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    Lightbulb Make a 3D java game

    Hey guys

    I'm a programmer with decent experience with java. I want to create a 3D game with physics. How can I do this?

    I also want to know (if it is possible) how to create your own 3D models with textures for the game.

    Thank you very much

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    Data modeling or the visualization is the challenge in 3D modeling in Java. Long time ago, when I'm in Uni, do a small modelling in 3D. I remember that I've found few resources related to that, explain the technical stuff clearly. If I could found them send it to you tonight.

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    Default Making games is the best!

    Hi Nuclear Mosquito

    Making games is the best! :D To start off, you'll need to learn how to create models and animations. A good place to start is with Blender. It's really hard to learn but super cool once you do. Then you'll need to learn a 3D API to get some hardware support for your game. I'd suggest you start with OpenGL and JOGL. Once you've learned OpenGL, you can use it in any language. ;)


    Then, you should learn how to load models into your Java application. OBJ models are the simplest to work with, but soon you'll want more! :D Writing your own format is best - just make sure you can convert to other formats. And to do this in Blender, you'll need to learn Python scripting with Blender. But for now, stick with OBJ. Blender can export models to OBJ for you game. Once you're comfortable with all of this - which should take about a year max - you can start writing real 3D games.

    All roads lead to Rome, this was mine. ;)

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    Default Blender and OpenGL applications

    Hi Eranga

    The model was created in Blender. It was rigged to a skeleton for manipulation. I wrote a Python script that exported the model from Blender to a custom XML-based format. The model could then be loaded into an OpenGL application.

    The caterpillar above is taken from a screen shot of the application. It was implemented in Visual C# .Net, but can easily be done in Java. ;)

    Why do you ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    Why do you ask?
    Actually Tim I'm not much familiar with Blender and I'm not use a lot Java 3D in my programming. Few months back I had a requirement to develop a simple animator, like a helper in MS Office. So I ask one of my friends to do this for me. He finish the job and says it's done using Blender. But the animator is not that much clear enough as you shown above. :)

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