This Project Created By FaceBook Is Amazing

Manpreet Singh
2 min readJul 16

Welcome back! FaceBook is a very large (and controversial) company, one of the coolest things FaceBook actually does is creating a bunch of tools that are available to the public! So, let’s take a look at the Intermediate Graphics Library (IGL) library! It’s a library that allows us to create graphics by utilizing the GPU of our machines! Here is a link to their GitHub page below:

This specific project allows us to support multiple backends with a common interface, it’s low level, has minimal overhead (by using C++), and is able to scale in production! Here are the current rendering backends that are supported:

It also is supported by a majority of the popular platforms right now:

Here are some of the examples of the graphics this project can create:

To get started, you can download the project or clone the repository, you can then run the following commands before you start building your project:


From this point, you can check out their GitHub page to view the exact details to build this project on your operating system! There you have it! Do you plan on checking this project out? I would love to hear your thoughts about this!

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