Coming to an established workflow for the first time is always an
interesting experience because I don’t have any “it’s been like this since
forever” insights forming my opinion yet. This time it’s about quaternion
interpolation and a sudden optimization opportunity.
Playing with Vulkan but don’t want to include thousands lines of
various headers just to call a few functions? FlextGL just learned Vulkan
support and it’s here to speed up your turnaround times.
The new Magnum milestone brings WebGL 2.0 and WebAssembly, VR
support, lots of niceties for Windows users, iOS port, new experimental UI
library, improved testing capabilities, support for over 80 new asset
formats, new examples and much more.
A new Magnum example implements an analytic method for area light
shading presented in the paper “Real-Time Polygonal-Light Shading with
Linearly Transformed Cosines”, by Eric Heitz, Jonathan Dupuy, Stephen Hill
and David Neubelt.
The new website does a better job at clearly presenting engine
features and enables the team to share progress easier than before. Besides
that, its development resulted in many valuable byproducts for both C++
developers and web content publishers.
Along with dropped support for NaCl, Magnum now has first-class
WebAssembly support. I also took this opportunity to overhaul the outdated
Showcase page with WebAssembly builds and
there is a bunch more Emscripten-related goodies all over the place!
The Magnum C++11/C++14 and OpenGL graphics engine gained OpenGEX
format support, a bunch of new importer plugins, cross-platform extension
loader, transform feedback support and new features from OpenGL ES 3.1 and
OpenGL 4.5, among other things.