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Date of Award

Fall 2000


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Document Type

Thesis: EWU Only

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science


Computer Science


This thesis explores the use of Java 3D application programming interface (API) to create an interactive 3D application or applet that allows display and manipulation of complex three dimensional objects. J3dViewer, a program written using the Java 3D API, is used to illustrate the general process of creating a Java 3D application/applet. The illustrations include how to create a VirtualUniverse, a Locale, a view branch graph and a content branch graph. The illustrations also show the detail about adding texture, interaction, and animation to visual 3D objects.