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OpenGL object picking and dragging

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How do I write OpenGL code that displays 3D objects (like Cubes) in which I can pick one or more objects and drag them to change their position?  I would prefer this solution to be in Java & SWT.  Code in C++ is also ok.
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NeHe has great OpenGL tutorials which include drawing a cube (these are easily adapted to JoGL):
http://nehe.gamedev.net/lesson.asp?index=01

And for picking objects, see
http://www.opengl.org/resources/faq/technical/selection.htm

(To get the mouse_x and mouse_y coordinates, just add an AWT mouse listener to your canvas)
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