OpenGL News Archives
The OpenGL 4.1 patches for RadeonSI have now landed in Mesa Git master! If you are running the fresh Mesa code, you will find OpenGL 4.1 exposed by default in the RadeonSI driver for AMD Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs and newer.
The Khronos Group SIGGRAPH schedule has been posted online. This year Khronos brings four BOFs to the BOF Blitz, a Chapter meetup and a course a party! Khronos is celebrating it’s 15th Anniversary this year, and what a year it’s turning out to be. BOFs include OpenVX & OpenCL, OpenCL, SYCL & SPIR-V, WebGL and glTF and Vulkan, OpenGL, OpenGL ES.
Scenomics, LLC announces the release of OpenGL 4.0 Shader authoring tools. The application supports all five shader stages (vertex, control, evaluation, geometry, and fragment). The application works with versions 400, 410, 420, 430, 440, and 450. Shader runs on GPUs that support OpenGL 4.0 and higher, and can compile GLSL version 400 and higher. Shader provides access to Scenome’s collection of high-quality common services for user interface, 3D modeling, and rendering.
Game-GUI is easy to use and features TTF fonts, UTF8, skins, callbacks, alpha-blending, custom mouse pointers, multi-screen support and also includes a basic file-browser as well as a complete window manager. It is based on OpenGL/GLSL and includes samples for GLUT and QT5. Licensed under MIT
CPPlay features a c/c++11 interpreter with OpenGL integration, based on LLVM and the current version of OpenGL on Mac OSX. It is available on Apple Mac App Store. Due to being interpreted it is perfect for learning OpenGL quicker and for creating prototypes, demos, games, interactive applications and for creative coding.
AMD has released the Catalyst 15.7 driver for Linux. Included in the change log AMD has listed Multi-Device support for OpenCL 2.0. Among the resolved issues is a fix for segmentation faults observed while launching some OpenGL games in RHEL7.1.
GPU-acceleration is the major performance enhancement to Adobe Illustrator CC 2015. This SIGGRAPH paper Accelerating Vector Graphics Rendering using the Graphics Hardware Pipeline explains how OpenGL GPU-accelerates the PDF-based vector graphics rendering model used by Illustrator. Attend the paper presentation at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles.