Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 5 Aug 2009.
Scary thought: Even flashier [read: unusable due to over-usage of Flash] web sites.
Anything that gets browsers out of the dark ages vis a vis 3d graphics has my full support!
i dread the day that i am all wrinkly and witness some younguns viewing this very page, laughing at how primitive it is!
Yep, scary thought. We can look forward to even more complex and impossible to navigate sites in the future.
as far as i was aware, flash 10 has support for GPU acceleration anyway?
have to upgrade your video card to surf the net every few months when more and more overly complicated/badly coded sites appear.
Just as long as they're concentrating on 3D graphics and not trying to take over the world with monsters
Have to wonder if direct GPU hardware access represents a security concern.
Holy shades of VRML Batman!
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Now companies and universities can foist their second life pavilion like visions on us through their websites too.
VRML was awesome! +1 for the old skool reminder
They still teach us about VRML in school
PS. At least I can trust that NoScript will block this WebGL.
well this looks very promising but we have to wait until next year do'h ><
I hate even installing Flash. Yay.
OMG. No security concerns there then.
extremely limited support. The rendering is done in software, only the compositing is done on the gpu.
Ah the thin client gains yet more weight. Time for the browser to go to the fat farm.
Google already has a 3D api for browsers, O3D. And it runs pretty fast. So I would expect WebGL to perform similarly (since O3D uses OpenGl/D3D). No, you couldn't run a AAA game, but indie games you could. Plus, it's not just about games. A site running O3D/WebGL could make use of shaders, and achieve pretty interesting effects.
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