Cesium Version 1.16 Released


We are pleased to announce the release of Cesium 1.16. Here are the highlights:

  • Improved terrain performance by up to 35% by adding fog. See the technical post about it at Graphics Tech in Cesium - Fog.
  • Added terrain exaggeration.
  • Added support for incrementally loading a glTF model’s textures. This allows the model to be visible as soon as possible while its textures are loaded in the background.
  • Added support for using HTMLVideoElement with Cesium materials.

For more details and the full list of changes, see the change log.

Adding fog to optimize terrain streaming and rendering.

New terrain exaggeration feature.

Support for HTMLVideoElement with Cesium materials.

November was a busy month for the Cesium community:



This has been a great month for showcases. We’ve added five new ones:

CyberCity 3D

The East Japan Earthquake Archive


Nanaimo Buildings

WAVE - Waterway Information for Vessels, since discontinued.

We’ve also updated the previously published Riki Traki demo with information about the new beta version:

Riki Traki

Cesium Talks

Patrick Cozzi's glTF presentation at the NYC WebGL Meetup. Thanks to BioDigital for hosting the event and for the picture.


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