onsdag den 25. marts 2009

Khronos Launches Initiative to Create Open Royalty Free Standard for Accelerated 3D on the Web

Forestillingerne om cyberspace havde ikke været de samme uden 3D ... Vil fremtidens web have brug for 3D? Måske ... men jeg er ikke sikker ...

Fantasies about cyberspace would not have been the same without 3D ... Will the future web have the same need for 3D? Perhaps ... not certain ...


[...] With increasing performance, JavaScript is positioned to be a viable programming language for classes of applications currently written in C and C++.  Graphics developers targeting large audiences through web applications would be well-served by bringing additional graphics capabilities the web platform, particularly the ability to work with 3D.  OpenGL is available on every desktop operating system and a significant and growing percentage of embedded platforms have adopted OpenGL ES as their native graphics API.  As OpenGL is familiar to application developers, the fusion of OpenGL and OpenGL ES capabilities with the web platform holds great promise.  Mozilla has proposed exposing the OpenGL ES 2.0 API and capabilities to an ECMAScript container such as a web browser to enable the development of cross-platform 3D-capable web applications.  The working group will consider this and other proposals and any contributions from other working group members. [...]

Read more: http://www.khronos.org/news/press/releases/khronos-launches-initiative-for-free-standard-for-accelerated-3d-on-web/

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