Category Archives: OpenGL

OpenGL 4.5 Specs Released at Siggraph

The Khronos group publicly released the OpenGL 4.5 specification at Siggraph this week. The two biggest changes are OpenGL ES 3.1 compatibility (including ES shaders) and DX11 feature emulation. The first will make it easier to write OpenGL or OpenGL-ES  … Continue reading

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20% of Android devices are OpenGL-ES 3.0 capable

OpenGL-ES 3.0 adoption is continuing at a high pace. We’re still on track for 1/3rd of all Android devices to be OpenGL-ES 3.0 capable by years end, and we haven’t even seen the newest hardware due out in a few … Continue reading

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OpenGL-ES 3.1 Support & Extensions are to be supported in next Android “L” release.

At Google IO, Google announced that OpenGL ES 3.1 and the Android Extension Pack  going to be are released in the upcoming Android L release. OpenGL ES 3.1 brings cleaner shader support and compute shaders, while the Android Extension Pack … Continue reading

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EGL- Understanding eglChooseConfig, then ignoring it

A few months ago I posted a talk on initializing OpenGL-ES using the EGL API. Well now I’m going to walk you through how to actually get the configuration you want. Nearly all of the OpenGL-ES code I’ve seen (including … Continue reading

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OpenGL-ES 3.0 surpasses 16% of Android market and is accelerating

The Android dashboard continues to show that OpenGL-ES 3.0 adoption is marching on. In fact it seems like the trend over the last few months as been one of accelerated adoptions. We’re on track for 1/3rd of all Android devices … Continue reading

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OpenGL-ES 3.0 Proliferation

The Android dashboard provides some useful information about the Android environment in the wild. One interesting thing is they provide values for the supported OpenGL-ES versions. Since OpenGL-ES 3.0 started showing up after KitKat was released, its numbers have been … Continue reading

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I’ll be teaching Modern OpenGL-ES 3.0 & 3.1 Programming @ AnDevCon in Boston

I will be speaking at AnDevCon in Boston, MA this coming May. My half-day tutorial starts Tuesday May 22nd at 9am. I’ll be talking about Modern OpenGL-ES, basically covering all the new stuff in 3.0 AND 3.1. The tutorial will … Continue reading

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OpenGL 3.1 Specs released at GDC

The Khronos Group made a formal announcement at GDC 2014 on the OpenGL-ES 3.1 API specification. It turns out that with the 3.0 spec released late 2014 we’ve been waiting for the hardware to catch up to the API. As … Continue reading

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