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Rain & Water Effect Experiments

Rain & Water Effect Experiments
Some experimental rain and water drop effects made with WebGL and shown in different demo scenarios. View demo Download source Today we’d like to share some WebGL experiments with you. The idea is to create a very realistic looking rain effect and put it in different scenarios. In this article, we’ll give an overview of the general tricks and techniques used to make this effect. Please note that the effect is highly experimental and might not work as expected in all browsers. Getting Started If we want to make an effect based on the real world, the first step is to dissect how it actually looks, so we can make it look convincing. You’ll also see that drops that are close to each other get merged – and if it gets past a certain size, it falls down, leaving a small trail. WebGL WebGL is a JavaScript API for rendering 2D and 3D graphics, allowing the use of the GPU for better performance. The first thing we need is a canvas element. First we’ll create our shaders. And this is the result:

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