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SIG: SIGGRAPH 2017 Shaping Up to be Big Show—Preview Talk

Why are VR and AR companies taking root in the LA area? What is the state of the union in portability with graphics APIs so that the most apps can be written to the most platforms? These are some of the core questions Architosh is asking as it heads into the exciting week ahead with SIGGRAPH 2017.

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GDC: Khronos Reveals API Updates and New Working Group at Game Developers Conference

Consortium releases Vulkan features, WebGL 2.0 and new OpenXR working group; group hosts series of events for the developer community.

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Apple’s WebGPU Standard Proposal—Aiming at Common Access to Explicit Graphics

Apple’s Webkit team is proposing a new industry group to discuss the future of 3D graphics on the web—one that can develop a standard API that leverages modern GPU features.

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Tech Soft 3D release HOOPS Visualize 2016—new 64-bit support for Apple iOS and more

Graphics toolkit boasts new 64-bit support for iOS and Android, advancements in performance and tight integrations with Parasolid modeling kernel and Autodesk’s RealDWG.

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SIGGRAPH 2016—It’s Time to Show Off, Submission Time

SIGGRAPH 2016 will present the highest caliber of scientific innovations, technical skills and artistic talents. Five days of research results, demos, educational sessions, art screenings and hands-on interactivity featuring the community’s latest technical achievements, and three days of commercial exhibits displaying the industry’s current hardware, software and services.

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MetalGL Now Supports OS X for Low-latency OpenGL ES Rendering Using Metal

The Brenwill Workshop Ltd. has added support for OS X to their MetalGL product, unleashing the power of Metal’s low-latency rendering to let OpenGL ES games and applications perform up to 3x the number of draw calls, and benefit from the advanced tools available for the Metal development ecosystem, all without changing the way the game or app use OpenGL ES.

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Turn Your Photos into Airbrush Drawings with AKVIS AirBrush 3.0

With AKVIS AirBrush artistic software the cutting edge airbrushing technique is available to turn photos into incredibly realistic digital paintings that look like its made with a special airbrush spray.

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SIG: Khronos Expands Scope of 3D Open Standard Ecosystem

This latest expansion gives Vulkan the next generation graphics API from Khronos high-efficiency access to graphics and provides applications direct control over GPU accelaration for maximized performance and predictability. The new OpenGL® ES 3.2 specification absorbs AEP functionality to enhance pervasive graphics capabilities across mobile, consumer and automotive devices. As for OpenGL Extensions, one of its greatest strengths is that it was designed to be readily extensible to accommodate new hardware innovations.

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Metal for OS X Good, But Developers Need Flexibility and Options

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.

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Apple’s Number One CAD Vendor Optimistic about Metal for OS X

Longtime Mac CAD stalwart developer, Nemetschek Vectorworks, has told Architosh they are optimistic about Apple’s new low-level graphics API—Metal.

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Apple seeking CAD/3D pros—knowledge of Rhino and Alias preferred

BS or BA in Industrial Design or Transportation Design preferred. Computer Graphics, 3D Animation/Modeling, Fine Arts or Engineering will be also be considered.

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Khronos speaks to Architosh about the new Vulkan Graphics API: What it Means

In this special feature Architosh digs into the main elements behind the new Vulkan graphics and compute GPU API in a discussion with The Khronos Group president Neil Trevett to get at what all this means for computing and graphics going forward.

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Five Things Apple users might want to know about the new Vulkan Graphics API

We discuss five issues about Vulkan and its impact on Apple in both desktop and mobile markets, and this article is chock full of info not yet contained in our other Vulkan reports.

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GDC: Khronos Releases OpenCL 2.1 Provisional Specification for Public Review

OpenCL C++ Kernel Language significantly boosts programmer productivity, plus new SPIR-V common intermediate language used by both OpenCL 2.1 and Vulkan

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The Mac Pro: So what’s a D300, D500 and D700 anyway? We have answers

We have more details on the new Mac Pro D300, D500 and D700, including their architecture class

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