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Equalizer is an open source project providing a minimally invasive programming interface and resource management system for parallel, scalable OpenGL applications.
A new version is available for developers: Equalizer 0.5.5.
* Initial support for 2D pixel compound kernels
* New OSWindow interface to simplify window system integration
* Add eq::util::BitmapFont as a simple helper to draw 2D bitmap fonts
Neuroscientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new imaging technology, DSI or Diffusion Spectrum Imaging, that reveals the actual architecture of the brain in 3D. DSI uses magnetic resonance signals to track the movement of water molecules in the brain.
The Khronos Group announced the release of a new COLLADA specification, which includes new features and expanded functionality designed to further broaden the applicability of the 3D digital asset standard.
COLLADA defines an XML-based schema to make it easy to transport 3D assets between applications – enabling diverse 3D authoring and content processing tools be combined into a production pipeline. The intermediate language provides comprehensive encoding of visual scenes including: geometry, shaders and effects, physics, animation, kinematics, and even multiple version representations of the same asset.COLLADA FX enables leading 3D authoring tools to work effectively together to create shader and effects applications and assets to be authored and packaged using OpenGL Shading Language, Cg, CgFX, and DirectX FX.