New APIs to extend 3D capabilities – eventually

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New APIs to extend 3D capabilities - eventually

Microsoft’s and Silicon Graphics’ joint Fahrenheit project – a set of new application programming interfaces for computer graphics – could yield new levels of 3-D processing.

Fahrenheit aims to combine the Direct3D API from Microsoft with SGI’s OpenGL environment, creating a graphics environment that spans both mainstream PCs and technical workstations.

Unfortunately, both companies have confirmed the API effort is about a year behind schedule.

The complete story is posted at www.techweb.com.

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