Today Mozilla and the Khronos Group announced that Mozilla will be leading an initiative to bring accelerated 3D to the Web. Mozilla will work with the Khronos Group to extend the exploration process of what an initial take of 3D on the Web should look like to a wider audience.
Mozilla’s Graphics Team Lead, Vladimir Vukicevic, writes more about the initiative on his blog. “Finally, people are doing more and more on the Web, and are coming to expect more from the applications that they use. Web applications already have access to features that have traditionally been reserved for desktop apps, including being able to work while offline, storing data locally, multiple choices for 2D graphics, and native audio and video support. Adding 3D to this mix ensures that current Web apps can experiment with new user experiences, while also enabling new classes of web applications.”