- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 16 Jun 2002
Mac specific information on Nvidia Cg language
As we mentioned in another report, besides the near obvious announcement of some exciting new Nvidia support for the Macintosh platform this summer (can you say New York?) Nvidia's new Cg language does support the Macintosh software industry very well.
Direct Support for Cg
As listed on Nvidia's website, the new Cg Compiler supports Mac OS X OpenGL implementation for ARB_vertex_program support. The site notes this is will be based on an ARB ratification to the OpenGL specification.
Additionally, Nvidia is supplying the source code for the Cg Compiler front end to enable rapid adoption for alternative platforms, so it may be possible for Apple to implement backwards compatibility for applications under Mac OS 9. However, we doubt this will happen.
Mac App Developers Supporting Cg
Some key DCC application developers in the Mac market supporting Cg include:
- Alias/Wavefront - Maya
- Newtek - LightWave 3D
- Numerous game developers like Destineer and Blizzard Entertainment
Additionally LightWork Design, the makers of a rendering engine used by numerous Mac software developers such as Nemetschek, Ashlar-Vellum and Autodessys (makers of FormZ), will be supporting Cg.
It is for certain that many other OpenGL-based Macintosh developers will be implementing Cg in short time.
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