Khronos Starts Intitiative for 3-D Graphics on the Web

Mar 26, 2009

The Khronos consortium seized an offer from Mozilla and would like to create an accelerated, royalty-free standard for 3D graphics on the Web.

A working group, entitled "Accelerated 3D on Web,” has been established and is chaired by Mozilla. The goal is to have the first results of this effort ready within 12 months.

All interested parties are invited to take part. The working group will test a diverse array of applications for an API that the accelerated 3D graphics will make useable. OpenGL and OpenGL ES 2.0 along with JavaScript are among the prospects.

OpenGL and its applications are available on almost every desktop system. In the future, JavaScript is to become more and more efficient. Mozilla has recommended the use of the OpenGL ES 2.0 API in connection with a JavaScript container, along with the standardized version of the ECMAScript. Khronos member Google wants to bring its experience with graphics and web development to the fold.

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