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Chapter 6. WEAVING VRML INTO WEB PAGES > Compressing VRML Files

Compressing VRML Files

Before uploading your VRML files to the Web, you should seriously consider first compressing them in order to conserve as much bandwidth as possible. Although VRML text files are quite small on their own when compared to traditional 3D files, you can generally reduce them in size by half or more by applying GNU Zip compression. GNU Zip, more commonly known as GZip, uses Lempel-Ziv compression (LZ77) to reduce files in size. It is made freely available through the Free Software Foundation at the following sites:

http://www.gnu.org/


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