Superior 3D Graphics for the Web a Step Closer
The WebGL (Web Graphics Library) is a new open source standard specification which is a continuation of previous projects Mozilla Canvas 3D, with the goal of three-dimensional graphics display through Web browsers without any special plug-ins. WebGL aims to enable web-based software to use the power of computer hardware graphics acceleration for 3D graphics produce superior to rival software applications offline.
WebGL The project is overseen by the Khronos Group, which manages all OpenGL applications. Earlier this year, Khronos WebGL formed a working group comprising representatives from companies like Mozilla, Google, Opera, Ericsson, Nvidia and AMD.
Google is a supporter of open source WebGL, but also is working on his own three-dimensional capability for browsers called O3D, which plans to build its own browser Chrome.
WebGL Standard is expected to be released during the first half of 2010, but some implementations will appear soon, according to Mark Steele, a programmer WebGL. Meanwhile, developers wanting to test may do so by downloading the Firefox version 3.7 and allows WebGL night. Developer Vladimir Vukicevic has instructions on its blog.