. Presentation topics in the videos include: audio development, using video effectively, user interface design, Core Data, OpenGL ES, using Web content, testing and debugging apps, using location and maps, and push notification.
Graphic Remedy is proud to announce the release of gDEBugger Version 5.5 for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and iPhone. This version introduces a powerful AMD GPU performance counters integration, displaying AMD graphic hardware and driver performance counters in gDEBugger’s Performance Graph and Performance Dashboard views, allowing developers to optimize their application over AMD (ATI) graphics hardware. AMD Performance counters are available on Windows, when using ATI Radeon (TM) HD 2000 series or newer with Catalyst (TM) 9.12 or newer. This version also includes a large number of bug fixes and stability improvements. gDEBugger, an OpenGL and OpenGL ES debugger and profiler, traces application activity on top of the OpenGL API, lets programmers see what is happening within the graphic system implementation to find bugs and optimize OpenGL application performance. gDEBugger runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.
This star and planet charting iPhone 3Gs app uses your current global position, heading, and accelerometer data to draw a current picture of the stars and planets around you. A small portion of the code is GPL licensed, but the bulk is BSD-style license or less restrictive. The app and source code make a great learning tool.
Rightware will demonstrate ‘Mobile App Store’ application, designed and implemented using Kanzi user interface solution, running in various mobile devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 15th through February 18th. Key advantage of the Kanzi solution is “design-once, deploy everywhere” cross-platform support for the leading mobile operating systems, including Android, Blackberry, Linux, Maemo, Moblin, iPhone OS, Palm Web OS, Symbian OS, and Windows Mobile. Kanzi solution is build on top of industry standard OpenGL ES graphics API. A video featuring some capabilities of Kanzi is available online.
If you have a buck to spend and have an iPhone/iPod Touch, Apple has just approved NaviSPORE, the only iPhone app that lets you see your COLLADA Creations in 3D. NaviSPORE is community-driven. To see your Creation, in NaviSPORE, simply send the COLLADA file and associated textures (the TGA files) as a zip file to address in this forum post.
Graphic Remedy has released gDEBugger iPhone. gDEBugger iPhone is a unique debugging and profiling tool for iPhone games and applications developers, assisting them in producing robust, high-quality applications in a competitive environment. gDEBugger runs on top of Apple’s iPhone Simulator, enabling developers to debug and optimize iPhone OpenGL ES-based applications in their primary work environment.