Below is a list of the parameters that may be used to customize
the 3D Message effect Java applet.
Parameter 1 must be included in the applet tag in order for
the applet to work. Most of the parameters will default if you
fail to define them, however we suggest you include all the parameters
so the applet is ensured to work correctly. Usually the easiest
thing to do is cut and paste the applet tag info used in the
sample and modify it to fit your web page.
Color Definition: This applet uses a simple RGB color scheme.
To define a color in one of the color parameters use a value
between 0 - 255 for the red, green, and blue components separated
by commas and typed out in the correct r,g,b order. Below is
a sample of how a color parameter should look, the example specifies
several different sample colors for the "bgcolor" parameter.
WHITE: <param name="bgcolor" value="255,255,255">
GREEN: <param name="bgcolor" value="0,255,0">
BLACK: <param name="bgcolor" value="0,0,0">
YELLOW: <param name="bgcolor" value="255,255,0">
OFF WHITE: <param name="bgcolor" value="240,239,234">
The best way to choose the exact color you are looking for
without having to guess the numbers is to access your systems
Color Picker. Color Pickers usually allow you to drag the mouse
over a rainbow type color grid to select a color, and show you
the appropriate RGB values. In windows the Color Picker is accessible
through MS Paint as well as a majority of the popular Imaging
and HTML Authoring Software.
Attribute: Copyright notice.
value="3D Message Effect, Copyright (c) 1996 OpenCube Technologies
Note: This must be included for the applet to work.
Attribute: Background Color
Value=r,g,b where r,g,b represent the red, green and blue components
of the color
as described above.
Attribute: Message Font Name
value="X", where X is the name of a valid system font.
(default = "Arial")
Attribute: Message Font Size
value="X", where X is the size of the message font.
(default = 10)
Attribute: Italic Style
value=true or false, true = yes italics, false = no italics -
Attribute: Bold Style
value=true or false, true = yes bold, false = not bold - plain
Attribute: 3D Size
param name = "3dsize"
value="X", where X is the size of the 3D effect, 1=large
as possible 255=small as possible (default = 10)
Attribute: 3D Message Delay
param name = "delay"
value="X", where X is the time in milliseconds that
the final 3D Message will pause. Default is 2000 or 2 seconds.
Attribute: Movement Animation Delay
param name = "movedelay"
value="X", where X is the time in milliseconds of delay
between animated movement frames.
Attribute: 3D Animation Delay
param name = "delay3d"
value="X", where X is the time between frames in milliseconds
for the 3d effect animation (default = 40)
param name="desc0" - "descN"
Use "desc0" as the param name for the first line of
text to be scrolled, "desc1" for the second, "desc2"
for the third... you may use as many lines as you wish!
value=X, where X is the message for the given line, make certain
your message is shorter than the width of the applet or its likely
to get cut up.
Attribute: Movement Direction
param name="heading0" - "headingN"
"heading0" corresponds to "desc0", "heading1"
to "desc1", etc., as described above. There are four
allowable values for a custom heading 0=move up, 1=move right,
2=move down, 3=move left, 4=no movement. If you leave the heading
blank for any given line the movement direction is random.
Attribute: Number of Messages
value=X, where x is the number of messages, for example if you
use, as above, "desc0" = "hello world" and
"desc1" = "Welcome to my web page"
then numberofmesages tag would = 2