This page starts of a series of examples to demonstrate the use of the FlAniS applet for making animations. Subsequent pages deal with portals, overlays, and more complex combinations.
Each example illustrates one or more of the features of this applet, and are designed to provide an example of the HTML and "config" files needed to obtain results.
The overall goal of this project was to give you, the web page author, a toolkit for using combinations of several different techniques that have been developed in support of projects using satellite images (though as the first example illustrates, the applet has found many other applications).
In each of these examples (except as noted), the HTML is nearly identical, and looks like this:
Note also in these examples, that the location on our system of the flanis.swf file is in a unversal directory -- it will be different on your system -- so, note in the HTML above, you will need to change both instances of the "../flanis.swf" references!
Now, for the examples!
1a. The manual form: user-controlled series of images. This configuration gives users a simple slider to manually control the display of image frames. [The images here were contributed by Jim Elder of Ottawa, Canada -- Thanks, Jim!] The configuration file for this example is a text file that looks like this:
The user controls the frame display by moving the slider.
1b. The "almost" simplest automatic form: animate a series of images. Just allow the users to stop and start the animation. (The "very simplist" form would have no controls...but I thought that was too boring!) The configuration file looks like this:
1c. The "other" simplest form: fade between a series of images. Just allow the users to alter the fading among the 3 images. The configuration file parameters are the same as 1b, except the for the controls and the selection of images:
A variation of this example, which uses images larger than the display window is shown here.
1d. The "other" way to fade between a series of images. Just allow the users to alter the fading among the 3 images. The configuration file parameters are the same as 1b, except the for the controls and the selection of images:
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If you would like more information, or have questions or suggestions, please contact Tom Whittaker