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Java 3D, new version 1.6.0

843799
843799 Member Posts: 49,999
edited Jul 27, 2010 9:03PM in Java 3D
Hi,

I downloaded 1.5.2 last year, meanwhile a pre-release version 1.6.0 is available.
What is the status? What can be expected?

Does anybody knows, how Java 3D will develop in the near future?
Does it make sense to build on Java 3D or is there any equivalent Java-based and SceneGraph-based 3D library/framework available?

Thx!

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  • 843799
    843799 Member Posts: 49,999
    ..try ask on another, "more officiall" Java3D forum:

    [http://forums.java.net/jive/forum.jspa?forumID=70]

  • 843799
    843799 Member Posts: 49,999
    edited Jun 28, 2010 6:58PM
    neblaz wrote:
    Does anybody knows, how Java 3D will develop in the near future?
    Not at all I regret,

    [http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=36022&tstart=315]

    Your best option if you want 3D on your desktop is JOGL.

    [http://jogamp.org/jogl/www/]

    What's missing is Oracle's official approval and support. It would cost so little and mean so much so I hope they'll step forward and show responsibility and leadership.
  • 843799
    843799 Member Posts: 49,999
    Why do people keep talking about the demise of java3d? It WAS on hold but it's still actively developed as evidenced by a 1.6 pre-release (last one dated a week ago).

    Also, your solution to use JOGL doesn't answer the question. He wanted to know about an alternative scene graph engine. JOGL is a low level API around OpenGL, Not the same thing.

    So I'll ask - is there an alternative scene graph engine out there? One that can run fine on mac, windows and linux?
  • 843799
    843799 Member Posts: 49,999
    edited Jul 5, 2010 8:17PM
    SproketBoy wrote:
    So I'll ask - is there an alternative scene graph engine out there? One that can run fine on mac, windows and linux?
    Why do you ask that for if you're so happy with Java3D?

    I'm reluctant to give any alternatives to Java3D because I think the best option is Jogl as I said. But okay you have Aviatrix3D and JMonkey which I find the most promising.
  • 843799
    843799 Member Posts: 49,999
    Ardor3D might be worth checking out.
  • 843799
    843799 Member Posts: 49,999
    Thanks. That's interesting.
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