Times Square Scroller Applet

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Thisa name scroller was designed to look to look like the news scroller on Times Square building. Except in this case, the building is cylindrical and invisible. You can control the message, the scrolling and the view angle. As the characters rotate to the back they gradually blend into the background color.

The messages can use upper or lower case letters, numbers, or a space or dash. Any other character will be replaced by a dash. Based on the array dimensions, the character limit is something in excess of 50 characters. However unless a large radius is used, this would probably result in overlapping characters.

In the future I hope (assuming I get the time) to expand the size limit by having the characters dissapear when they reach the 180 degree point with the new characters appearing at the same point.

The source (.java) and binary (.class) files are free for the taking. Have fun. If you think of any unusual ways to use them drop me a line.

TSMsg.class TSMsg.java


<APPLET code="TSMsg.class" align="baseline" width="300" height="200">
<param name="myNameIn" value="Sleepy-CP">
<param name="FrameSpeed" value="18">
<param name="ColorDepth" value="5">
<param name="HorizSeparation" value="5">
<param name="Radius" value="28">
<param name="XRotate" value="0">
<param name="YRotate" value="-4">
<param name="XViewAng" value="20">
<param name="YViewAng" value="0">
<param name="FGcolor" value="blue">
<param name="BGcolor" value="black">
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