by, 02-02-2011 at 07:46 AM (9153 Views)
What? GPU raytracing in your web browser? Yes, check out Shader Toy by Inigo Quilez.
Most likely you will need to install WebGL which took me a few minutes to figure out what it is and where to find it. Eventually got it running on my Mac's Safari and Chrome. Nightly builds can be found here
Once up and running you will find a library of 2D and 3D sample shaders.. Some well known fractals and demo-scene implementations. Great place to play around and learn about shaders or math.
Actually reminds me Paul Falstad's page. Lots of Java apps to play around. Atom visualization, waves interference, math, physics, electronic circuitry. Probably one of my favorite toys. Nerdgasmic!