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JavaScript graphics

If Ajax is JavaScript's 2nd life, then maybe graphics is JavaScript's 3rd life.

Javascript is entering a new future as a graphics language.
3D graphics rendering on client side in Javascript.

Client side rendering of course scales very well. Server CPU is overloaded. Client has idle CPU and dedicated GPU.





canvas



WebGL

  


JavaScript libraries

If you are not a graphics specialist, you will probably want to use a high-level Javascript library that wraps WebGL in higher-level objects and methods.


Three.js



Test of Three.js

For all these demos, "View Source" to see the entire thing!







Debugging



Resources (colors, textures, skyboxes, music, key codes)

  

Colors


Textures


Cube maps (Skyboxes)


Music


Mouse and keyboard control



More advanced demo






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