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It’s the Khronos Group biggest day at Siggraph. Starting at 1pm in the JW Marriott L.A. Live Gold Ballroom Salon 3:
- News Conference 1pm
- COLLADA BOF 2pm
- OpenCL BOF 3pm
- WebGL BOF 4pm
- OpenGL ES BOF 5pm
- OpenGL BOF 6pm
- OpenGL Party 7pm Salon 1, 2 & 3
Complete details online.
Vivante Corporation announced the industry's first shipping products designed to support the Khronos Group's next generation OpenGL ES 3.0 API. Support of the new API will be offered in all GC Cores starting with the GC800 Series and higher. Vivante GC technology supporting OpenGL ES 3.0 can be found in Freescale's i.MX6 Quad application processor. Upcoming releases from Marvell's PXA and Armada product lines and other previously announced Vivante licensees will also support the latest API. Product is based on a published Khronos OpenGL ES 3.0 Specification, and is expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found at www.khronos.org/conformance.
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.
Version 1.0.0 of the free open-source, cross-platform 3D application framework PixelLight has been released. We're using OpenGL as well as GLSL within our main-renderer and OpenGL ES 2.0 for Android. The primary focus of this release was on quality assurance. On the graphics side, tesselation as well as instancing support was added to the rendering system. Further we added the capability of rendering volume data.
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.
Japanese tech journalist Zenji Nishikawa recently posted an interview he had with Neil Trevett from SIGGRAPH 2012. The interview, in Japanese, covers the recent release of OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenGL 4.3.
EETImes talks about Freescale’s i.MX6 Series of application processors which offer a scalable line of hardened processors targeting automotive instrument display systems. Each i.MX6 product is optimized around CPU, OpenCL / OpenGL / OpenVG graphics, and HD video processing for in-vehicle infotainment and instrument cluster systems. The technologies and tools provided by Freescale, Vivante and Rightware will help car manufacturers and the whole automotive ecosystem move up to a new level of performance and sophistication with next-generation human-machine interfaces using OpenCL / OpenGL ES, and OpenVG for automotive apps in instrument displays. (Story via Read More
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.
Intel shared plans early on that they want OpenGL ES 3.0 for Mesa by early 2013 with the next Mesa release. OpenGL ES 3.0 has a lot of new features over the aging OpenGL ES 2.0 specification, which makes it a really worthwhile upgrade. As part of this, Intel has been working on ETC2 texture compression and other functionality for this open-source Linux graphics driver. Ian Romanick of Intel has now shared on the Mesa mailing list that in the coming days he will begin to post the GLES3 patches for review and then merge them into mainline Mesa.
Vivante Corporation announced another major milestone in its leading multi-core GPU IP family: The world's tiniest GPU core designed to support the Khronos Group's OpenGL ES 3.0 API based on the GC880 IP leveraging the same ScalarMorphic technology of Vivante's industry leading multi-core ultra-threaded GPU cores. This core is in mass production powering multiple customer silicon products used in mobile, automotive, IPTV, and other embedded and Internet enabled devices. Product is based on a published Khronos OpenGL ES 3.0 Specification, and is expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process.
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