So I just got back from the ESRI User Conference 2013 in San Diego and wow, what a trip. Founded by Jack Dangermond, ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) is an industry leader and international supplier of Geographic Information System (GIS) software and geodatabase management applications. The company has an installed base of more than one million… Read More


Over the past few years I have been engaging a lot more with various entities in Denmark. One such group that has recently caught my attention is the Danish library system. Now I remember coming across this report years back about the city of Aarhus Main Library’s Transformation Lab. Recently Dave Arendash and I were… Read More


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


…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


When out in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley tech scene it is not the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) industry I hear about leading the charge in technical innovation. It is the chatter of the millions given and insane evaluations of those either in the cloud, selling user data, social, gaming, or insert buzz word here. Yet… Read More

Mixed Reality Gaming

Charting unknown territory is definitely nothing new for the Danes. Danish companies such as Vestas, Lego, and Unity3D are conquering their industries in a way that would make their viking ancestors proud. Now entering this group is Playingmondo, a platform for creating and interacting with location based experiences. For those not familiar with location-based services,… 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

At Google HQ in Mountain View, California right now attending WebGL Camp #3. WebGL Camp is a full day affair of WebGL demos, presentations, and code. A nice write up by fellow attendee Ates Gursimsek. See the videos when available at the WebGL Camp Youtube Channel . [ herbal viagra | who makes viagra |… Read More

April 28th was the first WebGL Meetup here in the Bay area with a great mix of industry titans to garage developers. Managed by the Khronos group, WebGL is a web-based graphics library that extends the capability of the JavaScript programming language to allow it to generate interactive 3D graphics within any compatible web browser… Read More

I have discovered my own ‘Angry Birds’ style game addiction with Cycleblob. Released earlier this week, this Tron inspired game allows the player to control a light cycle and compete against other computer controlled racers on various 3D tracks. Beyond the cool factor of being able to race a Tron light cycle, the game utilizes… Read More

I have talked about it before, but today at GDC2011 the Khronos Group released the final specification for WebGL, a specification that brings OpenGL hardware-accelerated graphics to supporting web browsers. Official press release. Back to the show! [ buy levitra online viagra | cialis woman | viagra young men | cialis okay for women |… Read More

With the Game Developers Conference (GDC) right around the corner, I am excited to see what the conference will bring this year as last year was a blast. On the list of things is the Unity3D booth. Unity is a tool for video game development that has taken the international gaming industry by storm. This… Read More

We wrote about Google 3D body browser before.  Well now you can have the same 3D experience using some of the new Power Tablets coming out like the Motorola’s Xoom Seen blow. The honeycomb OS release does much better 3D support and from the video below (via VentureBeat); it works pretty well. Course this does… Read More

I was at the WebGL Camp today at SRI and the WebGL team from Google gave us a sneak peak at a web3D medical application called the Google Body Browser. (video)  After watching the video at the link, one can quickly see the possibilities of how this could help anatomical education. As promised; an initial… Read More