How to open WRL files

Did your computer fail to open a WRL file? We explain what WRL files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a WRL file?

Files with the .wrl extension are most commonly associated with the Virtual Reality Modeling language. These files contain virtual worlds that have been created with this language. The WRL files contain coordinates and colors defining the objects and shapes in the virtual world as well as viewpoint coordinates and 3D scene views. These files are saved in the ASCII text format. A variety of modeling applications save files with the .wrl file extension.

The .wrl file extension is also used for Netscape Live3D plug-in files and Cosmo Player world files.

Software that will open, convert or fix WRL files

These apps are known to open certain types of WRL files. Since many different programs may use WRL files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific WRL file.

NETSCAPENETSCAPEUser submitted
3D-Tool3D-ToolUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
RhinocerosRhinocerosUser submitted
FluxPlayer Web3D PlayerFluxPlayer Web3D PlayerUser submitted
SAP VEViewerSAP VEViewerUser submitted
Right Hemisphere Deep ViewRight Hemisphere Deep ViewUser submitted
3D Photo Browser3D Photo BrowserUser submitted
3DBrowser3DBrowserUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
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