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Object Control Window
The Object Control Window
is the main window of the Tinker Toys Online java applet. It is
displayed throughout the life of the applet and is used to view and control
the "tinker toy" objects.
It contains three main panels and a message bar:
- The World Panel shows a "Bird's eye view" of all the
objects as they sit in world space. It is centered around the
and displays the
model and the viewing parameters
(viewing-reference coordinate system,
front clipping plane and
back clipping plane)
used to view it.
- The View Window Panel shows the view of the model
visible in the view window using the current viewing parameter
- The Operation Panel is used to select the desired
operation and method of control when moving objects.
- The Message Bar, located at the bottom of the window,
is used to display messages such as an object name and/or the
coordinates of a mouse click in the World or
View Window Panel.
The Window menu may be used to
create the Matrix,
View Control and
Vertex child windows. These windows
will be removed along with the Object Control Window if its
File menu Exit item is selected.
Multiple Object Control Windows may be created simultaneously and
manipulated independently, and each independent Object Control Window
will have its own set of child windows.
Additional Object Control Window documentation:
Last Modified: 5/15/96 APR