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|Date/Time:||16-Dec-2011 00:31:10 +0000|
|Subject:||Re: HTML5 panorama viewers|
Thanks for the info. Also, Android can access OpenGL ES -- that was true a year ago when I briefly looked at Android development. At that time I believe that there was a native interface from the Android SDK to OpenGL ES. That might have changed by now into a Java interface -- maybe something like JOGL. Again, haven't looked in a while.
Ben Newhouse wrote:
> This correct, WebGL is conveniently almost exactly built as bindings on top
> of OpenGL ES 2.0 (which is supported natively on most devices from the 3GS
> era on). WebGL isn't exposed in Mobile Safari yet but you can get access
> to it in a UIWebView with a few hacks.
> CSS3D is basically a way to take a rectangular object and position it in 3d
> space (as opposed to regular 2D css which allows you to move elements
> around a flat page). Since you can make a cube out of squares, you can
> just move them around to make a working pano. It's built on top of OpenGL
> ES, but highly abstracted away from it.
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Ken Warner <#removed#> wrote:
>> I'm a little fuzzy so I respond here hoping someone will clarify.
>> that OpenGL ES is supported by iOS on iOS devices.
>> But I could be wrong. I don't know what CSS3D is the interface to but I
>> suspect that it also is the CSS interface to OpenGL ES.
>> Jim Watters wrote:
>>> Attempt to get back on topic and summarize previous messages and ask
>> more questions.
>>> The goal is to show deep zoom 360 panorama on all devices, browsers, and
>>> platforms using one set of images.
>>> There are two options for HTML5; CSS3D and WebGL
>>> CSS3D is used by KRPano, PanoVR, EasyPano, and PTGui
>>> WebGL is used by KRPano, PTViewerNG, and a SaladoPlayer add on
>>> What are the differences and advantages or CSS3D and WebGL?
>>> From KRPano, CSS3D is very limited.
>>> So CSS3D is an intern solution for the lack of Flash on iOS devices. It
>>> never have full functionality.
>>> Will WebGL every be available on iOS devices? or browsers that currently
>>> support CSS3D?
>>> Well it seems like it is possible on iOS devices but the Apple overloads
>>> limited it.
>>> What is iAd developer? Will it be possible to open panoramas in the
>> browser and
>>> use WebGL?
>>> Google has added WebGL to Google Maps. "With WebGL your maps experience
>> is much
>>> better with 3D buildings, smoother transitions between imagery and the
>>> to instantly ?swoop? into Street View without a plugin."
>>> I do like how they added the names of the streets right onto the road.
>> And how
>>> (as before) only the high resolution tiles being viewed are downloaded.
>> But it
>>> is missing the fullscreen button. And the view did not resize when I
>> made the
>>> window bigger. (Firefox 8 on Windows 7)
>>> Microsoft does not like WebGL and wont be included in their browsers.
>>> consider it harmful.
>>> Microsoft has zoom.it using silverlight but a quick search did not find
>> any 360
>>> panoramas using this tech. With images the zooming was smooth but not
>>> This brings us to Jeffrey's request for help to build "an openGL
>> panoviewer with
>>> multiresolution (tile) support. Initially for iOS."
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