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Siliconvalley.Internet.com: Cg Succumbs to OpenGL

Aug 23, 2002, 11:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Graphics chipmaker NVIDIA has been a staunch supporter of advancing 3D language OpenGL, but has always thought their Cg Language Specification - C for Graphics is better.

"But, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company is having second thoughts after talking with developers, prompting NVIDIA to release a second beta version of its high-level programming language.

"Beta 2 of the NVIDIA Cg Compiler and NVIDIA Cg Toolkit, released Wednesday includes support for the OpenGL GL_ARB_vertex_program extension, and allows developers to create shaders in the Cg Language Specification and implement them in the OpenGL 1.4 application programming interface (API)..."

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