Java3d-eclipse project bundles java3d as a plugin for eclipse. The plugin can be used for developing other plugins and RCP applications. The idea is to have a convenient way of incorporating java3d into RCP application.

What is Eclipse?

Eclipse - an open development platform. Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. A large and vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities, research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse platform. From

What is java3d?

Java 3D. API provides a set of object-oriented interfaces that support a simple, high-level programming model you can use to build, render, and control the behavior of 3D objects and visual environments. With the Java 3D API, you can incorporate high-quality, scalable, platform-independent 3D graphics into applications and applets based on Java technology. From Java SE Desktop Technologies

Why plugin?

For developing RCP java3d application this plugin provides "eclipse style" add-on for Eclipse framework. For running an RCP application that utilizes java3d, this plugin is all that is needed; however, for the development it is convenient to have sources and documents for easier development and debugging. Both sources and documentation can be downloaded from java3d community site (or click the duke image above).

Where can I get more information on this plugin?

Please visit wiki pages at: java3d-eclipse wiki

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