Explore and Troubleshoot your WebGL scenes easily.

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What is Spector.js?

Spector.js is a Chrome extension which proves to be a boon for WebGL developers. It captures all the information from a frame, allowing developers to explore the entire commands list with their associated visual states and context information. It simplifies exploration and troubleshooting of WebGL and WebGL2 scenes, and is compatible with any WebGL capable browser and all the web-based 3D engines, including vanilla scripts.

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Rating: 4.77 (35)
Version: 0.9.28 (Last updated: 2022-08-02)
Creation date: 2020-03-16
Manifest version: 2
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 364.54K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Not available on Firefox
Spector.js (v0.9.8)
3.00 (2) 5,171

Spector is a tool aim to WebGl developers willing to know what happens on their context. It enables capturing all the available information from a frame. You will be empowered to look at your entire commands list with their associated visual states and context information.

You will be able to Explore and Troubleshoot your WebGL and WebGL2 scenes easily. This is compatible with any WebGL capable browser and all the web based 3d engines as well as vanilla scripts.

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User reviews summary
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  • Very useful tool for debugging and understanding draw calls and command calls
  • Compatible with notable Javascript libraries like Babylon.js and three.js
  • Easy to use and very powerful
  • Occasionally causes significant lag, dropping FPS considerably
  • Has deprecated calls making the extension currently inoperable on the latest Chrome version
  • Lack of a tutorial or guide, specifically a YouTube tutorial was suggested
Most mentioned
  • Useful for WebGL development
  • Considerable power and ease of use
  • Incompatibility with newest Chrome version due to deprecated API calls
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Risk impact

Spector.js is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Spector.js if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Spector.js has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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