Orthoromal Test Applet

Use your mouse to rotate randomly generated 32x32 node landform. You will need a java to see the applet. Both sun and Microsoft plugins will work.

The above program uses Java and its 2D drawing library to display the terrain. All the transformations and rotations are calculated in real time using maths. The program was used to determine whether java or java3d would be used to implement the system. This gave me good insight as to how much performance can be extracted from java, but modern hardware acceleration makes Java3D the clear choice.

You can look at a copy of the this applets code here.