About Web3D Consortium
The Web3D Consortium is an international, non-profit, member funded, industry standards development organization. Web3D Consortium members create and promote open standards for real-time 3D communication.
Today, the Web3D Consortium is utilizing its broad-based industry support to develop the X3D specification, designed for sharing interactive 3D graphics on the Web, between applications and across distributed networks and web services. The Web3D Consortium builds and maintains widely applicable standards through well-coordinated Liaison Partnerships with International Standards Organization (ISO), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and other organizations.
Formal Web3D Consortium By-Laws govern our organization. Many groups claim to be "open" while their requirements for full membership are actually closed. Web3D Consortium membership is fully open to industry, government agencies, academia and individual professionals. All Web3D standardization efforts also receive public scrutiny and comment as milestone requirements prior to formal ISO approval as International Standards. All contributions are royalty-free for any use according to the Web3D Consortium Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy.
The Web3D Consortium supports Open Standards for Real-Time 3D Communication. Web3D contributors work in a collaborative environment that helps to develop and advance the open, royalty-free X3D interchange format.
The Web3D Consortium Strategy is based on the Extensible 3D (X3D) Graphics International Standard to accomplish these many goals. X3D workflows include tools to represent and communicate 3D scenes and objects between diverse authoring and presentation hardware and software on the Web, distributed networks and mobile devices.