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Name Virtual Reality Modeling Language
Version 2.0
Other names VRML (97), Virtual Reality Modeling Language (2.0), VRML (2.0)
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/94
MIME:  model/vrml
Classification Model
Description The Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) is a file format for describing 3D interactive worlds and objects. It may be used in conjunction with the World Wide Web. It may be used to create three-dimensional representations of complex scenes such as illustrations, product definition and virtual reality presentations. VRML is capable of representing static and animated objects and it can have hyperlinks to other media such as sound, movies, and image. Interpreters (browsers) for VRML are widely available for many different platforms as well as authoring tools for the creation VRML files. VRML supports an extensibility model that allows new objects to be defined and a registration process to allow application communities to develop interoperable extensions to the base standard. There is a mapping between VRML elements and commonly used 3D application programmer interface (API) features.
Orientation Text
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Related file formats Is previous version of X3D (3.0)
Is subsequent version of Virtual Reality Modeling Language (1.0)
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Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source The National Archives and Records Administration / The National Archives and Records Administration
Source date 11 Mar 2005
Source description Specifications link: Version 2.0 is the same file format as version 97
Last updated 11 Jun 2012
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