Tools and APIs Required to Create A Stand-Alone Java Application That Displays 3D Terrain

Posted on 2006-11-30
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
Dear Friends,

Plan is to create a stand-alone Java program that displays 3d terrain. Please let me know IDE tools and APIs that I can download for free of cost. I have some exposure to Java programming but have been mostly on web-programming, developing JSPs. I guess I need Java 3D library.

1. IDEs and URL from where I can download:
2. APIs and URL from where I can download:

I do have a 3D map to display.


Question by:Thanks-in-advance
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BTW, I am on Windows platform.

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Ajay-Singh earned 40 total points
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> 1. IDEs and URL from where I can download:
use eclise:
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> 2. APIs and URL from where I can download:
use eclipse plugins for UI development:
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Hi Thanks-in-advance,
You can use net beans IDE, and you can download Java 3D API from, the same page also has an implementation documentation

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girionis earned 40 total points
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I second NetBeans :)

For 3d libraries, apart from the ones that Sun provides, you might as well check the following links:
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contactkarthi earned 40 total points
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borland JBuilder foundation is a freeware you can use it instead of eclipse... not sure about the netbeans features...

and this book should help you'Reilly%20-%20Java%203d%20Programming.pdf
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eclipse is better than borland JBuilder

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SamsonChung earned 40 total points
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Eclipse is WAY better then borland...

but i perfer nedit :)

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Dear All,

Thanks for your inputs. Will look into these inputs and get back with my comments in couple of days. Hope this is OK.


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