Learn how to push boundaries of web based data visualizations using webGL. Currently, popular tools like D3js use SVG to render designs. SVGs can produce really beautiful visualizations, but are limited to the constraints of the DOM. WebGL on the other hand allows you to have direct access to the users GPU and therefore more power and speed for rendering large sets of data.
Julia will walk you through her process of learning how to move a D3.js/SVG force chart to webGL using the 2D gaming library Pixi.js. Julia will talk about the pros and cons of this method, lessons learned, and show you how to get started with Pixi.js and WebGL visualizations.
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