Sunday, November 3, 2013

Using WebGL on Chrome (AKA: "Why don't I have the WebGLs?!?")

It occurred to me the other day that although WebGL is now available on more devices with Chrome than ever before, Google actually hasn't said a whole lot about who has it, how to get it, and what to look for if you don't have it. Today I'm going to try and fix that!

The TL;DR version is that with some predictable exceptions most devices that run Chrome can get to WebGL at this point, and an increasing number of them have it turned on without any action on the part of the user. If you don't have WebGL on your device of choice it's most likely because we've explicitly identified problems with your hardware or your device hasn't implemented the appropriate safeguards, but in most cases you can still turn it on manually if you really want to.