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Car Wheels Catalog

Scene info

With this interactive car wheel catalog users can form the wheel they desire by choosing the size, type, and manufacturer of a tire and a hub and get both a detailed description and 3D model of the wheel. Each model can be viewed either separately or installed on a car.


Choose the vehicle manufacturer and the year and click Go to enter the interactive catalog.

Assemble the wheel by choosing the desired tire and hub. To do this select the parameters from the radius, manufacturer and model list boxes. The color of a car can also be changed in the drop-down list.

To show or hide the car or the tire press the corresponding on/off button at the bottom.

To zoom the model in or out drag the slider along a horizontal bar.

To switch between different viewpoints press the change camera button.

To start and stop automatic animation press the drive on/off button.

To switch between the high quality (note: the performance will significantly decrease on slow computers) and lower quality press the high quality on/off button.

To enlarge the model and to restore its size press the large window on/off button.

To choose another car click the back to vehicle selection link.

Exploring the model

When the mouse cursor changes to a hand with a sphere the wheel or the whole vehicle can be rotated by pressing the left mouse button and moving it into any direction.

More details on navigating the models can be found in the User's Guide which is called up from the right button pop-up menu.

System requirements

Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® ME/2000/XP.

Internet browser: Internet Explorer 6.0 or a later version.

Processor: Pentium® II 300 MHz or better.

Random Access Memory (RAM): minimum of 64 MB.

Free disk space: 6 MB of hard disk space for program files.

Display: The 1024x768 true color mode is recommended.

DirectX 9 compatible graphics card is recommended.

ParallelGraphics Cortona VRML Client (If this is not installed, you will be prompted to install it automatically. If you have any problems, Cortona VRML Client can also be installed manually.)

Watching the Demo offline

To download the demo onto your PC to watch it offline:
Click on download and choose save

After the file is downloaded, unpack it

If Cortona VRML Client is not installed, download it and install from

Double click index.html file to launch the demo.

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Last updated: Tue, 04 Oct 2022
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