Making 100,000 Stars
Michael Chang posted a tutorial on HTML5Rocks.com about how he and the Data Arts Team and Google went about creating the 100,000 Stars Chrome WebGL Experiment. It’s a beautiful project and the tutorial covers how they handled it using three.js and css3d.
“The topics discussed here will be fairly broad, and require some knowledge of THREE.js, though it is my hope that you can still enjoy this as a technical post-mortem. Feel free to jump to an area of interest using the table of contents button on the right. First, I’ll show the rendering portion of the project, followed by shader management, and finally how to use CSS text labels in combination with WebGL.”