Jython and Java 3D - Has it been done?
ajsiegel at optonline.net
Fri Jun 6 17:00:15 CEST 2003
Shaun writes -
>Having just finished a port of Visual Python 3D Package (
>http://www.vpython.org ) to the Wedge immersive 3D environment (
>http://ephebe.anu.edu.au/wedge/index.html), I am wondering if anyone
>has succesfully used the Java3D package with Jython? Failing that,
has >it been attempted?
Certainly looking forward to see/hear more about your VPython efforts.
From your note on the VPython list, it seems that the release of some
source code may not be far off.
Early in my exploration of Python, (which was early in the life of
Java3d), I did enough experimentation to find that it is realistic to
access its functionality through Jython with what, for my purposes, was
decent performance. It was actually the release of VPython - which was
actually better sutited for my purposes - that allowed me to abandon the
effort to get into Java3d at any level of depth.
But somewhere deep in the recesses of my hard drive is some
Jython/Java3d demo code. I do remember actually coming across and
reporting a JPython bug uncovered to those efforts, that was quickly
attended to by the Jython development folks.
If you are looking at some sort of port of VPython like functionality,
it is my not very firm opinion that it might be better accomplished by
going directly to one of the Java for OpenGL implmenentations, like
It can also be readily driven from Jython.
I would love you for it.
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