Now that i think about it, this could probably be useful for
displaying chemical molecules. From what i understand jmol has been on
the wishlist for quite a while. I don't know how much would be
involved in this, but we could conceivably make a js molecule viewer
(on the theory js is better than java). At the very least it could
display simple molecules.
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On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 2:31 PM, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
2009/9/22 bawolff <bawolff+wn(a)gmail.com>om>:
We could display 3d world files (VRML and what
not. which honestly
this whole webGL thing imho seems to vrml/x3d what canvas is to svg -
two sides of the same coin. but than again i'm not all that familiar
with it). I'm not sure how useful that'd be. Could display 3d shapes
perhaps where the user could control the viewpoint. Maybe to make
3d-tour esque things where you could look arround a place. Overall the
uses of such a thing seem rather minimal.
Displaying 3D models is an obvious and useful one! I wonder if the
rendering speed is useful. (The Firefox 3 and 3.5 SVG renderer is
usably accurate, but *really slow*.)
We'd probably need a server-side renderer to drop back to. But yeah,
that's a use for this.