[X3D-Public] Declarative 3D - W3C Community Working Group

Anita Havele anita.havele at web3d.org
Tue Jun 14 10:56:28 PDT 2011

Web3D Consortium along with DFKI and Fraunhofer to start a W3C Declarative
3D Community Working Group. 

The Web3D Consortium has been working with the DFKI (XML3D) team developing
the W3C Community Group (XG)
<http://www.web3d.org/files/html/declarative3d_cg_charter.html> Charter for
Declarative 3D. The objective of the proposed "Declarative 3D for the Web"
Community Group is to explore and suggest options for integrating a
declarative approach to interactive 3D graphics directly into HTML and thus
enable its use in any Web page. The working group's deliverable is a report
on topics of interest with flexibility to let the group explore various
issues. Anticipated effort is 12 months.

Web3D and Fraunhofer's recent efforts, integrating X3D with HTML and the DOM
( <http://x3dom.org> X3DOM), enable us to lead this group along with DFKI to
define and document proposed requirements for Declarative 3D using suitable
use cases. Also in the scope is the comparative survey of existing standards
and technologies with respect to capabilities and proposed requirements.
Relative compatibility to the Architecture of the Web resulting in further
activity for work on W3C Recommendations.

We have seen interesting discussions on this topic on the X3D public mailing
in the recent weeks. A Declarative 3D standard has benefits/incentives in
many dimensions to the Web and graphics community and also hardware
manufacturers. A high level declarative 3D standard will address the Web
community's 3D needs of using a much broader set of system level and
hardware options providing developers a high-level control for these options
with tools to control 3D scalability. 

We encourage participation from other standards organizations and also
leading companies interested in 3D graphics for the Web.

The kickoff meeting will take place on Wednesday, 22 June from 2:00-5:30 PM
in Paris after the conclusion of the  <http://web3d2011.org> Web3D 2011

For more information please contact:  <mailto:anita.havele at web3d.org>
anita.havele at web3d.org or  <mailto:kristian.sons at dfki.de>
kristian.sons at dfki.de

Best regards,



Anita Havele

Executive Director, Web3D Consortium    <http://www.web3d.org/>

Phone: +1 248 342 7662

Fax: +1 248 457 8018

Skype: anita.havele


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