Last week, Virtools released their new Virtools 4.1 webplayer. It got re-branded (once more) and is now called "3dvia player". Previously it was called "3d life player" and before that "Virtools Web Player". Personally, I am not sure if calling it 'merely' "3via player" is a good thing as they have a whole product line branded with "3dvia" in addition to a whole community/service. But afaik 3dvia composer, shape etc content won't be displayed inside the Virtools webplayer. I think it still requires something like the 3dxml player … maybe that's something that will change in the future?
There's also a new publishing-fees chart on the virtools website. It divides the Virtools webplayer into 3 packages
- freemium (public and no end-user registrations)
- freemium+ (private access or end-user registrations)
- premium (end-user pays fees for content access)
Well, for me that's basically commercial vs. non-commercial as today it's mostly about registered users, communities and profiles. It's not an attractive model from a modern perspective.