WebGLRenderbuffer

The WebGLRenderbuffer interface is part of the WebGL API and represents a buffer that can contain an image, or can be source or target of an rendering operation.

Description

The WebGLRenderbuffer object does not define any methods or properties of its own and its content is not directly accessible. When working with WebGLRenderbuffer objects, the following methods of the WebGLRenderingContext are useful:

Examples

Creating a render buffer

var canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');
var gl = canvas.getContext('webgl');
var buffer = gl.createRenderbuffer();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebGL 1.0
The definition of 'WebGLRenderbuffer' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 9Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 4IE Full support 11Opera Full support 12Safari Full support 5.1WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 25Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support 12Safari iOS Full support 8.1Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes
Available in workers
Experimental
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 44
Disabled
Full support 44
Disabled
Disabled From version 44: this feature is behind the gfx.offscreencanvas.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

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Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

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