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Join the Next glTF Webinar

October 28, 2021

glTF GraphicJoin us for this unique event where 3D developers and animators can meet up and learn how to get the most from using the glTF™ 3D format in their applications, products and tools. We have an exciting line-up of speakers who will be showcasing their use of glTF, as well as sharing advice on best practices and tools. We will conclude with an open “Ask the Experts” Q&A session.

The webinar begins at 7a.m. PT and is FREE to attend. Registration is required to join and the event will use the Zoom Webinar platform.

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Vulkanised Starts Tomorrow!

October 13-14, 2021

Vulkanised 2021 LogoThis year's Vulkanised event is a free, virtual event. The line-up includes Vulkan® case studies, two deep-dive SDK tutorials, updates on the Vulkan API, MoltenVK, ASTC, KTX™ 2, the Android GPU Inspector, and on open Q&A session with the leading experts in the industry. It's promises to be a highly instructive event with lots of great material.

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Influence the Evolution of Machine Learning Acceleration Standards

October 20, 2021

Machine Learning Summit LogoThe Khronos® Group is inviting leading machine learning practitioners to an online Summit to influence how acceleration standards should evolve to meet their needs. You are invited to attend!

The goal of the online Summit is to enable a range of hardware and software vendors to briefly present what they believe are the key issues and opportunities for machine learning acceleration and interoperability, and to discuss those requirements with each other and Khronos members.

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Khronos Prepares glTF 2.0 for Submission for Transposition to an International Standard


glTF logoKhronos was approved as an ISO/IEC JTC 1 PAS Submitter in May 2021. ISO/IEC JTC 1 is the premier body for International Standards in Information Technology. JTC 1 standards are among the most universally recognized and accepted throughout the world.

The first specification that Khronos will submit for transposition to an International Standard is glTF. As a step in this process, Khronos released a new canonical glTF 2.0.0 specification. If the transposition ballot at JTC 1 succeeds, glTF 2.0.0 will become a JTC 1 International Standard sometime in 2022.

The new specification does not introduce technical changes that will directly impact existing tools and engines, but it does align glTF with the rigorous document quality criteria needed to be accepted as an International Standard.

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Will LiDAR Break the 3D Asset Creation Bottleneck?


The creation of 3D assets still requires highly skilled technicians and artists, presenting a bottleneck to more widespread applications, such as creating 3D graphics for websites and E-Commerce. That bottleneck might just be about to break with the advent of mass market LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging). New cell phones contain LiDAR, putting this technology in the average user’s pocket. The LiDAR capabilities in consumer devices may not seem capable of capture for professional applications now, but just wait. The first cell phone cameras were rudimentary compared to the high quality digital cameras available at the time; now, it can be difficult to distinguish between the photographs taken by a smartphone and a DSLR. We can expect the same for phone-based LiDAR. What was once a $75,000 technology will be available to the masses.

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3D Object Creation

Creating Portable Vulkan Applications Using DevSim

LunarG LogoThe validation layer assists developers in checking their code for improper use of Vulkan, but these checks take into account only the limits of the test platform. To ensure an application properly handles multiple platforms, these checks must be run on all platforms of interest to the developer. Combinations of GPUs, ICDs, drivers, and operating systems to name a few factors create an exponential number of possible test platforms, which is infeasible for a developer to obtain and maintain.

The Device Simulation Layer (also called Devsim) seeks to mitigate this obstacle by providing a method to simulate arbitrary property, feature, and limit combinations representing different platforms for specific test cases. For example, it can be configured as though the application is running on a device with the minimum properties, features, and limits defined by the Vulkan specification.


An End-to-End Guide to Photogrammetry with Mobile Devices

glTF LogoIn a recent Khronos blog on consumer-accessible LiDAR, Sandy Ressler of NIST wrote, “The capture of 3D objects…will be yet another technique to supplement our existing toolbox of memory recorders.” In an article published the same week, the New York Times agreed, writing “Constructing 3D models with photogrammetry allows journalists to share objects and environments with their audiences in a comprehensive, immersive way that can’t be achieved with photography or videography alone.”

The New York Times has released a set of guides to the capture, processing, and web delivery of 3D scenes, developed by their R&D department using a variety of tools, many in open source. They also leverage Khronos standards such as glTF with BasisU and Draco compression for publishing interactive 3D models on the Web. The products and technologies of many Khronos partners and members are also used, including Cesium’s 3D Tiles, an OGC standard based on glTF to stream large 3D models. Explore these guides to capturing images for photogrammetry using mobile devices, processing and aligning 3D scenes, and web delivery.


X.Org Developer Conference (XDC)

XDC LogoVideos from Khronos presentations at XDC 2021 are now available. Visit the event page for access.

CppCon 2021

October 24-29, 2021

CppCon LogoCppCon is the annual, week-long online face-to-face gathering for the entire C++ community. The conference is organized by the C++ community for the community to enjoy inspirational talks in a friendly atmosphere. There will be several Khronos-related sessions around SYCL and Vulkan Kompute. More...

Heterogeneous Programming in Modern C++ with SYCL

November 1-3, 2021

SYCL LogoA three-day online training course with programming exercises taught by Aksel Alpay, Gordon Brown, James Reinders, Michael Wong, Peter Zuzek, Rod Burns, and Ronan Keryell. It is offered online Monday, November 1st through Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 (after the CppCon conference). More...

Qt World 2021

November 3, 2021

Qt World GraphicJoin 5,000+ developers, designers, managers, and executives from over 90 countries to get inspired by the latest developments with Qt. Click through for Khronos-related sessions.  More...

Web3D 2021

November 8-12, 2021

Web3D LogoKhronos is happy to sponsor Web3D 2021. This year’s theme is “A Shared 3D Workspace” to emphasize the increasingly global scope and the wide impact of working together online, which has been the staple of the last year. More...

AWE 2021

November 9-11, 2021

AWE LogoKhronos is happy to sponsor AWE 2021. AWE focuses on Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), immersive technologies and enabling technologies (e.g. Artificial Intelligence-AI, interaction, haptics, 5G, streaming and more). More...

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021

December 14-17, 2021

SIGGRAPH Asia LogoJoin leading Computer Graphics professionals in Tokyo, Japan and/or online this 14 – 17 December at SIGGRAPH Asia’s very first hybrid edition! Click here more...


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