I’m preparing for our Mozilla meetup in Malaysia this evening but wanted to publish the presentation I gave yesterday at the 2011 Malaysia Open Source Conference in Penang.
I want to thank my colleagues at Mozilla, Chris Heilmann and Robert Nyman, as their presentations provided significant inspiration and content for my own presentation.
I wanted to thank the MOSC 2011 secretariat for the invitation to speak and the coordination for the event.
Here are my notes on my “introduction to WebGL” talk from BarCamp Bangkok 4.
NOTE: I said that Firefox 4 beta 6 shipped with WebGL on by default. That’s not true. One needs to go into about:config, search for ‘webgl’ and switch “webgl.enabled_for_all_sites” to ‘true’. Hopefully beta 7 will ship with WebGL on by default.
UPDATE: excellent overview video by Mozilla engineer Vlad Vukićević:
WebGL: Bringing 3D to the Web – 2010 GPU Technology Conference
Introduction to WebGL: 3D on the web
BarCamp Bangkok 4 (2010), Sripatum University
What is WebGL?
- Web platform API for accelerated 3D rendering
- available in Firefox 4 beta, Chromium, Webkit nightly
History of WebGL
- early prototype by Vladimir Vukićević (Mozilla) in 2006
- March 2009 – Khronos Working Group: Mozilla, Google, Apple, Opera
- December 2009 – WebGL draft
- Web browser: WebGL
- OS drivers: OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Direct3D
- Graphics Hardware
- Firefox on Android, Maemo/Meego
- Webkit? (Android?)
Applications of WebGL
WebGL developer libraries
Just a quick note to let you know that the 2009 Firefox Developers Conference in Tokyo will be on Sunday, Nov. 8th
Firefox Developers Conference 2009 – アドオンで Web の未来を切り開く！
The theme of this year’s developer conference is Add-ons, including Jetpack. The event is free but registration is required. Mozilla’s Aza Raskin and Chris Blizzard’s keynotes will be in English, but the rest of the presentations will be in Japanese.
If you would like to attend but do not read/write Japanese, please leave a comment here and I can help get you registered. Hope to see you there!
UPDATE: for review, also take a look at the Firefox Developer Conference Summer 2007.
If the future interviews in this new Tech Luminaries series are as good, it wll be a great podcast.
Pretty slick Canvas demo: Canvas 3D & Flickr
More info here: Canvas in full 3D
via Mona Nomura
More details at Brendan’s blog post.
UPDATE: Andreas Gal and Mike Shaver also share comments on TraceMonkey.
I’m in Taipei, Taiwan today to speak at COSCUP 2008 (Conference for Open Source Coders, Users and Promoters), one of Taiwan’s leading OSS events.
Today, I’ll be speaking about Firefox 3.1, the new TraceMonkey announcement, and will do a quick overview of the major Mozilla Labs efforts. Tomorrow I’ll speak about Fennec, Mozilla’s mobile project.
Hope to see you there!