The brand new "jMonkeyEngine 3.0 Beginner’s Guide" teaches aspiring game developers how to build modern 3D games with Java. The jMonkeyEngine library is a free, open source 3D game engine for Java developers. jMonkeyEngine 3 comes bundled with the jMonkeyEngine SDK, a software development kit built on top of the NetBeans Platform. The SDK sets up the classpath and build scripts so you can start working on your project right away. The game development tools in the SDK assist novice and advanced game developers when they write code, lay out the scene, design effects, or convert files.
This primer on 3D programming is packed with best practices, tips and tricks, and example code. Progressing from elementary concepts to advanced effects, budding game developers will have their first game up and running by the end of this book.
The jMonkeyEngine SDK is based on the NetBeans Platform.
Congratulations to Ruth Kusterer for this great new book!