Pro Java 6 3D Game Development
by Andrew Davison
Publisher: Apress 2007
Number of pages: 528
Pro Java 6 3D Game Development (PJ3D) explains how to program 3D games in Java on a PC, with an emphasis on the construction of 3D landscapes. The author assumes you have a reasonable knowledge of Java, the sort of thing picked up in a first Java course at school.
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