Changes since 2014


#1

Hello there. I had a loong break from jme3.

Could someone to say in short what has changed since 2014? :slight_smile:

i mean something i should know(for example “you should now use A instead of B because A is new and faster”)


#2

Perhaps it would be easier if you make a list of everything that you know jME3 does, and we can tell you which items have changed.


#3

just noticed that i need to re-save most of material files otherwise i got errors like “Caused by: java.io.IOException: The material parameter: Minnaert is undefined.”

@thetoucher dont be so harash :wink: am i not welcome here?


#4

There were some changes to how cloning works iirc. Lately we got a PBR shader, but it’s still a pain to get it working. It does make everything look a lot nicer though.


#5

Of course you are welcome =)

Perhaps start by looking over https://github.com/jMonkeyEngine/jmonkeyengine/releases, it makes a pretty concise list of features. Then we can answer any more specific questions you may have.


#6

Thanks for info :slight_smile: PBR shader is something awesome.

@thetoucher you are right, i forgot we have a nice human readable changelog on releases. just noticed cloning fixes there.

i just wanted to get some important changes that affect my old projects(like one i said) and also wanted say hello so i wrote this post :slight_smile:


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#8

LWJGL 3 has happened. Though not used by default but the support is there and easy to start using it.
Instancing has happened. Lighting changes (single-pass vs multi-pass etc.). All the good stuff.


#9

Now com.jme3.app.Application is an interface, not an abstract class.

com.jme3.app.LegacyApplication implements Application, and SimpleApplication extends LegacyApplication.

This makes many libs (like jme3-ai, toneg0d-gui, etc ) which were built on jME3.0 become imcompatible.

And now we use com.jme3.app.stats.BaseAppState more than com.jme3.app.state.AbstractAppState.