Master thesis: Optimized Particle System for WebGL 1.0

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We mentioned a while back that we have two students doing their master thesis at the Defold Foundation. The two students, Lars and Oskar, will in their thesis “explore the possibilities of optimizing a GPU-accelerated, collision based WebGL 1.0 particle system through different techniques and suitable extensions, in order to create a low-end system that outperforms a native implementation.”

The work is to a large extent academic with plenty of research, but there will be hands on work done in WebGL to set a baseline for GPU accelerated particles and then a prototype built using Defold to try and match the WebGL baseline. Screenshot from the WebGL baseline:

And a quickly hacked together prototype in Defold (they started working in Defold just a few days ago):

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#2

It looks amazing!

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#3

Nice!

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#4

talented persons

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#5

Another demo:

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I am so hyped. I (ab)use the particle system so much, this is going to be great.

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