WebGL related stories

WebGL-Based Everest Panorama Project Won a Red Dot Design Award

• Tags: award WebGL

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Everest Panorama has become the first WebGL project ever to win a prestigious Red Dot Design Award. Red Dot Design Award dates back to the year 1955. It is granted by the European institution Design Zentrum for outstanding achievements in the field of industrial design. The best works are showcased in the Red Dot Museum in Essen, Germany. The Everest Panorama project is a unique fusion of modern web technologies that seamlessly blends multimedia features with 3D environment, Yandex.Maps (a Google Maps equivalent) and panoramic pictures. It tells a story of an exhausting, yet fascinating journey of a group of mountain climbers to the summit of Mount Everest.

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WebAssembly support in Magnum OpenGL graphics engine

• Tags: WebGL OpenGL

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The open source C++11/C++14 and OpenGL graphics engine Magnum recently added first-class WebAssembly support. An article on the official blog explains how to easily compile your C++ projects to WebAssembly, compares it to asm.js and mentions a few useful tips for best online experience. Last but not least, there's a bunch of online demos that use both WebGL 1 and 2, showing how a single codebase can be run both natively and in the browser.

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WebGL helps machine learning comes to your browser

• Tags: WebGL Machine Learning

There’s now a JavaScript library for executing neural networks inside a webpage, using the hardware-accelerated graphics API available in modern web browsers. Developed by a team of MIT graduate students, TensorFire can run TensorFlow-style machine learning models on any GPU. TensorFire works using the WebGL standard, a cross-platform system for rendering GPU-accelerated graphics in browsers. WebGL supports GLSL, a C-like language used to write shaders, which are short programs used to transform data directly on the GPU.

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SIGGRAPH 2017: Khronos related sessions for August 1st - OpenGL, Vulkan & WebGL

• Tags: SIGGRAPH Vulkan WebGL OpenGL

SIGGRAPH 2017: Two great sessions today covering OpenGL, Vulkan and WebGL. Be sure not to miss "Cesium: 3D Globes on the Web" at 10:30AM and in the afternoon "NVIDIA: OpenGL and Vulkan Support for 2017". Get details on these sessions and other Khronos standards related sessions on the new Khronos website.

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WebGL Insights book now available for free

• Tags: WebGL

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The entire WebGL Insights book is now available for free in PDF format with permission from CRC Press. The 23 chapters on advanced WebGL topics from 42 authors and 25 reviewers is basically still the only book on _advanced_ WebGL. Get your copy today, and start making awesome WebGL content.

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Babylon.js v3.0 supports WebGL 2

• Tags: WebGL

Starting with v3.0, Babylon.js supports rendering using WebGL1 and WebGL2 contexts. The support is transparent for developers. By default the engine tries to get a WebGL2 context. If none is available then a WebGL1 one is retrieved. Learn more about Babylon.js v3.0 or get started on Github.

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Khronos Group welcomes the Portland Oregon Chapter

• Tags: OpenXR VR

The Khronos Group would like to introduce the latest Khronos Portland Chapter to the family. Joshua Young has been running the Portland meet up group for quite awhile now and currently has over 1600 members! If you are in the Portland area and have an interest in OpenXR and Virtual Reality, please take a moment to join the group. Learn more about starting your own Chapter.

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3D Web Fest at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco - June 30th

• Tags: WebGL

The third annual 3D Web Fest showcases top 3D web artworks with live presentations by their artists in a film festival setting. The 3D Web Fest is presented by the art and tech communities to illustrate the 3D capabilities of the web. Experience the most innovative commercial, non-commercial, experimental or game-based projects made with WebGL, WebAudio, Javascript, CSS, HTML5, Three.js, and VR. Rub shoulders with thought leaders, influencers and creators in 3D Web. Admission includes complimentary drinks at pre-event reception. All proceeds benefit non-profit organizationCODAME ART + TECH.

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3D/Mixed Reality Day in Milano

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The Khronos Milano Chapter is excited to collaborate with Microsoft Italia inaugurating the first event in Milan, Italy on June 6, showing the new 3D frontiers for Virtual Reality enthusiasts, advocates, creators, users and consumers. Bringing together a fantastic lineup of speakers coming from all over Europe, at the 3D & Mixed Reality Day attendees will have a unique insight into new technology advancements and business possibilities opening up in the Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality industries.

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Neil Trevett talk from AWE on the current state of WebVR/WebAR

• Tags: glTF Vulkan WebGL OpenXR

Neil spoke at AWE 2017 last week on the current state of WebVR/WebAR, and the opportunities and challenges associated to it. The slides are now available online.

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