Thursday, October 7th, 2010p>File this one in the crazy cool hacks category. Peter Nitsch has been experimenting with using Flash to access a user’s webcam, and then feeding this data into WebGL:
I tend to stay away from the HTML5 vs Flash “debate”, principally because I think it’s inane. Both platforms offer certain advantages over the other and some interesting results can be achieved by utilizing their strengths. Case in point, Flash’s built-in webcam support and WebGL’s hardware-accelerated 3D graphics are features that only exist in their respective platforms (for now). Bridging the technologies produces something unattainable by only using one, as the following quick examples illustrate.
How does he integrate these two technologies?