Life with 3d VRML - Cellontro/Xholon App

What is it

This is a model of a biological cell, based on the other cellontro models. It includes two cells, each with a membrane, cytoplasm, and a nucleus. The application generates a 3d VRML representation of itself, in one of two selectable formats.

How to use it

Run it:

  1. Run the Java application through the Xholon GUI (, and select File --> Open --> cellontro --> Life3d --> Life3d_SingleCells_xhn.xml.
  2. Expand the Controller node in the tree.
  3. Press the Start node.
  4. You should see a list of the parameters used.

Things to notice

Look in the Xholon/3d directory. You should see an updated version of the rootCell.wrl file. If you have a VRML browser installed, it should be able to load and display this file, in 3D.

Xholon and Ealontro features

VRML files are organized as trees, and it is quite straight-forward to write out a VRML tree from a Xholon composite structure tree.

Credits and references

For more information on VRML, see Wikipedia