OpenGL News Archives
The folks at SonarLearning have pulled together a good collection of free video tutorials in a simple to use format. Currently, there are two collections of OpenGL learning videos from YouTube user thebennybox: Learn OpenGL Game Rendering and Learn 3D Game Engine Development.
Valve’s VOGL open-source OpenGL debugger was off to a great start when announced at the start of the year, however, recently it fell into a bit of a dry period with no new work for more than a month. That dry spell is now over and there’s new commits flowing back into VOGL.
Khronos Group announced the ratification and public release OpenCL 2.0 and Provisional SYCL 1.2 spec
The Khronos Group today announced the ratification and public release of updated OpenCL 2.0 and Provisional SYCL 1.2 specifications. The new specifications integrate feedback from the developer community, align with the latest C++ developments, and increase implementation consistency for improved portability of heterogeneous parallel applications. The latest OpenCL and SYCL specifications are open, royalty-free and available today.
GLIntercept 1.3.1 has been released which includes logging function definitions for OpenGL 4.5 and the latest extensions.
Faogenlib is a library for GPU-accelerated calculation of ambient occlusion for 3d models. It allows baking of ambient occlusion into textures or per-vertex colors. The latest version of the library is built on OpenGL 3.3 and can be used with a wide range of hardware, from high-end GPUs to integrated laptop graphics. Currently Faogenlib available for Windows 32 and 64-bit platforms. A Source Code License purchase is required for using Faogenlib3.
Imagination Technologies has announced two new PowerVR families, the PowerVR Series 7XT and the PowerVR Series7XE family. The PowerVR GT7900 includes 16 clusters and 512 ALU cores, delivering more than 1 TFLOPS graphics and compute performance in FP16 mode. The Series7XT family will support OpenGL 4.4, OpenGL ES 3.1 and OpenCL 1.2 and the Series7XE family will support OpenGL ES 3.1.
OpenGraph Library (SDK) is a powerful 2D and 3D visualization and charting software tool. It is built on the industrial strength OpenGL. The library shields you from the need to learn the complex OpenGL API, and makes it easy to setup impressive and interactive graphics such as zooming, panning, selecting, etc. This library is especially suitable for building scientific, engineering, and financial software applications.
Cyril Crassin discusses the new OpenGL extensions supported by NVIDIA’s latest Maxwell 2 generation of GPUs such as the GeForce 980 GTX. NVIDIA’s latest GameWorks SDK provides example code for some of these extensions.
The Khronos Group announced the ratification and public release of the finalized OpenVX 1.0 specification, an open, royalty-free standard for cross platform acceleration of computer vision applications. OpenVX enables performance and power-optimized computer vision processing, especially important in embedded and real-time uses cases such as face, body and gesture tracking, smart video surveillance, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), object and scene reconstruction, augmented reality, visual inspection, robotics and more. In addition to the OpenVX specification, Khronos has developed a full set of conformance tests and an Adopters Program, that enables implementers to test their implementations and use the OpenVX trademark if conformant. Khronos plans to ship an open source, fully-conformant CPU-based implementation of OpenVX 1.0 before the end of 2014.
GLUS 2.0 has been added to the official OpenGL SDK. GLUS is an open-source C library, which provides a hardware and operating system abstraction plus many functions usually needed for graphics programming using OpenGL, OpenGL ES or OpenVG. Many open source graphics examples are also included.
The 44th installment in a series of tutorials dedicated to promoting modern OpenGL development on Linux, with a focus on version 3.x and beyond. This tutorial demonstrates how to use GLFW as the windowing and mouse/keyboard library in your OpenGL programs.
OpenGL.Core is a core profile only .NET binding, no extensions and no fancy and overloaded framework, just plain core profile OpenGL. The binding is strongly typed, functions are overloaded for different input data types and plattform pointer sizes, and uses separate enums for different functions (e.g. all internal pixel formats are encapsulated in one enum ‘glInternalFormat’). The binding is ready for OpenGL 4.5. The project welcomes all users and contributors.
CopperCube, the game engine using OpenGL for apps and WebGL for website has just been released in version 5. It now includes terrain support, video playback, network communication, iOS 8 WebGL support, shader programming through scripting, animation blending, and much more. A list of the new features with images is available as well.
OpenCSG is an library for doing image-space rendering of shapes made up by constructive solid geometry (CSG), using and integrating with OpenGL. The new release 1.4.0 contains bug fixes for rendering CSG expressions made up from more than 255 primitives. OpenCSG implements a couple of different algorithms for rendering CSG, and all of them now work correctly for geometry that exceeds this number of primitives.
OGLplus is a collection of open-source, cross-platform libraries which implement an object facade over the modern OpenGL, OpenAL and EGL C-language APIs. It automates resource and object management, error handling and makes the use of these libraries in C++ safer and more convenient.