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QuesoGLC free cross-platform implementation of the OpenGL Character Renderer (GLC)

gDEBugger is an OpenGL API debugger and profiler that traces application activity on top of the OpenGL API letting programmers see what is happening within the graphic system implementation. The new v1.4 supports OpenGL 2.0 and many additional extensions. The latest features include forcing the debugged application to use a stub fragment shader and forcing it to render using no lights. These features enable the pinpointing of application graphic performance bottlenecks caused by either fragment shaders or light-related calculations. The texture viewer also now displays images and properties of multi-textures.

Apr 21, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

OpenGL API-based Gizmo3D v1.3.14 enhances speed in scenes with complex state changes

Gizmo3D is an OpenGL API-based 3D engine which supports fast geometry, real time shadows, particles, recursive structures (trees etc), CLOD, APARS, CAT, scene graph queries, shaders, animation, environment, integrated scene graph physics/triggers and dynamics.  The new v1.3.14 increases speed by allowing the scene graph to optimize state changes in runtime and use results from a previous rendered frame (and scene) and use them in the current frame. It also shows an external debug view.

Apr 21, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

Boris FX 8 OpenGL API-accelerated fx creator adds motion tracking

Boris FX offers broadcast-quality fx and compositing features directly inside nonlinear editing systems.  Features include: realistic lighting, advanced keying and color correction, unlimited layers, DVE, vectorpaint, support for third-party After Effects filters and OpenGL API hardware accelerated previews. The new FX 8.0 features a new template mode as well as new Motion Tracking, Stabilizing and Corner Pin Tracker filters and performance improvements of up to 20 percent in rendering speeds.

Apr 20, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

AgentFX Java/OpenGL API based scene graph How-To articles

AgentFX is a platform-independent 3D engine with scene graph for advanced real-time 3D graphics. AgentFX is based on Java and uses the OpenGL API. It includes extensive high-level methods for creating, configuring and interacting with real-time simulations. A single method call does the work of hundreds of lines of code, dramatically shortening product-development times. This series of 10 articles covers getting started, lights & shading, vectors & matrices, nodes and the rendering pipeline.

Apr 20, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

Graffiti 4.0 titler with OpenGL API-based previews adds 2D/3D animated charts

Graffiti is a plug-in that provides integrated broadcast-quality 2D and 3D titling features directly inside nonlinear editing systems using real-time OpenGL API accelerated previes. Editors can animate 2D and 3D titles over their timeline video without importing or exporting as well as easily create sophisticated extruded text and shapes with bump maps, reflections and textures. The new v4.0 adds animatable 2D and 3D charts, new filters, and rendering optimizations.

Apr 20, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

Autodesk Viz 2006 uses the OpenGL API for real-time 2D/3D visual design and presentation

Autodesk VIZ is an OpenGL API-accelerated interactive environment for 2D drawing and 3D modeling, rendering and animation. The new VIZ 2006 offers an enhanced tool palette, content browser, interoperability with other Autodesk applications and export to the Autodesk DWF Viewer 3D format.

Apr 20, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

Virtools Dev3.5 to support OpenGL 1.5

Virtools Software Suite is a set of tools for creating interactive 3D applications. The newly announce Dev v3.5 adds video textures, native VRML import, 5.1 sound, shaders, and support for OpenGL 1.5.

Apr 20, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

Frame Buffer Object accelerated shadow cube map for stained glass effect

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This demo with source and binaries, uses the Frame Buffer Object extension to render the scene shadows into a cubemap, and then it retrieves the light color from a rotating cube with stained glass texture.

Apr 19, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

projectM v0.96 OpenGL API-based music visualizer eases integraton into any musical application

projectM is a music visualizer which uses OpenGL API 3D hardware accelerated iterative image based rendering. It basically a reimplementation of Mildrop using the OpenGL API. The new v0.96 supots libvisual and converts projectM to a library so that it can easily be integrated into any application that plays music. A developer only needs an OpenGL context to use projectM now. You open up a window with an OpenGL rendering context, and that’s it.

Apr 18, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

Shake 4 adds OpenGL API-accelerated 3D multi-plane compositing

Shake for Mac OS X and Linux is a high end compositing software for film and television visual effects. The new Shake 4 will feature OpenGL API 3D multi-plane compositing, optical flow image processing for extremely slow motion effects and better integration with Apple’s Final Cut Pro 5 software. 3D multi-plane compositing uses OpenGL API graphics hardware to let you composite layers in 3D space, viewing top, side, front and camera angles simultaneously to make it easier to position layers.

Apr 18, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

Sylphis 3D engine V.90 adds support for OpenGL Shading Language

Sylphis is a 3D engine with a unified lighting/shadowing model, physics, 3d sound, etc. The new v.90 supports the OpenGL Shading Language and creates effects like parallax mapping and post-processing effects like glow, old film etc.

Apr 18, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

OpenCity uses the OpenGL API to render city simulations

OpenCity is a 3D city simulator project based on the OpenGL and SDL APIs. The new 0.0.3beta includes a Win32 all in one installer

Apr 18, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

GLFW 2.5 OpenGL API framework enhances support for Mac OS X and Linux

GLFW is a library for handling operating system specific tasks, such as opening an OpenGL window and reading keyboard, mouse and joystick input.
The new v2.5 adds better event loop control, support for loading alpha textures, better Mac OS X and Linux support, support for Lua and the D programming language and bugfixes.

Apr 15, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

TagCMA uses the OpenGL API for real-time collaborative editing of 3D scenes

TagCMA is a collaborative application that let many users work together in real-time on the same 3D scene by creating and animating models in the scene. It includes a 3D model editor based on XML and a 3D Map Editor.The project is C++/C#/OpenGL API-based.

Apr 15, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

Batman Begins free OpenGL API 3D screensaver for Windows!

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Watch as Batman roams a rooftop beating up some of Gotham City’s low-lifes! In the background of this amazing free real-time 3D screensaver, pictures from the upcoming film Batman Begins are projected like the Bat Symbol onto the clouds in the sky. Includes options for a countdown to the movies release, different Batman costumes, background music, and heaps more! And it’s all presented by the caped crusading, crime busting, thug pounding niftyness of OpenGL API 3D graphics! POW!

Apr 15, 2005 | Read article... | Permalink

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