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The Open Design Alliance’s reverse engineered Revit file format support for its Teigha BIM API may soon change the BIM application landscape.
The introduction of iSwift 2.0 is an important update of its automated Objective-C to Swift conversion too, developed exclusively for Mac OS X. iSwift offers automatic as-you-type conversion of you Objective-C sources to Apple’s Swift language along with a full-featured Objective-C editor. iSwift can be the best way to convert and translate existing Objective-C files to Swift on the fly.
Khronos Group makes further positive momentum with Vulkan API, but Apple is missing from the roster of industry supporters. This is an early signal that Apple may be pushing for Metal for Mac’s graphic future as aging OpenGL lingers as available cross-platform API.
Architosh speaks with Neil Trevett, President of Khronos Group, on matters of Vulkan in the tailwind of the Metal for OS X announcement made earlier this month.
Apple said that its new proprietary Metal graphics API will move from iOS to Mac OS X. This move comes as expected and matches Microsoft’s efforts to allow programmers to program “to the metal” with less abstraction and driver overhead, freeing the GPU to unwind its true hardware powers. The net result is super-charged graphics performance. This move bodes well for OS X but will force developers to choose between an array of new and closed graphics standards.
The integrated product that helps developers leverage the full breadth of Parasolid functionality, even when working with imported data, is a result of Tech Soft 3D developing a close and deep technical relationship with the Parasolid team at Siemens.
Graphics toolkit offers major performance advancements, impressive new visualization capabilities, and tight integration with complementary HOOPS components. HOOPS 3D toolkits used across platforms for leading CAD and 3D professionals applications.
In this article the merits and liabilities of Apple migrating its Macs to ARM architectures are discussed, with references to current and past articles highlighting the many issues.
Newest version of toolkit for cloud-based 3D applications features extensive customization options and boosted format and platform support
Imagination Technologies has announced a major update to its PowerVR Graphics
A new server licensing option enables Re-Use of CAD data and 3D PDF publishing in cloud-based applications and services
Khronos Group advanced OpenGL specification to version 4.4 — adds Bindless Texture Extension for up to 10x improvement in performance
One of the biggest requests Autodesk has received over the last few months has been to open APIs for developers. The CAD giant responds. Read on
Architosh’s continuing coverage of Siggraph 2008 news continues with this report as we look at additional highlights and note some new Mac software for 3D that is new to the community.
Nvidia had a slew of great announcements at SIGGRAPH 2008 this year and below are summary highlights