WebGL around the net, 17 Sep 2013

It’s not just for 3D anymore! This week in WebGL features video processing, video interface, and timeline visualization.

  • The Google Data Arts team has cranked out another interesting video processing showcase, this time for Arcade Fire’s “virtual projection” piece Just a Reflektor. Use your mouse or connect a mobile device to control a variety of filters on top of the video. For the story behind the technology, check out http://www.chromeexperiments.com/detail/just-a-reflektor-tech-sandbox/
  • Goo Technologies is moving beyond gaming to innovate in user interface with their new Video Sphere Google Experiment. Famo.us beware?!
  • BEEDOCS, developer of multimedia timeline tool Timeline3D, has released a beautiful demo of Next-Generation Timelines in WebGL, accompanied by a thoughtful blog piece that explores the tradeoffs between building a web-based timeline in Flash, CSS Animations, and WebGL.
  • Fraunhofer IGD, long-time pioneer of X3D interactive graphics, has released version 1.5 of X3DOM, an X3D library written in WebGL. This version features general performance improvements, an improved experimental binary geometry loader, an experimental BVH refiner node with dynamic LOD, and new X3D component plugins for CAD and extended 3D geometry.
  • If you are going to be in New York City next week, try to pop by the NYC WebGL Meetup. They are also looking for presenters for the session.
  • Planning to go to next month’s HTML5 Developer Conference in San Francisco? Then you should attend my sessions – a one-hour session on Developing Web Graphics with WebGL, and a full-day training course featuring material from my newest book, Programming 3D Applications in HTML and WebGL.
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3 Responses to “WebGL around the net, 17 Sep 2013”

  1. I know how crazy it can be to put these things together, but I really must give you some grief for missing out on the most important WebGL news of the day!


  2. tony says:

    @Brandon it’s coming in today’s roundup! JEEZ

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