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2022 Jun 23
This year's theme is "Connected 3D Universes" providing new visions on how an unified Metaverse may become a game-changer for the future of 3D communication and the role Web3D technologies will play. Learn and Share your latest 3D work! Join your fellow 3D Graphics technologists as we discuss and share how Web3D innovations contribute to the Metaverse. We welcome all topics related to Web/mobile 3D content creation, publishing technology, tools, Virtual worlds, Metaverse and related studies.
Web3D 2022 Conference - 2-4 November 2022 (In-person and Virtual)
2022 Jun 5
Web3D Consortium's position paper on the confusion with the term ‘Metaverse’ and the key issues that have kept the Metaverse from manifesting the last two decades: user experience and corporate cooperation.

With this position paper, Web3D Consortium seeks to address this confusion by exploring the history of the ‘Metaverse’ that has led us to our current state, providing a workable definition of the term ‘Metaverse’, and providing a vision for its sustainable, cooperative constructio

2022 Apr 10
Share your latest 3D work! Join your fellow 3D Graphics technologists peers by contributing your scientific innovation, technical development or artistic accomplishments! The 27th International Conference on 3D Web Technology will be held from Nov 2-4, 2022 in a hybrid format (in-person and online). We welcome all topics related to Web/mobile 3D content creation, publishing technology, tools, Virtual worlds, Metaverse and related studies. sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH, in-Cooperation with the Web3D Consortium, hosted by Institut Mines-Telecom, Paris, France

 

2022 Jan 31
X3D version 4.0 ISO Committee Draft has been approved by ISO. The latest X3D® version 4 (X3D4) Architecture Specification is a major upgrade to the Extensible 3D (X3D) Graphics International Standard that provides close support for the HTML5 Recommendation, Khronos glTF Physically Based Rendering (PBR), and Web Audio API.

X3D 4.0 ISO Committee Draft has been approved.  Ballot for X3D version 4  Draft International Standard (DIS) is expected to occur June 2022. 

2022 Jan 19
Web3D Consortium had another successful year with new collaborators and proven allies to venture the crossroads of 3D on the Web. From new members to successful outreach and continued development of our Standards, there has never been a better time to engage with the Web3D Consortium and to build out new dimensions for 3D graphics on the World Wide Web. This report highlights some of our 2021 activities! Be an influencer, get involved, join this innovative global 3D community.

Web3D Consortium 2021 Annual Report 

2021 Nov 3
From Virtual Reality to Web publishing, Web3D 2021 conference brings together experts from the fields of medicine, AR/VR, Digital Twins, and Design, Printing and Scanning to discuss the future of Web3D, identify barriers, and find common denominators to advance this technology. Join us as we explore the many applications and benefits of publishing 3D in the WWW ecosystem!

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2021 Feb 27
Web3D Consortium announces Versar, Inc. joining as a Directing Member taking a leadership role in developing open solutions using X3D. As Web3D distribution channels mature, there is considerable interest in improving the handling of interactive 3D using X3D4 Graphics Standard capabilities as the public-facing presentation layer. This convergence is exciting with the recent government contract to Swift River Versar JV to reduce the effects of land corrosion at U.S. Naval facilities. We welcome Versar to the Web3D community.

February 22, 2021 (Newswire.com) - By joining  the Web3D Consortium as a directing member Versar, Inc. continues pursuing its mission of both preservation and access by providing sustainable solutions in construction and environment domains. Versar, Inc.

2021 Feb 23
Web3D and Khronos have signed a liaison agreement to cooperatively advance their standards to support Web-based 3D visualization, modeling and streaming. This agreement formalizes the mutual interest of the two organizations to build cohesive ecosystems of related technology standards including X3D and glTF.

2020 Dec 15
X3D Version 4 open for Web3D member comments and vote after which the Web3D Consortium will be submitting X3D4 specifications for ISO/IEC ratification in February 2021, The ability to review the v4 standard and provide comments and feedback for consideration by the Board and X3D Working Group is an important privilege of Consortium membership. We encourage you to to Join the Consortium and take advantage of this opportunity.

Preparation of latest version of our X3D standard represents a years-long effort by many past and present Consortium members.

2020 Dec 10
What a great and eventful week at our first virtual Web3D 2020 Conference. Congratulations to our Winners!

The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Web3D Conference, focused steadily on sharing and learning with real-time interactive 3D.

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