Amino Demo Applet
The applet is a separate window that comes-up, and is identical to the main Amino/Simtein application.
Known to work in Win2K/IE6.
If you have problems, or you can see the applet,
please let us know what your system is, or what the
issue is: amino-folks_at_lists.sf.net (replace _at_
with @ in your email program)
When the main window comes-up, you can try the following:
You can click-and-drag the mouse in the view to change the sensor's position (and thus line-of-sight) and how the scene is viewed.
- mouse-select the top-node ("Sensor") in the left-hand tree;
- Right-click the mouse over that node, and select the menu option: Object:to new Physical View;
- Select the main menu item Sim:run
Applet Usage FAQ:
- How can I change the rotation speed?
Ans: right-click on the BodyRotationAlg,
select Object:Inspect. Then in the new window,
click the string "position_change". You can edit the
first number to change to rotation rate of both rotations
- Why doe the white box seem to "explode"?
Ans: due to the multi-threaded-nature of the
View, you're seeing screen updates that occur
when positions change, not at the end of each
simulation step. A future change will make the
View synchronized with the SimulationManager.
- Can I change the object's colors?
Ans: sure - these are simply properties, and they can
be changed in the Inspection window - see the first bullet above.
Can't See The Applet (after a few minutes)? - Trouble Shooting
If your browser is Internet Explorer, you probably MUST install the Java Plugin.
The Applet was compiled using JDK1.4.2_03. You can install the plugin by going here.
If you're using Windows 2000, before installing the plugin you may need to install the Win2K service pack here.
To see possible errors from applet:
enabling the Java Console
If you've installed Sun's plugin, select Internet Explorer menu item tools|Sun Java Console
To see how you set permissions for the applet so it can run in IE:
enabling security policies for Applets
For viewing online in Internet Explorer, you may need to enable the following, using policytool: (RuntimePermission,TargetName,Actions)
NOTE: If you're running the applet on your local machine
(by double-clicking on 'mainapplet.html' in your explorer)
then you also need to enable the browser to read your local
file: 'impl.properties' in the doc/html directory.
- RuntimePermission: accessDeclaredMembers - This simply
allows the applet code to call reflection methods on the
classes inside the applet, it does not grant access to read files, etc.
You need to enable the following, using policytool: (RuntimePermission,TargetName,Actions)
- java.io.FilePermission: <<ALL FILES>>: read - This simply
allows the applet code to READ files - the applet only reads "impl.properties"