OPEN STANDARDS consortium the Khronos Group has released the final WebGL 1.0 specification to enable hardware accelerated 3D graphics in HTML5 web browsers without the need for plug-ins.
WebGL is supported by browser vendors including Apple, Google, Mozilla and Opera. Multiple browsers are already shipping with WebGL implementations including the beta releases for Mozilla Firefox 4.0, all channels of Google Chrome 9.0, an Opera preview build, and Apple Mac OS Safari nightly builds.
Tools for creating 3D content for WebGL-enabled browsers include C3DL, Copperlicht , EnergizeGL, GammaJS, GLGE, GTW, O3D, OSG.JS, SceneJS, SpiderGL, TDL, Three.js and X3DOM.
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