1st time trying it. Cant start env3d

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Hi, I came across env3d through BlueJ blueroom, so I thought let me try it. I downloaded the env3d_template and opened it as a project in BlueJ. I tried to follow lesson1, created class Doty, compiled it, then created object doty1 and tried to start the env3d from the bluej tools menu, as per lesson1. I get a dark window for a split second then it disappears. When I try starting the env3d from the tools menu again, I get a white window and it freezes with indicating no response. When I tried to close the window I get “This program not responding” message and I select the “End now” button. I use Bluej and Greenfoot regularly but I can’t go beyond lesson1 with env3d. Shame. Any suggestion? Thanks. Michael Kadri

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I also noticed this error

I also noticed this error while running Game (part of the downloaded template)
java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: GLSL and OpenGL2 is required for the LWJGL renderer!
Michael

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mkadri

Mkadri,
Thank you for posting this bug and thank you for your interest in Env3d!
Jason has recently launched a new version of Env3d that runs off of JME3 (from JME2) and I suspect that a change made from this may be the cause.
Now that we are aware of this problem we are working on a resolution.
In the meantime I suggest skipping to lesson 3 which should give you no troubles, and check back here for a fix to the problem tomorrow morning. It may require downloading an updated version of Env3d.
Hope that helps for now,

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Re: updated version of Env3d

KMacKenzie
 
Is the current version of Env3d the updated one?
 
Many thanks.
Michael

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Michael, The error that you

Michael,
The error that you are getting indicates that your graphics card does not have the 3d capability to run env3d.  Since env3d uses opengl to render its graphics, it requires access to the 3d hardware.
Could you provide me with your machine spec, as well as your OS type and version?  Most modern computers have opengl hardware support so it could be a driver issue.  Do you have the latest 3d drivers installed?
 

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Re: machine specs

Hi jmadar "Could you provide me with your machine spec, as well as your OS type and version? Most modern computers have opengl hardware support so it could be a driver issue. Do you have the latest 3d drivers installed?" I tried two laptops with the same result.
 
A Toshiba Satellite Intel Pentium M processor 1.73GHz 1.73 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2
 
A Dell D505 with Intel Pentium M processor 1.50GHz 1.50 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3
 
Not sure about either having video card. How can one tell and how to find what drivers are installed.
 
Many thanks,
Michael

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Looks like you have older

Looks like you have older hardware.  Try this version of env3d.  It is based on older hardware so it may work better for you.  Most of the features are there, except for some of the new special effects.

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It works

The env3d that is based on older hardware works.  I’m excited about going through the lessons.

 
Many thanks again for all the help.
Regards
Michael Kadri

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Awesome!  Let me know if you

Awesome!  Let me know if you run into any problems with the lessons.  Everything should work all the way up to the terrain lesson.  Water, particle effect, and nifty gui will not work.
Jason