High quality 3D models can be made in many formats by a variety creativesoftware. SwTranslator is designed to solve the problem of importing thesevarious formats into VRML and X3D, so that they can be used in interactive scenes.
SwTranslator imports files from Collada, 3DS, PLY, STL and OBJ formats. Whether the models are made by digital content creation software and areproduced by a 3D scanner SwTranslator provides paths for conversioninto the open 3D standards VRML and X3D.
Because VRML and X3D are open standards a variety of viewers can be used to display the resulting scene. Free plug-ins are also available for displayingcontent on the internet.