Virtual Insects

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How to view 3-D insects

Hardware requirements

All 3D applications require intensive memory use. If you have less than 32MB of memory, some applications may not work properly. For best results use 64MB of memory or more. Another important factor is a fast video card. We suggest using a video card with at least 4MB memory. The best option is to use cards with 3D graphic accelerators.


Plug-ins are additional programs that enhance the performance of your web-browser. Most plug-ins can be downloaded from the web for free. Read carefully installation instructions provided with the program. Some plug-ins may be distributed together with the web browser (e.g., the new version of Internet Explorer has a built-in VRML viewer). In this case you don't need to install them. To view 3D insects you may need the following plug-ins:

Cortona 3D
Free WRL

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