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Java3d disastruous installation process

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Anonymous

I'm trying to get Java3d to work with my java installation.

My platform is Windows 7 and Java is installed under Program Files (86x)

First up the installation manager for Java3d installs Java 3d in Program Files... that is not in the Program Files (86x) where I have my java home directory.

Secondly when I try to make a manual installation I get the three .jar files working with classpath j3dcore.jar, j3dutils.jar, and vecmath.jar.

BUT there's an additional note in the README-unzip file that details the manual installation process namely

4# Modify your PATH environment variable to contain the full path to the lib\i386 folder (or lib\amd64 for Windows/x64). For example, on 32-bit Windows, add the following to your PATH variable, using the System control panel, Advanced tab, Environment Variables button.

C:\Users\myhome\j3d\lib\i386

However neither the x64 or i386 folders exist in the download package, there's only a lib\ext folder with the three previously mentioned .jar files.

The result of this is that I can compile but not run my java3d programs.

I'm also curious about the j3dcore-ogl.dll file in the bin directory and if I shouldn't make a PATH for it as well.

Help would be much appreciated.

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sproketboy
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So have I but I haven't yet gotten around to doing it yet. I'm writing a game and my testers have just installed Java3d themselves.

You can search here or google. there are a couple of examples.
Check here: http://www.sweethome3d.com/index.jsp

This is GPL and you can have a look at how he does it. He has it working in an applet as well. :)