Tag Archives: 3d programming

ForceWare 181.00: Five New OpenGL Extensions and How To Create an OpenGL 3.0 Rendering Context

NVIDIA ForceWare Graphics Drivers

OpenGL 3.0

In order to do some tests for the upcomming version of FurMark, I took the time to install the new ForceWare 181.00 with a GeForce 8800 GTX under Windows XP SP2 32-bit. In comparison to ForceWare 180.42, this new set of graphics drivers for GeForce 6/78/9/GTX200 adds 5 new extensions:

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Real-time Shadow Algorithms and Techniques Collection

NVIDIA has done a great job for all 3D graphics developers: a collection of NVIDIA’s key presentations, code samples, demo programs, and whitepapers on the topic of shadowing under one page, giving developers a broad resource covering everything from the latest on cascaded shadow maps and real-time ambient occlusion to the basic principles of stencil shadowing and hardware-accelerated percentage-closer filtering.