We have been hard at work enhancing Storyboard and taking advantage of new rendering technologies. Recently I decided to add OpenVG into the mix.
OpenVG is a vector graphics rendering API from the Khronos group. There are hardware based accelerators from some vendors including Freescale for such boards as the i.MX35. Storyboard can now render via the OpenVG API and take advantage of this hardware acceleration. This also gives us acceleration for rendering effects such as gradients, rotation and scaling. We can also provide the image effects such as convolution and blur via this API and custom render extensions.
The port was developed and verified using the OpenVG reference implementation provided by the Khronos group. The reference implementation generally runs on windows using glut and there were a few changes required to build it under a linux system, which we would be happy to provide to anyone who wants them.
Stay tuned for the next renderer ...