white_dune is an open source, freely downloadable and cross-platform graphical software project designed to act as a low level VRML97 and X3D editor, as well as an animation utility and simple 3D modeller application.
It can read both X3D and VRML97 files
The software is capable of reading both X3D and VRML97 files, but it lets users change the fields and scenegraph. Unlike other similar tools, white_dune uses a light model based on the VRML97 and X3D standards.
Exports X3D and VRML97 scenegraph data
Another interesting feature is the ability to export both X3D and VRML97 scenegraph data to various programming languages, including C, C++ and Java. We’ve also noticed that its graphical user interface is quite intuitive and easy-to-use. The software is written in the C++ programming language, which means that it’s pretty fast.
Supported on Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distros
If you run Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint or a distribution of GNU/Linux derived from these operating systems, you should know that white_dune is available for download as native installers for these OSes, supporting both 32 and 64-bit CPU architectures.
The application is also distributed as a source package for any other GNU/Linux distribution. To install it using the source package, download and save the archive on your computer, and unpack it.
Then, open a Terminal app, go to the location where you’ve extracted the archive files (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/wdune-0.99pl76), run the ‘./configure && make’ command to configure and compile the program, followed by the ‘sudo make install’ command to install it system wide.
Runs on Linux and Windows OSes
white_dune is a cross-platform application that runs on all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as on the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Both 32 and 64-bit computer platforms are supported at this time.