Beta 2 of Aviatrix3D has been released today - 14 June 2004. Lots of updates, plenty of performance gains (now at least twice as fast as J3D in almost every application we have). More functionality and far more stable.
j3d.org would like to announce the availablity of Aviatrix3D. It is a pure retained-mode Java scene graph API over the top of Java OpenGL bindings(JOGL). This toolkit is specifically focused on the needs of the data visualisation market - starting from a PC and working upwards to rendering clusters, CAVEs, Domes, HMDs etc.
This project is distributed under an LGPL license and we welcome all interested parties and contributions.
This is a Beta 1 release. We consider it stable, but not complete. Development timelines and plans are available on the project website.
Please check out Aviatrix3D here:http://aviatrix3d.j3d.org
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Edit: Update title to indicate new Beta release number. Listing of new stuff is in a reply below.