December 31st 2011
There have been many great WebGL demos this year, and in fact WebGL is even starting to see production use by big companies with the release of Google MapsGL. We saw glfx.js, which implements Core Image like filters in the browser using WebGL, impressively realistic water simulations, great music visualizations, Google Earth style 3d maps in the browser from Nokia, beautiful terrain generation demos and much much more. Libraries like Three.js and CSG.js continue to be invaluable tools to make these demos possible, and tooling is even coming along as well, with ThreeNodes.js, a visual WebGL scene editor in the browser. WebGL is bringing a whole new class of graphics applications, from games to Photoshop in the browser, and I can’t wait to see what 2012 will bring in this area!
Finally, make it your New Years resolution to watch Chris Williams’ excellent video, “An End to Negativity" and to better yourself and this community in 2012. Happy New Year, thanks for all your hard work this year, and keep it up in 2012 and beyond!