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WebGL Beginner's Guide by Brandon Jones, Diego Cantor

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What kind of rendering does WebGL offer?

WebGL is a 3D graphics library that enables modern Internet browsers to render 3D scenes in a standard and efficient manner. According to Wikipedia, rendering is the process of generating an image from a model by means of computer programs. As this is a process executed in a computer, there are different ways to produce such images.

The first distinction we need to make is whether we are using any special graphics hardware or not. We can talk of software-based rendering , for those cases where all the calculations required to render 3D scenes are performed using the computer's main processor, its CPU; on the other hand we use the term hardware-based rendering for those scenarios where there is a Graphics ...

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