OpenGL News Archives
Quidam is a new, powerful and intuitive program for 3D modeling, posing and dressing human figures and other n-legged monsters. Each character can be varied at will with each body part: hands, ears, chest and eyes, as well as with hair, clothes, shoes and jewelry. It uses the OpenGL API for real-time 3D viewing and modeling.
Blender is the open source, cross platform, OpenGL API-based modeler,animator, renderer and game creation system. The new V2.4 adds a character animation rewrite, a fluid dynamics system, improved editing and rendering of particle based hair, and the modifier stack.
deLight demonstrates advanced lighting techniques with the OpenGL API and the OpenGL Shading Languag
3Dlabs’ deLight is an interactive application designed to demonstrate advanced lighting using the OpenGL API and the OpenGL Shading Language. It includes several lighting techniques such as spherical harmonics, hemispherical and chromatic refraction presented in several high resolution environments. The application is distributed with full source code, so you can examine the code in order to learn how to integrate these effects into your own applications.
EaseWrapper library lets you code for the OpenGL API or DirectX using a common interface. The new version integrates CeGUI so you can render all the GUI items you want directly in 3D (checkbox, list, buttons, sliders, truetype fonts, etc). Two new tutorials show how to use these features with few lines of code
The Linderdaum Engine is an open source object-oriented 3D gaming
engine written in C++. It is designed to be not only the class library,
but also an integrated out-of-the box solution for the development of
interactive 3D games. It uses OpenGL 2.0 and the OpenGL Shading Language with features usually found in high-end commercial 3D engines. The new v 0.5.60 adds support for more texture formats, floating point render buffers, faster meshes, and FPS visualization.
Amanith Framework is a cross-platform (Linux, Win32, MacOS X, FreeBSD and IRIX) open source C++ framework for vector graphics. The new V0.2 implements a new drawboard in OpenVG/SVG style, totally built on top of the OpenGL API, going from OpenGL 1.1 to OpenGL 2.0, using extensions where available and fragment programs too
MathGL3d is an interactive, OpenGL-based, 3D-graphics add-on for advanced scientific visualization with Mathematica. It allows real-time interaction with Mathematica graphics, with features such as rotation, animation, visual viewpoint, and light-source editing. The OpenGL API-rendered images can be pasted into Mathematica notebooks and saved as PNG or EPS bitmap pictures. MathGL3d V4.0 adds hardware-accelerated volume rendering, line illumination, bump mapping, optimized POV-Ray export and Alias export
VRC (Virtual Reality Chat) is an open-source 3D chat application using the OpenGL API and OpenGL Shading Language. It supports the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and its own simple chat protocol. The OpenGL Shading Language animating the vegetation such as trees and weeds. In Walk-Through mode, you can enjoy the virtual reality and chat with others using IRC protocol. For networked mode one connects to an existing VRC server and their avatar can commuicate using both, VRC specific and IRC chat protocol.
Design Intuition 1.5 is a woodworking CAD tool for Mac OS X designed to be powerful enough for professionals but simple and intuitive enough for everyday home use. The new v1.5 includes a completely rewritten OpenGL API-based 3D rendering engine, offering all of the familiar editing capabilities of the 2D view in full 3D. Changes to objects are made throughout the project in real-time.
OpenSceneGraph v1.0 accelerates application development and improves 3D graphics performance using OpenGL 2.0 and the OpenGL Shading Language. Written entirely in Standard C++ and built upon the OpenGL API, it offers developers working in the visual simulation, game development, virtual reality, scientific visualization and modeling markets a real time visualization tool which rivals established commercial scene graph toolkits in functionality and performance. Available for all Microsoft Windows platforms, Apple OS/X, GNU/Linux, IRIX, Solaris and FreeBSD operating systems.
3Dlabs has made available two new slide presentations on the OpenGL Shading Language. One is an updated version of the 2004 GLSL MasterClass slide set, completely updated to describe the OpenGL 2.0 API entry points. The other is a high level overview of GLSL that was recently presented at the Intro to Graphics class at Colorado State University.
This tutorial discusses how to use the OpenGL Shading Language to implement standard image processing filters like you would find in PhotoShop. Code is provided for: blur (Gaussian Filter), de-dusting (Mean Filter), edegs detection (Laplacian Filter), emboss and sharpness.
ProjectXmas is a simple top down scroller with you playing Santa to deliver presents as quickly and accurate as you can. The game is included in the engine package and comes with a basic level editor and vehicle test to illustrate features of the luxinia engine. OpenGL Vertex Programs are used for billboards and skeletal animation. The materials make much use of OpenGL texture combiner functions and some vendor specific extensions to optimize for minimal pass useage.
GLIntercept is an OpenGL API debugger/logger that enables users to view and dump textures, shaders, and display lists functions calls to XML based logs. The new V0.5 adds full support for OpenGL 2.0 with FBO/PBO and draw buffers support (MRT). The shader editor has been updated to work around some ATI problems.