You must install Java before you can use Energy3D. For security reasons, it is strongly recommended that you download the latest version of Java from java.com. Make sure that you UNCHECK any add-on installation bundled with the Java installer to avoid getting unwanted software along with Java.
Energy3D is available for free download in two ways Web Installer and Zip Installer. The Web Installer uses the Java Web Start technology to automatically download and install Energy3D to your computer. If you run into any problem with the Web Installer (for example, you have disabled the Java plugin in your browser), use the Zip Installer.
Notes to Mac OS X users: Since Version 10.9, Mac OS X requires all apps to be signed with an Apple Developer ID. We are looking into this. For now, use this solution to temporarily work around "App can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer" alert message from the Gatekeeper. Basically, you do the following:
- Right-click (or control-click) the app in question and choose "Open".
- Click the "Open" button at the next dialog to launch the app.
Energy3D is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License V3.0 and based on the Open-Source Java 3D graphics library Ardor3D.
The Java source code of Energy3D is avaliable at Github.