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Java3D: How do I know my 3D card is being used?  RSS feed

 
Matt Senecal
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My system has a new Voodoo3 with the latest drivers and version of DirectX. I'm using the Direct3D version of Java3D. When I run a Java3D application I get an error at the prompt saying that I should set my monitor at 16-bit color (it already is). Then then gui of the application appears. I get an error in a popup window saying something like:

No compatable device found for rendering. Turn on reference rasterizer enumeration.

And then the program runs!
Is this a bug, or is it just using software rendering to run the program? My CPU is fast enough so that software rendering is smooth, and I can't tell the difference between the two when the graphis being rendered are small (as is the case). How do I know my 3D hardware is being used?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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