You can run example code by opening an included JME3Tests project and included assets. You can also search the built-in documentation or drag and drop code snippets from the Palette in the SDK to get short code sample.

Code Palette and Samples in the SDK

The JME3Tests Project Template

The jMonkeyEngine SDK contains a Test Project with lots of sample code and assets. The Test Project is all set up and ready to run, and it’s easy to use for beginners (no need to mess with classpaths or libraries).

  1. Install and Open the jMonkeyEngine SDK.

  2. Go to File ▸ New Project.

  3. In the New Project Wizard, select JME3 Tests from the JME3 category. Click Next.

  4. Specify a location, e.g. create a jMonkeyProjects directory in your home directory. Click Finish.

This default project template creates a project called JmeTests. It contains all test classes and examples from the jme3 source repository. Feel free to modify the code samples and experiment! In the unlikely event that you should break the project, emoji:smiley you can always recreate all packaged samples by creating another project from the New Project wizard’s JME3 Tests template.

If you’re using the current 3.1.0-Stable version of the SDK, you will need to set the Source/Binary Format from the Project Properties window to Java 1.7 or later.

  • To change the source, RMB select the jmeTestProject and then select Properties ▸ Sources ▸ Source/Binary Format, or from the File menu, with the jmeTestProject selected, File ▸ Project Properties ▸ Sources ▸ Source/Binary Format.

You will also need to remove the jme3-jbullet library and add jme3-bullet and jme3-bullet-native libraries.

  • From the Project Properties window select Libraries and then the Compile tab. Under Compile-time Libraries select jme3-jbullet and press Remove. Press Add Library, select the two libraries jme3-bullet and jme3-bullet-native while holding Ctrl and then press Add Library and finally OK.

Press Shift + F6 to run a class that is open in the editor, or RMB a class in the Project window and choose Run File. You can run the TestChooser app by RMB selecting the project and pressing Run. The TestChooser app allows you to easily navigate through all the test cases.

JME3TestData Assets

You may want access to some sample assets, such as 3D models or textures, in one of your projects. A common situation for this would be while going through the beginner tutorials.

  1. RMB select an existing jME3 project in the SDK, and select Properties.

  2. In the Properties window, select the Libraries section. Go to the Compile tab, it contains Compile-time Libraries.

  3. Click the Add Library button and select the pre-defined jme3-test-data. Click OK.

  4. Click OK to save and close the Properties.

The project’s assetManager now has access to sample files from the jme3-test-data.jar file. This JAR library contains

  • Ogre XML Models: Ninja.mesh.xml, Oto.mesh.xml, HoverTank.mesh.xml, Sinbad.mesh.xml, and many more

  • Blender models

  • Materials and Textures

    • Terrain, sky, rock, brick, pond…

    • Particle effect textures

  • Sounds

  • And more…

AssetPacks

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If you need sample 3D models, don’t miss the opportunity to download our community-provided Asset Packs!

In the SDK:

  • Open the AssetPackBrowser from the Windows menu

  • In the AssetPackBrowser, click the Online AssetPacks button

  • Click Install on the AssetPack of your choice. The SDK downloads it and makes the assets accessible in your AssetPack Library.

  • Click the View Library button and open the Assets node.

  • RMB select an asset to

    • Preview it

    • Add it to the SceneComposer

    • Add it to a game project’s assets directory

Read more about Asset Packs and how you can share your own collection with the community.