[X3D-Public] Everyday problems with X3D: VRML 1 conversions

Michael Aratow maratow at noegenesis.com
Wed Feb 29 19:38:25 PST 2012

Thanks so much Don.  I looked at that section, and I feel that it would 
better suit user's needs if it was displayed as a matrix showing what 
file formats can be imported (limited to the more popular 3D formats) 
and what can be exported (focusing mostly on VRML, X3D formats); in 
fact, the columns showing the VRML, X3D formats for import and export 
should be highlighted compared to the others.  There should also be 
columns showing price (if any), OS's supported and (active) link(s) to a 
direct download of the tool.

Contributors to the pub list have generously offered their solutions; 
these should be codified within this matrix also.

Thanks again,


On 2/29/12 9:12 AM, Don Brutzman wrote:
> Mike asked about VRML 1 conversions.  cc: public list
> Regarding conversions from VRML 1, here is what we know about
> on the X3D Resources page:
> http://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html#Conversions
> 1. Okino Polytrans is the premier industry translation tool that can
> convert many many different file formats (including Collada) to and from
> X3D, VRML97 and VRML 1.0.
> http://www.okino.com/conv/filefrmt.htm
> http://www.okino.com/conv/imp_iv.htm
> 2.  VRML 1.0 to VRML97 Converter by Octaga
> http://www.octaga.com/freedownloads/Vrml10to20/VRML10To20.zip
> This link is no longer publicly available.  Does anyone know how to
> reach them, can we ask them to release it?
> 3.  CosmoPlayer included a converter in the original distribution,
> wondering if that is the case.  Can someone check?
> http://cic.nist.gov/vrml/cosmoplayer.html
> 4.  Instant Reality has a nice converter, but it doesn't seem to
> include VRML 1 support.
> http://doc.instantreality.org/tools/x3d_encoding_converter/
> Any additional links to converters with VRML 1 capabilities will be
> welcome.
> all the best, Don

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