March 04, 2010

3D - new rendering engine for PCs

3D is coming to a browser near you in near future. Both Firefox & Webkit are about to be 3D enabled with new real-time ray tracing technology via XML3D spec. Native render.

"A group of researchers plans to release a version of the Firefox browser that includes the built-in ability to view 3D graphics. They've integrated real-time ray tracing technology, called RT Fact, into Firefox and Webkit. Images are described using XML3D, and the browser can natively render the 3D scene."

The browser will be released within a few weeks, the researchers say, and they are checking with the Mozilla Foundation about whether they can call it Firefox.

Posted by staff at March 4, 2010 08:07 AM