A new Library from the Barbican group.
Its well impressive with a vast library, but before I list some of the nerd facts, take a look at the end results.
Some of the library features
Standalone Mac & Pc Applications
Platform-Native Windowing And Event Handling
Create Native Mac Os X And Windows Screensavers
Load Media Via Http And Ftp Natively
Full I/O Abstraction
Seamless I/O From Flat Files, Memory, Resources And Networks
Internally Reference-Counted Design Prevents Leaks, C++0X Std::Thread For Multithreading
Cocoa Touch Support
Targets The Iphone & Ipad; Provides A Growing List Of Device-Specific Features
Full Keyboard, Mouse (Including Scroll Wheel), Window And File Drag & Drop
Xml Dom Parser
Built-In Object Oriented Xml Parsing Api
Perspective And Orthographic Cameras, Triangle Meshes, Obj Loading, Geometric Primitives
Multisampled Antialiasing, Dynamic Switching Between Full-Screen & Windowed Modes, Convenience Methods For Rapid Development
Full-Featured Classes For Textures, Fbos, Glsl, Vbos, Lights, Materials And Display Lists
Render Arbitrarily Large Images (For Print & Other Applications)
Gl-Based Gui For Powerful, Convenient Manipulation Of Parameters
Full-Featured Matrix, Vector And Quaternion Classes
Colors, Random Numbers, Perlin Noise (Up To 4D, With Analytical Derivatives)
Poly-Bezier Paths, Polygons, Axis-Aligned Bounding Boxes, B-Splines, Least-Squares B-Spline Curve Fitting
Robust Image I/O
Png, Jpeg, Tiff, Bmp & Others Via Platform-Native Libraries. Preservation Of Premultiplication And High Dynamic Range Information
2D Image Processing
Professional Quality Image Resizing, Edge Detection, Desaturation, Adaptive Thresholding
High Dynamic Range Imaging
Full Support For Floating Point Hdr Pixel Processing In Image I/O, Opengl And Software
Powerful 2D Rasterizer Via Cairo
Full Featured Vector Renderer Exports To Svg, Pdf, Postscript, Eps, Coregraphics, Gdi And A Pixel-Based Antialiasing Rasterizer
Fonts & Text
Font Enumeration, Glyph Path Extraction, Unicode Text Layout And Rasterization, Custom Fonts Via Flat Files Or Resources
Webcam Support Via Platform Native Libraries
Frame Extraction, Native Accelerated Opengl Path, Audio Playback, Fft Analysis, Asynchronous Network Loading
Loading Standard File Formats, Access To Raw Pcm Data And Fft, Microphones
More information and download the Library here
Adobe Flash Player is the most widely used web browser plug-in. It enables a wide range of applications and content on the Internet, from games, to video, to enterprise apps.
The traditional browser plug-in model has enabled tremendous innovation on the web, but it also presents challenges for both plug-ins and browsers. The browser plug-in interface is loosely specified, limited in capability and varies across browsers and operating systems. This can lead to incompatibilities, reduction in performance and some security headaches.
More here on the Chrome Blog.
New adidas work from RIOT. This time mapping the entire Boston Marathon course onto Google Streetview and adding an overlay with landmarks and some handy hints from miCoach, Greg McMillan and last years winner Salina Kosgei. This is the first iteration, look out for some updates and additional functionality over the coming weeks as well as the launch of a London Marathon version which will include some competition/treasure hunt style activity.
More to follow.
Go play here.
Via The Gypsy