VRML Plugins

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Complete Web3D viewer!

Cortona® VRML Client is a fast and highly interactive Web3D viewer that is ideal for viewing 3D models on the Web. A set of optimized 3D renderers guaranties the best visual quality on both PCs with the latest video-cards and those with more basic video card capabilities.

Cortona VRML Client works as a VRML plug-in for popular Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Mozilla, etc.) and office applications (Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, etc).

But Cortona Client is more than just a plug-in! The powerful Automation Interface allows you to add exciting 3D capabilities to your Web site and standalone applications.

Main features

  • Complete VRML 97 support, including Java and JavaScript support
  • Support of modern 3D accelerators via DirectX and OpenGL
  • Advanced rendering: mipmapping, phong lighting, reflection mapping and enhanced anti-aliasing
  • Full screen rendering mode with 3D-glasses support
  • Optimized for Intel® Pentium® III and Pentium® 4 processors
  • Automatic installation for Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator
  • Additional nodes and capabilities extending the VRML specification
  • Support for Macromedia Flash
  • VRML Automation Interface based on the ActiveX Automation technology
  • External Authoring Interface (EAI) and 2nd EAI for Internet Explorer support
  • Skins with JavaScript support

What's new in Cortona VRML Client 5.0:

  • VRML Automation for Mozilla-based browsers
  • MPEG4-style layers support
  • DirectX 9.0 shaders support
  • Display of the logo in the 3D window
  • Ability to speed up the rendering by adjusting texture size
  • Rendering speed improvements
  • Expanded range of supported VRML/X3D nodes.

Cortona VRML Client Homepage: http://www.parallelgraphics.com/products/cortona/

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blaxxun Contact is a web browser plugin able to display interactive 3D content in VRML format as well as Macromedia Flash animations and Real streaming media.

Using blaxxun's high performance 3D rendering engine with DirectX and OpenGL support, blaxxun Contact enables web visitors to experience real-time 3D interaction with content.

Also: blaxxun Contact is the only Web3D plugin with multi-user capabilities for shared virtual worlds providing public-, private- and group chat functions, personalized avatars, body language & gestures and shared object support when connecting to sites powered by blaxxun servers.


3D Engine

  • 3D hardware acceleration via unified DirectX and OpenGL renderer
  • full-screen mode for stereographic support
  • extensive keyboard hot-key and joystick support
  • textures & lighting (T&L) support
  • navigation unit & application input event handling
  • environment & chrome mapping
  • particle systems
  • cells and portals
  • drop event handling
  • free deformation
  • several extension nodes


  • 5 simultaneous chat lines including public, group and 3 private channels
  • profile with exchangeble calling cards
  • user interface localized into 16 languages
  • Text-to-Speech (TTS) with support for English, German, French and Hebrew languages
  • user-selectable avatar

New Features in Version 5.1

  • new automatic (one-click) and minimal size (1.5 MB) install
  • firewall support via http tunneling
  • DirectX performance improvements including for Textures & Lighting
  • 3D sound via DirectX
  • 3D navigation enabled while textures dynamically load over the Web
  • Multitexturing and environment mapping
  • completely customizable navigation and user interface system with heads-up display (HUD)
  • Collision response improved and emergency exit provided

blaxxun Homepage: www.blaxxun.com

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CosmoPlayer is being made available as a service to the Web3D community courtesy of Computer Associates and NIST.

Cosmo Player Homepage: http://ovrt.nist.gov/cosmo/

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