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Issue #2
Transport to new dimensions and visit this issue's nominees in 3D space... 

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Issue2 Worlds in the VirtuPortal:
Meet Factory's Avatar Builder
The MeetFactory's Avatar Builder. Great fun! You can save your Avatars if you go with Contact.
Alternet Fabric "La_Fabrique00"

beautiful viewpoints- a striking space.. Showed at VRML Art 2000.

Contributing Artists:
Andy Best, Cristiano Bianchi, Jacques Perconte, Maurice Clifford, Patrick Keller & Christian Babski, Steve Guynup, Victoria Vesna & Craig Brown
Albert Kahn Office Walk Through
An architectural walk through of Albert Kahn's new Detroit offices. Well built, lit, and worth the textures- a couple of rooms have interactive pieces.
3D Chemical Dynamics
Chemical simulations using VRML and Molecular Dynamics Language (MoDL)... XML!
Virtual Exhibition Hall
The map and EAI links only work in Contact, but the interactivity within VRML is especially slick- just walk up to any of the exhibitor's products and get some great views!
Steve Guynup's Media Invaders
Check out this cool use of VRML PROTOS and check out his Gaming Tutorial this issue!
Spaces of Form
Linda Vigdor's surrealist dimensional twister. Showed at VRML Art 2000. Wonderful geometries.
VirtuWorlds Giza 
Visit this sacred site, scaled to cosmic harmony.  Learn about the architecture and geometry of the Giza Plateau!  You can also tune into a great variety of Real Audio Music from Independent Artists!
Shout Interactive's Shout3D
Shout Interactive's Shout3D is a similar technology:
My favorite there is Beat Monk Bash that shows off Jo and Oscar, two of the MOD characters that have won best of show at SGI's VRML contest and standing ovations at the Web3D Roundups.

Shout3D is able to render animation of large scenes blazingly fast.  -B.C.

Spazz3D Gallery
If you build your own VRML worlds and don't have a lot of money, you've probably already heard about Spazz3D, the VRML modeler. They've got a gallery of samples from their users at
that has some outstanding creations.

Some of these worlds use the blaxxun extensions (e.g., NURBS) that aren't supported by other browsers yet.

Since Spazz3D is an animation tool as well as a modeling tool, look for some outstanding examples of animation, including Addy's dancers (pictured) which blew me away. -B.C.
Network Analyzer
Nobody's built one of those 3D filesystem browsers yet, but the network analyzer version of that tool is here now at
from Institut Eurécom's CyberNet project. 3D visualization of large data sets is going to be the killer app for Web3D that gets it on the desks of pointy-haired bosses.
My favorite of the worlds is the city metaphor used in SwapWorld. You need a stout CPU to run this -- both Cortona/Netscape and Contact/MSIE took approximately forever to bring up the initial scene on my pitiful P133/64M system. Browsing hint: Viewpoints are all overhead shots. Go to Examine mode and rotate the scene so that you can see the buildings in perspective. -B.C.
Ivan's VRML environs
Eagle Lunar Landing, Aerospace models
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