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Hey everyone,


I see everyone talking about WebGL in here, but I still use classic canvas graphics. Is this method going to be outdated, or is WebGL only an alternative ?


Anyway, I haven't found any good tutorial to start learning WebGL. I have never used OpenGL and all the tutorials I've found were talking about shaders and stuff, while they never explain what it is :(

Do you know some good tutorials ?


Thanks in advance

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I don't know about tutorials but its a format that seems to be being favoured by Chrome and Firefox browsers but not by IE or Safari. Given IE usage is going down I don't think Microsoft can force whatever their own patented alternative would be like they might have been able to do several years ago.

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Well, many people nowadays just lean towards Three.js as an abstraction layer for common tasks.

But I prefer to understand the code behind as well, so I can recommend these sites for an introduction:


- Learning WebGL: http://learningwebgl.com/blog/?page_id=1217

- WebGL Essentials: http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/webgl-essentials-part-i/

- Getting Started with WebGL: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/tutorials/getting_started_with_webgl

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