WRL File Extension

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VRML World
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What is WRL file?

WRL file extension is used by VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language). WRL is the standard format for interactive 3D vector graphics designed mainly for WWW applications. WRL files contain virtual reality description, including information such as 3D view starting point, coordinates, objects, colors, textures, properties of scene elements, as well as scenes’ objects and shapes.

WRL files, the so called ”worlds”

WRL files, commonly refered to as ”worlds”, store data in ASCII text format. WRL virtual worlds allow users to navigate freely in all 3 directions.

Additional information

  1. WRL files are commonly used by web browser plugins for generating 3D virtual reality environments.

  2. Although WRL files store data in plain text, they can be compressed using GZIP – such files have the WRZ extension.

  3. WRL file format was replaced by X3D (Extensible 3D) format.

Programs that support WRL file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the WRL file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the WRL file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the WRL file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the WRL file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the WRL file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the WRL file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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