WebGL2RenderingContext.createVertexArray()

This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The WebGL2RenderingContext.createVertexArray() method of the WebGL 2 API creates and initializes a WebGLVertexArrayObject object that represents a vertex array object (VAO) pointing to vertex array data and which provides names for different sets of vertex data.

Syntax

WebGLVertexArrayObject gl.createVertexArray();

Parameters

None.

Return value

A WebGLVertexArrayObject representing a vertex array object (VAO) which points to vertex array data.

Examples

var vao = gl.createVertexArray();
gl.bindVertexArray(vao);

// ...
// calls to bindBuffer or vertexAttribPointer 
// which will be "recorded" in the VAO
// ...

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebGL 2.0
The definition of 'createVertexArray' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.
OpenGL ES 3.0
The definition of 'glGenVertexArrays' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the (similar) OpenGL API.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No support [2] Nightly build [1] No support No support No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support No support No support No support No support

[1] WebGL 2 is enabled by default in Firefox Nightly. To enable it in a release version of Firefox, set the preference webgl.enable-prototype-webgl2 to true in about:config.

[2] To use an experimental implementation of WebGL 2 in Chrome, you have to start Chrome with the runtime flag --enable-unsafe-es3-apis.

See also

License

© 2016 Mozilla Contributors
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/api/webgl2renderingcontext/createvertexarray