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NoesisGUI v1.2 Released

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Apr 14, 2015

NoesisGUI, our real-time multi-platform XAML implementation reached v1.2. The relevant changes for OpenGL include support for OpenGL 3 and up, OpenGL ES 3.0 and a revamped drawing algorithm improving the performance. You can find more information on our website. Learn what NoesisGUI is in 60 second.

glbinding 1.1.0 released

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Apr 14, 2015

glbinding is a generated, cross-platform C++ binding for OpenGL which is solely based on the new xml-based OpenGL API specification (gl.xml). It is a fully fledged OpenGL API binding compatible with code based on other C bindings, e.g., GLEW. The binding is generated using python scripts and templates, that can be easily adapted to fit custom needs. glbinding can be used as an alternative to GLEW and other projects, e.g., glad, gl3w, glLoadGen, glload, and flextGL. glbinding is licenced under the MIT license.

SilverLining 4 Brings Realistic Stratus Clouds to OpenGL

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Apr 10, 2015

Sundog Software released version 4 of its SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather SDK. This update features overhauled stratus and overcast clouds, which simulate Mie scattering down to 0.1 degree resolution - at hundreds of frames per second. Effects such as fogbows, glories, antisolar points, and -yes- silver linings on the clouds just fall naturally out of the math. These are the most realistic stratus clouds Sundog has offered to date. SilverLining integrates with any OpenGL 2.x - 4.x based simulation or game. Free evaluations and demos are available.

ogldev: Screen Space Ambient Occlusion tutorial published

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Apr 07, 2015

The 45th installment in a series of tutorials dedicated to promoting modern OpenGL development, with a focus on version 3.x and beyond. This tutorial demonstrates how to implement the SSAO technique to improve the visual quality of a scene.

NVIDIA releases NV_command_list extension for OpenGL

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Mar 20, 2015

With the recent release of 347.88 drivers, NVIDIA adds official support for the NV_command_list extension. This extension has already been disclosed at last year’s SIGGRAPH ASIA and just days ago at the GPU Technology Conference 2015. The GTC presentation highlights the various benefits of the extension and the new possibilities it allows. Its primary goal is to allow current OpenGL applications to leverage the hardware to its full degree by providing the quickest possible path through the driver and benefit from future graphics API trends today. When adopting new concepts such as pipeline state objects and command buffers in current OpenGL applications, developers can also familiarize themselves with these modern software approaches and the implications and possibilities they have on their software architecture. The latest presentation slides from GTC 2015 can be found online.

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