Collada Java: Loading of referenced data


I hope someone can help, and my apologies if this has already been covered elsewhere, or is completely daft!

I’m using the Collada14Loader to import some collada models into our Java3D applet. However, I’d like to be able to locate all the dae model and image data files in memory using buffered files, and then load them in directly to the j3d scene graph - without storing them on disk.

From my limited experience, it seems I need to have all the referenced files co-located either on disk or at the end of a URL - does anyone know if it is possible to load them in from buffered files?

Thanks, I hope my enquiry isn’t too obscure, stupid or irrelevant…