Explore 3D Graphics for the Web with Web3D Consortium's X3D Technology at upcoming SIGGRAPH 2009

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Web3D Consortium is announcing its annual SIGGRAPH participation (August 3-7) in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The consortium celebrates a decade of innovation and durability through the Extensible 3D (X3D) Standard with a bigger presence in the 3D graphics industry. Visit them at SIGGRAPH 2009 and explore X3D technology and learn how X3D can be used for real-time 3D on the web today!

SIGGRAPH 2009 (http://www.siggraph.org/s2009), the biggest graphics industry gathering, is just days away and Web3D Consortium (http://www.web3d.org) is geared up to showcase innovative X3D (http://www.web3d.org/x3d) solutions for the web and wow the 3D graphics community. See them at SIGGRAPH 2009 (booth 2029) and the Web3D Tech Talk. Experience the power of the only ISO certified, royalty free open-standard 3D implementation for the Web. See X3D Earth integrated with Planet 9 and Bitmanagement cityscapes, X3D content playing on the iphone and discover how X3D technology can be used for real-time 3D graphics on the web today. A week full of events showcasing X3D technology.

The consortium celebrates a decade of innovation and durability. Use of X3D systems has increased steadily over time throughout the world, delivering durable applications in industry, science, medicine, culture, entertainment and education. Because X3D is a direct evolution of Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML), worlds and scenarios authored over ten years ago still run today and are faster than ever. X3D is straightforward to implement, easy to learn, and provides the basis for building sharable content. X3D is a scene graph representation and behavior model that sits a layer above OpenGL or DirectX renderers. With X3D, developers can build rich environments for their data without needing to understand low-level graphics APIs - X3D players handle the interface to the graphics system.

The Web3D Consortium will have its ever popular Web3D Tech Talk on Wednesday, August 5th from 3:30 - 5:30 PM to excite, educate, and engage you in the latest 3D graphics developments. Come see Consortium members showcase incredible X3D and VRML content. Their interoperable X3D applications across several platforms will send a message that X3D is indeed - the only ISO certified open standard available today for Real-Time 3D graphics on the Web.

Take a break from the show floor and join the Web3D community at our Tech Talk to experience this innovative 3D graphics technology and network with leading Web3D technologist and authors. Be sure to visit the Consortium members in booth 2029 where all these X3D technologies will be demonstrated.

Experience Bitmanagement's (http://www.bitmanagement.com) textured 3D models of complete cities constructed automatically and visualized with the high performing BS Contact GeoVRML/X3D viewer interactively on the web. Bitmanagement will also present real-time content viewed with BS Contact Stereo on a new 2D/3D gamer screen.

Fraunhofer (http://www.igd.fraunhofer.de) will amaze you with its augmented reality demonstration using pre-computed radiance transfer to simulate reflection of surrounding real light on the virtual object that is merged into the real scene and X3D applications playing on the iPhone.

Yumetech (http://www.yumetech.com) will be demonstrating a variety of applications developed using its Open Source toolkits. Explore worlds integrating X3D Earth landscapes and complete city models from content providers such as Planet 9. Engineers from Yumetech will show you how these and many other technologies can be deployed as industry-specific configuration applications, and model generation for 3D printing.

While at the booth conference attendees can pick up their own X3D Showcase DVD packed with free X3D resources that introduces them to X3D and Explore these resources and see how they can use X3D for their real-time 3D graphic needs.

Consortium members will also be presenting several Birds of the Feather at SIGGRAPH 2009. More information on all the Web3D Consortium events at SIGGRAPH 2009 is available at Web3D at SIGGRAPH 2009 (http://www.web3d.org/events/details/web3d-at-siggraph-2009).
Come visit us at SIGGRAPH 2009 and see the latest real-world 3D applications and content, and find out how you can use X3D for your real-time 3D graphics needs.

Join the Web3D Consortium and become a part of this evolving standard for 3D systems. To join, please visit us at: http://web3d.org/membership/join. All members are empowered to participate in Consortium Working Groups, network with leading Web3D technologists, and contribute to the X3D specification. Additional information about this technology, or information about member companies and their X3D implementations, can be obtained by contacting Anita Havele, Executive Director of the Web3D Consortium at anita.havele (at) web3d (dot) org or 1 (248)342-7662.

About the Web3D Consortium:
The Web3D Consortium is a member-funded industry consortium committed to the creation and deployment of open, royalty-free standards that enable the communication of real-time 3D across applications, networks, and XML web services. The Consortium has active projects with DICOM, OGC, W3C and The Khronos Group and also works closely with the ISO and MPEG standardization bodies to maximize market opportunities for its membership. More information on the Consortium and Consortium membership is available at http://www.web3d.org.

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