X3D
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X3D Specifications, Encodings and Language Bindings
ISO standard XML file format
3D computer graphics
extensions to VRML

Virtual Reality Modeling Language

VRML (Superceded)
VRML97 (Open Inventor syntax)
scene binary formatting
application programming interfaces (APIs)

Features

3D graphics
2D graphics
Spatialized audio and video
User interaction
Navigation
User-defined objects
Scripting
Networking
Physical simulation
Geospatial positioning
CAD geometry
Layering
Support for programmable shaders
Particle systems

Extensions

Non-uniform rational basis spline (NURBS)
Humanoid Animation (H-Anim)

multi-stage render
multi-texture render
lightmap shader
normalmap shader

Render architecture

Lighting
Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
Cascaded Shadow Maps
Realtime Environment Reflection

Optimizations

Binary Space Partitioning
QuadTree
OctTree
Culling

See also

XML
DOM
XPath
O3D
WebGL

External articles

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