Build your own HTML5 3D engine

  • Knowledge needed: Intermediate JavaScript, basic working knowledge with HTML5 Canvas
  • Requires: Text editor
  • Project Time: 1.5 hours

There are several off-the-shelf solutions for 3D on the web. However, these solutions are not appropriate for all sites and sometimes you need the full control that comes from knowing the ins and outs of your own codebase. When it came time to build, a site that features an interactive real-time rendered 3D model, we decided to build our own engine to ensure it turned out the way we wanted.

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