Babylon.js: a complete JavaScript framework for building 3D games with HTML 5 and WebGL
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Getting started? Play directly with the Babylon.js API using our playground. It also contains a lot of samples to learn how to use it.

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Any questions? Here is our official forum.


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For the preview release, use the following URLs:

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BabylonJS and its modules are published on npm with full typing support. To install, use:

npm install babylonjs --save

This will allow you to import BabylonJS entirely using:

import * as BABYLON from 'babylonjs';

or individual classes using:

import { Scene, Engine } from 'babylonjs';

If using TypeScript, don't forget to add 'babylonjs' to 'types' in tsconfig.json:

    "types": [

To add a module, install the respective package. A list of extra packages and their installation instructions can be found on the babylonjs user on npm.


See Getting Started:

// Get the canvas DOM element
var canvas = document.getElementById('renderCanvas');
// Load the 3D engine
var engine = new BABYLON.Engine(canvas, true, {preserveDrawingBuffer: true, stencil: true});
// CreateScene function that creates and return the scene
var createScene = function(){
    // Create a basic BJS Scene object
    var scene = new BABYLON.Scene(engine);
    // Create a FreeCamera, and set its position to {x: 0, y: 5, z: -10}
    var camera = new BABYLON.FreeCamera('camera1', new BABYLON.Vector3(0, 5, -10), scene);
    // Target the camera to scene origin
    // Attach the camera to the canvas
    camera.attachControl(canvas, false);
    // Create a basic light, aiming 0, 1, 0 - meaning, to the sky
    var light = new BABYLON.HemisphericLight('light1', new BABYLON.Vector3(0, 1, 0), scene);
    // Create a built-in "sphere" shape; its constructor takes 6 params: name, segment, diameter, scene, updatable, sideOrientation
    var sphere = BABYLON.Mesh.CreateSphere('sphere1', 16, 2, scene, false, BABYLON.Mesh.FRONTSIDE);
    // Move the sphere upward 1/2 of its height
    sphere.position.y = 1;
    // Create a built-in "ground" shape; its constructor takes 6 params : name, width, height, subdivision, scene, updatable
    var ground = BABYLON.Mesh.CreateGround('ground1', 6, 6, 2, scene, false);
    // Return the created scene
    return scene;
// call the createScene function
var scene = createScene();
// run the render loop
// the canvas/window resize event handler
window.addEventListener('resize', function(){

Preview release

Preview version of 4.0 can be found here. If you want to contribute, please read our contribution guidelines first.


Useful links

  • Official web site:
  • Online playground to learn by experimentating
  • Online sandbox where you can test your .babylon and glTF scenes with a simple drag'n'drop
  • Online shader creation tool where you can learn how to create GLSL shaders
  • 3DS Max exporter can be used to generate a .babylon file from 3DS Max
  • Maya exporter can be used to generate a .babylon file from 3DS Max
  • Blender exporter can be used to generate a .babylon file from Blender 3d
  • Unity 5 (deprecated) exporter can be used to export your geometries from Unity 5 scene editor(animations are supported)
  • glTF Tools by KhronosGroup


To get a complete list of supported features, please visit our website.


Babylon.js is automatically built using Gulp. For further instructions see the readme at /Tools/Gulp.