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SDSC Releases Webview, A Browser for the Virtual Reality Modeling Language

Published 06/28/1995

SDSC (the San Diego Supercomputer Center) announced today the availability of the v1.0 Beta 1 version of WebView for SGI/UNIX, a 3D World-Wide Web VRML browser for viewing 3D objects. Full source code for WebView is available from SDSC free for non-commercial use. For information about WebView and downloading instructions, see the WebView Web page;

Also released today by SDSC is a suite of VRML-related tools: obj2wrl converts a Wavefront obj (object) file to a VRML file, tri2wrl converts an Alias tri (triangle) file to a VRML file, and wrlgrid generates tile or grid geometries in VRML format. These tools are also free from SDSC for non-commercial use.

The Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) is a developing standard for describing interactive three-dimensional scenes delivered across the internet. For more information about VRML, see the VRML Repository, a network resource for the dissemination of information relating to VRML:

SDSC (San Diego Supercomputer Center), a national laboratory for computational science and engineering, is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, administered by General Atomics, and affiliated with the University of California at San Diego. For additional information, refer to SDSC's World Wide Web server at or contact Ann Redelfs, SDSC, (619)534-5032,

For more information, contact

Ann Redelfs
(619)534-5113 fax

Dave Nadeau
(619)534-5152 fax