The Khronos Group recently gave Patrick a Khronie Award for his work advancing glTF! We couldn’t be prouder.
glTF is the open standard 3D runtime format for 3D models. Its continued improvement and advancement is thanks to the hard work of the 30+ members of the Khronos 3D Formats Working Group for transporting 3D graphics, which Patrick currently chairs.
Open standards like glTF are key components to the Cesium platform. They’re also core to how we build Cesium, where whenever possible we use open standards or help to develop new ones (👋 glTF and 3D Tiles). This makes Cesium interoperabile with other tools and increases our reach across platforms and industries, which is important to us as we straddle the geospatial and graphics worlds. And being able to connect with other tools as much as possible means we can stay focused on building the best 3D mapping platform available to stream 3D content.
We contribute to two open standards consortiums—the Khronos Group, which focuses on graphics and parallel computing standards via the glTF standard, and the Open Geospatial Consortium, which advances open standards for the geospatial community via the 3D Tiles community standard. Want to get involved too? We encourage you to check out the contributing guidelines for each of these standards and are always happy to chat about our experiences.
A big thank you to the amazing communities and individuals behind open standards and especially to our friends working on glTF.
Many of the people behind the Khronos 3D Formats Working Group. From left to right, top to bottom: Gary Hsu, Microsoft; Ed Mackey, AGI; Michael Bond, Adobe; Pär Winzell, Facebook; Patrick Cozzi, Cesium; Jonas Gustavsson, IKEA; Don McCurdy, Google; Saurabh Bhatia, Microsoft; and Vlad Zakharchenko; video compression mastermind. Photo credit to the Khronos Group.