I now have passable exports of RA2 bots to VRML. If you want to see what I mean, have a look at the example exports of all bots included in the game (plus some extras).
I have also been given permission by our CEO to make all related code Open Source; Zope Corp has no commercial interest in 3D Studio-rleated formats to VRML. bounce.
There still seems to be an edge case in my transformation matrix decomposition code though; some arenas have weirdly rotated items. I'll sort those out eventually.
I had my first Aikido training session last night. Wow, I like this sport very much. It directly addresses all the reasons for stopping with Judo all those years ago.