WebGL is now part of all modern browsers and we believe that this give us an incredible ability to displaying 3D content right inside web page, without plugins or browser extensions.

 With FinalMesh, this is great since you don't have to know 3D mathematics, OpenGL, Shaders - nothing. Just regular Save As button and your 3d model is in the browser.
One more great thing - your clients or friends can view your 3D assets right in the browser, without downloading file and launching external application.

How to create WebGL model?

Save As WebGLSimple load any 3D model into FinalMesh application, in File menu select Save As, choose WebGL, select template and click Export. Upload html and rest files to your server.

How does it work?

Again, very simple. User opens new web page, web page will load 3D model and textures. Model will appear part by part, when content will be downloaded. In case of textures, initially model may be displayed without them, but when texture will be uploaded, model will be updated.

Of course it is possible to rotate camera and zoom in/zoom out.


Online demos

Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing (100KB)


'Transparent' Machines (8.7MB)

Atom Array

Atom array (624KB)


Technical information

FinalMesh saves data as html, javascript and data files. Data files are scene tree, geometry, textures and optional shaders.


Of course you may upload html file as is and everything will work, no changes are required. However if you want to customize default appearance and behaviour you can this as well.


We use AJAX for loading all data files, so all data downloaded in background and screen is updated when data is ready. However, this means that data should be on the web server. If you want to try it on your local computer, install local one. For instance, we used mongoose for our debugging reasons.

After initializing, script loads objects tree and materials definitions. Geometry and textures are download after that. Vertex and Fragment shaders are generated on the fly, depending on lights and available textures. For instance, when texture become available shader will be regenerated and texture will be displayed.

Data Format

Geometry is saved in our own format. It's very simple, quite compact and easy to load using java script.

Data size and Geometry Quality

Produced data files are quite compact. In most cases size is smaller than zipped 3d model in original file format. As result model will apper on the screen much faster then it will be downloaded as regular file.

Binary encoding with lossy compression is right choice for most cases. Despite of lossy nature, precision is very good. With viewport size of 1024 pixel, average error is about 1/100 of screen pixel. Normals are encoded with error no more than 1/100 of degrees. Triangle indicies are compressed using knowledge about order of points and previous triangles.

Generated data files with precomputed per vertex normals are:

Including HTML, CSS and Javscript.


Great point in WebGL is in almost unlimited customizability!

Many things can be changed on your own, however If you need some special features, modify existing ones, support your own 3d format, handle your very specific metadata or integrate 3D into your corporate site - feel free to contact us.

Great example of customization is Full Featured WebGL 3D Viewer Learn More

Coming soon

Current implementation is made on quite sophisticated level, but we are working on more advanced version. We are expecting to have followinng feature in the nearest future:

From time to time this list will be reduced and items will be in the list of features.

See also: WebGL Help, Templates, API

Transparent Machines, Atom Array models by Courtesy of Mike Winkelmann