This is an introductory textbook for those who want to learn Java 3D fast. It is packed with numerous examples and illustrations, including an 8-page colour section. The author takes readers through the different stages of writing a simple program in Java 3D and then shows how to modify and add features to the program. Indeed, one of the best way to learn any programming language is by writing programs. The examples in this book assume a working knowledge of Java and some background in 3D graphics. It is one of the first books to introduce Java 3D at an introductory level.