is that older versions of Java3D don't offer the ability to query
textureWidthMax, so the getProperties was a way for the user to
experiment and define the limit. If this limit is exceeded by the
data, images may appear gray. The default limit is 1024 which
seems ok with most graphics cards now.
JR Schmidt wrote:
I have discovered a problem (and solution) when running a VisAD applet
in a web browser. I have created a Java applet / application (it runs
as both), where I create a JFrame, insert a JPanel, and then insert a
VisAD display render into the panel.
This works fantastic when running as an application, but generates a
security exception (at least under Windows, Sun JDK 1.5) when the
resulting VisADCanvasJ3D calls:
in its makeConfig() method. The exception is a PropertyAccess
exception; evidently applets are not allowed access to that particular
The solution is simple: simply add a try / catch around this
statement. The code already handles the case where getProperty returns
null, so catching the resulting exception is all that is required.
After that, the applet runs great in the browser!
Unfortunately, this method requires modifying the VisAD code. If this
changes makes it (soon) into an official release, that would be great.
Otherwise, I would be open to suggestions that don't require modifying
the VisAD source code. (Deriving a sub-class of VisADCanvas3D didn't
seem like a plausible solution, since the makeConfig() method is
declared private, and thus I can't override it.)