Soon we’re expecting the release of a toolset for creating web based WebGl animations. It’s designed to be really lightweight with a very low level of complexity – as the developers say – “for dummies”. For now these guys  are just teasing us with demo version of this interesting and promising JavaScript 3D library, called three.js.

And now, let us introduce you to Ginger – the demo version – a facial rig which the user can modify. Ginger’s face can be shaped in a lot of forms, using the jQuery UI sliders. You can set the symmetry of the face, the width of the mouth, the shape of the eyes, to synchronize the lips… It’s up to you and your mood to choose the expression of Ginger – happy, smiley, grumpy, angry. Your choice is even the sex of the model!

Ginger has much more simplified functionality than the overall toolset. The work is still in progress, but we can give you some more information about the technical features:

Renderers: WebGL, <canvas>, <svg>, CSS3D, DOM, Software; effects: anaglyph, crosseyed, stereo

Animation: morph and keyframe

Loaders: binary, image, JSON

Utilities: full set of time and 3D math functions including frustum, quaternion, matrix, UVs

More technical details: here

To have fun with Ginger you must be a Chrome or Firefox user – it doesn’t load the model on Internet Explorer because of the usage of HTML5. So, for all IE fans here is a video where you can see what you’re missing ;)

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