[SOLVED] AssetLoadException: No loader registered for type "mesh.xml"


I’m following the tutorial from
but it fails with the following error:
AssetLoadException: No loader registered for type "mesh.xml"

The line causing the problem is:

Spatial ninja = assetManager.loadModel(“Models/Ninja/Ninja.mesh.xml”);

I am working with maven and importing the dependency “jme3-plugins”, which should have fixed the issue. The version of jmonkeyengine is “3.2.3-stable”.


I have used the code exactly as it is written in the tutorial, so I am at a loss of what the problem might be.


I don’t know much about Maven. However, you can explicitly register the required loader using:

    assetManager.registerLoader(com.jme3.scene.plugins.ogre.MeshLoader.class, "meshxml", "mesh.xml");

In a typical desktop configuration, this registration is performed automatically when the AssetManager is created, while reading the General.cfg asset.


The com.jme3.scene.plugins.ogre package is not on my classpath. Is there a specific jar i must import for it?


The artifact you want is jme3-plugins:


just a note, if you dont need to use ogre loader, blender/jme gltf exporter workflow seems to be stable now.(at least i seen only one serious animation issue that will be solved on days/weeks)

ogre is nice, but gltf is kind of future.


I’m no maven expert, but I think a pom dependency is probably not what you want. Just remove the <type> section and see what happens.


@pspeed: Thank you, that was the issue. I can’t believe I did that mistake.