Building and interacting with 3D graphics is a "hands on" experience. Throughout this book there are lots of examples to study and modify. Practice helps you learn how X3D works, and assists you in building your own projects.
The book presents the essential ideas needed to understand how an X3D world is constructed. Book chapters build upon each other, progressing from simple ideas to sophisticated concepts.
X3D: Extensible 3D Graphics for Web Authors assumes that you are interested in learning more about 3D graphics. Some experience with other Web technologies (such as HTML or XML) is helpful. No prior programming experience is needed.
The combined X3D for Web Authors text, slidesets, examples and X3D-Edit authoring tool won the Computer Graphics Educators Material Source (CGEMS) jury award for Best Materials 2008. CGEMS is supported as a joint project of the Eurographics and ACM SIGGRAPH education committees.
- Authoring tool: X3D-Edit (updated twice monthly)
- Course Slidesets (updated 24 November 2012)
- Course Examples (updated 9 November 2012)
- Course Videos (completed 6 February 2009)
- Errata (updated 5 September 2012)
- Mailing lists: announcements, educators (established 9 January 2008)
Portions of this work are from the book,
X3D: 3D Graphics for Web Authors, by Don Brutzman and Leonard Daly, published by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Copyright 2007 Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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