Developers working on Google Labs have come up with a plug-in, which is being touted as "a new, shader-based, low-level graphics API for creating interactive 3D applications in a web browser."
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While it is in its early stages, the Google developers are hoping that O3D will bring a new dimension to web browsing. As with most of Google Labs the API is open source, so other developers can tinker with it.
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Google is also hoping that by releasing the plug-in into the wild early will "help inform the public discussion about 3D graphics in the browser." Handily there's also a forum you can visit to give your two-penneth worth about 3D web browsing.
For more information on 03D, visit its blog at o3d.blogspot.com.
To view a real-time demo of what O3D can do, click here.
Via IT Pro