About Web3D Consortium
Web3D Consortium members create and promote open standards for real-time 3D communication. Web3D provides an open forum for the creation of open standards for graphics specifications, and accelerates the worldwide demand for products based on these standards through the sponsorship of market-outreach and user-education programs.
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), and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Many organizations 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.
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.