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WebGL Nyan cat (dropbox.com)
117 points by geuis on Jan 8, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 38 comments

With all this WebGL fun that is going around, I find it very annoying that I have to be missing out. I'm on Linux, using the Intel Mesa driver and while they say it on the WebGL support page that I should keep my drivers up to date, it's "too up to date" (7.11.2 and WebGL only works for <=7.9)... I mean, come on!

On chrome you can ignore the video blacklist[1] with '--ignore-gpu-blacklist' flag. My ubuntu only started seeing WebGL after I did this.

[1] http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=4ed2...

A warning: enabling WebGL on a known-bad set of drivers means arbitrary pages can now crash X.

We probably need some "click to play" like feature for WebGL, but it's a terrible user experience: you load a page, you get an offer "do you want to see the stuff yes/no" and sometimes when you click yes your machine hard locks.

It is a fair warning. I've had some bad bugs happening out of it, but most of them are some heavily custom shaders not loading.

There's a reason it's on a blacklist though! It's usually system stability issues, but it could also be security-related. Don't just globally ignore the blacklist without knowing why.

ah, cool, indeed it works! thanks!

Go to about:config, and set webgl.force-enabled to true There is a similar option for chrome/chromium in about:flags.

I really wish my volume wasn't so high when I clicked the link.

Whoa, there's audio! Firefox doesn't play the MP3s, unfortunately.


Because there are patents covering MP3 that don't expire until 2017.

What good is a patent in 2017 when the world is going to end in 2012?

For some reason the idea behind Nyan Cat blows my mind. "Hey, lets add a cat face to a poptart and make it shit rainbows"... "Yea, then lets add an annoying song to it and make it loop forever"

3 days later, and it's all the Internet can talk about.

We're a rather strange bunch.

Nyan Cat is perpetual motion applied

the rainbow is just a consequence


Just a hunch, but I'd say the song came first!

Mirror: http://www.alexpeattie.com/nyan-3d/

(Couldn't find one elsewhere, so uploaded files from this repo: https://github.com/canuckistani/Nyan-3D-Firefox-fix)

Dropbox has temporarily disabled due to traffic, anyone got an alternative link?

Dropbox apparently suspended the link due to too much bandwidth consumption. Does anyone have a mirror?

This made me giggle. It's really neat and well done - good job!

Why does he always just drop down and never come back, I miss that little kitty after the first 5 seconds!

I had the same issue until I figured your pointer controls the perspective.

If you click it pauses, and the soundtrack goes into Inception-mode.

Boy was I silly, I should have realized that, thanks!

And on the other end of the technical spectrum, in your terminal via Telnet.

`telnet miku.acm.uiuc.edu`

$ telnet miku.acm.uiuc.edu

bash: telnet: command not found

Heh, guess it's been a while.

I love it, and I'd love to read a post on how you did this!

Real author appears unknown.

My version is that it's Ricardo Cabello Miguel[0], he supposedly has tweeted it first[1], and the source code of the cat feels like some of his projects'.

[0] http://mrdoob.com/ [1] https://twitter.com/#!/mrdoob/status/146879933640228865

Nope. Wasn't me :)

The real author is Anonymous

I love the postrock/space-y sound it makes when you pause. Rotating around the frozen cat then feels like the space scenes in a bizarre rendition of "2001".

I think it's nyan cat song slowed down.

That song is really catchy.

You might like some of daniwellP's other works then - I'm quite partial to nekomimi switch myself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txejaggf8dg

I would love to see this one done similarly to nyan.cat where you have a timer and some witty nyaning comment. :)

It is really difficult to control the view with a mouse...

How long before the Mexican version gets a 3D upgrade?

This is awesome!


Absolutely love it. Nyan cat makes me feel genuinely happy.

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