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ATI, 3Dlabs partner on advancement of shaders tool suite

Posted: 11 Mar 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ati technologies? 3dlabs? rendermonkey? shader development tool? plug-in module?

ATI Technologies Inc. and 3Dlabs Inc. Ltd have entered a cooperative initiative to accelerate the development of the RenderMonkey shader development tool suite, which is available free of charge from both ATI and 3Dlabs. Under the terms of this agreement, ATI will continue to evolve the core RenderMonkey framework and both companies will develop plug-in modules that support the industry standard Microsoft DirectX HLSL and OpenGL 2.0 GLslang high-level shading languages.

RenderMonkey is a hardware-independent tool suite created to advance the development and use of shader programs in 3D applications. It is currently being used by game developers and content creators to speed their shader development. Apart from further developing the RenderMonkey, the two companies will and work closely with tool vendors to integrate RenderMonkey functionality into digital content creation applications.

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