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LONI ShapeViewerApplet

ShapeViewer Applet enables a three dimensional view of these structures to be easily embedded into a web page. This view may be rotated and zoomed by the user.

Features

  • ShapeViewerApplet can display LONI UCF, Minc Obj, and Off ascii format data files in a web page.
  • The ShapeViewerApplet can simultaneously display shapes read from LONI UCF, Minc Obj, and Off ascii file formats, as well as scene files created with the ShapeViewer application.
  • Shape vertex data values may now be colored by custom color maps. These color maps may be created with the ShapeViewer application.

Description

Neuroimaging research results are often dissemated via web pages. These benefit greatly from pictures of the brain structures relevant to their research. The ShapeViewer Applet enables a three dimensional view of these structures to be easily embedded into a web page. This view may be rotated and zoomed by the user.

Usage

System Requirements

  • OS: any
  • Processor: any
  • Memory: 100 Mb
  • Other: A Java 1.4.1(or higher) interpreter

Installation

Requirements:

Web page provider:
Your web server must allow java applets to be embedded in the web page.

Web page viewer:
Your local web browser must be able to display java applets which use the Java 3D extensions.

Restrictions:
All data files referenced by the viewer applet must reside be stored on the filesystem containing the web page and viewer applet.

Usage Syntax:
The HTML applet tag in the web page must contain a tag with the following name/value pair:

NAME : available_shapes
VALUE : a comma separate list containing any all files you want the ShapeViewerApplet to read. Spaces are not permitted in this list.

Purpose

The ShapeViewerApplet is a web page applet that displays three dimensional shapes in a web page. The displayed shapes can be rotated, panned and zoomed in on with a mouse. Shapes can be displayed as points, wireframe, or surfaces of various colors. Colors can be assigned to the value of a data attribute mapped via a color map, and custom color maps are supported.