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Freeware VRML Programs List

  1. CyberNet Worlds 
    Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of 3D chat with CyberNet Worlds' free 3D chat browser. Here, you can roam around various colorful 3D landscapes, chatting with users from around the world and build your own virtual home. The CyberNet community also stages social events, parties and contests. (For Windows).
  2.  Active Worlds 
    (Note: this site has been occasionally inaccessible lately). We think that this is one of the coolest freeware programs on the Web. It's a browser that lets you access AlphaWorld, a unique, 3D virtual community populated by real people. The Active Worlds universe boasts thousands of users and thousands of kilometers of virtual territory. You can explore over 100 worlds in real-time, high-color graphics. You can even own land and create buildings on your property, from a simple house to an elaborate palace (a process that is quite easy). (Available for Windows, Macs and Linux).
  3.  Alice 
    Are you interested in 3D graphics, but find the whole process too involved and complicated for a novice? Then check out Alice. It's a free 3D Interactive Graphics Programming Environment. Alice can be used for creating many types of applications, including interactive games, animations and virtual reality environments. It has a moderately steep learning curve. Basically, if you've messed around with BASIC before or built a spreadsheet, you can handle Alice. (For Windows).
  4.  WinPlace 
    If you've ever wanted to build a VRML world of your own, you can with WinPlace, an excellent freeware design tool. WinPlace allows you to create and place objects into an area and view the results in VRML. WinPlace supports several file export formats, including DXF, WMF, BMP and more. (For Windows).
  5.  Cybertown 
    (Note: this service is no longer free, as of January 2003). If you've ever wanted to set up your own 3D virtual reality home on the Web, this is the place to go. Just sign up with Cybertown and you'll get your own customizable virtual reality home, complete with personal chat, a message board, etc