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CAD Export to the Web Using X3D

SIGGRAPH Year: 
2013
Time: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 11:00 - 12:30
SIGGRAPH Event Type: 
Birds of a Feather (BoF)
Room: 
201D
Description: 

This session is for attendees interested in Web3D applications for CAD. Discussion topics include X3D CAD Profile, STEP, NURBS, B-REP, and CAD data conversion.

Vicomtech hosts the Web3D 2013 Conference

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Web3D Consortium member Vicomtech hosts the Web3D 2013 Conference in San Sebastian, Spain. Vicomtech's Associate Director, Jorge Posada is Chair of the conference focusing on new 3D Web and Multimedia technologies.
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The Web3D Consortium appreciate the efforts of the many individuals and organizations that worked to put together the Web3D 2013conference in San Sebastian, Spain at the Miramar Palace - Donostia from 19-22 June 2013. Especially noteworthy for their efforts are Vicomtech’s Associate Director Jorge Posada and his team. The Web3D Consortium also wishes to extend appreciation to those individuals and companies who so generously sponsored this event.

For more than 17 years, the Web3D Conferences have advanced excellence in 3D on the Web. A major event for researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, experimenters, artists and content creators, focused on new 3D Web and Multimedia technologies. The conference highlights capabilities and trends in interactive 3D graphics across a wide range of applications and supports research from mobile devices up to high-end immersive environments. More information on the event is available at the conference website.

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Jun 2013

Transforming 3D: Web3D2013 Conference celebrates innovative 3D

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The 18th annual International Web3D Conference will showcase X3D. The program includes paper presentations, tutorials, workshops and our ever popular Web3D Showcase.
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Transforming 3D: The 18th Annual Web3D Conference celebrates innovative 3D

Summary:

The annual international Web3D Conference hosted by Vicomtech to be held from 19-22 June 2013 in San Sebastian, Spain will explore methods of using, enhancing and creating 3D Web and multimedia including X3D the only open, royalty-free and ISO-certified technology for interactive 3D graphics. The program includes paper presentations, tutorials, workshops and the ever popular Web3D Showcase.

 

The eighteenth annual International Web3D Conference will be hosted by our member Vicomtech. This is a major annual event that unites researchers, developers, and content creators in a dynamic learning environment to address a wide range of topics related to 3D multimedia on the Web. With peer-reviewed papers, workshops, tutorials, and panels, the Web3D Conference provides a potent opportunity to discuss advances in Web3D including the latest research activities and industry standards initiatives. Mr. Doob, of three.js fame and Alain Chesnais, founder of Visual Transitions and former ACM President, will provide the keynotes on Thursday and Friday respectively.

At the Conference, industry leaders will demonstrate new and innovative techniques with Extensible 3D’s data integration capacities and the rich set of componentized features of X3D. Interoperable X3D systems are impacting areas such as Geospatial, Augmented Reality, CAD, and Medical/volume visualization applications. Such robust, cross-platform web applications prove once again that X3D is a compelling, interoperable expression for interactive networked virtual environments. X3D has been delivering and innovating content from high-end immersive platforms to consumer 3D TVs to mobile devices for over 15 years. In addition, the Web3D Consortium and its members are pioneering real-time scene graph harmonization with HTML5, WebGL and the DOM e.g. X3DOM.

We will present our recent progress on these cutting-edge projects such as Declarative 3D, 3D Compression and X3D Futures. An open meeting will be held on Wednesday 19 June 2013 to discuss these projects. In all these areas, the Web3D Consortium leads the charge to insure the interoperability, longevity and ownership of your 3D content.

Come join us and network with 3D Web experts and learn about the recent trends in 3D Web. Onsite registration is available.The Web3D Conference is co-sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH in cooperation with Eurographics, and the Web3D Consortium with sponsorships from Vicomtech, EDF, Bitmanagement, Wildpeaks and others. There has been no better time to discuss X3D technologies and also join the Web3D Consortium. We look forward to your participation. To join, please visit us at: http://web3d.org/membership/join.

About the Web3D Consortium:

The Web3D Consortium is a member-driven organization involved in many technical initiatives across the 4D value chain. The Web3D Consortium is a member-funded industry consortium committed to the creation and deployment of open, royalty-free standards that enable the communication of real-time 3D across applications, networks, and XML web services. The Web3D Consortium is a hub of international standardization efforts, engaging in cooperative projects with other principal organizations such as the W3C (HTML5 and Declarative 3D), DICOM (n-dimensional presentation states), IMS (eLearning) and OGC (geospatial web services for real-time interactive portrayal) and European Commission co-funded research FINE.

 

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Jun 2013

X3D Key Chain FOB Available for Web3D 2013 Conference

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The CAD Working Group of the Web3D Consortium announces the availability of a key chain FOB built and printed using X3D.
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Pictures of key fob in Basque Country and Spanish colors.Vince Marchetti has designed a printable key chain FOB using the CAD profile of the X3D Graphics International Standard. This fob was done in commemoration of the Web3D2013 Conference in San Sebastian, Spain. Vince works for KShell and is a member of the Consortium.

Each fob has a white background and the raised 3D lettering "Web3D 2013" on the surface (shown on right). In honor of San Sebastian Spain, where the conference is being held 19-22 June 2013, the two choices made available have the colors of the Basque Country (top) and Spain (bottom), respectively. The items are ordered from Shapeways, which will print to order.

You can select the material type when you are placing your order. We have found that "Full Color Sandstone" is an excellent color choice. A number of additional elegant materials are also available.

3D graphics authors and designers may also want to inspect the original models, which are published under an open-source license. These are made available as part of the Web3D Consortium's 3D model archives.

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Jun 2013

Web3D at AR Standards Meeting

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Web3D Consortium to present AR extensions to X3D, Binary Compression, and X3D Futures.
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AR Standards logo
Event Dates: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Thursday, May 30, 2013
Location: 
New York, USA

3D Graphics Compress Call for Contributions

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3D graphics binary compression improvements and international efforts to standardize royalty-free encodings drive the Web3D Consortium's Call for Contributions to extend the X3D Compressed Binary Encoding.
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3D graphics compression and streaming technology continues to steadily improve. The Web3D Consortium is making a Call for Contributions to extend the X3D Compressed Binary Encoding. We are looking for component technologies that can help improve the current X3D Compressed Binary Encoding Standard. Geometric compression, information compression, and streaming technologies are of particular interest. Our goal is to develop a revision to the X3D Compressed Binary Encoding ISO Standard in 2013.

Efforts are underway in the international community to evaluate and standardize royalty-free binary compression schemes for 3D objects and scenes. This includes general web and streamable technologies such as EXI, JSON, Ajax, as well as technologies tuned specifically to 3D graphics such as representations of geometry and animation data. Both streaming and  file-based technologies are of interest as we lay the foundation for an open 3D web platform.

We want to emphasize that each individual contribution is not expected to provide an overall comprehensive solution to all Web-compression challenges. Rather, the X3D Working Group is looking for additional technical capabilities that have the potential to work well together within our proven framework. If your capability might fit into this rich mix, please let us know!

We look forward to your contributions and participation in this effort to further X3D Binary Compression capabilities. Inquiries can be sent to the X3D Working Group co-chairs.

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Initial Milestone
The Web3D2013 Conference is hosting a free and open meeting on this topic. The meeting is in San Sebastian, Spain at Vicomtech on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM local time (GMT+0200). X3D Working Group co-chair Dr. Don Brutzman is the session chair. Responses to the X3D Call for Contributions will be discussed and additional candidate technologies will be compared to further these capabilities.

 

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Apr 2013

Contact X3D Co-Chairs

Use this form to contact the X3D Co-Chairs (Leonard Daly and Don Brutzman)

Web3D Member Presentation at IEEE VR 2013

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Web3D Consortium members will be presenting their paper, "A Fresh Look at Immersive Volume Rendering: Challenges and Capabilities" at the IEEE VR 2013 Conference.
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Web3D Consortium members will be presenting their latest X3D work at the IEEE VR 2013 Conference in Orlando, FL March 16-20. Their workshop paper, "A Fresh Look at Immersive Volume Rendering: Challenges and Capabilities" makes the case that reproducibility is the leading requirement for taking volume rendering to the enterprise and the device ecology. The Workshop on Immersive Volumetric Interaction will be held Sat March 16: http://ieeevr.org/2013/node/30

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Feb 2013

Web3D 2013

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The 18th annual conference on Web3D technologies and applications will be June 20-22 in San Sebastian, Spain.
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Web3D2013 Conference logo
Event Dates: 
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Saturday, June 22, 2013
Location: 
San Sebastian, Spain

Web3D at AR Standards Community Workshop

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The Web3D Consortium will present its 2012 activities and 2013 plans for Augmented Reality at this workshop.
Event Image: 
AR Standards Community logo
Event Dates: 
Friday, March 1, 2013 - Saturday, March 2, 2013
Location: 
Barcelona, Spain
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