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WRL File Format

Virtual Reality model

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WRL is a file extension for a Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) file format often used by browser plug-ins to display virtual reality environments. VRML files are known as “worlds,” which is what WRL stands for.

WRL files are plain ASCII text files. A WRL file includes data specifying 3-D details such as vertices, edges for a 3-D polygon, surface color, image-mapped textures, light and reflection mapping, and transparency.

VRML has been superseded by X3D, an ISO standard file format based on XML.

MIME type: x-world/x-vrml, model/vrml

 

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Wikipedia has an entry about VRML.

This was last updated in August 2010
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