3D as a special effect has long been so high-tech that few could create it, let alone afford the tools needed to make it. No more, though, as companies are starting to offer 3D creator tools to the masses.

Spline is a new 3D design tool that allows website developers to easily create 3D content with interactive elements without having to deal with sophisticated coding and rendering. Superfan studio now offers an app that allows people to create augmented-reality 3D filters for their smart devices.

The proliferation of 3D creation tools for the masses is helping transform the Web into a spatial platform and precluding the inevitable shift to mixed reality (MR).