Building jMonkeyEngine 3 from the Sources

We recommend downloading the jMonkeyEngine SDK - but of course you can also build the jMonkeyEngine yourself from the sources. In this case, you need the Subversion file version system installed (svn).

  1. Checkout: Checkout the Subversion repository.
    svn checkout jme3
    • You can leave login and password empty
  2. Build: Execute ant jar
    • This compiles the JAR files in dist/libs/*
  3. Javadoc: Execute ant javadoc
    • This generates javadocs in the dist/javadoc directory.
  4. Run: Execute ant run
    • This runs the TestChooser where you can browse examples.
  5. Use: Create a Java SE project and place all JARs from the dist/lib directory on the classpath.
    • You can now extend your first game from

For a detailed description of the created jar files see this list.

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