I’m a new on JMonkeyEngine and so far I have to say that’s looks great !
But, I’ve tried to put a light in my scene it spawned in the middle. I just want to put it higher on Y… I can’t figure out how I can achieve that. I tried to move the only thing I can move with the controls below. Set the cursor position, and hit move selected object to the cursor. Nothing happens with my point light.
It’s pretty hard to keep interest when clicking on button make really no action. I looked every article on the wiki for beginners, I can’t found a correct video where somebody moves an object in the Scene Composer.
a) Wait until it gets fixed. This might take quite some time as with 3.1 there are quite some bugs to fix
b) Try to see if it works in 3.0 sdk and create your levels there and copy them to 3.1 (discouraged because there are some changes made to the .j3o format, but for me it worked)
c) Use Blender/Your Modelling Tool for the generation of the whole world and simply import that. The Importer even translates Blender Lights to JME Lights (without the Sun though, since there is no JME equivalent)
Personally I would go for c) as Blender is more powerful than the Scene Composer anyway
No idea, could be days, could be weeks, maybe months.
You could build them on your own though, especially if you have linux/mac.
Basically the workflow is: git checkout address-to-github-repo; ./gradlew(.bat) build and then netbeans/bin/netbeans(.exe) to compile the new SDK.
There is no real limit in blender-unit size, but the bigger your level gets the more verts/tris you have which results in bigger files, longer loading times and more RAM consumption, but you would also have that when using SceneComposer.
The only thing you have to keep in mind: It’s good to split up huge levels into tiles and only load them when used to save some RAM/GPU Power