Whats the cheapest way to get started in VRML?
• Get a VRML browser. There is a list of browsers on the VRML Repository. There is a section in the VRMLworks on selecting, installing, and troubleshooting a VRML browser. • Learn some VRML. There is a list of tutorials at the VRMLworks which lists not only tutorials but addresses of other lists of tutorials. • Get a copy of the VRML spec from the VRML Consortium. There are free zip and archive files that contain the whole spec so that you can keep it on your own computer. • Get a plain text editor. You probably already have one. On Windows machines, Notepad is fine. Microsoft Word and similar word-processing applications will not do the job unless they have a save to plain ASCII feature, since word processors generally insert some special characters that your VRML browser won’t understand. If you’re used to vi on Unix systems, there is a free vi clone for a number of platforms called vim. • Get some public domain models and textures to put into your world. The VRMLworks has a list of