I'm watching jME for some time and now I decided to create a project with jME. Before I come to my problem(s) I will tell you my skills: Java/OOP for 2-3 years (it's no problem for me to connect to db's, use sockets, create gui's via hand and use XML etc.). In this time I created two 2D games (if you know: a same game based game and a isometric tile game) but without an engine … so far …
Now I want to create a game like "Extreme Tux Racer" (http://www.extremetuxracer.com/). For the beginning I want to "copy" the idea: an object (a box etc. later a model) should slip along a map.
So … I did some research and read some articles about jME/Physics and other stuff which is related to 3D game development and Java. I also looked at the examples in the jmetest package (so I have set up jme in eclipse so far … I think that is a big hurdle for beginners …) and played a little bit with the examples.
But I didn't get the main ideas … I don't know how to start, how to relate the terrain with the objects slippering along the ground …
I hope this is the right place to ask this type of questions … in JavaOne Inside 08 Josh Slack said that this community is very kind …
P.S.: I hope that my english is not so terrible!
Yes, you’re in the right place, in every sense of the word ;D Welcome!
Have you already gone from top to bottom with the first steps of the wiki? It starts by taking you through the beginner’s steps, JME essentials, and moves on to make a small game with you.
If you can be a little bit more specific about a particular problem you’re having, I’m sure some of the coders would know how to get you back on track.
Is there a wiki … I see! Thank you for this hint … I will read the wiki with "german accuracy"!
If you can be a little bit more specific about a particular problem you're having, I'm sure some of the coders would know how to get you back on track.
That is my problem, too! I can't get into JME and write my first demo app (I can display a box but not more ...) ...
thx & cya,
Well, now that you found the wiki and already knew the jmetest-package I wonder if you know the flagrush-tutorial
which is also part of the jmetest-package. There very much useful stuff like skyboxes loading models using terrain etc is explained. That might be the perfect start for you.