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1 Java 3D

Java 3D is a scene graph based 3D application programming interface (API) for the Java platform.

1.1 For Windows

  • Download the latest version of jre (“1.7 version”) and Java 3d package (“1.5 version”) from
  • Also enable jre on your browser.
  • Java 3d package contains three jar files: j3dcore.jar, j3dutils.jar and vecmath.jar. Add these to your classpath. It also contains dynamic libraries for OpenGL graphics. You should add the directory containing these to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
  • Now set the class path. In Windows you set these with Start -> Settings -> Control Panel ->System -> Advanced -> Environment Variables. Then create or edit your CLASSPATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH so that they include the locations of the Java 3D files you downloaded. For example, if you have saved the files to C:/java3d, you should add
    • C:/java3d/lib/ext/j3dcore.jar;
    • C:/java3d/lib/ext/j3dutils.jar;
    • C:/java3d/lib/ext/vecmath.jar to your CLASSPATH and
    • C:/java3d/j3d/bin to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

    Restart your browser and you should be able to see the applets that use Java 3D.

Date: 2014-12-23T17:08+0530

Author: apurv

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