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Ammy Singh
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Hi everyone, I am new with Java 3D, so can anyone please suggest me some good books to learn Java 3D. Thanks


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Tim Moores
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Java3D is dead; OpenGL and JOGL are the way to go: http://jogamp.org/jogl/www/
Ammy Singh
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Tim Moores wrote:Java3D is dead; OpenGL and JOGL are the way to go: http://jogamp.org/jogl/www/


Thanks Tim for your suggestion of going with JOGL, i read about it, but seriously i do not know where to find its download and how to install it on Windows Vista, please help me man, thanks
Jesper de Jong
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The http://jogamp.org/ website ofcourse contains links to download it. It's not going to be really easy to use JOGL, however. You'll need to know the OpenGL API, because JOGL is more or less a one-to-one mapping of the OpenGL API to Java. It's a low-level API for working with 3D graphics.

(Note: You don't need to quote yourself anytime you write something).


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Ammy Singh
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Jesper de Jong thanks I have downloaded the files, i will try setting up the environment variables.
August Lammersdorf
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Have a look here:

- Java 3D Programming, Daniel Selman : http://www.manning.com/selman/
- Killer Game Programming in Java, Andrew Davison : http://fivedots.coe.psu.ac.th/~ad/jg/
- Java 3D Books : http://wiki.java.net/bin/view/Javadesktop/Java3DBooks
Ammy Singh
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August Lammersdorf wrote:Have a look here:

- Java 3D Programming, Daniel Selman : http://www.manning.com/selman/
- Killer Game Programming in Java, Andrew Davison : http://fivedots.coe.psu.ac.th/~ad/jg/
- Java 3D Books : http://wiki.java.net/bin/view/Javadesktop/Java3DBooks


Thanks August
Girish Velivela
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Joined: Oct 29, 2014
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hi, every one

I am familiar with Java 3D API.

why Java 3D API is not good for Developing for 3D applications?

what is best alternate for developing 3D application?
Ulf Dittmer
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This sums it up well:
Tim Moores wrote:Java3D is dead


I've heard http://lwjgl.org/ recommended as an alternative specifically for game programming.


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Girish Velivela
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what do mean by dead can you please explain me ?

I can't find exact answers for that.

And I have spent lot of time in learning Java 3D.
Ulf Dittmer
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By dead I mean that the last Java3D release happened in 2008, and that it is no longer being maintained. I would strongly advise against starting any new project with it. 3D graphics development in Java is nowadays based on OpenGL or JavaFX.
 
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