Partner developers are welcome to help build open-source Model Exchange capabilities together.
How It All Works
- Model Exchange workflow diagram shows how 3D models get contributed, archived, curated and published.
- ModelExchangeStagingArea Dataflow architectural design diagram emphasizes interoperable model sharing.
- Open-source licensing requirements must be met by all source code, packages and models.
- Portal Configuration forum topics include Access Restrictions, Adding Sharable Files and Permission by Terms (PbT) module.
- Terms and Conditions are designed to carefully control access while protecting the rights of individuals, industry and the government.
- Developer mailing list: ModelExchange@MovesInstitute.org for partners and observers (plus mail list page and mail archive).
- Gitlab version control: ModelExchange Staging Area for 3D content, plus ModelExchange Software repository using Drupal 8.
- Savage Developers Guide describes system configuration supporting various software projects.
- X3D Resources with corresponding X3D Scene Authoring Hints and X3D Tooltips.
The X3D Model Exchange is only possible thanks to the efforts of Web3D Consortium participants building open standards for real-time 3D communication. Long-term stability, interoperability with other formats, forwards/backwards compatibility, repeatability and archival durability continue to be emerge from these many efforts.
- X3D Graphics Working Group crafts the X3D Specifications for the International Standards Organization (ISO) and coordinates technical development of future improvements.
- Design Printing and Scanning Working Group demonstrates best practices for X3D support of Computer-Aided Design, 3D Printing, and 3D Scanning applications.
- X3D Semantic Web Working Group is under consideration to enable intelligent 3D applications, feature-based 3D model querying, and reasoning over X3D models and scenes.
Makers, modelers, developers, and even future portals are welcome adapt these many open-source assets.
Please Contact Us if interested in collaboration or sponsorship of further research and development work.