HTMLTexture (EX9.Texture)

August 30, 2012 posted by: Elias

thanks to MESO for sponsoring and CEF and Chromium for doing the hard work, it’s finally possible to render web content (HTML, Flash, WebGL, etc.) directly into a texture using one of the two new nodes:

HTMLTexture (EX9.Texture String)

HTMLTexture (EX9.Texture URL)

as there’s no window involved at all in the rendering process this is also known as offscreen rendering. and, probably the best feature, the generated texture contains an alpha channel. so for example setting no background color on theelement of your HTML content will result in a completely transparent texture.

the new possibilities are of course endless:

  • build your own fancy 3d webbrowser
  • integrate web services directly into your application
  • generate content by using all the expressional power of HTML and JavaScript
  • or in combination with the new XML nodes patch a WYSIWYG editor or whatever nonsense you can come up with :)

the nodes are fully spreadable, so for example feed it with a spread of urls you last visited, add some scale/translate magic and voila, you patched the welcome screen like we know it from firefox or chrome.

with the key and mouse inputs you can redirect user input wherever it needs to go, so you could display several websites at once, but redirect user input to only one of them.

for more advanced usage scenarios use the JavaScript input pin in combination with the Execute pin. they allow you to run custom JavaScript code on the displayed web site.

if you want to test these new nodes download the latest alpha build of vvvv including the addonpack.

Flash demo

WebGL demo


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lasal
30.08.2012 - 21:28
Bravo!
u7angel
30.08.2012 - 23:09
yippieh !!! finally
everyoneishappy
07.09.2012 - 02:00

Just got around to having a play, super super nice :)

mandatory annoying feature creep question: will there be any chance of pulling out JavaScript variables in the future?

Elias
09.09.2012 - 18:22
yes there will.
everyoneishappy
10.09.2012 - 00:31
That’s great to hear, thanks.
m4d
10.09.2012 - 00:34
hooray for feature creep \o/ nothing like opening a can of worms..
jens.a.e
10.09.2012 - 10:09
sweet my a… Thx for the hard work!
fibo
09.10.2012 - 22:06
should be nice to have it in beta branch, to renew vvvv-patches contribution tutorial
metrowave
31.08.2012 - 06:55
This is big.
jzzxh
31.08.2012 - 11:50
big bang.
everyoneishappy
31.08.2012 - 16:17
wow
m9dfukc
01.09.2012 - 08:11
very nice ;)
u7angel
01.09.2012 - 14:45
sooo good, its working now..
efe
01.09.2012 - 19:29
wow, this is huge
colorsound
06.09.2012 - 16:26
great ¡¡
hrovac
06.09.2012 - 21:55
yeah! finally! .gif in my vvvv, no?

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