It's gotta be more than that though: if you don't have Java3D installed, you should just get a mild warning at most saying that we couldn't load all the available models, not a startup error like you're seeing. So we'll poke around a bit more. Sean On Feb 22, 2011, at 2:55 AM, Daniel Quach wrote: > hrmm you're right, I didn't have Java 3D installed. > > I'm struggling to figure out how to get it on my 32-bit Ubuntu > virtual machine. I > can't seem to find the correct jdk directory to install java3D into.