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The WebGLRenderingContext.creatFramebuffer() method of the WebGL API creates and initializes a WebGLFramebuffer object.


WebGLFramebuffer gl.createFramebuffer();



Return value

A WebGLFramebuffer object.


Creating a frame buffer

var canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');
var gl = canvas.getContext('webgl');
var framebuffer = gl.createFramebuffer();


Specification Status Comment
WebGL 1.0
The definition of 'createFramebuffer' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.
OpenGL ES 2.0
The definition of 'glGenFramebuffers' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the (similar) OpenGL API.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support912411125.1
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic support Yes25 Yes Yes11128.1

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