Cesium Release Roundup January 2021

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Happy New Year! This month we’ve made improvements to Cesium as we look forward to a great year building the future of geospatial.

CesiumJS 1.77 release

CesiumJS 1.77 is now available. Highlights of the release include:

  • Added ElevationBand material, which maps colors and gradients to exact elevations. ElevationBand allows unique colors and gradients to be mapped to many different elevation ranges while maintaining high performance.
  • Fixed an issue where changing a model or tileset’s color, backFaceCulling, or silhouetteSize would trigger an error.

Coloring terrain at exact elevations using ElevationBand.

See the changelog for a full list of updates and links to the discussion & code on each one. You can also subscribe to the CesiumJS release thread on our community forum to get notifications about our monthly releases.

CesiumJS 1.77

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Santa passing the International Space Station in Cesium.

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