[x3d-public] announce: Web3D Projects Wish List

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Wed Jun 10 05:18:04 PDT 2015

Web3D Consortium is happy to announce the availability of our new Projects Wish List.

Hyperlinked, updated version is online at


Have fun with X3D!

*Projects Wish List*

Do you want to get involved?  Here are several interesting projects with potential for broad impact that are looking for energetic developers.

Motivated individuals with software development skills and Web authoring experience are welcome to start, or help develop, any of these candidate projects.  Many diverse talents are needed.  There are some serious opportunities here!

You are welcome to use the x3d-public at web3d.org mailing list for in-depth planning and design discussions.

*Available Projects*

     X3D exporter and X3D scene loader for the Unity Game Manager
         Partially complete effort: UnityX3D project on SourceForge
     X3DOM high-demand node and component support
          Prototypes, NURBS, Scripts, Event Utilities
     Example X3D scenes showing
         Multitexture nodes, Texturing3D and Cube map environmental texturing components
         Particle systems, Picking Sensor, Layering and Layout components
         Shader examples for all shader programming languages of interest
     X3D Conversions capabilities
         assimp Open Asset Import Library (open-source C++) discussion email thread
         Blender import/export (open-source C++) discussion email thread and Blender task
         3D printing export: Stereo Lithography (STL) and Additive Manufacturing File Format (AMF) formats
     X3D Server virtual machine autoconfiguration
         Apache http/https server configured with X3D MIME types
         GeoServer (STOQS by MBARI, 3D Blacksburg by Virginia Tech),
         OpenBIM Building Information Management Server,
         Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) network bridge
     Image support
         Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) as an X3D ImageTexture
         DICOM image loader - discussion email thread
     3D printer and print-service support for X3D
         is a survey available?
     More to follow... additional project proposals are welcome.

*Recognition Possibilities*

Web3D Consortium wants to help incentivize these efforts  Candidate awards under consideration include:

     Consortium announcements on web3d.org website and Twitter giving credit and announcing availability
     One year's free Professional Membership in Web3D Consortium
     Free registration for the next VR Hackathon or Web3D Conference
     Bragging rights in some kind of Web3D Developers Hall of Fame
     Web3D members who really want certain results might offer special rewards
     Got questions or ideas?  Please Contact Us.

*Further Improvements*

     Who gets to add new projects?
         X3D working group moderates community dialog and development
         All working groups have opportunity to add and guide projects
         Board of Directors approves awards and is advised regarding of major new efforts
         Communications Team can publicly report significant opportunities and progress
     Overgrowing: we may need to avoid collecting too many...
         Perhaps this will evolve into a Top Ten Projects list, with other projects still available

Additional ideas welcome, thanks for considering the possibilities.

all the best, Don
Don Brutzman  Naval Postgraduate School, Code USW/Br       brutzman at nps.edu
Watkins 270,  MOVES Institute, Monterey CA 93943-5000 USA   +1.831.656.2149
X3D graphics, virtual worlds, navy robotics http://faculty.nps.edu/brutzman

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