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Three.js Essentials by Jos Dirksen

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Chapter 1. Get Up and Running with Three.js

Three.js is an open source JavaScript library that allows you to create and render 3D scenes directly in your browser. Three.js provides an extensive API for this with a large set of functions. The online documentation for Three.js, however, is very sparse and doesn't provide information on how to create complex visualizations. In this book, you'll learn the essential parts of Three.js by creating a number of extensive examples so that after reading this book, you'll be able to create these kind of complex graphics yourself.

Before we dive into the examples that will help you learn the essentials of Three.js, we first have to set up an environment that you can use to experiment and play around with. Besides ...

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