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VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language, pronounced vermal or by its initials, originally—before 1995—known as the Virtual Reality Markup Language) is a standard file format for representing 3-dimensional (3D) interactive vector graphics, designed particularly with the World Wide Web in mind. [1]

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Active Worlds

Active Worlds is an online virtual world, developed by ActiveWorlds Inc., a company based in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and launched on June 28, 1995.

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Additive Manufacturing File Format

Additive Manufacturing File Format (AMF) is an open standard for describing objects for additive manufacturing processes such as 3D printing.

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Adobe Atmosphere

Adobe Atmosphere (informally abbreviated Atmo) was a software platform for interacting with 3D computer graphics.

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AllBusiness.com provides business information and resources for small businesses, those companies with fewer than 500 employees.

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Animation is a dynamic medium in which images or objects are manipulated to appear as moving images.

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Application programming interface

In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools for building software.

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Bandwidth (computing)

In computing, bandwidth is the maximum rate of data transfer across a given path.

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blaxxun interactive originally named "Black Sun Interactive" was one of the first companies to develop a 3D community platform designed for the Internet using VRML and highly scalable multi-user server environments.

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CA Technologies

CA Technologies, formerly known as Computer Associates International, Inc. and CA, Inc., is an American multinational publicly held corporation headquartered in New York City.

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COLLADA (COLLAborative Design Activity) is an interchange file format for interactive 3D applications.

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Component-based software engineering

Component-based software engineering (CBSE), also called as component-based development (CBD), is a branch of software engineering that emphasizes the separation of concerns with respect to the wide-ranging functionality available throughout a given software system.

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Computer-aided design

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.

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Dave Raggett

Dave Raggett is a computer specialist who has played a major role in implementing the World Wide Web since 1992.

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Dial-up Internet access

Dial-up Internet access is a form of Internet access that uses the facilities of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to establish a connection to an Internet service provider (ISP) by dialing a telephone number on a conventional telephone line.

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Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.

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ECMAScript (or ES) is a trademarked scripting-language specification standardized by Ecma International in ECMA-262 and ISO/IEC 16262.

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Event-driven programming

In computer programming, event-driven programming is a programming paradigm in which the flow of the program is determined by events such as user actions (mouse clicks, key presses), sensor outputs, or messages from other programs/threads.

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File format

A file format is a standard way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file.

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Filename extension

A filename extension is an identifier specified as a suffix to the name of a computer file.

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First International Conference on the World-Wide Web

The First International Conference on the World-Wide Web (also known as WWW1) was the first-ever conference about the World Wide Web, and the first meeting of what became the International World Wide Web Conference.

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Flux (software)

Flux is a software suite released by Media Machines which consists of Flux Player and Flux Studio.

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FreeWRL is an open source compliant VRML/X3D browser for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

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Graphics (from Greek γραφικός graphikos, "belonging to drawing") are visual images or designs on some surface, such as a wall, canvas, screen, paper, or stone to inform, illustrate, or entertain.

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gzip is a file format and a software application used for file compression and decompression.

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Image file formats

Image file formats are standardized means of organizing and storing digital images.

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International Electrotechnical Commission

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC; in French: Commission électrotechnique internationale) is an international standards organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies – collectively known as "electrotechnology".

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International Organization for Standardization

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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Java (programming language)

Java is a general-purpose computer-programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.

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Lighting or illumination is the deliberate use of light to achieve a practical or aesthetic effect.

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Mark Pesce

Mark D. Pesce (born 1962) is an American-Australian author, researcher, engineer, futurist and teacher.

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MeshLab is a 3D mesh processing software system that is oriented to the management and processing of unstructured large meshes and provides a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering, and converting these kinds of meshes.

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Microsoft Chrome

Microsoft's Chrome was the code name for a set of APIs that allowed DirectX to be easily accessed from user-space software, including HTML.

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MPEG-4 is a method of defining compression of audio and visual (AV) digital data.

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O3D is an open source (BSD license) JavaScript API from Google Code created by Google for creating interactive 3D graphics applications that run in a web browser window or in a XUL desktop application.

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Object (image processing)

An object in image processing is an identifiable portion of an image that can be interpreted as a single unit or is an identifiable portion of an image that can be interpreted as a single unit.

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Open Inventor

Open Inventor, originally IRIS Inventor, is a C++ object oriented retained mode 3D graphics toolkit designed by SGI to provide a higher layer of programming for OpenGL.

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OpenVRML is a free and open-source software project that makes it possible to view three-dimensional objects in the VRML and X3D formats in Internet-based applications.

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OZ Virtual

OZ Virtual was a 3D world viewer created by OZ Interactive that enabled real-time collaboration communications in shared spaces on the Internet with a strong focus on creative content production.

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Peter Kennard

Peter Kennard (born 17 February 1949) is a London born and based photomontage artist and Senior Research Reader in Photography, Art and the Public Domain at the Royal College of Art.

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Plain text

In computing, plain text is the data (e.g. file contents) that represent only characters of readable material but not its graphical representation nor other objects (images, etc.). It may also include a limited number of characters that control simple arrangement of text, such as line breaks or tabulation characters.

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Platinum Technology

Platinum Technology Inc. was founded by Andrew Filipowski in 1987 to market and support deployment of database management software products and the applications enabled by database management technology and to render related services.

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In elementary geometry, a polygon is a plane figure that is bounded by a finite chain of straight line segments closing in a loop to form a closed polygonal chain or circuit.

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Seamless3d is an open source 3D modeling software available under the MIT license.

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Silicon Graphics

Silicon Graphics, Inc. (later rebranded SGI, historically known as Silicon Graphics Computer Systems or SGCS) was an American high-performance computing manufacturer, producing computer hardware and software.

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In physics, sound is a vibration that typically propagates as an audible wave of pressure, through a transmission medium such as a gas, liquid or solid.

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Source code

In computing, source code is any collection of code, possibly with comments, written using a human-readable programming language, usually as plain text.

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Specularity is the visual appearance of specular reflections.

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STL (file format)

STL (an abbreviation of "stereolithography") is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software created by 3D Systems.

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Text file

A text file (sometimes spelled "textfile"; an old alternative name is "flatfile") is a kind of computer file that is structured as a sequence of lines of electronic text.

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Texture mapping

Texture mapping is a method for defining high frequency detail, surface texture, or color information on a computer-generated graphic or 3D model.

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Theatrical scenery

Theatrical scenery is that which is used as a setting for a theatrical production.

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Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee (born 8 June 1955), also known as TimBL, is an English engineer and computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.

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A timer is a specialized type of clock used for measuring specific time intervals.

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Tony Parisi (software developer)

Tony Parisi, one of the early pioneers in virtual reality, is an entrepreneur, researcher and developer of 3D computer software.

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Transparency and translucency

In the field of optics, transparency (also called pellucidity or diaphaneity) is the physical property of allowing light to pass through the material without being scattered.

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Universal 3D

Universal 3D (U3D) is a compressed file format standard for 3D computer graphics data.

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A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), colloquially termed a web address, is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it.

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User (computing)

A user is a person who utilizes a computer or network service.

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UV mapping

UV mapping is the 3D modeling process of projecting a 2D image to a 3D model's surface for texture mapping.

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Vector graphics

Vector graphics are computer graphics images that are defined in terms of 2D points, which are connected by lines and curves to form polygons and other shapes.

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Vertex (geometry)

In geometry, a vertex (plural: vertices or vertexes) is a point where two or more curves, lines, or edges meet.

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Virtual environment software

Virtual environment software refers to any software, program or system that implements, manages and controls multiple virtual environment instances (self definition).

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Virtual reality

Virtual reality (VR) is an interactive computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment, that incorporates mainly auditory and visual, but also other types of sensory feedback like haptic.

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Virtual tour

A virtual tour is a simulation of an existing location, usually composed of a sequence of videos or still images.

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Virtual world

A virtual world is a computer-based simulated environment which may be populated by many users who can create a personal avatar, and simultaneously and independently explore the virtual world, participate in its activities and communicate with others.

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VREAM, Inc. was a US technology company that functioned between 1991 and 1996.

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Web browser

A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for accessing information on the World Wide Web.

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Web3D was initially the idea to fully display and navigate Web sites using 3D.

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Web3D Consortium

The Web3D Consortium is an international not-for-profit, member-funded industry consortium, originally founded in 1997.

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WebGL (Web Graphics Library) is a JavaScript API for rendering interactive 2D and 3D graphics within any compatible web browser without the use of plug-ins.

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WebVR is an experimental JavaScript API that provides support for virtual reality devices, such as the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard or OSVR in a web browser.

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World Wide Web

The World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or the Web) is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet.

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X3D is a royalty-free ISO standard for declaratively representing 3D computer graphics.

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3D computer graphics

3D computer graphics or three-dimensional computer graphics, (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images.

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3DMLW (3D '''M'''arkup '''L'''anguage for '''W'''eb) is an open-source project, and a XML-based Markup Language for representing interactive 3D and 2D content on the World Wide Web.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VRML

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