WHAT IS NEW?
Google Maps and Autodesk WebApps are among many industry heavy, user intensive, full scale applications to implement WebGL as their core technology.
Camera (what are you focussing on the scene?)Lighting (what sources of light are having an effect on the area that the camera is focussing?)Viewing direction (which direction is the camera viewing?)
vertex shader (position calculator)fragment shader (colour picker).
You no longer need to know heavy duty C++ to make graphics rich games and applications.
All you need to know is....
The pre-requisites for learning to build WebGL applications.
You can build webgl apps without code by creating graphics scenes in Blender/Autodesk Maya and then exporting them as webgl code.
Go here to see if your browser supports webgl: