Tony Parisi

Tony Parisi

VRML/X3D Creator, Serial Entrepreneur, Software Architect and WebGL Aficionado

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San Francisco, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • WebGL
  • 3D
  • Rendering
  • VRML/X3D
  • Social Games
  • Game Server Development
  • Game Engine Development
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Virtual Economy
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
Tony Parisi is an entrepreneur and career CTO/architect. He has developed international standards and protocols, created noteworthy software products, and started and sold technology companies. Tony's passion for innovating is exceeded only by his desire to bring coolness and fun to the broadest possible audience.

Tony is perhaps best known for his work as a pioneer of 3D standards for the web. He is the co-creator of VRML and X3D, ISO standards for networked 3D graphics. He also co-developed SWMP, a real-time messaging protocol for multi-user virtual worlds. Tony continues to build community around innovations in 3D as the co-chair of the WebGL Meetup and a founder of the Rest3D working group.

Tony is currently a partner in a stealth online gaming startup and has a consulting practice developing social games, virtual worlds and location-based services for San Francisco Bay Area clients.

Programming 3D Applications with HTML5 and WebGL Programming 3D Applications with HTML5 and WebGL
by Tony Parisi
February 2014
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $37.99

WebGL: Up and Running WebGL: Up and Running
by Tony Parisi
August 2012
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $29.99

Webcast: WebGL Up and Running
August 30, 2012
WebGL is the new standard for 3D rendering on the web. With WebGL, developers can create games, animations, data visualizations, product displays and more using only Javascript, a web browser and a standard web technology stack. This webcast with Web3D...

"This looks to be a good book if your goal is indeed to get something on the screen fast. It’s readable, and I appreciate his use of URLs to WebGL demos and resources and (properly credited) Wikimedia images."
--Eric R., Real-Tim Rendering

"WebGL: Up and running is an excellent introduction to WebGL with good examples and a nice overview of the technology."
--Morten Nobel-Jørgensen,

"If you are ready to give Web 3D graphics a try, you need WebGL: Up and Running. Parisi’s new book is a well-written “quick introduction” to 3D programming."
--Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions