I saw Henrik's older post on the forum pointing to an article on the OpenJDK's Wiki (~summer 2013) with the following nice sentence:
The few demos of the JDK-8 EA from January 2014 run excellent on Windows, and seeing the good old Java3D inside Java 8 is amazing (I hadn't seen JavaFX before). And the importer! which was missing badly in Java3d.JDK 8 EA builds for the Raspberry Pi include full support for hardware accelerated graphics, with everything from the base, graphics, controls and FXML modules. Media and Web modules are not included.
It's great to have 2D and 3D acceleration in the upcoming standard Java 8 for all platforms. I really hope it's for all platforms. Also Linux, and Pi, etc. Does anybody know details here?
In case Java 8 uses HW acceleration on the Pi too, does it use OpenVG for 2D operations, and OpenGL-ES for 3D operations, so that we could run both together in parallel via overlay or such? Or does JavaFX render 2D and 3D always via OpenGL-ES "only" ?
I downloaded the JDK8 preview for the ARM built in January 2014, and tried to run the few JavaFX8 examples on the PI with the latest Raspbian. Unfortunately, I wasn't successful so far... See next post please for details.
(Others showed accelerated 3D via Java on the PI half a year ago, for example in the OpenJDK's mailing-list there's been an article: Raspberry Pi + JavaFX 3D demo, which links to an interesting Youtube video...)