About Web3D Consortium

The Web3D Consortium is an international, non-profit, member funded, industry standards development organization. 

Today, the Web3D Consortium is utilizing its broad-based industry support to develop the ISO X3D specification, designed for sharing interactive 3D graphics on the Web, between applications and across distributed networks and web services. The Web3D Consortium with its members builds and maintains widely applicable X3D 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.

Mission Statement

The Web3D Consortium promotes market deployment of open, royalty-free ISO X3D standards for the communication of real-time interactive 3D graphics on the Web across several domains and supports interoperability with other industry standards. Members collaboratively develop the X3D standards and tools making them widely adopted by digital content creation industries across diverse markets, offering robust 3D functionality and long-term stability for enterprise solutions.