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What are WRL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WRL file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your WRL files.

What is a WRL file?

A .WRL file is a Virtual Reality Modeling Language 3D model file.

Files with the .wrl extension are most commonly associated with the Virtual Reality Modeling Language. These files contain virtual worlds that can be displayed in 3D. The WRL files contain coordinates and colors defining the objects and shapes in the virtual world, 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.

How to open WRL files

Important: Different programs may use files with the WRL file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your WRL file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different WRL openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: April 25, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of WRL files. Remember, different programs may use WRL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Artec ViewShapeArtec ViewShapeUser submitted
3D-Tool3D-ToolUser submitted
Right Hemisphere DeepPublish pluginRight Hemisphere DeepPublish pluginUser submitted
Octaga AS, OctagaPlayerOctaga AS, OctagaPlayerUser submitted
3Shape 3D Viewer3Shape 3D ViewerUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
OperaOperaUser submitted
FluxPlayer Web3D PlayerFluxPlayer Web3D PlayerUser submitted
SAP SAP 3D Visual Enterprise ViewerSAP SAP 3D Visual Enterprise ViewerUser submitted
SAP VEViewerSAP VEViewerUser submitted

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