X3D: Revolutionizing 3D in HTML5 at SIGGRAPH

Visit Web3D events at SIGGRAPH and see how you can interact with 3D content using the Web.

At this year’s SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles CA, Aug 6-10 (http://www.siggraph.org/s2012/), the largest annual conference for computer graphics, the Web3D Consortium (http://www.web3d.org/x3d) will showcase the broad impacts of its latest release of royalty-free International Standards for 3D graphics over the web. From Booth 234, the Web3D Consortium will be sponsoring several events including Birds-of-a-Feather and Town Hall meetings and a special ‘Tech Talk’ demo session. Attendees will learn about the new ISO (http://www.iso.org) specifications and functionalities for Extensible 3D (X3D) 3.3 as well as new collaborations for the delivery of interactive 3D over the web.

Platforms for 3D delivery over the web have been evolving for over 15 years. X3D now offers 3D in HTML5 and volume visualization. X3D has been delivering content from high-end immersive platforms to consumer 3D TVs to mobile devices.  With multiple encodings and API bindings for a common scene graph model, it is compatible with the broad range of web and industry technologies. The data integration capacities and the rich set of componentized features of X3D are expanding and providing new value in areas such as Geospatial, Augmented Reality, CAD, and Medical applications. Such robust, cross-platform web applications prove once again that X3D is a compelling, interoperable expression for interactive networked virtual environments.

In Booth 234 you will find Web3D Consortium members Bitmanagement (http://www.bitmanagement.com) and Fraunhofer (http://www.igd.fraunhofer.de) demonstrating their industrial-strength X3D software.

Join the Web3D community at their Tech Talk (Wednesday Aug 8 from 12:45 PM) showcasing their incredible X3D innovations – you won’t believe it’s real time!  Come network with leading Web3D technologists at the Tech Talk and join the revolution!  This is a must-attend event to educate and engage yourself in the latest 3D Web developments.

In addition,  the Consortium is also have a Town Hall Member Meeting for developers and industry leaders interested in using open standards and raise awareness and interest in web-enabled 3D visualization.

They are also presenting several Birds of the Feather sessions at SIGGRAPH include: X3DOM/HTML5, Medical Visualization, Augmented and Mixed Reality, a Consortium Town Hall meeting, and a meeting of the Web3D Consortium Korean Chapter. More information on all the Web3D Consortium events at SIGGRAPH 2012 is available at: http://www.web3d.org/events/details/web3d-at-siggraph-2012.

All this follows the 17th annual  http://www.web3d2012[Web3D 2012 Conference] Aug 4 and 5, co-located with SIGGRAPH and co-sponsored by Web3D Consortium and ACM SIGGRAPH.

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Fri, 2012-07-27