The WebGLRenderingContext.createTexture() method of the WebGL API creates and initializes a WebGLTexture object.


WebGLTexture gl.createTexture();



Return value

A WebGLTexture object to which images can be bound to.


See also the WebGL tutorial on Using textures in WebGL.

Creating a texture

var canvas = document.getElementById("canvas");
var gl = canvas.getContext("webgl");
var texture = gl.createTexture();


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 9 12 4.0 (2.0) 11 12 5.1
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 25 (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) 1.0 ? 12 8.0

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