Cesium Version 1.36 Released


We are happy to announce the release of Cesium 1.36. Highlights include:

  • Added glTF 2.0 support, including physically-based material rendering, morph targets, and appropriate updating of glTF 1.0 models to 2.0
  • Added ClassificationPrimitive which defines a volume and draws the intersection of the volume and terrain or 3D Tiles
  • Added tileLoad event to Cesium3DTileset

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

PBR glTF 2.0 model with physically-based rendering (PBR) materials

Classification ClassificationPrimitive used to highlight trees in a photogrammetry 3D tileset

Melbourne AEROmetrex Melbourne model tiled with 3D Tiles


  • We’re seeking your input on what you’d like to see in 3D Tiles Next.
  • The WebGL Insights book is now free online. The book was edited by Patrick Cozzi, and also features a chapter from Matt Amato and Kevin Ring.
  • We tiled a 10 cm-resolution model of Melbourne Australia for AEROmetrex.
  • Read about how EclipseTracks.org represents solar eclipses, ahead of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.
  • We have a new particle systems tutorial.

EclipseTracks EclipseTracks.org.

Particles From the particle systems tutorial.

Community Projects


SIGGRAPH Patrick and Rachel at the SIGGRAPH Carto BOF. Photo thanks to Theresa-Marie Rhyne‏.


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