Chapter 1. Overview of WebGL

WebGL is a technology that enables drawing, displaying, and interacting with sophisticated interactive three-dimensional computer graphics (“3D graphics”) from within web browsers. Traditionally, 3D graphics has been restricted to high-end computers or dedicated game consoles and has required complex programming. However, as both personal computers and, more importantly, web browsers, have become more sophisticated, it has become possible to create and display 3D graphics using accessible and well-known web technologies. WebGL, when combined with HTML5 and JavaScript, makes 3D graphics accessible to web developers and will play an important role in the development of next generation, easy-to-use and intuitive user ...

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