Date Created: Sat 26-Jan-2008

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How to Install the Java 3D api for use with IBM Rational Application Developer ( RAD)

I decided i wanted to try some Java 3D programming using the Java 3D api and using RAD as my IDE. However when I downloaded the api from

http://java.sun.com/products/java-media/3D/download.html

I found that the installer automatically decided where to install the api. I wanted to install the api into my RAD JRE folder not the Sun JDK folders I have previoiusly installed.

I searched on Google for an article to help me and I found the following site http://java3d.j3d.org/installing.html

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As of Aug 2005

Prior to the Java3D 1.3.2 release, there was an executable installer for most platforms. Since the shift to the more open codebase of 1.3.2 and beyond, there is no nice installer to use anymore. The developers are looking into a number of Open Source solutions to this issue, but for now we only have use of the zip file downloads.

The process is the same for all platforms now. Firstly, head to the downloads page and grab a copy of Java3D for your platform. We'll assume you have a Java runtime of some form already installed (if not, head over here).

Unzip or untar the Java3D download
There will be another zip/tar-gz file included named j3d-132-platform.zip
Change into your JDK/JRE installation directory, for example c:\j2sdk1.5.0\.
Extract the contents of the zip/jar file here, making sure to keep the directories.
Check that in your bin directory you have 2 DLLs named j3d-ogl.dll, j3d-utils.dll (unix equivalents are libj3dcore-ogl.so, libj3dutils.so). On MS-Windows you'll have a 3rd DLL j3d-d3d.dll. In your lib/ext directory you should have three files j3dcore.jar, j3dutils.jar, vecmath.jar
You should be now ready to run Java3D demos and applications. None of these base downloads come with demo applications as part of the code. You'll need to grab those separately.

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I then restarted RAD and voila I could now use import the Java 3D classes into my project.

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