For Windows, the downloaded objects are InstallShield executables.
For Solaris, the download objects are self extracting shell scripts. The sdk script should be run from the top level of the Java 2 SDK. The runtime script should be run from the jre directory.
Once the release has been extracted, the documentation for Java 3D may be downloaded and extracted.
If Java 3D is installed into the JDK or JRE, you do not need to include the Java 3D jar files in your CLASSPATH, nor do you need to include the Java 3D shared libraries in your PATH or LD_LIBRARY_PATH. You should include "." in your CLASSPATH or ensure that CLASSPATH is not set.