[x3d-public] Announcing XSeen

Leonard Daly Leonard.Daly at realism.com
Mon May 29 16:10:45 PDT 2017

As most of you know I have been advocating that X3D fully move into the 
HTML5 environment and support the display and interaction of flat-screen 
and VR declarative content in the browser. A-Frame offers many of those 
capabilities and was built for the browser environment.

In keeping with my advocacy of this evolution of X3D, I started 
development of a library that supports comparison and definition of the 
best features of A-Frame, X3D, and other capabilities. This is a very 
early pre-alpha development release to help generate interest in a 
discussion of the appropriate technologies to include in the 3D/VR HTML 
language. The initial release is announced at 

At this stage only a few static features are available including all 3D 
pre-defined solids from  both languages plus X3D's Appearance, Material, 
Shape, Transform, and Inline. It is possible to mix nodes from X3D and 
A-Frame. The initial version of the library is on GitHub at 
https://github.com/DrX3D/XSeen. It runs on top of THREE.js

My next step is to write the beginnings of the internals documentation 
describing how to add nodes and other features. At this time there are 
no capabilities for animation except for what is done directly through 

The goal of this work is to develop a language that is

 1. Standardizable
 2. Enterprise ready
 3. Fully HTML5/DOM integrated
 4. Runs in all browsers
 5. Fully support VR, AR, xR, and flat-screen displays as determined by
    the content developer and user
 6. Leverages other standards and communities applications and libraries

*Leonard Daly*
3D Systems & Cloud Consultant
President, Daly Realism - /Creating the Future/
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