Having a 3D object you can rotate, zoom and pan, on a webpage is great...
But Java 3D is not easy to learn how to get it to work!

It's all there, just see the Pdf file!

See also my YouTube VIDEOS!

Edgar Inventor

...But I'll have a go at step-by-step instructions, too:

Step 1: 3D object

Suppose you just want to show an idea or a machine on a Web page, 3D, virtual, interactive stile?

Java, those clever guys, have a solution for you!
Only, and that's the curse of some real good Freeware, getting that thing to work is, in the words of the immortal James Brown, a mother!
So here's a tutorial, so as to prove you can learn something step-by-step, here.
First, of course, if you're to show a 3D file on a Web page, you need to build a 3D file.
This isn't an instructable on java 3d... its on how to use that little model viewer application that was programmed in java 3d.
This is a tutorial about JavaView 3D.<br>That runs on Java 3D.<br><br>If I named it &quot;A tutorial about JavaView 3D, that runs on Java 3D&quot;, people that criticize before reading trough an Instructable, would get tired of reading the Title...<br>
4 years later the discussion resumes...<br><br>The Application is called JavaView. If you called it &quot;JavaView how to&quot; rather than &quot;Java 3d how to&quot; people looking for information on JavaView would be able to find it and people researching Java 3D wouldn't read it expecting something different.<br><br>I don't think the use of the Java 3D API in the creation of the JavaView application is of any interest to your target audience.<br><br>That being said, its a perfectly good instructable. I just take issue with the naming.<br><br>I would suggest:<br>&quot;Modeling a 3D object on your website using JavaView&quot;
I stand corrected, went and changed the title! But I think people got the message, by reading the Intro. Anyway, maybe you can add one Instructable on Java 3D, the program.
Java 3D isnt a program, its an API for the language java.
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Is there something here I should know? Like, what sort of files I can import?
.Obj files, amongst others.<br>It's all here:<br>http://www.javaview.de/doc/index.html

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