Programming - Java3D

At the moment Java does not have any built in support for displaying 3D. In order to use a 3D library such as OpenGL we need a java 'wrapper' which has some native code to call OpenGL. There are a number of possibilities:

At the moment there are some downsides to the use of Java for 3D.

Sun seem to be winding down Java3D development, see these links for alternatives.

http://www.javagaming.org/cgi-bin/JGNetForums/YaBB.cgi?board=jogl
http://xith3d.dev.java.net/
http://jogl.dev.java.net/

 

Java3D books


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