WebGL Playground - Now Open
Written by David Conrad   
Saturday, 17 December 2011

WebGL is a 3D graphics interface that allows you to write 3D programs within a web browser using JavaScript. Now there is an easy way to get started - simply type in your WebGL script and see the results instantly at WebGL Playground.

 

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WebGL Playground is an online web development service, currently in beta, that allows you to create multiple files - html, css, js, glsl - to implement a 3D web app. You don't need to set up an editor or manage the code it is all done for you. You do need a browser that supports WebGl, of course, and is means Chrome or Firefox.  When you start a project the files are auto-generated with the skeleton code you need in every project and you can simply get on with writing the code that matters. There are currently three templates and a number of example projects in the gallery that can be used to start a project.

 

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The gallery itself is well worth a visit just to see the sorts of things that you can create with WebGL.

 

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You can try the WebGL Playground site without signing in, but if you want to save your files you will need to set up a free account.

 

 

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