This page mentions a collection of various tools which are not VRML editors or
modelers, but are essential to the building process.
Why is the only gzip program for Win9x/NT/2k a console app? Wouldn't it be much nicer
to have a real Windows application that lets you gzip and gunzip files? I thought so, too.
Here it is. It requires
crtdll.dll, all of which you should already
have on your machine. It doesn't use any functions in those DLLs that didn't come with the
first release of Windows 95, so whatever versions you already have of those DLLs should
work fine. Version 1.1 (92,988 bytes, zipped).
This tool courtesy of Rev. Bob Crispen. If you have not visited his VRML Works site, then
you owe yourself a visit. For your convienience (and to reduce the bandwidth demands on
Rev. Bob's site), I have mirrored a copy of his WinGZ code here for
you to download (89KB).
Many people ask me about file converters, how to get from XYZ format to ABC format. Crossroads
3D is a Windows freeware application that can translate between several 3D file
formats that was written by Keith Rule. In an effort to reduce the number of downloads on
his server I have mirrored a copy of his fine work for you to download
here (2megs). The world appreciates your efforts Keith!
Many people (mostly Americans) have difficulty thinking in metric and so a converter tool comes in handy. Here is one that does Feet to Meters
quite well along with many many other conversions that might be useful. If you want to
convert miles per hour into furlongs per fortnight, this is the tool for you.
A wonderful tool I found to make fascinating original textures to
cover your VRML objects with is called TILES. No copyright worries! Download the FREE program right here.
Welcome to Tiles by Syntrillium Software! Although there is no technical support for
this program, it is completely FREE! Pass it out or post it anywhere. Oh, and please visit
our web site at http://www.syntrillium.com for
more interesting programs!
|This program could also be called "Quilt" or "Wrapping Paper". The
algorithm was adapted from an algorithm given in the Mathematical Recreations column by
Ian Stewart in Scientific American, December 1992.|
|Only the tile pattern for one tile is saved when writing to disk. The entire pattern can
be recreated by tiling the saved bitmap. Since the pattern has a fractal nature, you may
see unique designs spanning more than one tile.|
|Try using this program for making fun looking web page backdrops! Practically no two
backdrops will ever be alike. If you change the Pattern Size setting, the tile will be
recalculated at the new size. This is a good way to zoom in on interesting patterns.|
|The longer you let the program run, the more intricate and detailed the pattern becomes.|
Tiles (c)1997 Syntrillium Software Corporation. All rights reserved.
an excellent program to create landscapes; you can easily make random hills, valleys, and
rivers in a totally visual fashion. While it supports many other formats, the VRML export
option allows the creation of a complete VRML world with not only a variably colored
elevation node, but also a background, camera location, and more. The demo version will
allow you to export perfectly valid VRML files for FREE.
|Welcome to the demonstration version of Leveller, the
powerful but easy-to-use terrain/heightfield editor from Daylon Graphics. Leveller is
|Visualizing and editing digital terrain, including flight
visualization/animation, and 3D cartography.|
|Exploring the use of heightfields for modeling 3D objects
besides terrain, such as bump patterns, text carvings, material spills, light fixture
encasings, spacecraft hulls, material deposits, cushions, flags, paper, signage,
below-ground swimming pools, etc.|
|Quickly developing starting-point meshes of objects that
are difficult and/or time-consuming to otherwise model, such as rocks, asteroids, caves,
tree trunks, etc. |
is a very fast FREEWARE (for non-commercial use)
32-Bit graphic viewer for Windoze95/98 and Windows NT.
The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple (animated)
GIF support One of the first graphic viewers WORLDWIDE with Multipage TIFF support The
first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple ICO support
Thumbnails, Preview, Drag & Drop Support, fast Directory View (fast moving through
directory), Print Support, Scan (TWAIN) Support, Slideshow, Batch conversion, change the
color depth, audio CD player, Capturing, Cut/Crop, Effects (Blur, Sharpen etc.) and many
many more ...
Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware Messages like "I Agree" ...
|The VRML news group (news:comp.lang.vrml)
is not a tool per se, but it is a place to learn more about your craft and you will find
that participants frequently answer questions.|
|Additionally, the VRML content developers mailing list provides a
veritable plethora of information about VRML. For list subscription instructions, send
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with text "info". This major-domo remailer has up to 200 posts a week, so it is
not for the timid. This is the list for the creators of VRML, by the creators of VRML.|