The free WebGL 3D engine CopperLicht has just been released by Ambiera in version 1.6. CopperLicht now supports Particle Systems (a technique for rendering effects like fire, smoke, rain and snow), and includes improvements like 600% faster Billboard rendering. The 3D engine is now fully compatible to the also recently released WebGL editor CopperCube 4. The CopperLicht SDK can be downloaded and used freely.
WebGL has been supported on the Android platform via a number of official and unofficial workarounds, which normally required the device owner to have root access. This beta release marks the first time Google is officially allowing users to enabled WebGL via a toggle inside the browser.
The London UK WebGL Meetup is pleased to have Peter O'Shaughnessy speaking from Pearson. He will speak on WebGL. Peter will introduce WebGL, the powerful graphics API for the Web, for the rest of us. He'll show how you can quickly get going using the open source Three.js library. And he'll show some of the best examples from around the Web along the way. Peter O'Shaughnessy is a developer in Pearson's Future Technologies team.
Flare3D engine lets you create 3D content quickly for Flash. Flare3D has just announced it has started working on an HTML5 and WebGL version. The Flare3D self proclaimed mission is to provide Professional workflow to create next-gen 3D web and mobile based applications! – same tools, same workflow, same file format!
The Computer Graphics Lab at the Alexandra Institute is holding a WebGL pathtracing Christmas competition. Complete rules and guidelines are available on their website.
As part of the NORAD Tracks Santa team, Analytical Graphics, Inc is using Cesium to build a 3D web map for visualizing Santa’s location on December 24th as he makes his way around the globe.
Rightware introduces Browsermark 2.0. Browsermark is a free to use benchmark designed to measure and compare the performance of any browser on any internet enabled device. In addition to measuring general browsing functionality such as page loading and conformance testing for HTML5 and network speed, Browsermark 2.0 tests your browser with WebGL, Canvas, HTML5, and CSS3/3D. You can test your browser right here, right now, with Rightware.
The company released a 100,000 Stars app today that allows you to look at all of the neighboring stars as seen from our own solar system. The app uses WebGL, CSS3D, and Web Audio to bring you an experience that’s similar to viewing the fictitious star chart navigation systems found in the spaceships of awesome sci-fi movies.
Omega Resistance a WebGL based co-op space arcade shooter with Gamepads, Rigid Body Physics and AI autonomous movement system. Runs only on Google Chrome, you will need to enable gamepad flag by going to chrome://flags and search for gamepad API and enable. Requires an XBOX 360 or PS3 controller. Does it run, what is your framerate and PC specs? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook (@GameTheoryLabs)