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Comment Re:But it's too late. (Score 1) 362

"VRML was supposed to be replaced by X3D, which is simply VRML 97 with XML delimiters instead of VRML delimiters."

Incorrect - please check your facts. There are several new features in X3D. It's a full upgrade with environment mapping, multi-texturing, programmable shaders, 2D and 3D layers, more/better scripting. Next up, multi-user networking, physics, particle systems and more.

My company is currently building a multi-user virtual worlds system using only X3D. We have not launched this yet, but the precursor to it is up and running on our company site,, in the form of an upload-and-share service for authoring and publishing 3D.

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