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Babylon.js

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.

CDN

For the preview release, use the following URLs:

A list of additional references can be found here.

npm

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": [
        "babylonjs",
        "anotherAwesomeDependency"
    ],
    ...

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.

Usage

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
    camera.setTarget(BABYLON.Vector3.Zero());
    // 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 using the SphereBuilder
    var sphere = BABYLON.MeshBuilder.CreateSphere('sphere1', {segments: 16, diameter: 2, sideOrientation: BABYLON.Mesh.FRONTSIDE}, scene);
    // Move the sphere upward 1/2 of its height
    sphere.position.y = 1;
    // Create a built-in "ground" shape;
    var ground = BABYLON.MeshBuilder.CreateGround("ground1", { width: 6, height: 6, subdivisions: 2, updatable: false }, scene);
    // Return the created scene
    return scene;
}
// call the createScene function
var scene = createScene();
// run the render loop
engine.runRenderLoop(function(){
    scene.render();
});
// the canvas/window resize event handler
window.addEventListener('resize', function(){
    engine.resize();
});

Contributing

If you want to contribute, please read our contribution guidelines first.

Documentation

Contributing

Please see the Contributing Guidelines.

Useful links

  • Official web site: www.babylonjs.com
  • 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 Maya
  • 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

Features

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