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    I'm interested in creating 3D applications in Java, but can not get Java 3D working. The IDE (Eclipse) keeps telling me everything is undefined when I try using any examples from Google searches. I did install Java 3D.

    I have decided to go with LWJGL. I followed the instructions on its wiki, and managed to get it working. If anyone could point me out any good tutorials on OpenGL / LWJGL, I'd appreciate it.
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    Default Re: Java 3D

    Java3D is fairly old and no longer supported (last I heard at least)...you might consider using something else such as JOGL. That being said, when you say install, what do you mean? Are the jar files on your classpath?

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    Ok thanks. I'm going with LWJGL as it was easy to set up, and get started. I'll still need some good tutorials though

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    Default Re: Java 3D

    Their wiki has a bunch of tutorials: LWJGL Wiki. You could also try the NeHe tutorials. The main tutorials use C/C++, but they also provide the concepts of programming with OpenGL. All you need to do is make the transition between their descriptions/code into Java (they actually have multiple implementations of the source code, some using JOGL and some using LWJGL).

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    Default Re: Java 3D

    Have a look at The Red Book which is available at OpenGL Programming Guide (Addison-Wesley Publishing Company): Table of Contents

    Enjoy!