Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Programming
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-13-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Jaymo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 85
Default Programming Tutorials

Hi Guys,

I am trying to create a basic fish tank in a bland 3D environment possibly using Java programming language.

I was wondering if anyone would be able to provide me with some links on tutorials to something similiar or if someone could help via the forums or msn that would be brilliant.

Thanks all for any advice or guidance!
__________________

Jaymo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 03:48 PM   #2
Site Team
 
berry120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: England, UK
Posts: 3,425
Default Re: Programming Tutorials

How much experience with programming have you got? Have you got experience with Java / OO concepts but just haven't used 3D libraries before, or are you a complete beginner?
__________________

__________________
Save the whales, feed the hungry, free the mallocs.
berry120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 03:58 PM   #3
Baseband Member
 
Jaymo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 85
Default Re: Programming Tutorials

Quote:
Originally Posted by berry120 View Post
How much experience with programming have you got? Have you got experience with Java / OO concepts but just haven't used 3D libraries before, or are you a complete beginner?
A bit of a mixed bag, I studied Java programming using Borland JBuilding from 2002 - 2004 and then from 2006-2007 but haven't really used it much apart from within a program called processing.

So in terms of experience; I should be able to pick up Java again fairly easily but I have no experience with 3D libraries.

I'd love to offer someone payment in order to complete the 3D application for me but I am more of a diy person.
Jaymo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
Site Team
 
berry120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: England, UK
Posts: 3,425
Default Re: Programming Tutorials

Quote:
I'd love to offer someone payment in order to complete the 3D application for me
Now where's the fun in that?

Have a look at JMonkey - it's one of the best (I think the best) 3D library out there at the moment, and it's got a great community behind it with tutorials, sample applications and the like.
__________________
Save the whales, feed the hungry, free the mallocs.
berry120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 06:06 PM   #5
Baseband Member
 
Jaymo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 85
Default Re: Programming Tutorials

Quote:
Originally Posted by berry120 View Post
Now where's the fun in that?

Have a look at JMonkey - it's one of the best (I think the best) 3D library out there at the moment, and it's got a great community behind it with tutorials, sample applications and the like.
its a very big long shot but would u be able to help me out with a starting point in the programming? i have no idea how to use 3d libraries and would love to how something to show me how to start
Jaymo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 06:46 PM   #6
Site Team
 
berry120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: England, UK
Posts: 3,425
Default Re: Programming Tutorials

http://www.jmonkeyengine.com/wiki/do...d=user_s_guide

The link above gives you far more information than I could hope to give you here!

One thing I will stress - all 3D libraries (including Jmonkey) tend to be relatively complex, in that you don't want to be understanding basic Java syntax / concepts at the same time as working round the JME concepts. So if you do want to go down this route and you are shakey on Java, get that up to scratch first before you start looking at trying to do complex 3D stuff!
__________________
Save the whales, feed the hungry, free the mallocs.
berry120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 07:41 PM   #7
Baseband Member
 
Jaymo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 85
Default Re: Programming Tutorials

Quote:
Originally Posted by berry120 View Post
http://www.jmonkeyengine.com/wiki/do...d=user_s_guide

The link above gives you far more information than I could hope to give you here!

One thing I will stress - all 3D libraries (including Jmonkey) tend to be relatively complex, in that you don't want to be understanding basic Java syntax / concepts at the same time as working round the JME concepts. So if you do want to go down this route and you are shakey on Java, get that up to scratch first before you start looking at trying to do complex 3D stuff!
I would love to learn it all but i need to have created the fish tank within 3 days really. I want to use a 3d virtual fish tank environment to test on some subjects for my dissertation (the fish tank doesnt actually form part of the project but the result do and so according to my guidelines i need to have an original application made) do you know of anywhere which provides the source code for a 3d fish tank? doesn't neccessarily need to be in Java, just something that I can change to my requirements really.
Jaymo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 08:49 PM   #8
Site Team
 
berry120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: England, UK
Posts: 3,425
Default Re: Programming Tutorials

Try searching around for models in .x format (I would have a more thorough look but haven't got time at the moment.) You might find something you can modify / drop into a modelling program you can use for the purpose.
__________________

__________________
Save the whales, feed the hungry, free the mallocs.
berry120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0