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    Default Want to learn how to make 3D games, where do I start?

    I want to learn how to make 3D games.
    Ofcorse with the normal JDK (Without Java 3D).
    Where should I begin?

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    Default Re: Want to learn how to make 3D games, where do I start?

    This is a very broad question that can have dozens of answers. You need math skills, especially vector math. Specific to java, you might have a look at
    Java OpenGL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    The OpenGL Programming Guide - The Redbook

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    Default Re: Want to learn how to make 3D games, where do I start?

    Took a look at the two links.
    Do you really have to use OpenGL?
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    Default Re: Want to learn how to make 3D games, where do I start?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alerhau View Post
    Took a look at the two links.
    Do you really have to use OpenGL?
    No, you can use different engines.
    Unreal Engine is a good engine.
    It's a good engine for 3D games.

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    Default Re: Want to learn how to make 3D games, where do I start?

    Also have a look at JMonkey
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    Default Re: Want to learn how to make 3D games, where do I start?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alerhau View Post
    I want to learn how to make 3D games.
    Ofcorse with the normal JDK (Without Java 3D).
    Kool!

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    Default Re: Want to learn how to make 3D games, where do I start?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alerhau View Post
    Do you really have to use OpenGL?
    No, but if you don't then you will probably need to write your own rasterizer to draw textured stuff in 3D, and you won't get it running any where near as smooth as using OpenGL which takes advantage of any graphics hardware that's available. I'd choose to use OpenGL for any game these days be it 3D or 2D, it's just so much faster and once you know what you are doing it's pretty easy to use too :).

    Some good tutorials for OpenGL are available at NeHe Productions - Everything OpenGL they are for C++/Windows but Java and C++ are similar enough that you should understand what to do and the docs for the Java OpenGL library you use should have all the info for setting up a OpenGL window in Java.
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