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[java] current state of Java 3D API

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Hi i've been out of the java loop for a few months now, and i need to get back up to speed on the current state of the lang. and the 3D api available. I was using Xith3D last year for a project and i'm planning on using java again this year (for a college project) involving graphics. The last i heard Java3D was back in action? can anyone update me on this? And hows Xith3D evolving? Looking for a good game engine for this years project, as i want to concentrate on AI this year and not have to worry too much about graphics. Does anyone have any sugestions for a game engine thats easy top use and integrates well with Java?

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Java 3D has been open sourced.

main site: http://java.sun.com/products/java-media/3D/
source site: http://java3d.dev.java.net
webstart extension: https://j3d-webstart.dev.java.net

Xith3D is still in developpement, i think the best is to check it yourself.

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If you are using Java because of the simplicity of programming in regards to C++, and not because of cross platform compatibility, then I would suggest that you look into C# with Managed DirectX. C# is very similar to Java, and the class library is almost identical (with a few, wonderful exceptions). Plus, with MDX, you are getting practically the most powerful multimedia tools available to the consumer market.

If you care about cross-platforming, well then, I guess DX is out of the question.

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