Installing Cocos3D for iPhone/iPad

| February 20, 2011 | 10 Comments

Cocos3d is a significant extension to cocos2d, a popular, well-designed framework for building iOS games and applications that play out in 2D (or 2.5D isometric projection).

Cocos3d adds to this a full 3D modelling space, including 3D mesh models, perspective projection cameras, materials, and lighting. With cocos3d, you can populate your world with 3D models exported from 3D editors such as Blender, Cheetah3D, Maya, 3ds Max, and Cinema 4D, combined with models you create dynamically in your Objective-C code.


  1. Download the Cocos3D package from the link below and save it to your desired location.

I saved it in the default location I-e “Downloads” .Its better if you download it in the same folder in which you downloaded Cocos2d.If you are having trouble locating where the “Downloads” folder is then type it in the spotlight and it will search it for you as shown below    

Double click the folder

Cocos3d-0.5-beta to make it unzip.

Now open terminal and type cd. Drag your Cocos3d folder to the Terminal as shown below and press Enter.

Now type the following command and then drag your Cocos2d folder to the terminal shown

Your terminal will look like

Press enter and installation will be complete.You will see messages as shown below.

Now if you open Xcode you will see the option of creating a Cocs3d project as shown below.

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  1. laura says:

    For xCode doesn’t works… any idea?

  2. laura says:

    For xCode 4 doesn’t works… any idea?

  3. vimal says:

    cocos3d no such file or directory error came while install.
    what problem it is?

  4. Rishabh says:

    Thanks a lot dude. is there any video tutorial for learning cocos3d?

  5. spriggsy says:

    Thanks a lot. worked perfectly on xcode 4.2

  6. mani says:

    I got Error after installed: Build setting PRODUCT_NAME undefined


  7. olinYY says:

    @mani, you should install cocos2d’s templates also. The install script is under cocos2d’s zip.

  8. Muhammed Ayaz says:

    gr8. vary vary nice.. it’s to easy gr8 work… please provide more as like this.. it’s an awesome..

  9. Shunmugaraj says:

    Works. I got some permission denied error. Adding “sudo” command it worked!

  10. Suresh says:

    Thanks for the best installation guide for cocos3d. I have installed it successfully. But when i tried to add a class, i couldn’t find any class templates for cocos3d. I could find only cocos2d templates ????

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