WebGL - In-browser 3D rendering

Date:

Tuesday 10 January 2012

Time:
6.00pm for 6.30pm

Venue:
Room HC021, Southampton Solent University, Herbert Collins Building (Ground Floor)

Speaker:
Dr Nick Whitelegg, Southampton Solent University

Joint event with the Hampshire Branch and Southampton Solent University.

Currently, web applications are becoming more and more like desktop applications thanks to HTML5 and related technologies. One particularly exciting technology is WebGL, which allows developers to create in-browser 3D applications using OpenGL from within JavaScript.

This talk will give an overview of the WebGL technology and approaches to development. Ideally you should have a little experience with OpenGL or at least be aware of the basic principles of 3D applications, and have some experience of web development.

Dr Nick Whitelegg is a senior lecturer in Computing (Web Development) at Southampton Solent University and teaches on a range of undergraduate software development courses including Java and web development. He has contributed software and data to the OpenStreetMap mapping project and has developed an open source mapping site and associated tools for walkers.