This past week was the REAL conference, an event organized mainly by Autodesk to explore the convergence of the professional 3D sensing, making & visualization industries.   From the website: “REAL is both an exclusive executive summit, REAL TALK, & a world’s fair of cutting-edge 3D demos, REAL LIVE. REAL is new and different: an immersive, hands-on,… Read More


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The Chrome Experiments site is packed with WebGL goodies like this one that came across my radar again today and it is too much fun not to share. This past summer Google Australia announced the release of the Build with Chrome online tool. Build with Chrome lets you explore and build a new world of LEGO… Read More


X3DomWebGLIGD

…with a smooth frame rate and built on open web technologies. The IGD team at Fraunhofer, a German research institute, is doing some really amazing things regarding delivering high polygon count web3d scenes on mobile devices using WebGL and X3Dom. X3Dom is a framework for integrating and manipulating X3D scenes as HTML5/DOM elements. Pat yourself on the back if you… Read More


CityEngine Web Viewer

Esri, a software development and services company providing Geographic Information System (GIS) software and geodatabase management applications, announced the availability of CityEngine Web Viewer in their ArcGIS Online product this week. For the bonus, the viewer leverages WebGL. Yes, this means anyone with a WebGL-enabled browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, FireFox) can navigate and explore uploaded… Read More


opera-12-beta (1)

Opera released version 12 of its web browser today with a number of new features, improved performance, and enhanced support for modern web standards. Feature Adds: – Support for better personalization and wallpaper-like themes. A variety of browser wallpapers can be selected from the Opera public gallery. – Support for CSS3 animations and transitions. – Preliminary support… Read More


google mapsGL

Not sure why this took so long. Perhaps dealing with the satellite view. Regardless, its pretty nice. You need to have a desktop with a good graphics card and a browser that supports webGL. The latest Firefox and Chrome should be fine. The two nice points, is VERY fast refresh, smooth transition from 2D to… Read More


Google Body Browser

Shame.  I really liked this little bit if HTML 5 demo code. Ellie K left a comment our original post when it first went public.  http://www.perivision.net/wordpress/2010/12/google-body-browser/ They did say in the post that the project would be open sourced somewhere else, but not details as to where and when.  Seems Google is shutting down quite… Read More


Here is a rather cool hack that connects a Microsoft Kinect device to a 3D avatar by German based Bitmanagement Software. Bitmanagement Software GmbH is a developer of real-time 3D rendering, augmented reality, and 2D/3D/video multimedia software and tools for interactive online capable applications on crossplatform consumer hardware, based on the international Web 3D standards… Read More


As an advocate of web3d and those efforts to make it ubiquitous, I have questioned why Microsoft has not supported WebGL in their Internet Explorer browser when every other browser maker does. Seems the problem for Microsoft with WebGL is over security concerns. A recent set of reports by UK-based Context Information Security, WebGL –… Read More