How to enable hardware acceleration to use HoloBuilder with WebGL 3D rendering

Once in a while the irritating situation may occur that HoloBuilder won’t load the user interface and just shows a message telling you that “your browser seems to support WebGL, it is disabled or unavailable”, even though you are already using the recommended Google Chrome Browser. This is due to a Chrome setting fault and can easily be solved: Just enable hardware acceleration to experience the full power of HoloBuilder with WebGL-based 3D rendering.

Here’s how to enable hardware acceleration in Google Chrome Browser for the best 3D rendering experience:

1. Go to Chrome settings:

Access to Google Chrome settings

Access to Google Chrome settings

2. Scroll down to the bottom and click on “Show advanced settings”:

Access to Google Chrome advanced settings

Access to Google Chrome advanced settings

3. Now again scroll to the bottom and check the checkbox for “Use hardware acceleration when available”:

Access to Google Chrome hardware acceleration settings

Access to Google Chrome hardware acceleration settings

4. Now restart chrome and afterwards WebGL will work. You can finally verify if WebGL is working correctly by opening chrome://gpu/ in your address bar. There you find some useful information about your graphic processing unit, including “WebGL: Hardware accelerated” that looks like following:

WebGL hardware acceleration successfully enabled.

Now you can make use of and enjoy the full potential of HoloBuilder.com!