How To create the Stripe Website Gradient Effect

Kevin Hufnagl reverse engineered Stripe’s Website Gradient Effect. Here’s what he found on the JavaScript side of things: Essentially they are using a minimalistic implementation of WebGL which they called minigl and a Gradient Class which is used to store all of our animation properties and control the animation. See the Pen Stripe Website Gradient …

Google Maps JavaScript API WebGL

I’m a huge mapping nerd, so I’m a sucker for the Maps JavaScript API WebGL beta which was announced at Google I/O back in May: Introduced are three new features: WebGL Overlay View lets you add custom 2D and 3D graphics and animated content to your maps. Tilt and heading can now be adjusted programmatically, …

Mars 2020 Entry Descent Landing

Relive the whole Mars 2020 Entry Descent Landing in your browser, in 3D, powered by Three.JS/WebGL 🤯 Here’s a few pointers to use: Use the ⏪ ⏩ at the bottom to speed up / slow down the animation Scroll over the pane on the left to jump between phases of the landing You can click …

GitHub Skyline — Your GitHub Story in 3D

Nice in-browser 3D-render of your GitHub History. You can download the result as a .stl file to run it through your 3D printer. Here’s my 2020 timeline for example: I take pride in the fact that my Saturdays (front row) and Sundays (back row) remain as good as empty, and that there’s an occasional gap …

Building Future UIs

The folks over at Formidable have been experimenting with Houdini and WebGL/Three.js to create futuristic UIs Futuristic sci-fi UIs in movies often support a story where humans, computers, and interfaces are far more advanced than today, often mixed with things like super powers, warp drives, and holograms. What is it about these UIs that feel …

How we built the GitHub globe

The GitHub homepage features a very nice rotating 3D globe, augmented with realtime data shooting around. Here’s how they built it: At the most fundamental level, the globe runs in a WebGL context powered by three.js. We feed it data of recent pull requests that have been created and merged around the world through a …

How Facebook 3D Photos work, and how to create one yourself

💡 Sparked by the 3D Ken Burns Effect from a Single Image post, I was reminded of a few other 3D photo things … About a year ago, Facebook announced a feature named “3D Photos”, a way to show photos taken with Apple’s “Portrait Mode” (or any other device that does the same) interactively: Whether …

Implementing Instagram Filters and Image Editing in React Native

William Candillon recreated some parts of Instagram’s editing process (namely the filter, rotate, and crop steps) in React Native. The filters are implemented with GL-React: Gl-react offers a really efficient paradigm for integrating React and OpenGL together. The library enables you to easily build scenes using React composability. For instance, consider an image with two …