So the VRML rendering thing isn’t panning out so well. “Making the simple things simple by making the difficult things impossible”.
You can interpolate the position of Things. But you can’t interpolate points in IndexedLineSets, so my poor nodes are floating there in space without the links showing. Maybe if I interpolated the center and the lengths of a cylinder for each link, perhaps? But really, surely, that’s too much work to go to for something that’s meant to be a visualization tool, not and end to itself.
Also, like it’s little friend HTML, it never renders the same way on two different platforms. And never tells you why. Argh.
Anyway, that’s my rant. There must be some way to do this. I’m sure it’d be a very simple Java applet. There’s lots of them out there. Surely someone else has DONE this.
(Actually, this would all be within the abilities of HTML5 Canvas, I suspect!)