OpenGL News Archives
NVIDIA demonstrated at GTC Europe a high-end virtual reality demo of a complete car model. You can explore every detail of the complete car model in virtual reality. To accomplish this, the demo harnesses the NV_gpu_multicast OpenGL extension so two Quadro P6000 can render the left- and right-eye views in parallel and then handles the massive geometric detail with the NV_command_list OpenGL extension.
Khronos is pleased to present a full-day workshop on Vulkan in the upcoming DevU in Seoul, Korea. This session will go in depth into Vulkan, providing you with an important overview, then quickly diving deep beyond the basics into its use and structure, followed by a few case studies with code walkthroughs. There will be ample opportunity to speak with the instructors both during, and after the event in a social get together. This DevU session will be taught by Khronos working group members who specialize in Vulkan and who participated in its creation. Beginners are welcome, but the session is intended for experienced developers with knowledge of 3D graphics and rendering. In addition to a full day of Vulkan training, the session will include all course materials, a Vulkan Quick Reference Guide, a Vulkan t-shirt, and a buffet lunch. For more information and to register your spot, please visit the DevU session page.
This 90-minute webinar provides a detailed review of the Vulkan Validation Layers, how they are architected, how you use them, and why they are so important. The main presentation is followed by a Q&A session. The Video and Slide deck from the webinar is now available online.
Don’t miss the Vulkan deep-dive webinar on Tuesday September 27th at 10am PDT. This one-hour webinar provides a detailed review of the Vulkan Validation Layers, how they are architected, how you use them, and why they are so important. The main presentation is followed by a Q&A session.
Shadron uses GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) shaders to manipulate images. For programmers, particularly budding game developers, Shadron could be the answer to a number of your asset creation woes.
This tutorial series shows you Modern OpenGL the way it is meant to be seen. Starting with setup videos and more videos to come from Sonar Systems.
How does Pixar represent objects rendered in their movies? With subdivision surfaces. Now researchers at Activision, NVIDIA, and Stanford have published a new adaptive quadtree approach to rendering subdivision surfaces on modern GPUs. Using OpenGL tessellation shaders, their system efficiently renders subdivision surfaces by streaming the surface patches without needing to split the patches the way prior approaches, such as OpenSubdiv 3.0, operate. Their accompanying YouTube video shows their technique rendering state-of-the-art video game assets.
Christophe Riccio from Unity has updated his Effective OpenGL online doc. From twitter he mentions “Surviving without gl_DrawID, cross GPU arch framebuffer BW saving, building workarounds.” Chrisophe has a wealth of other OpenGL resources. If you haven’t stumbled across his website yet, now would be a good time.
Red Gaming Tech had an interview with Tom Olson chair of the Vulkan Working Group, and Neil Trevett President of the Khronos Group. Tom Olson commented “We’re really eager to hear from first-generation developers about what kind of experiences they are having.” Neil Trevett wrote “the rate of Vulkan adoption has been faster than any API that Khronos has ever produced.” There’s a lot of good information on many aspects of Vulkan, head on over and read The Vulkan Interview.
Jeff Kiel and Mark Kilgard presented “NVIDIA OpenGL in 2016” at SIGGRAPH in Anaheim. See the replay or review the slides. Live during the presentation, Jeff demonstrates NVIDIA’s Nsight graphics debugger and profiler capturing and profiling Virtual Reality scenes from the Unreal Engine using OpenGL. You can also check out slides and replays for the whole schedule of NVIDIA events at SIGGRAPH.
The Khronos Group today announced the formation of a Safety Critical Advisory Panel to create guidelines for the design of safety critical graphics, compute and vision processing APIs. The Safety Critical Advisory Panel will be open to both Khronos members and invited experts from the industry. Markets such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles, robotics and avionics increasingly need advanced acceleration APIs that are designed to provide reliable operation and enable system safety certification. The guidelines will be openly published and adopted as part of Khronos’ proven API design process. Experienced practitioners in the field of safety critical system design are invited to apply for Advisory Panel membership, at no cost, with more details at the Khronos Safety Critical working group page.
Judging by MesaMatrix it would appear that Mesa along with the Intel driver has hit OpenGL 4.5. This is a major milestone and fancy feather in their cap.
OpenGL Extension Wrangler (GLEW) 2.0 is now released and supports every extension in the OpenGL registry including the latest new Khronos ARB_gl_spirv extension to accept SPIR-V in OpenGL, EXT_window_rectangles, and all of NVIDIA’s new Pascal GPU extensions. Source code is available on github. Big thanks to Nigel Stewart, GLEW’s maintainer.
New OpenGL 2016 ARB extension (requires NVIDIA GeForce 600 series or newer GPUs) ARB_gl_spirv New EXT extension (requires NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or newer GPUs) EXT_window_rectangles New NVX extension (requires Nvidia GeForce 1000 Series): NVX_blend_equation_advanced_multi_draw_buffers