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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

21.12.2012 Uncategorized

The X3DOM team wishes you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

And as little present 😉 we added a new example showing some more “advanced” interaction techniques using mouse events, like dragging an object and positioning an oriented marker, which can be found here.

3D models now listed on

06.12.2012 Uncategorized

Europeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe’s museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections.

We are happy to see that 3D models are now listed on Europenea. After selecting a detailed view of the model, a link is presented to the X3DOM driven 3D Coform Data Catalog rendering of the model.


Declarative 3D breakout session at TPAC

04.12.2012 Uncategorized

The W3C Community Group “Declarative 3D for the Web Architecture” met in a breakout session at this year’s TPAC conference in Lyon

The main goal was to present the overall strategy shift to provide even more use cases and applications on the existing “polyfill” layers (e.g. X3DOM and XML3D), instead of focusing on an overall declarative 3D specification upfront.

The main goal therefore is to harmonize and extent this so-called polyfill layer to provide all the features and technologies needed for an extended set of targeted use cases. This includes CSS-based material systems as well as a deep integration into the DOM event and monitoring mechanism. The proposed system architecture was well received and people encouraged the presenters and declarative 3D community group to work on hard requirements for the related W3C specification and UA vendors.

Another topic being discussed was the support for polyfill layers in general. Especially systems that provide new and novel DOM elements are not fully supported yet. The proposed web component are oriented to Web application developers, but layers that provide APIs and features, which are indistinguishable from native UA features are not yet adequately supported.

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X3DOM support in X3D-Edit

03.12.2012 Uncategorized

The recently released version 3.3 of the open-source X3D editor X3D-Edit now supports exporting X3D scenes fto X3DOM/xhtml.

Get the latest version here: