Well, the first passes at visualizing my test music libraries are promising. But it’s really hard to test when I can’t play the tracks from within the visualization (“Why is that track all the way out there?”
I am thinking that I will use Java 3D, with the special bonus of it already having spatial sound support. I’m imagining an interface somewhat like this virtual solar system, but with songs/playlists instead of planets/stars.
[Paul, you used Java 3D (well, jplot3d) for SITM, right? Do you think this is a good way for me to proceed? I know you've given me some code, but I think it will be faster for me to just build my own at this point, especially since the interface will be really different from SITM anyway.]
Any advice or cautions about Java 3D, or 3D interfaces in general, is most welcome.