Package Basic.Vrml97Specification

package Basic.Vrml97Specification

The VRML97 Specification was the second-generation predecessor specification that eventually led to the X3D Graphics International Standard, maintaining full compatibility with the X3D ClassicVRML Encoding.

Many 3D graphics systems support the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML97). These scenes support the Examples section of the VRML97 specification.

The baseline source kept under version control is in .x3d form, and the autogenerated products include versions using the VRML97 .wrl file extension. These examples are maintained for historic reasons and interoperability testing. Backwards compatibility of scenes remains a significant strength of the X3D specification, which includes a fully interoperable ClassicVRML file encoding as well as numerous conversion and translation tools.

Historic predecessor document references include the VRML Script Node Authoring Interface proposal of 6 October 1996, and the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) 1.0 Specification of 26 May 1995.

This X3D Basic: VRML97 Specification examples archive is online.

The X3D Java Scene Access Interface (x3djsail) package provides concrete classes for each X3D node and statement.

Online: X3D Java Scene Access Interface Library (X3DJSAIL) and X3DJSAIL Javadoc

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