Web-Based 3D Graphics

Daly Realism has been working in 3D graphics for over 20 years. In the last 10 years, personal computers have been sufficiently powerful so that real-time, interactive 3D graphics can be done on the desk top.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is working on the next version of HTML - HTML5. One of the technologies that is being considered for inclusion is WebGL. WebGL is a JavaScript interface to OpenGL. Using the open source 3D player - X3Dom from Fraunhofer allows interactive animated 3D graphics to be directly included in web pages without a plug in.

The current ISO specification for 3D graphics is X3D. Leonard Daly and Don Brutzman have co-author the first X3D book for web authors. The book describes how to create and use X3D content.

Over the years, Leonard Daly has given a number of presentations on X3D at various conferences and forums.

All of the original VRML examples have been translated to X3D.