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RealmForge GDK V.05 pre-beta OpenGL API-based game development framework adds In-Game Editor

RealmForge GDK is an open-source, cross-platform 3D game development framework and toolkit written in C# that can run on Windows, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, HP-UX, and MacOS X when Mono (open-source implementation of the .NET Framework) is installed. RealmForge allows for the rapid development of cutting-edge script & data-driven games and MMORPGs. It uses the OpenGL API for rendering and hardware acceleration.  The new v.05 pre-beta adds in In-Game Editor.

Dec 17, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

Cheetah3D v2.0 modeller and renderer adds HDRI and radiosity support with OpenGL API previews

Cheetah3D is a lean, fast and intuitive 3D modeller and renderer for Mac OS X. The new v2.0 renderer adds HDRI backgrounds, radiosity, ambient occlusion and area lights, as well as new modifier objects for models and an enhanced UI. It uses the OpenGL API for hardware accelerated previews and manipulation.

Dec 16, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

FastVox volume renderer supports OpenGL API hardware acceleration

FastVox is a state of the art volume rendering API with outstanding image quality and hardware acceleration features taking advantage of OpenGL 1.5. The free and commercial versions include the complete API with all features includingrenderers optimized for NVidia hardware, clipping-planes, support for 16-Bit datatypes and 32-Bit RGBA datatypes.

Dec 16, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

NVIDIA OpenGL Texture Formats

Nvidia has put together a convenient list of all supported OpenGL texture formats for each generation of NVIDIA GPUs.  The list starts from NV4 (TNT-class GPUs) and works all the way up to the latest NV4X (GeForce 6 Series) family.

Dec 16, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

Lightweight Java Game Library with OpenGL API support now for MacOS X

The Lightweight Java Game Library (LWJGL) is an open source library for professional and amateur Java programmers to write quality games in Java. It allows developers to get at resources that are simply otherwise unavailable or poorly implemented on the existing Java platform. It supports the OpenGL API, OpenAL and input devices.  The new v0.94 release offers MacOS X support.

Dec 16, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

HueSpace OpenGL API-based fast volume renderer with full geometry support for standalone PCs or PC c

HueSpace is a fast volume renderer with full geometry support for standalone PCs or PC clusters. It contains a large number of innovative optimizations and algorithms that provide real time rendering of extremely large volume datasets using off-the-shelf OpenGL API hardware accelerators. It also offers a 2D/3D scenegraph and animation.

Dec 16, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

pro Fit v6 uses OpenGL API acceleration for fast rendering of drawings and plots

pro Fit is a Mac OSX application for data/function analysis, plotting, and curve fitting including 3D plotting using the OpenGL API.  The new v6 adds built-in support for color plots, contour plots and box plots, dynamic updating of plots, improved fitting algorithms and OpenGL API accelerated Quartz rendering.

Dec 14, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

A-OK! spacecraft simulation system using the OpenGL API as the rendering layer

A-OK! Spacecraft Simulation System is a “construction kit” for spacecraft simulators of all types. It is designed to be modular on multiple levels so that the system can be configured as a single-spacecraft simulator, a multiple-spacecraft simulator, or as a driver for hardware-based simulations like immersive amusement rides. It is programmed in REALbasic and uses the OpenGL API for rendering.

Dec 14, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

JahPlayer v1.9alpha media player uses OpenGL and OpenML APIs

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JahPlayer is an open source 2D/3D hybrid player targeted at professional users using the OpenGL and OpenML APIs.  While there is still a lot of work to do before it can become a real competitor to WMP, Quicktime or Real, this is the first player to sport a true, built in 3D engine! Video out is also supported along with playback of HD/PAL/NTSC formats!

Dec 13, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

fv HDRI viewer using the OpenGL API

fv is an HDRI viewer that uses the OpenGL API and GLUT so that it is highly portable. It currently supports the HDR Radiance/PIC/RGBE and Portable Float Map formats. High Dynamic Range images have a much greater amount of illumination information than can be reproduced with a standard display device or captured using a conventional camera with a single exposure. They are made by combining multiple normal images of the same scene taken with different intensity levels, or are the result of creating a global illumination rendering. The environment provides not just reflections but the full intensity of any natural or artificial light source present.

Dec 13, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

BlitzMax BASIC-based game programming engine with OpenGL API support

BlitzMax is the next generation of the Blitz BASIC-based game programming language which supports function pointers, fully dynamic arrays, inheritance and polymorphism, Byte, Short, Int, Long, Float and Double numeric data types, flexible ‘collection’ system for dealing with linked lists etc, external language support for interfacing with C/C++/ObjectiveC or assembly code and more. Using the OpenGL module, you can use BlitzMax for direct OpenGL API programming. A module based on the the OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library provides support for all OpenGL API extensions. Available now for MacOS X with Win and Linux to follow.

Dec 10, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

gDEBugger V1.1 adds ability to watch objects as they are being rendered in shaded, point or wire-fra

gDEBugger is an OpenGL API debugger that lets programmers trace application activity on top of the OpenGL API to see what is happening within the graphic system implementation. The new v1.1 includes “Interactive Mode” and “Raster Mode” toolbars which enable programmers to watch objects as they are being rendered in shaded, point or wire-frame mode and break the program execution where they would like to debug. It also now supports applications that load OpenGL32.dll dynamically and applications that use OpenGL through an ActiveX control / OCX / COM object.

Dec 10, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

Espresso3D Java engine with OpenGL API rendering adds orthographic viewports and particle system

Espresso3D is a high performance real-time 3D engine for Java. E3D is not just a scene graph. It aims to be a complete solution for application development with OpenGL API rendering, OpenAL audio, collision detection, and input support. The new v0.2 adds orthographic viewports, a portal rendering algorithm, particle system support, improved mapfile support, completely reworked collision detection and performance enhancements

Dec 10, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

formZ solid and surface modeler adds OpenGL API-based shadowed renderings and new lighting

formZ is a general purpose solid and surface modeler with an extensive set of 2D/3D form manipulating and sculpting capabilities. It uses the OpenGL API for rendering on MacOS X and Windows. The new v5.0 adds a new API for developing extension, interative OpenGL API-based shaded rendering with shadows, new primitives, a frame tool, smooth parametric text, and news types of lighting and rendering.

Dec 09, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

OpenVG 1.0 draft specification available for public review: 2D vector graphics rendering API uses s

OpenVG is a royalty-free, cross-platform API that provides a low-level hardware acceleration interface for vector graphics libraries such as Flash, PDF and SVG. The syntax of the OpenVG API models that of the OpenGL API, in order to make learning OpenVG as easy as possible for OpenGL developers. The 1.0 draft specification is now available for public review and comment.

Dec 09, 2004 | Read article... | Permalink

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