QNX 6.5 running OpenGL ES 2.0

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know that Crank now has Storyboard™ Embedded Engine for QNX 6.5 available for installation. I’ve put together a step by step to get you all up and running quickly.

If you want to run OpenGL ES 2.0 on the QNX 6.5 target platform there are a couple of steps that you need to do first. I’ve added a link to our forums that describes what those steps are.

Thanks,

-JamieV

Storyboard Performance Logging

Hello Everyone,

Here is a quick tutorial using performance logging to identify and preload images to prevent stalls on initial application start up with Storyboard Designer.

Open up the Storyboard Simulator Configuration.

 

Enable the libgre-plugin-logger.dll and check “Get Performance Information” and “Start Now” and then “Apply” and “Run”. This setup will display information to the console.

You can also export the information to a .csv file and then use the filter options in Microsoft Excel to help look through the data. To capture information to a .csv file instead of displaying to the console, do the same as above but enter a file name in the field provided. The .csv file will show up in your project directory after running the Storyboard application. If you don’t want the performance logging to start when the application starts, you only need to check the “Get Performance Information” action and leave the “Start Now” action unchecked.

Once you have the data you’ll want to do a filter to just show the load calls. All duration times are in ms.  Now you can identify the images that cause the largest issues and use the Lua gre.load_resource() call to preload these images during a splash screen or another appropriate time.

-JamieV

 

What’s up doc?

Hello Everyone,

With the release of Storyboard Suite 1.3 we also updated our documentation. Not only were they updated to reflect the new functionality of features new to 1.3 but, we also restructured / updated older content and refreshed the images. When you have a minute or two stop by and take a read.

Thanks,

-JamieV