Apple has updated Java support for Panther.

The company has released the Java 3D and Java Advanced Imaging update for Mac OS X 10.3.1 or later.

The update contains support for Java 3D and Java Advanced Imaging, according to notes on Apple's site.

Apple explains Java 3D as: "extending the Java platform, providing additional capabilities for running three-dimensional graphics applications and Internet-based 3D applets."

The company adds that: "Java Advanced Imaging (JAI) Update extends the Java platform, providing additional capabilities for running image processing applications and imaging applets in Java."

The 9.5MB download is available here, or through Software Update.