The long lifetime of the X3D Standard allows capture for archival and retrival of important cultural artifacts so that people across the world can appreciate and study them. Web3D members, Fraunhofer IGD are building a novel, high-speed scanning system to assist museums in capturing these treasures.
Web3D is a nonprofit organization that develops and maintains the X3D, VRML, and H-Anim international standards. These are 3D graphics file formats and run-time specifications for the delivery and integration of interactive 3D data over networks. Web3D Consortium members work together to produce open, royalty-free and ISO-ratified capabilities for the Web.