We are proud to announce our new floral live wallpaper – 3D Tulip. Following the best traditions of our popular 3D Rose live wallpaper this one presents you a view of tulip flower surrounded by neighbors in the field. The flowers gracefully sway on the wind and the view slowly rotates giving you a fully 3D overview of the scene. Live wallpaper reacts to gestures, rotating the scene in the direction of your swipes and homepage changes.
WebGL 2 recently became available in latest Firefox and Chrome so it was tempting to try out some of its new features. One of the most important WebGL 2 (and OpenGL ES 3.0, which it is based upon) features is instanced rendering. This feature reduces draw calls overhead by drawing the same geometry multiple times with altered transformations. It was supported in certain implementations of WebGL 1 too but required a certain extension. Most useful for foliage and particles, this technique is also quite often used to simulate fur.