Published at LXer:
Many VRML vendors implemented a different subset of the spec, and it never gained traction. And so 3D on the Web faded away. It turns out that VRML lives on in its XML flavor, X3D, which has grown to encompass VRML's siblings H-Anim (Humanoid Animation) and GeoVRML. This article focuses on a couple of uses that X3D is ready for now, and takes a look at where VRML might go in the future.