Cesium Version B27 Released

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Cesium version b27 is now available for download.

This version includes order-independent transparency (OIT), a new technique that improves the visual quality of overlapping translucent geometry to make it more clear what is in front.

Extruded country boundaries and sensors in b26 (before OIT).

Using OIT in b27. Note the differences in the blue sensor on the right near the globe compared to b26.

For a full list of changes, see the change log.

The new Data and Assets List also coincides with this release. This list includes imagery and terrain for Cesium applications, including the new high-resolution STK World Terrain (compatible with b26 and later releases), which has up to 3 meter resolution in the United States.

Grand Canyon National Park using the previous terrain tileset, Small Terrain.

Grand Canyon National Park using using STK World Terrain.

See the difference for yourself in the Terrain Sandcastle example.

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