What is Draw3D?
Draw3D is a 3D drawing package in Java. It gives you three axes and the ability to draw all kinds of shapes, lines, and such. There are two modes of using it:
Where do I get it and how do I install?
With the advent of Java-11, this has become a bit more complicated. See below.
What documentation is available?
You can browse
What do I need to know for linear algebra?
The linear algebra examples in the modules are fully self-contained. All you need is to get the jar file into your CLASSPATH. Thus, you don't need to read the help file above, nor do you need the documentation. They are here for other projects and courses. (This is the only public webpage for Draw3D.)
Who is Bill Edison?
Bill is a former PhD student of mine, with a long and successful career in software in the DC area, and with many different intellectual interests including the intersection of math and computer science. When I lamented the lack of a solid and yet simple 3D package for Java-based courses, he very graciously volunteered hours and hours of his time to develop Draw3D.
Note: the instructions below are for Mac/Linux (you'll need to
modify for Windows)
Thus, there is a lib folder that will have a bunch of
jar files. You'll need to add this folder to CLASSPATH.
then you would add that to your CLASSPATH. For example, on Mac,
you would edit your .profile and add
NOTE: on Windows, you refer to an environment variable by surrounding
the variable with %, as in:
Most often, you simply list all the paths separated by semicolons
(without the %CLASSPATH% part)
NOTE: You might need the --module-path additional parameters to javac.
java --module-path $PATH_TO_FX TestDraw3D
Or if that did not work
java --module-path $PATH_TO_FX --add-modules javafx.controls TestDraw3D
javac --module-path %PATH_TO_FX% --add-modules javafx.controls TestDraw3D.java
java --module-path %PATH_TO_FX% --add-modules javafx.controls TestDraw3D
Thus, there is a lib folder that will have a bunch of jar files. You'll need to add this folder to CLASSPATH.