I cannot see my sky


I know, I am just a beginner.

But I finally got the terrain to load up with the Material. But the sky no matter what I do, does not show up.

Even when I try to load the sky as a separate scene, like in the code bellow, it still does not work.

package mygame.MyScenes;

import com.jme3.app.SimpleApplication;
import com.jme3.material.Material;
import com.jme3.scene.Spatial;

public class MyTerrainScene extends SimpleApplication {

    public static void main(String[] args){
        MyTerrainScene app = new MyTerrainScene();

    RtsCam myCam;

    public void simpleInitApp() {

        Spatial mySky = assetManager.loadModel("Scenes/mySky.j3o");
        Material mySkyMats = new Material(assetManager, "Common/MatDefs/Misc/Sky.j3md");

        Spatial myTerrain = assetManager.loadModel("Scenes/myTerrainScene.j3o");

        Material myTerrainMats = new Material(assetManager, "Common/MatDefs/Misc/ColoredTextured.j3md");

        myTerrainMats.setTexture("ColorMap", assetManager.loadTexture("Textures/dirt.jpg"));


        myCam = new RtsCam(RtsCam.UpVector.Y_UP);



    public void simpleUpdate(float tpf){




Strangely, if I leave out the lines of creating the material and loading the texture for the myTerrain scene, the sky shows up. But when I add those two lines the sky does not…so whats up with this?



assetManager, “Textures/Sky/Bright/BrightSky.dds”, iscubemapforthisonefalse));

You do not have queubucket, so it is not rendered as last, and cullhint. Just use as descriped above.

Please follow all tutorials


I did exactly as you said, and as the above tutorial you provide said, and still I got an Exception.

Jan 29, 2015 6:20:25 AM com.jme3.app.Application handleError
SEVERE: Uncaught exception thrown in Thread[LWJGL Renderer Thread,5,main]
com.jme3.asset.AssetNotFoundException: Textures/Sky/Bright/BrightSky.dds (Flipped) (Cube) (Mipmapped)
	at com.jme3.asset.DesktopAssetManager.loadAsset(DesktopAssetManager.java:283)
	at com.jme3.asset.DesktopAssetManager.loadTexture(DesktopAssetManager.java:346)
	at com.jme3.util.SkyFactory.createSky(SkyFactory.java:295)
	at mygame.MyScenes.MyTerrainScene.simpleInitApp(MyTerrainScene.java:31)
	at com.jme3.app.SimpleApplication.initialize(SimpleApplication.java:226)
	at com.jme3.system.lwjgl.LwjglAbstractDisplay.initInThread(LwjglAbstractDisplay.java:130)
	at com.jme3.system.lwjgl.LwjglAbstractDisplay.run(LwjglAbstractDisplay.java:207)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:744)

I don’t know what you make of this, but it didn’t work.

Let me ask you, where you fill in your asset library with the files that it needs…for instance the Exception I just pasted states, AssetNotFoundException…that’s because I might not have the required file.

Where do I get it, and how do I place it where it needs to be?


The asset “Textures/Sky/Bright/BrightSky.dds” is in jme-testdata.jar like every asset used in Test, tutorial,…

You can add the library to your project (~50Mb) or extract only the required files and place it under assets/Textures/…

PS: enclose your code fragment, console log between ``` see how-to-type-code-blocks


The easiest way to add a sky to a scene is by making a new j3o in the SDK, right-clicking the root node and selection Add Spatial->Sky. Then when you load that j3o the sky is loaded with it.


I did that, but when I add the texture to the main scene, the sky does not show either…that’s why it occurred to me to add the sky as a separate scene, but that does not work too.


Show youre code you are using now, and what is your sky texture?


Thank you that’s how the scene looks now.