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Learning WebGL Appoints Tony Parisi Editor-in-Chief

Learning WebGL, a leading site for learning browser-based 3D programming, today announced that it has appointed Tony Parisi as Editor-in-Chief. Giles Thomas, site creator has been named Editor Emeritus, in recognition for his pioneering efforts developing an invaluable educational destination for WebGL.

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Rayscribe beta available to build and deploy HTML5/WebGL applications in the cloud

Rayscribe offers a unique end-to-end browser based solution to build and deploy HTML5/WebGL applications in the cloud. Using stories, layers and scripting, users can create a wide range of interactive applications. Highlights include: Fully browser based, no plugins, no downloads required; Project collaboration; Easy to use Scene and UI Composers; Resource editor for HTML templates/CSS/Javascript/Audio/Video/Shader; Model management and Preview and one click publish. We hope users will enjoy creating WebGL based applications using Rayscribe.

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Mozilla making the Web a gaming platform with Unreal 3 engine in a browser

Mozilla is investing in Firefox OS which explains why the company has been working on WebGL, in order to bring 3D graphics to the browser, Emscripten, a tool for compiling C++ applications into JavaScript, and asm.js, a high performance subset of JavaScript. Mozilla also announced at GDC that it has been working with Epic Games to port the Unreal 3 engine to the Web.

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WebCL Q&A with Adrien Plagnol and Frédéric Langlade-Bellone

Streamcomputing is featuring a Q&A about two developers from Lyon France, Adrien Plagnol and Frédéric Langlade-Bellone, who received a fair amount of attention for their WebCL plugin.

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OpenCOLLADA updates, glTF streamlined content delivery from COLLADA to OpenGL, OpenGL ES and WebGL

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The COLLADA working group announces that it has delivered on key objectives agreed with the COLLADA community over the last year. By working with NetAllied, the OpenCOLLADA open-source importer/exporter has been significantly upgraded to provide proven, robust operation and hosted on GitHub for free and easy adoption by tools vendors and the COLLADA community. The OpenCOLLADA SDK offers direct write and parsing import capabilities, and robust support for full COLLADA import/export, which is superior to many commercial solutions. The COLLADA working group also announced the formation of the new “glTF” project to define a final stage OpenGL Transmission Format to enable rapid delivery and loading of 3D content by OpenGL®, OpenGL ES or WebGL™ APIs. More details are available in the press release.

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WebGL Momentum Creating the Industry’s most Secure and Portable 3D Platform

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The Khronos Group today announces that multiple WebGL 1.0.1 implementations are now fully conformant on a range of desktop and mobile platforms – with many more to follow. In addition, the WebGL 1.0.2 specification and a set of extensions have been submitted for ratification and are expected to be formally released in April 2013.

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Turns your smartphone into Web-based game controller with WebGL

World Wide Maze is a pretty basic ball-rolling game, but at it's core is something quite interesting. The first is a link to the mobile version of Chrome that turns your smartphone into a PC game controller. The second is of course that World Wide Maze works off the WebGL standard, and it requires pretty decent system specs for a browser game, including 1GB of RAM and a 256MB graphics card for hardware acceleration.

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WebGL-based MOOC on Interactive 3D Graphics

Udacity and Autodesk are now offering a MOOC on the basics of interactive 3D graphics. A MOOC is a massive open (i.e. free) online course. The self-paced course is based on WebGL through the popular three.js library. 19,000 people have signed up so far.

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Udacity offers WebGL course “Interactive 3D Graphics”

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Brought to you in partnership with Autodesk, this class will teach you about the basic principles of 3D computer graphics: meshes, transforms, cameras, materials, lighting, and animation. By the end of this class you will know enough to make an animated 3D demo program that runs in a web browser, while also understanding the basic principles of how realistic computer images are generated. Course Instructors are Eric Haines from Autodesk and Gundega Dekena.

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Boston WebGL Meetup is looking for a new organizer

The Boston WebGL Meet-up is looking for a new organizer. As Meetup.com points out, "Without an Organizer, it will disappear from our website in 12 day(s)." Anyone in the Boston area who is interested, is urged to contact the Meetup group. The Khronos Group would also love to have a Chapter Leader in the Boston area.

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