Tag: PowerVR developers


It’s been six months or so since our last PowerVR Tools and SDK update but the latest version has arrived, bringing with it a number of enhancements. Tools In terms of our tools, we’ve carried out a number of improvements thanks to your feedback regarding the 2016 R2 release. First, let’s talk about PVRGeoPOD. The standalone version now features an … Continued

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One only needs to look at the success of Pokemon Go this summer to realise that Augmented Reality (AR) is a big deal. One company that knows this well is Zappar, which is known for creating exciting augmented reality experiences for brands such as Angry Birds, Warner Bros., Coca Cola and many more. These experiences range from bringing posters to … Continued

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It has been a fair few months since our last release, and during this time we have been improving our utilities and SDK to add even more functionality to our already powerful package. Our efforts have been mainly focused on adding new Vulkan demos to our SDK, adding support for a brand new PowerVR Effects (PFX) format targeted to Vulkan … Continued

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In this blog post I will give a quick overview of the API created by our PowerVR Ray Tracing team. This API gives developers access to the PowerVR Ray Tracing hardware known as the Wizard architecture. I will briefly go over the physical changes at the hardware level and what has changed compared to a traditional GPU. Then I will … Continued

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We’ve mentioned in a recent blog post how maintaining presence is key in virtual reality systems. Rendering applications at high framerates (60, 90 or 120 Hz depending on the Head Mounted Display’s maximum refresh rate) with low motion-to-photon latency is an important part of achieving it. In this article, I’ll explain how the OVR_multiview extension can be used to reduce … Continued

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In this blog series we’re going to explain how to create cross-platform, cross-API graphics applications using the PowerVR Framework – all from one set of source code files! The series will be split into the following parts: PowerVR Framework: Getting started with the PVRApi Vulkan and OpenGL ES abstraction PowerVR Framework: Writing portable Vulkan and OpenGL ES 3.0/3.1 apps with … Continued

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In my previous post, we explained how to use the advanced features of PVRTune to find the specific causes of performance bottlenecks in the Fantasy Warrior 3D game built using the Cocos2d-x game engine. In this post we will demonstrate how developers can use PVRTrace to locate GPU-related issues in this Cocos2d-x based game. We will also show the improvements … Continued

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Michael Kissner is an indie game developer. With a past in mathematical physics, he has always been interested in the physical aspects of light. His passion lies with computer graphics and the hope to one day fully simulate all aspects of light in real-time. Computer games have been a natural by-product and for his current game Spellwrath he has created … Continued

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Following over a year of intense work by leading hardware, game engine, and platform vendors brought together by the Khronos™ Group, v1.0 of the Vulkan™ graphics and compute API is now available. This new API has been designed for portability across multiple platforms, including desktop and mobile GPU architectures. With an unprecedented number of related materials being open source (including … Continued

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