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jMonkeyEngine is a 3D game engine written in and for Java.

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Open-source 3D models easily usable in OGRE3D/jMonkeyEngine [closed]

I'm looking for a source of 3D models (cars, game characters, furnitures etc.) which are usable in an open-source 3D game. I found various website with free/opensource ...
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How to invert background pixel's color

I'm writing a game and map editor using Java and jMonkeyEngine. In the map editor, I've got a brush done by wireframed sphere. My problem is: I want to make it visible everywhere, so I want to invert ...
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Looking for JMonkeyEngine tutorials and documentation [closed]

I'm looking for tutorials and documentation for JMonkeyEngine, beside the material on the official website. Any clue?
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Best practise for representing large spaces in a scene graph

I'm attempting to represent a procedurally generated world in a scene graph, specifically in the Jmonkey engine (Jme3). To make this managable I have broken up the world into smaller chunks. Each ...
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Method of terrain in a 3d RPG

I am working on a RPG using the JMonkey engine. While I was conceptualizing the map, I realized I would have a problem with the terrain. My problem is this: I want to have a click to move interface, ...
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Drawing the same mesh or drawing the same material?

I was wondering. Suppose I have a 1000 grass meshes. They all have the same material, but I create them separately, because they look slightly different, because they have different heights. Does my ...
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Linux OgreXML model viewer

Is there an OgreXML model viewer for Linux? I know about OgreMax but apparently that's Windows only.
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How do I make a cube move by rolling?

I am learning jMonkeyEngine by making some small games with it. I have a simple rectangular cube that I want the player to be able to roll around the game world. When he presses the arrow keys, the ...
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Can't export Blender model for use in jMonkeyEngine SDK

I have a scene rendered in blender called "civ1.blend" which contains multiple materials (for example, I have one called "white"). I want to use this model in jMonkeyEngine, so I used the OGRE ...
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How do I export my Blender model to OGRE XML format for jMonkeyEngine 3?

I'm an amateur software engineer with several simple 2D-game projects under my belt. I'v recently turned my attention towards creating a basic 3D game, nothing too fancy, just to get a grip on things. ...
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jMonkey Quest Database

I am building a game in jMonkey (Java) and I have so far only used default quest text. But now I need to start populating a lot of quests with text. My design requires A LOT of quests texts. What is ...
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What are “local” and “global” rotations?

Each node in jME3 has local and global rotations, which can be expressed in quaternions. What are they? Documentation has no clues, about in which state rotations are zero?
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jMonkeyEngine Pros and Cons

I want to know some good reasons to use jMonkeyEngine for a Java 3d game development tool instead of just creating a game with LWJGL myself? I want to know a good reason I should choose this tool. ...
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What is wrong with my smooth shading code?

I am having trouble getting smooth lighting to work in Java Monkey Engine. My terrain is voxel-based, with an iso-surface generated via Marching Cubes over the data field. Up until now, I have been ...
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Models with more than one mesh in JMonkeyEngine

I’m a new jmonkey engine developer and I’m beginning to import models. I tried to import simple models and no problems appeared, but when I export some obj models having more than one mesh in the ...
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My “puck” model object falls right through the “table” model in jMonkeyEngine

So I am trying to learn jMonkey, I have understood everything so far, and I thought I understood how to make objects solid, so things can't go through each other. When I create my Collision shapes, I ...
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Nifty Design view does not refresh

I am using Nifty in JME SDK to make different screens. I stuck in this problem that nifty doesn't refresh its design preview to reflect any changes in xml. But this works: If I close .xml and reopen ...
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Convenience of mySQL over xml

Currently I use XML to store specific information to correctly load a few things such as a list of specfied characters, scenes and music, Once more I use JAXB in combination with standard compression/...
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How can I get rid of the diagonal wires in wireframe boxes?

I create a box with a material and set that material to be wire framed. ...
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Can I use jMonkeyEngine to make a closed source game?

Can I just share the jMonkeyEngine code and keep my code closed or would I have to make my game open as well? Sorry if this is a noob question.
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How do I properly center Nifty GUI elements on screen?

I am new to JME3 game engine but I know Android XML GUI layouts pretty good. I have a simple layout here and I cant figure out what is wrong. Here is my XML code: ...
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How do I render endless terrain using TerrainGrid?

I have started to learn game development, using the jMonkey engine. I am able to create single tile of terrain using TerrainQuad, but in the next step, I'm stuck at ...
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How can I move an object towards another along a straight line

How can I move an object (like a cube) towards another object? Let's say that we have a red cube in the center of a floor, and a blue cube in another location, there aren't objects between this two, ...
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JME3 Transparent Image Shows Geometries Behind

I'm using jME3 (JMonkeyEngine). I’m setting a geometry (a box with a bullet hole material/texture) to show transparency using ...
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Correct way to export from blender to ogre format?

My question here is similar to this since I'm using jmonkeyengine and I'm looking for models and scenes to populate my 3D world Open-source 3D models easily usable in OGRE3D/jMonkeyEngine When I ...
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JMonkeyEngine display a spatial in a Nifty GUI interface

I want to display a spatial (or the rendering of a spatial/scene) in my HUD interface. I'm really not sure how to go with this. I have search the documentation, but all the queries I search yields no ...
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Locating different models in a single scene

I have a curiosity. Say I wanted to create a big forest using Blender, in this forest I'd like to have a campfire or several campfires. What I could do is create the entire scene in Blender with ...
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Alternative to world/terrain editing with jmonkey

I have been studying Java for almost a year and have been trying to develop a game using jMonkey. I have tried Unity before but since I only know Java I decided to go with jMonkey. My problem is that ...
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Get the game state using Multithreading in Java Monkey Engine 3

I’ve been trying out Java Monkey’s multi threading recently via the wiki’s tutorial. Since I just wanted to test a prototype clinet, I made a program which creates some cubes using the ‘Cubes’ library ...
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How can I extract the Geometry from a j3o file?

I created a blender file and then converted it into the j3o file. The only way to load the 3d structure in the game is through a Spacial object: ...
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How can I import a .3ds file into JMonkeyEngine 3?

I am trying to import an animated character body (with skeleton) from 3D Studio Max to JMonkeyEngine 3, but while we succeeded at importing some animations, we cannot seem to export the skeleton to <...
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Teaching game development with Ruby [closed]

I want to teach game development to kids as part of a course (year-long) involving Ruby. Unfortunately it looks like the game development kits available in Ruby (even in the form of bindings) are ...
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How free is BSD / CC-BY usage?

I looked at blendswap.com where there are models that I want to make walk along a wall in this level. AFAIK I can take this file and sell it or did I misunderstand licensing?
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How do I draw a line using jme3.scene.shape.Line in JMonkeyEngine 3.0?

I can successfully create the object, but it can't be attached to the rootNode. What can I do to make the line appear? I'll also would like to know how to reverse the effect(making it disappear) ...
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terrain not properly rendering

I'm extending the terrain quad with resources from various tutorials and have the following code: ...
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JMonkey - Create health bar?

How can I create a health bar in JMonkey? Is there some documentation that can help? I am working on a game, specifically “Battleship”, using the JMonkey Engine (JME3). I want to add health bars on ...
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Engine and level of detail for maze / labyrinth / dungeon scene?

My question is similar to these: Algorithm for generating a 2d maze To scene graph or not to scene graph? I.e. in this case should I use jME3 or some other engine (I heard Unreal offers a free ...
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Nifty popup fails to register

I'm new to Nifty GUI, so I'm following a tutorial here for making popups. For now, I'm just trying to get a very basic "test" popup to show, but I get multiple errors and none of them make much sense. ...
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How can I rotate a sphere in response to mouse movement?

I'm using jMonkeyEngine to develop a game. I'm good at scripting, but math usually goes over my head. I tried the Wiki page for Quaternion, but I was far too confused to figure this out myself :P My ...
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How to make nifty gui textfield to use a larger font

Hi I have a text field on my screen but its tiny: ...
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Clamp view direction vector to nearest axis

In JMonkeyEngine, given any view direction Vector3f instance, I'd like to get a new vector facing the nearest x or z axis (positive or negative), with y set to 0. For example ...
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LWJGL exception in JME3-JFX!

Video playback in jMonkeyEngine 3.0 seemed to be in limbo for quite a while until I chanced upon this thread about playing videos by integrating JavaFX 2 into the JME3 framework. This coupled with the ...
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Scrolling Text in jMonkey

I am looking for a way to include scrolling text boxes in a jMonkey game. I have, of course, looked around online and could not find any examples or libraries that fit. My goal is to have "quests" ...
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How to determine this kind of vector?

Take a look at the picture. I've got a camera(brown) and its ray(red). As I know ray has a direction and unlimited length(if you don't set it yourself). But now I need to determine ray's vector that ...
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JMonkey scrolling 3D text

I need to make a scrolling 3D text, which is not a gui. I have a 3d box display over which I should render a long scrolling text. I can render and move text, but how do I cut/make invisible the part ...
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What caused rotation in exported blender model to jMonkey? (OGRE)

First off, I am very new to jMonkeyEngine 3 and still learning. Not exactly sure what could be causing my snowman to have already been rotated before import. I created him in blender and it was facing ...
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How to identify whether the boundingvolume intersects with walls or floor when it doesnt return normals?

My game in jMonkey is the kind that use will have to place objects in a scene (which consist of walls and slabs and floor). All my models are centered at origin. When the user click a point I use ray ...
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Moving an object (pong paddle) along the x,y axis in 3d-space with mouse/touch

First of all: Sorry, my English isn't quiet good, I'm very new in 3D and I'am using JMonkeyEngine. What I would like to do?: A 3d pong game and I want to control the paddle with the mousecursor and/...
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When attaching AI to a vehicle should I define all steps or try Line of Sight?

This problem is related to an intersection simulation I am building for university. I will try to make it as general as possible. I am trying to assign AI to a vehicle using the JMonkeyEngine ...
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AI for Minesweeper like game

I am currently developing a Puzzle/RPG game which works a little bit like Minesweeper. You have a Field of Tiles and 2, 3 or 4 different colors from which you can choose. Now you have to uncover tiles ...