When looking at the following image, do you spot something unusual in there?
Correct: It's the Internet Explorer. And it is running a WebGL application, specifically one of the WebGL demos
from the CopperLicht WebGL library
. How is this possible? Didn't Microsoft recently tell us that they won't support WebGL and go with their own developed Silverlight instead?
Yes, they did. But now, there is IEWebGL
IEWebGL is still in beta, but it is already usable. All CopperLicht demos and everything created with the WebGL editor CopperCube
for example seem to work flawlessly. (Well, except for keyboard input currently which is a small missing feature in CopperLicht itself and should be fixed soon). If you are developing a WebGL application, simply add IEWebGL to your site and it should run on every browser then. This is a big game changer, in my opinion. Can't wait for IEWebGL to get out of beta.