To start Vulkan programming, there’s nothing better than coding a capabilities and extensions viewer.
The latest GeeXLab 0.9.6.0 is available with a new support: Raspberry Pi with OpenGL desktop (OpenGL 2.1).
A new version of GeeXLab is available for all platforms: Windows (32-bit, 64-bit), Linux (64-bit), Mac OS X and Raspberry Pi (Raspbian).
Don’t know what to do with the 7-inch touchscreen display you bought for your Raspberry Pi? Transform it in a clock.
Here is a ready-to-use GeeXLab demo (OpenGL ES 2.0), that displays a clock.
GeeXLab, the successor of GLSL Hacker, comes with the support of Direct3D 12. It’s not a full support but most of the basic things are available: command lists (CL), pipeline state objects (PSO), constant buffers (CB) and HLSL shaders.
The wizard behind Shadertoy has struk once again with this beautiful demo showing an animated snail.
This new version of GPU Caps Viewer is a maintenance release that brings the support of AMD Crimson graphics drivers as well as the Radeon R9 380X. To improve the detection of AMD GPUs, GPU Caps Viewer uses AMD AGS library.
La Calanque is a nice demo and a heavy pixel shader test based on this Shadertoy demo. This test is perfect to benchmark high-end graphics cards.
The GLSL Hacker project is now officially stopped. To make a long story short, the support of Direct3D 12 as well as the upcoming support of Vulkan (when it will be available) are the main reasons that have led to a change of name.
Something has recently changed in NVIDIA graphics driver installer because the quick method I used so far to install NVIDIA driver on Mint 17 does not work anymore. Here is a new method I successfully tested with latest R358.16 for Linux and Mint 17 MATE edition:
Here is a collection of links I gleaned mostly on Twitter about coding, graphics programming and other stuff for developers.
A maintenance release of FurMark is available. FurMark 220.127.116.11 adds the support of the GeForce GTX 950 and fixes the Windows 10 detection issue. GPU Shark and GPU-Z additional utilities have been updated to their latest versions.