Latest commit cf7d221 Sep 24, 2017

jgltf-impl-v2 - A Java glTF 2 implementation

An implementation of glTF, the GL Transmission Format.

Note: These classes are automatically generated from the glTF JSON schema of the glTF specification using JsonModelGen. Details of the implementation of these classes may change in future versions.

Current generator configuration

JsonModelGen was mainly created in order to generate this particular glTF model implementation. It does not yet offer any configuration settings. The current (fixed) configuration generates a simple model for glTF, with the following properties:

  • JSON arrays that contain numbers, integers or booleans are represented as Java arrays (float[], int[] and boolean[], respectively)
  • JSON arrays with objects are represented with List<Type>
  • Single number- integer- or boolean-properties are represented with the reference types Float, Integer and Boolean. They are not represented with primitive types (float, int or boolean) in order to be able to assign null to the properties that are not explicitly required according to the specification.

The setter methods perform a basic validation of the parameters. For example, if a certain property is constrained to be greater than 0.0 in the JSON schema, then trying to set a value that is not greater than 0.0 will cause an IllegalArgumentException to be thrown. Similarly, a NullPointerException will be thrown when trying to set a property to null that was explicitly marked as required in the specification.

To simplify usage, the fields and setter- and getter methods contain basic JavaDoc documentation that was extracted from the JSON schema, including information about the valid values for the properties.


This library has no dependencies and is very simplistic. It does not offer any convenience functionality - not even for reading a glTF file. Reading the JSON part of a glTF file may be done with jackson-databind as follows:

GlTF gltf = new ObjectMapper().readValue(inputStream, GlTF.class);

(that's it).

A more generic solution for reading glTF data, including improved error handling and the option to conveniently obtain the associated (binary) data of glTF is offered by the jgltf-model library.