Jul 08, 2013
Redsdk is a 2D/3D graphics kernel which covers all the rendering features for real-time visualization and photo-realistic rendering. In this new version, Redsdk adds the physical simulation of lights, sky and sun to its renderings, as well as the output of vectorized Hidden Line Removal (HLR) views for printing or PDF creation.
Jun 30, 2013
In a massive about-turn, after declaring WebGL to be insecure and working on its own http replacement, IE11 will support WebGL and Goggle’s SPDY protocol. HTML5 support is also much improved, and some much-needed interface tweaks have been delayed.
Jun 18, 2013
The Khronos Group has posted the official Birds of a Feather (BOF) schedule for SIGGRAPH 2013. Along with the OpenGL BOF on July 24th at 7pm there will be eight other BOFs and a BOF Blitz After-Party™ event for the 10th Anniversary of OpenGL ES. Everyone is welcome! Complete details area available on the Khronos Group website.
Jun 14, 2013
Version 4.3 of the open-source, cross-platform volume visualization tool Voreen is now available for download. This version adds an octree-based out-of-core volume renderer implemented in OpenCL as well as an OpenGL 4.3 multi-volume raycaster that supports polyhedral proxy geometries and the integration of semi-transparent geometries.
Jun 14, 2013
Developers for Apple OS X have been asking for an upgrade from OpenGL 3.x (with GLSL version limitations) to OpenGL 4.x and the powerful core features it exposes like tessellation. With the announcement of OS X Mavericks Apple has added support for OpenGL 4.1 core profile to their operating system.
Jun 13, 2013
GLFW is a library for portable OpenGL application development. It manages windows, OpenGL contexts, resolution switching and provides keyboard, mouse, joystick and time input. Version 3.0 removes deprecated features and adds a new API supporting multiple windows and monitors, sRGB, robustness, OpenGL ES, high-DPI, gamma ramps, callbacks for more events, clipboard text I/O, an error description callback, layout-independent keyboard input, UTF-8 for all strings and more.
Jun 13, 2013
Pico Pixel is a texture viewer for 3D graphics developers. It can zoom in and out on details, inspect color channels and display detailed color information at any pixel. Pico pixel can navigate through the mip levels of textures (2D, cube maps and volumes). Pico Pixel uses OpenGL and GPU technology for fast image operations and smooth user interaction.
Jun 07, 2013
Learn by doing with a series of game prototypes to demonstrate the fundamentals of OpenGL-based space combat and realtime strategy game programming. Just released, prototype 5 is focusing on 3D model integration and warp flight visualisation: -simple 3D model (spaceship) rendering with deferred lighting -Visualisation of the activated warp engines -Blurred stars depending on the actual flight direction -Red- and blueshift of the irradiated light (from visible stars and nebulas) depending on the camera view direction -Warp stripes around the spaceship.
Jun 06, 2013
GLFW is a library for portable OpenGL application development. It manages a window, OpenGL context, resolution switching, keyboard, mouse, joystick and time input, and more. Version 2.7.9 adds fixes for multiple cursor motion bugs on Windows and fixes support for the LFLAGS environment variable on OS X.
Jun 03, 2013
GLIntercept version 1.2 adds the OpenGL 4.3 entry points for logging and expands the logging of OpenGL debug context messages.
May 28, 2013
The unofficial OpenGL SDK has reached the 0.5 release. This version includes: * More pre-generated meshes. * Basic font rendering. * Support for KHR_debug. * RAII-style objects to manage program and shader objects. * The OpenGL Loader Generator as a packed-in extra.
May 28, 2013
OGLplus is a portable open-source library implementing an object-oriented facade over the OpenGL (version 4) C-language API. It provides wrappers which automate resource management and make the use of OpenGL in C++ safer and more convenient. OGLplus comes with more than 100 examples of usage and several tutorials.
May 28, 2013
Distance functions are very popular in the demoscene world and this article will show you some simple distance functions that allow to model basic shapes (plane, sphere, box, torus) in GLSL. Demos based on the OpenGL Shading Language and Lua programming language are provided.
May 21, 2013
Shadertoy is a web based platform for developing, sharing, learning, getting inspiration and teaching GLSL based shading. Developers create shaders using a live environment that allows them to see the final results as they are coding. These creations can react to different inputs such us music, videos, time of the day, and others. Shadertoy.com also introduces a social platform, which makes it a place to give feedback, promote great work, and share creations regardless of being an industry professional or students/hobbyists. The website has been running for a couple of months and has grown rapidly with beautiful works showing a great variety of rendering techniques, from post processing effects, procedural raymarchers, raytracers and demoscene pieces to simple 2D procedural graphics.
May 16, 2013
GLSL Hacker is a cross-platform utility (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X) for coding 3D demos and prototypes with GLSL, Lua and Python programming languages. GLSL Hacker 0.5.0 adds the support of Python 2.7, improves compute shaders support and fixes many bugs.