Google is breathing new life into its effort to bring hardware-accelerated three-dimensional (3-D) graphics to the Internet. Google is rebuilding its languishing O3D browser plug-in for accelerated 3-D Web graphics using Mozilla's WebGL standard. The result could bring 3-D graphics on the Internet closer to practical realization while also forging more cooperation between Google and Mozilla.
Nevertheless, Google is committed to bringing 3-D technology to the Web. "We are strong supporters of 3D on the Web and are working hard to bring this functionality to browsers through technologies like O3D and WebGL," says Google's Eitan Bencuya.
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