X3D

X3D is ISO standard XML-based file format for representing 3D computer graphics. X3D features extensions to VRML (e.g. CAD, geospatial, humanoid animation, NURBS etc.), the ability to encode the scene using an XML syntax as well as the Open Inventor-like syntax of VRML97, or binary formatting, and enhanced application programming interfaces (APIs).

The X3D extension supports multi-stage and multi-texture rendering; it also supports shading with lightmap and normalmap. Starting in 2010, X3D has supported deferred rendering architecture. Now X3D can import SSAO, CSM and Realtime Environment Reflection/Lighting. The user can also use optimizations including BSP/QuadTree/OctTree or culling in the X3D scene.

Supported by:

Scope

  • polygonal representations
  • colors and materials
  • meta-data (names)
  • assembly structure

X3D Import (read)

CAD Exchanger can write files in X3D format (ISO/IEC 19775).

X3D Export (write)

X3D SDK

Software vendors can use CAD Exchanger SDK to extend their C++, C# and Java applications to read, write, convert, visualize, analyze, triangulate or otherwise process X3D files. For details about X3D support by CAD Exchanger SDK please refer to the User’s Guide. For free evaluation of SDK please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..