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Bug 406 - Add support for 3D Textures as an extension
Summary: Add support for 3D Textures as an extension
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebGL
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Specification (show other bugs)
Version: 1.0
Hardware: PC All
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: 3dweb Working Group email alias
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2011-01-13 02:59 PST by Kostas Karolemeas
Modified: 2011-01-13 02:59 PST (History)
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Description Kostas Karolemeas 2011-01-13 02:59:07 PST
Although not yet supported by mobile devices, 3D Textures are available by the majority of modern graphics cards for desktops and laptops/notebooks. They have been used in a variety of applications such as medical imaging (3D anatomy and pathology visualization from 2D CT/MR slices), special effects for gaming (clouds, fogs, etc), mechanical engineering (visualization of engine operation) and geological engineering (e.g. oil exploration).

Since WebGL targets span from mobile devices to powerful graphics workstation, support for 3D Textures should be offered as an extension that will be initially available only on desktops and power laptops.