[X3D-Public] SIGGRAPH HTML5 BOF followup: weekly meeting notes

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Tue Aug 24 15:53:51 PDT 2010

We met again today.  Lots to talk about.  Attendees Anita Havele,
Len Daly, Johannes Behr, Don Brutzman.  People we wish were
here with us today include Joe Williams and Damon Hernandez.

our X3D+HTML5 wiki page remains


Video from Web3D Conference sessions and SIGGRAPH 2010 Tech Talk
are nearly complete.  Some slides still missing.  Online at


I realized (with some horror!) that the slideset on a proposed
Mobile-HTML5 X3D Profile from the June ISO meeting, which was
also shown at SIGGRAPH, didn't get posted online.  Please find
it added to the X3D+HTML5 wiki page, link follows.

	X3D Mobile+HTML5 Profile proposal

	Here is a slideset presented to ISO June 2010 and
	to the SIGGRAPH HTML5 BOF July 2010 that outlines
	how a common profile is achievable for both HTML5
	and Mobile applications. This would give Web authors
	a consistent and portable palette for X3D-enabled HTML5

Old business:

On 8/3/2010 9:02 AM, Don Brutzman wrote:
> Anita and Len are working on a page that summarizes all the
> activity and links the slides from those SIGGRAPH meetings.

This will be out at the end of the week once video inputs are

> [...]
> I'm thinking we might also produce a number of further examples for
> HTML authors, and this might further reinforce the planned work by
> an X3D e-learning interest group.

Johannes has update all of the many examples (40!) he showed during
SIGGRAPH.  there are also some tutorials on exporting data from other


Len and I will begin working on additional new examples during
September and October.  We will emphasize first how such combined
pages+scenes work, but also cover how to get portable results out of
other tools.  our examples will cover plugins as well as x3dom.

E-learning interest group will have an organizational phone call
5pm pacific Wednesday September 8.

> There is certainly plenty of room for more hands who want to help
> on one part or another. We will stick with our 8-9 pacific
> (17-1800 Germany) teleconference window each Tuesday.

In particular we are looking for someone to monitor the html5
mailing list more closely and report during our conference call
(or synopsize on x3d-public) each week.  We would like to renew
our efforts to gain HTML5 adoption of our HTML5+X3D proposal,
which appeared to resolve all technical issues.  We think this
is very important - who else can help?  ideas and referrals
are welcome.

There are a lot of excellent AR issues to discuss which are
related, but we're reluctant to do so without Damon present.

Hopefully we can discuss AR workshop and W3C reengagement next week.

all the best, Don
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