At JavaOne 2013 on Monday, September 23, Chien Yang and Kevin Rushforth (both Members of Technical Staff at Oracle) held a session entitled JavaFX 3D: The Third Dimension [CON7810] . They talked about the new JavaFX 8 3-D features, such as meshes, lights, materials, the coordinate system, the movable camera, and the depth buffer. They also talked about how to mix 2-D and 3-D objects in a single scene graph.
The JavaFX 8 Developer Preview document, Getting Started with JavaFX 3D Graphics, was released especially for JavaOne to introduce the 3D features included in the JavaFX 8 Developer Preview release. It also steps you through the creation of a 3D sample application that uses some of the 3D features.