At PC Perspective we have talked a lot about Ray Tracing, the people working to make it a reality and and the benefits it would bring, but we never discussed it as a plug in for a browser.  That is exactly what the fellows at RT Fact are doing and you should be able to try out their custom version of Firefox relatively soon.  As the fellows of Slashdot mention, we can only hope this proves more successful than SGI’s VRML.

“”A group of researchers plans to release a version of the Firefox browser that includes the built- in ability to view 3D graphics. They’ve integrated real-time ray tracing technology, called RT Fact, into Firefox and Webkit. Images are described using XML3D, and the browser can natively render the 3D scene.”

The browser will be released within a few weeks, the researchers say, and they are checking with the Mozilla Foundation about whether they can call it Firefox.”

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