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Interesting WebGL galaxy/star simulator

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  • Bass

    http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/

    Really cool stuff, something I could see in a museum demo.

  • fanbaby

    @Bass: You know that WebGL is a relative  of OpenGL? That means that some developers here would rather program in JavaScript (oh, the horror) then learn/say something nice about WebGL Wink

    XAML, DirectX FTW...

    PS: I'm not oblivious to the fact that the gaming industry is mostly DirectX these days. But it can/will change fast, with the 2 leading mobile platforms using a variant - OpenGL/ES.

  • Bass

    I know this has the potential of turning into a ZOMG WebGL fail/rules epic thread, but I just thought it was interesting demo in its own right. If it was written in XAML with DirectX it would still be cool. Reminds me of Celestia, which is this really cool astronomy software.

  • cbae

    @fanbaby: Why should WebGL or OpenGL elicit any kind of compliment? It's one of many existing graphics APIs. Big f*cking whoop. Am I supposed to be amazed that a graphics API was embedded into a browser?

    Sure, the content itself is kind of neat, and I'm impressed with the work it took to create the content. But the fact that it runs in a browser is just meh. Who cares?

  • cbae

    @Bass: Yes, it's very interesting.  As far as the content goes, it would have been just as cool if it were created as a native code executable. Most of the work went into creating the content. What program it renders in is really irrelevant as far as impressiveness is concerned.

  • Bas

    @Bass:

    , Bass wrote

    I know this has the potential of turning into a ZOMG WebGL fail/rules epic thread, 

    And on the off-chance that it wouldn't, fanbaby decided to get things started.

     

    Anyway, it looks beautiful. I could definitely see this on a table or some sort of touch-wall in a museum, indeed.

  • Ian2

    Still waiting for the 'Focusing optics...' dialog to finish. 

    Is it Chrome specific? (I am using IE10)

  • fanbaby

    , Ian2 wrote

    Still waiting for the 'Focusing optics...' dialog to finish. 

    Is it Chrome specific? (I am using IE10)

    Don't close that tab, it'll take some time, but it will surly work Wink

  • Ian2

    @fanbaby:Gave up Scared  but then ran it in Chrome OK.

  • fanbaby

    @Ian2:I was always been told that my jokes are too complicated

  • Ian2

    @fanbaby:Don't worry, I got it.  (But I wouldn't advise you going into a Disney store to tell them a joke just now)

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