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Google brings 3D to web with open source plugin

segphault (724325) writes | more than 5 years ago

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maxheadroom (724325) writes "Google has released an open source browser plugin that provides a JavaScript API for displaying 3D graphics in web content. Google hopes that the project will promote experimentation and help advance a collaborative effort with the Khronos Group and Mozilla to create open standards for 3D on the web. Google's plugin offers its own retained-mode graphics API, called O3D, which takes a different approach from a similar browser plugin created by Mozilla. Google's plugin is cross-platform compatible and works with several browsers. In an interview with Ars Technica, Google product manager Henry Bridge and engineering director Matt Papakipos say that Google's API will eventually converge with Mozilla's as the technology matures. The search giant hopes to bring programs like SketchUp and Google Earth to the browser space."
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Here's an idea (1)

analysethis (868648) | more than 5 years ago | (#27668681)

We drop flash, silverlight, javafx and all the other browser plugins currently being concocted in favour of a browser standard. HTML Canvas anyone? That way my netbook might have a chance of running the new internets
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