WebGL is a Javascript API for rendering interactive 3D / 2D graphics on the HTML5 canvas element. It is based on OpenGL ES 2.0.

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WebGL: Texture appears as black

I have a simple WebGL canvas, where I'm attempting to render a texture on a square. When working with textures as local files, all is fine. But when I try to load a texture from the web, I get a black ...
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What kind of physics to choose for our arcade 3D MMO?

We're creating an action MMO using Three.js (WebGL) with an arcadish feel, and implementing physics for it has been a pain in the butt. Our game has a terrain where the character will walk on, and in ...
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How are CSS and WebGL coordinates related? [on hold]

I'd like to build a simple framework which rendering combines web page DOM elements with WebGL, such that they're manipulable in the same coordinate space. How does the plain CSS coordinate system ...
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GPU skinning algorithm incorrectly distorts mesh

I've been trying to implement a GPU-based matrix palette skinning algorithm with WebGL, but the rendering appears incorrect even though I can't find evident conceptual problems in the underlying ...
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How to draw many identical quads in WebGL efficiently?

I have recently been trying to develop a more basic one of those 'falling sand'/'powder game' style games (See here) the past few months, and after prototyping on a plain canvas, then trying PIXI.js, ...
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Ward model implementation: specular component too weak

I'm trying to implement the Ward shading model, the anisotropic, computationally efficient version: This is how I made it: float alphaX=0.5, alphaY=0.5; // asinotropic roughness float ...
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How to manage frustum culling

I have a spherical clipmap based planet terrain. The entire planet is made from a ring geometry of 1 unit which the vertex shader moves to cover the entire planet of 6 million unit radius. But the ...
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Problem when animating MD5 model (GPU Skinning)

I'm trying to implement a GPU skinning version of the md5mesh.js by @tojiro (demo with CPU skinning) in WebGL (live demo of the project here, use WASD to move the camera around). The main concept is ...
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How do I draw a multi-object mesh at once?

This is a very elementary question. At the moment I am drawing lots of faces separately by setting a location uniform separately for each one of them. This is very slow. As I understand it, the ...
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WebGL rendering performance and frustum culling

When I render five boxes in WebGL with one texture for all of them, the app runs at 60 FPS, nice. But when I render 70 boxes the performance decreases to ~40fps... but only 5 of the boxes are visible. ...
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Can you have shader variables that vary per primitive?

A shader normally has values that vary per-vertex and values that vary per-fragment. Can you have values that vary only per primitive, such as per-triangle or per-quad?
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WebGL stereo on Linux

Is there any way for us to use frame-sequential stereo with WebGL without having to boot into Windows and use the DirectX hack?
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Omni-directional light shadow mapping with cubemaps in WebGL

First of all I must say, that I have read a lot of posts describing an usage of cubemaps, but I'm still confused about how to use them. My goal is to achieve a simple omni-directional (point) light ...
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Adding rivers to procedural generated terrain [closed]

I have an heightmap generated using libnoise (c++). I am loading it from the babylon.js framework (3dWebGL). I have my heightmap image file and also a river position image file, also generated using ...
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How can I reduce draw calls when using glBufferSubData and DYNAMIC_DRAW?

At first I had the problem where I had about 150 rectangles rendered every tick. I only used STATIC_DRAW and glBufferData. I added support for DYNAMIC_DRAW and glBufferSubData and now I have a very ...
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Custom lookAt function goes wild

I have written a custom lookAt function based on a lot of posts from all over the net, and it works very nice... except when a rotation (which is stored in a quaternion) crosses some 'threshold'. ...
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How can I restrict the rotation of an object to a subset of axes using quaternions?

I've got a question about quaternions in my WebGL application. How can I rotate an object only around two axes? For example, how can I exclude/nullify rotation about the Y axis? The problem is that ...
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Textures occasionally rendering twice on a particular face [closed]

I am learning how to render 3D objects using webgl (no third-party libraries). I am currently facing a very confusing situation however, where my textures are rendering apparently twice over a ...
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Is there an out-of-the-box way to create a custom non-convex polygon in three.js?

Does Three.js offer an out-of-the-box way to create custom non-convex polygon, or do I have to use THREE.Geometry and set faces manually? I'm guessing that ShapeGeometry has something to do with this, ...
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shader-based particle systems [closed]

I have a classic particle system where each particle is represented by a quad and, each time step, I move each particle. My target is webGL which means I don't have instancing, attribute divisors nor ...
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Best physics engine for OpenGL ES (different implementations)? [closed]

Can you recommend a good physics engine which is easily portable between WebGL and other OpenGL ES implementations like in Android and iPhone? I don't want a game engine. Only the physics part.
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WebGL (three.js) - rendering object behind camera far plane

I need to have one object that is always visible/rendered (a lens flare, to be exact). I don't want to set the camera far plane to the maximum possible distance between camera and the sun (performance ...
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bug in webgl phong shader: lighting rotates with object

I'm working on a simple phong shader in webgl, and I think I'm getting close but something is still wrong. Dead give away: if I have a billboard and have it roll (so it spins like a wheel), the part ...
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Why are some of my normals facing away from the camera?

I'm trying to use WebGL to render some simple models, and I'm running into issues where pixels near the edge of my model are passing normals to my fragment shader that point away from the camera. This ...
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Need to know the origin and coordinates for 2d texture and 2d/3d vertices in webgl

Long story short, I know my coordinates are off and I believe my indices might be off. I'm trying to render a simple 2d rectangle with a texture in webgl here's the code I have for the vbo/ibo: ...
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How to draw a circle with WebGL using GL_POINTS [closed]

I'm trying to draw a circle using simple vertices points and a big gl_PointSize value. I found this example and try to reproduce it on WebGL with no success.
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3d immersive Virtual Conference meeting environment development on the web (3d website)-Help required [closed]

I want to develop 3d immersive virtual collaborative conference meeting environment on the web i.e an immersive virtual environment for our university Teachers to attend and address conference ...
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JavaScript THREE.js webgl spotlight rendering

I'm playing with webgl/JavaScript/THREE and a spotlight. And I see unexpected results. And I don't understand what's going on, and I'm hoping you can point me in the right direction. In my particular ...
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Three.js: Lighting not calculating correctly on THREE.Geometry objects

I have a three.js (REVISION: '68') issue with the lighting of THREE.Geometry objects: I'm using the THREE.Geometry class to build up objects using vertices and faces, then I computeFaceNormals() ...
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Compress 16 bit raw data in webgl

I have a 3D volume where every voxel is 16 bits. Is there anyway I can use some kind of compression to store the data so I can use less video ram? Webgl supported different compressiosn if you enable ...
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How can I make a flapper game that scales to multiple aspect ratios?

So I've never made a game before besides a basic 4:3 aspect ratio flapper, so bare with me. Recently I had this wild idea that I wanted to make this complected (for a 2d) game in cca. Unfortunately ...
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Backface culling without light leaking through

I want to be able to see through walls, so to do this I used planes for the walls, and enabled backface culling. However with shadow mapping I have a lot of light leaking through: I read that using ...
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Is HTML5/WebGL performance unreliable on low-end Android tablets and phones?

I've developed a couple of WebGL games, and am trying them out on Android. I found that they run very slowly on my tablet, however. For example, a game with 10 sprites or so runs as 5fps. I tried ...
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WebGL wrong scaling of rectangle

I'm working with this tutorial http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/webgl/webgl_transforms/ and my result is, that the rectangle moves in the direction of it's scaling values, and also scales at ...
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Strange quaternion camera streching in WebGL

So after a lot of researching about quaternions I almost got the quaternion camera working. Almost, cause it rotates in a proper way only in a vertical axis. Other rotations stretches and deforms the ...
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(WebGL) Point light per-fragment issue

I'm using an FPS-like camera, this is the code: CAMERA mat4.identity(mat.mvMatrix); mat4.rotate(mat.mvMatrix,degToRad(-camera.pitch),[1,0,0]); ...
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First person camera world matrix issue (in THREE.js and webGL)

I'm trying to create a Portal-like effect in webGL using THREE.js. I have two scenes connected by a pair of portals. The view of the 2nd scene in rendered inside the 1st portal using stencils and ...
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How would one outline an alpha transparency layer in javscript and/or php? [duplicate]

I simply want an outline/edge detection of the character/item/object that is selected or doing something. I'm seeing lots of versions of this question for different languages, but I would appreciate ...
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best way of rendering more 3D models in three.js that not slow down page?

I am in the way of creating a 3D web game using threeJS library. This is a multi-player game that players are 3D human models in game, and I need to add a human 3D model for each player that enters ...
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How can I implement 3D textures using webgl?

I went through the google I/O video but did not get exactly how to do it. If somebody could point me to a simple 3D texture implementation using webgl, it would be helpful. i basically have a volume, ...
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How do I create menu with text in OpenGL?

How would I go about creating a menu system with fonts in OpenGL? I want to make a dungeon crawler and will need a menu for inventory and stats for the weapons. I can draw a world made out of blocks ...
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WebGL Multiplayer Game - Direction Needed (Shaders) [on hold]

I've started looking into making a multiplayer game for web browsers. I started with a book "WebGL Up and Running" and it has lead me to be more curious about more detailed aspects of OpenGL. In ...
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WebGL Development Environments [closed]

So I am just looking for some info on any or all WebGL 3D development environments, I unity 5 has it does anyone know of some others?
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possible way to bring canvas 2d animation in canvas webgl context

when added 2d animation canvas in 3d webgl canvas as texture, 2d animation and 3d animation both stopped working. Any reference for this.
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WebGL - Luminance textures from JPG images

Is there any way to create a WebGL texture with Luminance format from JPG image? JPG images have 3 color channels and luminance texture has only one channel. The problem is that gl.texImage2D can't ...
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Web-Based Traffic Simulation based on Discrete Event SImulation + AI

I'm working on the application of 2D web-based traffic simulation. I am looking for a library that is suitable for my application. I'm making an application based on discrete event simulation, each ...
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One draw call with one big mesh VS many draw calls with many little meshes

I have read that in order to optimize WebGL application, one should reduce an amount of draw calls. But does it mean that computing a one big mesh from all single meshes on CPU by modifying vertices ...
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Is it possible or not to share a geometry among many meshes and applied a different shaderMaterial for each?

I instanciate one PlaneGeometry, then I instanciate 200 meshes sharing this geometry and with their own instance of a given shaderMaterial. Here is a simplified version of the code : ... var geom = ...
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Strauss model : no specular component [duplicate]

I implemented the Strauss model with the metalness, transparency and smoothness parameters, taking the formulas from the book "Programming vertex geometry and pixel shaders", this is how I implemented ...
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How can I compute spotlight attenuation when I only have a spotlight cutoff angle?

I am trying to compute the spot light attenuation, though I don't have a spotCosCutoff (cosine of the spotlight cutoff angle) predefined variable in the shader so I have to compute it myself. This is ...