Flow applet parameters
There are 10 parameters for the free version of
Flow applet. Only
image1 is required.
An Explaination of the Parameters
The GIF image(s) to be used in spot number n. The parameter names start with
image1 and end at
image6 (16 for the Pro version). You need at least 1 image. The color set as transparent will allow the
water behind it to flow through. Shy away from animated GIFs.
BackWater - The image (water) to flow behind the images specified by the
parameters. This value can be either a GIF or a JPEG. The default value is
FlowSpeed - The rate of speed at which the applet runs; effects both the water
flow speed as well as the cutaway speed for the images. Default value is 20.
DriftSpeed - The rate of speed at which the front images drift away. A value of
1 makes the images drift at the speed of the water; higher integers cause the images
drift faster than the water is flowing. If there is only one image, this parameter has no effect.
Default value is 1.
pause - The length of time that that the current image should stay still, before
floating away. If there is only one image, this parameter has no effect. Default value is 200.
hovercolor - Available only with FlowPro.
link - Available only with FlowPro.
First, create a GIF image with transparency. Copy the image to the
same directory as
Flow.class and set the image filename as the value in the
image1 parameter. Repeat these steps for
if desired. The image(s) used will not stretch to fit the applet window,
so be sure to use the appropriate width and height when creating images.
You will also need a
BackWater image. You can create your own GIF or JPEG
or use the included
BackWater.gif. Make sure that the image is at least as big
as the applet window, or there will be smearing.
- Large (tall) images may appear to have a slow flow time, especially on slower
- Slow downs may occur if many instances of
Flow on one page. This usually
does not occur on faster machines.
- Using images that do not fit the applet widow may cause undesireable effects.